Preview - Newcastle vs Watford 25 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 25, 2017, 05:47 PM

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Newcastle vs Watford

Watford have exactly the same record after 12 matches as they did last season (W5 D3 L4). But it could have been better had they not lost three times in their last four matches.

Anyway, a win at St James' Park will mean they have already won more away points (currently 10) in 2017/18 than in the whole of last season (12 points). The Hornets have won their previous two EPL matchups against Newcastle - in 2015/16 - but have never previously beat them in three consecutive league meetings.

Newcastle will be without Isaac Hayden (suspension) but Mikel Merino is available to replace him in midfield after missing three matches with a back problem.
Paul Dummett (hamstring) is a doubt, while Christian Atsu (thigh) and Jamaal Lascelles (ankle) are far from a return.
Watford right-back Kiko Femenia has recovered from a leg injury and is fit to play.

Younes Kaboul (thigh), Nathaniel Chalobah, Craig Cathcart, Isaac Success (all knee) and Troy Deeney (suspension) are still unavailable.


Match Stats:

  • Newcastle 0-3 Watford
  • Shots: 12-12
  • Possession: 52%-48%
  • Corner kicks: 6-3

Will Hughes scored his second Premier League goal in as many matches as Watford comfortably beat Newcastle United 3-0 at St James' Park.

The midfielder opened the scoring when he converted Marvin Zeegelaar's cross on 19 minutes, adding to his first PL goal scored against West Ham United last week.

Zeegelaar was again involved in Watford's second goal as Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin turned the Dutchman's cross into his own net in first-half stoppage time.

Andre Gray squandered a chance after the break but made amends on 62 minutes when he tapped in Richarlison's cross to hand Newcastle a fourth straight defeat.

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