English Premier League

Watford vs Aston Villa 2021-22 English Premier League

  • 10': Emmanuel Dennis
  • 42': Ismaïla Sarr
  • 67': Cucho Hernández
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3 - 2
  • 70': John McGinn
  • 90'+7': Danny Ings (P)

Watford hold on to make winning Premier League return against Villa

Emmanuel Dennis and Cucho Hernandez scored on their debuts as Watford made a winning return to the Premier League by beating Aston Villa 3-2.

Match Commentary

  • 10': Goal! Watford 1, Aston Villa 0. Emmanuel Dennis (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 23': Juraj Kucka (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 42': Goal! Watford 2, Aston Villa 0. Ismaila Sarr (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Emmanuel Dennis following a fast break.
  • 45': Substitution, Aston Villa. Jacob Ramsey replaces Matt Targett.
  • 45': Second Half begins Watford 2, Aston Villa 0.
  • 54': Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.
  • 55': Ken Sema (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 60': Substitution, Aston Villa. Leon Bailey replaces Anwar El Ghazi.
  • 66': Substitution, Watford. Cucho Hernández replaces Emmanuel Dennis because of an injury.
  • 67': Goal! Watford 3, Aston Villa 0. Cucho Hernández (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Cleverley.
  • 69': Substitution, Watford. Dan Gosling replaces Juraj Kucka.
  • 70': Goal! Watford 3, Aston Villa 1. John McGinn (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Leon Bailey with a cross.
  • 72': Substitution, Aston Villa. Bertrand Traoré replaces Emiliano Buendía.
  • 79': Substitution, Watford. Troy Deeney replaces Tom Cleverley.
  • 86': Peter Etebo (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+7': Goal! Watford 3, Aston Villa 2. Danny Ings (Aston Villa) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Game Information

Competition: English Premier League

Venue: Vicarage Road
Location: Watford, England
Attendance: 20,051

English Premier League Standings

POS TEAM GP GD PTS
+35 Liverpool 25 57 2
+32 Manchester City 25 56 3
+36 Arsenal 25 55 4
+19 Aston Villa 25 49 6
Full Table

Statistics

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13 Fouls 18
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 0
4 Corner Kicks 2
4 Saves 0
62.1 Possession 37.9
11 SHOTS 13
2 ON GOAL 7
0.2 On Target % 0.5
1 Penalty Goals 0
1 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
435 Accurate Passes 234
508 Passes 317
0.9 Pass Completion % 0.7
2 Accurate Crosses 2
26 Crosses 8
0.1 Cross % 0.3
50 Long Balls 63
28 Accurate Long Balls 21
0.6 Long Balls % 0.3
3 Blocked Shots 2
11 Effective Tackles 6
13 Tackles 15
0.8 Tackle % 0.4
11 Interceptions 9
6 Effective Clearances 25
6 Clearances 25

Line-Ups

WAT Watford (4-1-4-1)

No. Name
26 Daniel Bachmann (GK)
27 Christian Kabasele
5 William Troost-Ekong
4 Peter Etebo Yellow Card
11 Adam Masina
15 Craig Cathcart
33 Juraj Kucka Yellow Card
8 Tom Cleverley
12 Ken Sema Yellow Card
23 Ismaïla Sarr
25 Emmanuel Dennis

AVL Aston Villa (4-2-3-1)

No. Name
1 Emiliano Martínez (GK)
5 Tyrone Mings Yellow Card
4 Ezri Konsa
3 Matt Targett
2 Matty Cash
10 Emiliano Buendía
19 Marvelous Nakamba
7 John McGinn
20 Danny Ings
18 Ashley Young
21 Anwar El Ghazi

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