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country flag Premier League Round 4
Newcastle United 1 - 1 Watford
Sat 31 August 2019 15:00 View team сomparison
Shots On Target
  • 5
Shots Off Target
  • 3
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 49%
Shots On Target
  • 3
Shots Off Target
  • 5
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 51%
Unused Substitutes
Player. Rat. Pos. No.
Jonjo Shelvey 8
Ki Sung-Yueng 4
Karl Darlow 26
Ciaran Clark 2
Player. Rat. Pos. No.
Heurelho Gomes 1
Adam Masina 11
Ismaila Sarr 23
Danny Welbeck 10
Shots On Target
  • 3
Shots Off Target
  • 5
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 51%

Game Report

Highlights

Watford produced a battling performance to claim their first point of the season at St. James' Park. Will Hughes' early goal gave the Hornets the lead but Fabian Schar deservedly levelled for Newcastle who were the better side for long periods.

Detail

With no points on the board, Javi Gracia changed his system and approach for this game. A new three man defence appeared to suggest a more pragmatic style but Watford took the lead in the opening seconds when the ball broke kindly for Hughes in the box.

The early goal gave the visitors something to defend and they kept their shape well for the majority of the first half. Newcastle were finding it difficult to create spaces in the final third.

The hosts got their equaliser at a seemingly perfect time just before the break. Emil Krafth's cross was knocked down kindly into the path of Schar who volleyed it past Ben Foster.

Newcastle had the momentum and were on the front-foot for much of the second half. Schar perhaps should have done better with a free header whilst Isaac Hayden's long range piledriver was tipped over by Foster.

A sudden late surge from Watford who fancied they could nick the points. Martin Dubravka had to make a couple of important saves for the hosts.

Summary

Newcastle were the more proactive side overall but struggled to break down their stubborn opponents. Watford set up to be hard to beat and will be content to go away with a point.

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Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -