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country flag Premier League Round 5
Watford 2 - 2 Arsenal
Sun 15 September 2019 16:30 View team —Āomparison
Shots On Target
  • 10
Shots Off Target
  • 15
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 53%
Shots On Target
  • 4
Shots Off Target
  • 2
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 47%
Shots On Target
  • 4
Shots Off Target
  • 2
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 47%

Game Report

Highlights

Another capitulation from Arsenal saw them surrender a two goal lead at Watford. The Gunners looked in a comfortable position after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first half brace but disastrous defending and individual errors helped the hosts gain a more than well deserved point.

Detail

Watford started at an aggressive pace - looking to unsettle the visitors early on. Tom Cleverly had a fierce shot which Bernd Leno was forced to tip over.

Arsenal took the lead against the run of play with a good counter-attack. Will Hughes lost the ball and Saed Kolasinac charged forward to tee up Aubemeyang who finished with typical aplomb.

The goal clearly gave the visitors confidence and they scored a fine second. A 20-pass move was finished off by Aubameyang after Mesut Ozil had played in Ainsley Maitland-Niles down the right.

Despite their advantage, the Gunners still looked vulnerable in the second half and continued to invite pressure by playing out from the back. It cost them when Sokratis Papastathopoulos' pass was cut out by Gerard Deulofeu and Cleverly rifled in.

Watford piled the pressure on in the closing stages and the visitors cracked under it. David Luiz's clumsy foul on Roberto Peyreya allowed the Argentine to score from the resulting penalty.

The Hornets ended up having 31 attempts on goal and with better finishing, could have won the game. Abdoulaye Doucoure had the best chance but Leno read his finish.

Summary

Watford showed terrific resolve and determination in the second half to fight back and in the end they could have claimed all three points. Arsenal continue to display the same weaknesses at the back and in their overall mentality.

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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 1 - 3
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 2 - 0
Everton - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Manchester City - Watford 8 - 0
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester United 2 - 0
Arsenal - Aston Villa 3 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 1 - 2
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool 0 - 1
Bournemouth - West Ham United 2 - 2
Aston Villa - Burnley 2 - 2
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Norwich City 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 2 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford 2 - 0
Everton - Manchester City 1 - 3
Leicester City - Newcastle United 5 - 0
Manchester United - Arsenal 1 - 1
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0
Burnley - Everton 1 - 0
Liverpool - Leicester City 2 - 1
Norwich City - Aston Villa 1 - 5
Watford - Sheffield United 0 - 0
West Ham United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Arsenal - Bournemouth 1 - 0
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2
Southampton - Chelsea 1 - 4
Newcastle United - Manchester United 1 - 0
Round 9
Everton - West Ham United 2 - 0
Bournemouth - Norwich City 0 - 0
Aston Villa - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Chelsea - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Leicester City - Burnley 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Watford 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Southampton 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Manchester City 0 - 2
Manchester United - Liverpool -
Sheffield United - Arsenal -
Round 10
Southampton - Leicester City -
Manchester City - Aston Villa -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton -
Watford - Bournemouth -
West Ham United - Sheffield United -
Burnley - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Arsenal - Crystal Palace -
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur -
Norwich City - Manchester United -
Round 11
Bournemouth - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Aston Villa - Liverpool -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Norwich City -
Manchester City - Southampton -
Sheffield United - Burnley -
West Ham United - Newcastle United -
Watford - Chelsea -
Crystal Palace - Leicester City -
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur -
Round 12
Norwich City - Watford -
Chelsea - Crystal Palace -
Burnley - West Ham United -
Newcastle United - Bournemouth -
Southampton - Everton -
Tottenham Hotspur - Sheffield United -
Leicester City - Arsenal -
Manchester United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Aston Villa -
Liverpool - Manchester City -