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Craig Cathcart gives Watford victory over Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough

Watford began life back in the Championship with a victory as Craig Cathcart’s early header saw off Middlesbrough to give Vladimir Ivic a winning start as head coach.The Hornets saw a five-year stint in the Premier League end with relegation in July bu…

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Championship 2020-21 season preview

Norwich have kept the nucleus of their side after relegation while Brentford will hope Ivan Toney can replace Ollie WatkinsAfter a few rotten seasons, Stoke should be looking up under Michael O’Neill. One of his biggest calls was dropping Jack Butland …

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Ben Foster: ‘I want to be a cyclist after football. The Alps, Vuelta, Giro’

Watford’s goalkeeper on his love of quirky cooking, the club’s new manager working players like dogs and why football comes secondBen Foster is in his element, the excitement in his voice impossible to ignore as the Watford goalkeeper teleports his min…

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Everton sign Abdoulaye Doucouré and take midfield spend to about £60m

Doucouré joins from Watford for about £20mFrenchman follows Allan and James Rodríguez to clubAbdoulaye Doucouré has become Everton’s third major midfield signing in four days after completing his move from Watford for about £20m. The 27-year-old has si…

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Everton agree £20m fee to sign Abdoulaye Doucouré from Watford

Carlo Ancelotti continues transformation of his midfieldDoucouré expected to be joined by Allan and James RodríguezEverton have made further progress in their efforts to transform Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield by agreeing a fee of around £20m with Watford…

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Miguel Layún: ‘Sometimes I think I’ll be here for ever but then I look at my scar’

The Monterrey and Mexico star on surviving cancer, struggling to get a table at restaurants while at Watford and his future plans“You start with ‘What if?’ in your head, and you cannot stop it.” Miguel Layún is feeling his way slowly through the comple…

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Watford appoint Vladimir Ivic as new head coach to replace Nigel Pearson

Former Maccabi Tel Aviv boss signs one-year contract‘I have a big expectation of myself and of my coaching staff’Watford have confirmed the appointment of Vladimir Ivic as their new head coach.The 43-year-old has signed a one-year contract, with an opt…

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Manchester United in advanced talks with Dortmund over £90m Sancho

Talks ongoing over record fee for an English playerSancho expected to sign five-year deal at Old TraffordManchester United are in advanced negotiations with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho for an initial €100m (£90m) – a fee that would set a tra…

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Football transfer rumours: Watford captain Troy Deeney to Tottenham?

Strap in for some speculation as the Rumour Mill returnsCranking into long overdue activity once again after months of eerie silence, the Rumour Mill resumes business with intriguing speculation that Troy Deeney has piqued interest at White Hart Lane. …

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Premier League 2019-20 fans’ verdicts, part two: Manchester City to Wolves

Fans review the season, and set out their transfer wishlists• Part one: Arsenal to LiverpoolA strange season. Whether it’s judged as a success or not will depend on the Champions League. Winning the Carabao Cup again was great, but nine league losses i…

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Jeremy Ngakia set to link up with Watford after leaving West Ham

Young full-back turned down contract at London StadiumNgakia steps down to Championship to join the HornetsJeremy Ngakia is close to joining Watford after leaving West Ham on a free transfer when his contract expired at the end of June.The 19-year-old …

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Defence the new priority for Watford as Pozzo faces up to his mistakes | Simon Burnton

Club will not rush to appoint manager and will avoid expensive forward gambles but talented young players offer hope As the season progressed and their team failed to drag themselves clear of the relegation battle Watford were forced to draw up detaile…

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Premier League 2019-20 review: matches of the season

Watford’s jaw-dropping win over Liverpool and a slapstick six-goal draw stick in the mind. Also: Players | Managers | Goals | Young players | Pundits | Signings | Flops | GripesWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2019-20 Premier League season. We …

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Dean Smith pays tribute to late father after Aston Villa’s great escape

Eddie Howe noncommittal on future at relegated BournemouthTroy Deeney says he could leave Watford after their relegationAn emotional Dean Smith paid tribute to his late father after securing Aston Villa’s Premier League survival on a pulsating final da…

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Watford relegated from Premier League as Aubameyang fires Arsenal win

Some of Watford’s players sank to their knees; others made for the tunnel without a moment’s delay. The whistle had just blown on their five years in the Premier League and nobody could say that, when the occasion demanded them to hurl the kitchen sink…

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Arsenal v Watford: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 4pm BST kick-off at the Emirates StadiumLeicester v Man Utd – live! | Premier League clockwatch – live!Send your thoughts to Simon by email or @Simon_Burnton 3.13pm BST The line-ups in today’s two other relegation-related games:Everton…

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Watford can evoke spirit of Tevez to beat drop, says Hayden Mullins

Caretaker manager was part of the West Ham squad that secured an unlikely escape from relegation thanks to the Argentina striker’s goal at Old Trafford in 2007Hayden Mullins believes his Watford side can channel the spirit of Carlos Tevez and West Ham’…

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The Premier League’s overachievers, underachievers and those on par | Paul Wilson

Liverpool’s ruthless consistency and Sheffield United’s ability to adapt exceeded expectations, but Arsenal and Spurs slumped, while Manchester City and United have been satisfactoryLeague tables may never lie, though everyone knows they can be economi…

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Watford’s Hayden Mullins takes advice from Guardiola for survival showdown

Mullins spoke to Manchester City manager after 4-0 defeatWatford must better Aston Villa’s result on Sunday to stay upHayden Mullins has revealed he received uplifting advice from Pep Guardiola after Watford’s defeat by Manchester City on Tuesday, a re…

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Relegation zone: What Aston Villa, Watford and Bournemouth need to do

Three clubs go into the final day desperate to avoid dropping into the Championship – one will stay in the Premier LeagueSunday’s fixture West Ham (a) What they need To match Watford’s result, including no loss of a narrow goal difference advantage, an…