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EPL English Premier LeagueWatford vs Everton: Toffees held to just a point at Vicarage Road

Watford vs Everton: Toffees held to just a point at Vicarage Road

Watford vs Everton
Premier League
Vicarage Road

Everton travelled to Vicarage Road knowing anything less than three points could cause significant damage to their survival hopes. The club, however, failed to do so.

The Toffees did create quite a few chances but were unable to convert those. On the other side of the field, the away defence did an incredible job preventing Watford from having any shot on target.

Managing just a point from this goalless draw, Everton are currently 16th in the league, two points clear of both Burnley and Leeds.

Watford vs Everton: Player ratings

Watford: Foster (7), Ngakia (7), Kabasele (8), Samir (8), Masina (6), Kalu (7), Sissoko (7), Sema (6), Gosling (6), Kayembe (6), Pedro (7).

Subs: Cathcart (n/a), Etebo (n/a).

Everton: Pickford (6), Mykolenko (7), Holgate (6), Keane (6), Coleman (7), Gordon (5), Delph (6), Doucoure (7), Iwobi (7), Gray (5), Richarlison (6).

Subs: Allan (n/a), Calvert-Lewin (n/a).

Man of the match: Samir.

Managers’ reaction

Everton boss Frank Lampard: “It’s something I never took for granted as a London boy coming to manage Everton – you want to show them how much you care about it and want to do the job well. Hopefully they can see that.

“It’s in our hands and it’ll become clearer what we need as we go along. If we win our remaining games then we’re in the Premier League, if we win our next two home games then we have a good chance of being in the Premier League and we may well still be if we win none of them. It’s up for grabs.”

Watford boss Roy Hodgson: “I don’t know if I expected to see anything other than an honest performance, but the players could’ve been forgiven if they didn’t produce that sort of performance – given some of them had hardly played a game during my time at the club.

“The result was very much appreciated by the crowd. I wasn’t sure how many people would turn up and I wouldn’t have blamed them. But they showed they are a team that aren’t far away from being a good Premier League team.”

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