Watford’s 2-1 come from behind win against Tottenham has taken the Hornets up to third in the Premier League. Watford are one of three Premier League teams to start the season undefeated. Liverpool and Chelsea, who both won this weekend, are the only other two undefeated sides.
Watford move to third
Javi Gracia’s team came back from a goal down to win at Vicarage Road. Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure allowed an own goal eight minutes into the second half. However, Gracia’s team settled down after the own goal and scored twice through Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart. Full-back Jose Holebas assisted both goals.
Watford spent just £22m in the summer and sold their best player to Everton.
They've scored the same amount of goals as Liverpool and more than Man Utd and Arsenal.
— bet365 (@bet365) September 2, 2018
Tottenham’s loss comes just days after defeating Manchester United. The win over the Red Devils led to mass praise for manager Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham’s transfer policy. However, the team’s loss to Watford is sure to see the media make a U-turn on their praise.
Despite Tottenham sinking to defeat with just two shots on target, Gracia’s Watford were outstanding. The Hornets go into the international break with 12 points from 12. Gracia and the club will welcome Manchester United to Vicarage Road when the Premier League resumes on Saturday, September 15.
Watford have won their first four top-flight matches of a season for the first time ever in the club’s history.
History makers. pic.twitter.com/qWYLejq46P
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 2, 2018
Manchester United win
Manchester United eased to a 2-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor. Burnley were eliminated from Europa League qualifying on Thursday night and looked exhausted from their European campaign.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice, but Manchester United failed to take advantage of Burnley’s fatigue with further goals. Midfielder Paul Pogba missed a penalty in the 68th minute. Manchester United managed 21 shots with nine on target.
PENALTY SAVED Joe Hart gets down low to his right to block Paul Pogba's spot kick after Marcus Rashford was fouled
Burnley 0-2 Man Utd (70 mins)#BURMUN
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 2, 2018
The biggest talking point during the fixture was Marcus Rashford’s 71st-minute straight red card. Rashford entered the match just 10 minutes prior to being sent off for a headbutt on Phil Bardsley. Rashford will miss the club’s matches against Watford, Wolverhampton, and Manchester United’s upcoming EFL Cup fixture.
Glad Phil bardlsey diddnt go down for that red card ! I’m sure @MarcusRashford would have …. soft lad
— Taylor Chantry (@taylorchantry) September 2, 2018
Luke Shaw featured once again for the Red Devils. The left-back continues his great comeback. The 23-year-old has started all four Manchester United matches this season.
Luke Shaw having another brilliant game. His resurgence has been a shining light so far this season for Manchester United ⭐️
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 2, 2018