Premier League 2019-20: Tottenham failed to score against Watford

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Premier League 2019 20 Tottenham vs Watford Highlights – It was a goalless affair at Vicarage Road on Saturday,18th January 2020 as the Premier League contest between Tottenham and Watford ended in a 0-0 draw.

Striker Harry Kane’s absence has dearly cost the Spurs as they failed to score in a Premier League game for the third time in a row since their 2-1 victory against Brighton on December 26th last year. Kane limped off the field during the contest between the Spurs and Southampton on New Year’s Day.

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Troy Deeney’s effort to score a penalty on the 69th minute was made futile by goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga thereby saving an important goal for the Spurs.

Premier League 2019 20 Tottenham vs Watford Highlights

Lucas Moura missed the opportunity to score for Spurs despite a beautiful through ball from midfielder Dele Alli. Moura failed to convert the one-on-one with Watford keeper, Ben Foster.

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The second-half was dominated by the home team when Abdoulaye Doucoure could not capitalize on the opportunity to open the scoring for his team in the 47th minute. Another miss from Ismaila Sarr kept the scoreline intact. The Watford winger could not time his volley properly owing to a poor cross.

Premier League 2019 20 Tottenham vs Watford Highlights

The audience was kept on their toes constantly throughout the game. Another nail-biting moment came when the Spurs’ midfielder, Harry Winks clashed with multiple players inside the visitors’ box. Vertonghen held his face while going down, trying to convince the referee to provide his team with a penalty kick. But, referee Michael Oliver ruled out any foul play.

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Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho brought on Gedson Fernandes as a substitute for Giovani Lo Celso at the 79th minute. A couple of misses from Erik Lamela denied Spurs their chance to open the scoring. The Argentine attacking midfielder’s attempt to score was denied deep into the stoppage time once more, with the goal-line technology ruling no goal.

Premier League 2019 20 Tottenham vs Watford Highlights – In the post-match interview, Mourinho told the reporters that they played well. He liked their approach throughout the game commending their start as well as their finish. He said that it was not easy to play against a team which is more technical than physical. He thought that they failed to win the match by a mere centimeter.

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