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Coronavirus and sport: Watford set to agree wage deferrals with players

Coronavirus and sport: Watford set to agree wage deferrals with players

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Watford are set to become the third Premier League club to agree wage deferrals with their first team squad.Earlier this month, Southampton and West Ham confirmed their players would defer part of their salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic.Arsenal players are set to take a 12.5% pay cut while Chelsea's will reportedly agree to a 10% decrease in salary. In addition to the players, Watford’s senior management and executives are also expected to agree to deferrals.Talks with the Watford squad have taken place amid a backdrop of discontent over the payment of last season’s bonuses, with that issue not yet resolved to the players’ satisfaction.However, the club are close to a wages deal, h
Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s side lose first Premier League game of the season

Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s side lose first Premier League game of the season

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Liverpool's hopes of remaining unbeaten for an entire Premier League season were ended in sensational style by a rampant Watford at Vicarage Road. Ismaila Sarr scored twice while captain Troy Deeney added a third in a sparkling second-half display from the hosts as Liverpool's run of victories was brought to a shuddering halt.The Reds had won their past 18 Premier League games and another at Vicarage Road would have made history as the longest winning run in the English top flight. But they never got going against a Watford side who were superb from start to finish.The Hornets had more chances in the first half and only a superb save from Alisson, to deny Troy Deeney, prevented them from lead...
Paul Pogba pictured travelling with Manchester United squad to Premier League game against Watford

Paul Pogba pictured travelling with Manchester United squad to Premier League game against Watford

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Paul Pogba has travelled with the Manchester United squad to Watford. The clubs play each other in the Premier League on Sunday and the midfielder was seen by photographers of the Manchester Evening News with his teammates at a private terminal at Manchester airport on Saturday afternoon. Getty Images - Getty Paul Pogba been absent since September Pogba hasn’t played since the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on 30 September and there have been rumours he is on his way out of the club in January. It had even been suggested he had played his final game for the club with Real Madrid thought to be his preferred destination. This has been denied by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola. “He’s training but he’s not been training with us for lon
Watford 2-2 Arsenal: Gunners slammed by Graeme Souness for ‘capitulating’ during Vicarage Road draw

Watford 2-2 Arsenal: Gunners slammed by Graeme Souness for ‘capitulating’ during Vicarage Road draw

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Graeme Souness’ famously sharp tongue was back in use on Sunday as he launched a scathing attack on Arsenal after their 2-2 draw at Watford.The Gunners were pegged back in the second-half by the still winless Hornets, who came from two goals down to rescue a valuable point in the Hertfordshire sunshine. Getty Images - Getty Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice but was let down by Arsenal’s dodgy defending Alan Brazil and Ian Holloway criticise Arsenal following their 2-2 draw with Watford And Quique Sanchez Flores’ side really should have claimed all three points, as they managed a remarkable 31 shots against Arsenal – but poor finishing let them down. Gerard Deulofeu had a number of chances as he dominated the left flank, but he fail
Chelsea 3-0 Watford: Blues win to secure Champions League place

Chelsea 3-0 Watford: Blues win to secure Champions League place

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Chelsea secured their place in the Champions League next season with victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge.The win, combined with Arsenal's draw against Brighton, means the Blues are guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League.After a quiet first half, Chelsea scored twice within three minutes early in the second period through headers by Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz. Gonzalo Higuain sealed the points with a neat finish from Pedro's pass for his fifth goal for the club.The win moves Chelsea up to third, one point ahead of Tottenham and four points clear of the fifth-placed Gunners.FA Cup finalists Watford started brightly, going close through Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu, but...