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Watford 0-1 Tottenham – Premier League Player Ratings

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Tottenham snatched the victory with a last-minute goal as they closed the gap with Arsenal.

Tottenham defeated Watford in their Premier League game on Saturday. The Spurs continued their impressive run under Antonio Conte while the Hornets suffered their sixth consecutive defeat.

Sanchez clinches the victory!

Despite a few Watford counter-attacks, Tottenham completely dominated the game in the first half. The Spurs came close to scoring the opener several times, but they were not clinical enough in front of the goal.

Tottenham restarted their efforts to score the opening goals as soon as the second half started. The Spurs appeared more dangerous in their attacks in the second period, but that meant more counter-attack chances for Watford.

The Hornets even called for a penalty in the 80th minute. But, upon reviewing by VAR, the referee decided the foul on Joao Pedro had happened outside the box. It seemed like the game would end in a goalless draw, but Conte’s side found a late breakthrough.

Following an inch-perfect free-kick from Son Heung-Min, Davinson Sanchez scored the winner with a flick header. The goal was enough for Tottenham to clinch the victory at Vicarage Road. The Spurs will meet Chelsea in the Carabao Cup’s semi-finals on Wednesday.

On the other hand, Watford continued their poor run of form by suffering their sixth consecutive defeat. The Hornets slipped to 17th place, only two points above the relegation zone. Next up for Claudio Ranieri’s side is an FA Cup game against Leicester City on Saturday.

Player Ratings

Watford: Bachmann (7); Cathcart (6), Troost-Ekong (6), Sierralta (7), Masina (6); Sissoko (6); Sema (7), Louza (7), Kucka (7), King (6); Dennis (6).

Bench: Hernandez (6), Cleverley (5), Pedro (6).

Tottenham: Lloris (7); Sanchez (8), Dier (6), Davies (7); Emerson (8), Skipp (6), Hojbjerg (7), Reguilon (6); Moura (7), Kane (7), Son (8).
Bench: Winks (7), Gil (6), Celso (6).

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