Watford hit back to stun Spurs and continue perfect start

Heather Diaz
September 14, 2018

Watford have had an fantastic start to the season but it was yet to be seen how they fared against one of the top six sides, and this win against Tottenham shows they're capable of competing.

Spurs failed to hold on to the lead handed to them by Abdoulaye Doucoure's 53rd-minute own-goal at Vicarage Road, as Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart scored via set-pieces to maintain the Hornets' ideal start to the season.

And Watford held on to win their opening four games of a league campaign for the first time in 30 years and join Liverpool and Chelsea on maximum points at the top of the table.

"We need to show more respect to this competition", Pochettino said. "It's a time now when it's coming that we create a team and I think that's what the club is doing here - trying to create a team - and, step by step, it's coming". Twitter user and Spurs fan Tottenham Paul though feels the manager got it "all wrong" and needs to take more responsibility, with Ethan questioning the manager's substitution policy.

Elsewhere, Manchester United returned to winning ways after they beat Burnley 2-0 on Sunday in their Premier clash away for home.

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They were well below their best, but still went ahead thanks to an Abdoulaye Doucoure own goal only to blow it as headers from Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart in the space of seven minutes handed Watford a first-ever Premier League win over Tottenham.

"We're very disappointed", the Denmark global told the club's official website.

"If you want to be a contender you can not concede the type of goals we conceded".

"I was very, very disappointed and my message is you need to go there like a lion and try to score in every single action".

"I think it is important to clarify the point, first half we were so relaxed, we dominated the game, but we were not aggressive enough".

"Four victories in a row - it's incredible for Watford. We need to talk about how to improve", he said. Today, it's not that we didn't win because of the players on the bench or the squad. Very disappointed because if you want to be a contender, first I am the first person guilty of everything.

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