English Premier League results, Arsenal Fall at Watford Cage
Arsenal suffered a defeat in the 8th week of the Premier League – the Premier League caste – when they travel to Watford on Saturday (14/10/2017). Playing at Vicarage Road Stadium, Arsenal lost 1-2 from the hosts.
Arsenal took the lead through Per Mertesacker’s goal (39th minute) before Watford’s return through goals by Troy Deeney (71 ‘) and Tom Cleverley (90 + 2′).
Playing in front of opponent supporters, Arsenal still able to appear a little more dominate by having 54 percent mastery of the ball.
However, with possession of the ball, Arsenal are not able to create more opportunities.
Total, Arsenal release eight shots that five of them on target.
While Watford is more depressed it is able to meracik 10 opportunities with two shots on target.
Had difficulty unpacking the opponent’s defense early in the game, Arsenal who initially had more chances finally managed to break the deadlock in the 39th minute through Per Mertesacker.
The German tall defender managed to end 1,400 days to score after a successful bait kick into the corner Granit Xhaka with a header after winning a duel with Tom Cleverley.
Since then, Arsenal have performed better in creating chances. However, the stalemate again struck after halftime.
Arsenal are still able to master the game more, unable to increase the coffers of goals.
While Watford was able to rise in the final half of the second half and scored two goals back.
Watford’s first goal was successfully scored Troy Deeney in the 71st minute through the execution of a successful penalty to outwit goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The penalty was obtained by Watford after Richarlison was dropped by Hector Bellerin in a restricted area.
While Watford’s second goal was created in the final minutes through Tom Cleverley.
Starting from the shot Jose Holebas successfully blocked Cech, the ball threw successfully struck by Etienne Capoue. However, his shot was just hit Mertesacker body.
The vomiting ball from Capoue’s kick was rolling towards Cleverley who stood freely inside the penalty box and managed to unleash a hard shot that Cech could not afford in the 90th minute + 2.
The goal-scoring defeat in the added minutes of this time was Arsenal’s first in the Premier League after last time in January 2012 by Fulham striker Bobby Zamora.
This defeat makes Raihan points Arsenal stuck in the number 13 and failed to penetrate the top four after Chelsea also beaten 1-2 from Crystal Palace.
Precisely these three additional points make Watford able to perch in the Champions League zone under Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur with a collection of 15 points. (Verdi Hendrawan)
Watford 2-1 Arsenal (Troy Deeney 71’-pen, Tom Cleverley 90 + 2 ‘; Per Mertesacker 39’)
Composition of players:
Watford: 1-Heurelho Gomes, 3-Miguel Britos, 6-Adrian Mariappa (28-Andre Carrillo 63 ‘), 25-Jose Holebas, 21-Kiko Femenia, 8-Tom Cleverley, 27-Christian Kabasele, 16-Abdoulaye Doucoure, 18-Andre Gray (9-Troy Deeney 63 ‘), 11-Richarlison, 37-Roberto Pereyra (29-Etienne Capoue 81’)
Coach: Marco Silva
Arsenal: 33-Petr Cech, 4-Per Mertesacker, 18-Nacho Monreal, 6-Laurent Koscielny (16-Rob Holding 85 ‘), 29-Granit Xhaka, 35-Mohamed Elneny, 31-Sead Kolasinac, 24-Hector Bellerin, 9-Alexandre Lacazette (12-Olivier Giroud 68 ‘), 23-Danny Welbeck (11-Mesut Oezil 61’), 17-Alex Iwobi
Coach: Arsene Wenger
Referee: Neil Swarbrick