WATFORD, England (AP) — Shane Long scored the quickest-ever Premier League goal as Southampton edged another point closer to safety with a 1-1 draw at Watford on Tuesday.
Hazard reaches milestone in Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Watford
WATFORD, England (AP) — Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard became the 10th player to score 100 goals for the club when his double clinched a 2-1 win at Watford in the English Premier League on Wednesday.
Coach Maurizio Sarri criticized Chelsea's players after Saturday's shock home loss against Leicester and they produced the reaction he was looking for at Vicarage Road.
Struggling Southampton concedes late, draws Watford 1-1
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton's winless run in the English Premier League extended to eight games after conceding a late goal to draw with Watford 1-1 at home on Saturday.
Jose Holebas equalized with a deflected strike nine minutes from time, leaving Southampton aggrieved having had a goal from Charlie Austin incorrectly ruled out for offside at 1-0.
Newcastle finally wins in EPL at Watford’s expense
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle finally tasted victory 11 games into the English Premier League after beating Watford 1-0 at St James' Park on Saturday.
Ayoze Perez converted fellow substitute Ki Sung-yueng's free kick in the 65th minute.
Watford was left to wonder how it ended up empty-handed after Gerard Deulofeu and substitute Stefan Okaka spurned gilt-edged opportunities, while Roberto Pereyra rattled the crossbar.
Watford making best start in 36 years
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford is off to its best start in England's top-flight after beating Huddersfield 3-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Watford boasts 19 points from 10 games, two points more than at the same stage in 1982-83, when the Hornets finished second.
Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu, and Isaac Success scored as Huddersfield was outclassed.
Watford end 5-match winless run in EPL at Wolves’ expense
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Watford struck twice in 58 seconds and cruised past Wolverhampton 2-0 to end a five-match winless run in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Watford rose above Wolves into seventh.
Wolves has conceded only one goal in its last seven games in all competitions, but Watford blew them away midway through the first half..
Argentina without Messi, Aguero and Di Maria for friendlies
SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni kept his promise to leave star forward Lionel Messi out of friendly matches against Iraq and Brazil next month.
Prolific Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria were also rested for the matches in Saudi Arabia, with Scaloni keen to test new players.
Argentina faces Iraq on Oct. 11 and Brazil five days later.
Three players could make their debuts in those games.
Pereyra stars again, Watford tops Palace 2-1 for 3rd EPL win
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford pulled off something of a coup in 2016 in persuading Roberto Pereyra to swap potential Champions League glory with Juventus for life at a midtable Premier League side.
Two years later, the English club is starting to get a strong return for its investment.
Watford beats Brighton 2-0 in EPL with Pereyra double
WATFORD, England (AP) — Roberto Pereyra began the season with a double as Watford beat Brighton 2-0 on the opening weekend of the Premier League on Saturday.
The Argentine midfielder scored with a volley and a curling shot as Brighton, which spent more than $70 million on 10 new players in the offseason, started disappointingly.
Watford was on top for most of the game and broke through in the 35th minute when Pereyra was unmarked and met Jose Holebas' corner with an impressive volley.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford ended a seven-match winless run by beating Newcastle 2-1 in the English Premier League despite captain Troy Deeney missing a penalty on Saturday.
Roberto Pereyra's fifth goal of the season rubber-stamped Watford's high-octane opening, the Argentina midfielder blasting home to cap a neat buildup after Will Hughes' astute angled ball bisected the Newcastle defense.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Burnley's pursuit of Europa League qualification improved as two goals in three second-half minutes gave the team a 2-1 English Premier League win at Watford on Saturday.
The Clarets' hopes of finishing in sixth place looked like faltering at Vicarage Road after Roberto Pereyra put Watford in front on the hour mark, but goals from Sam Vokes — seconds after coming off the bench — and Jack Cork saw Sean Dyche's men close the gap on sixth-place Arsenal to two points.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford and Bournemouth stayed in midtable comfort after a 2-2 draw in the English Premier League on Saturday with Jermain Defoe coming off the bench to rescue a stoppage-time point for the Cherries.
Roberto Pereyra's strike early in the second half looked as though it would be enough to secure victory for the Hornets at Vicarage Road but Defoe struck late on.
Chelsea comes from behind to beat Watford 4-2
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea left it late but came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 and avoid a third straight defeat in the Premier League on Saturday.
Pedro had given Chelsea the lead in the 12th minute with a superb curling strike but Abdoulaye Doucoure leveled on the stroke of halftime and Roberto Pereyra put Watford in front four minutes after the break.
Watford wasted a number of chances to extend its advantage before substitute Michy Batshuayi headed in the equalizer.