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Watford 3-3 Liverpool : Match Report

Watford 3-3 Liverpool : Match Report
12/8/2017

Britos save the day for the injury disturbed Watford, as they were able to get a point from the Reds. They had taken the lead twice then trailed but were able to clinch a late comeback.
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Second Half Report.

Watford 3-3 Liverpool

Watford has a depleting team, due to injury. Another just replaced two minutes after halftime, pereyra gave way for Richarlison.

55'
The game had gone into the break in favor of the host but after ten minutes of play the visitors got leveled with Firmino's nice shot from the penalty spot, a penalty kick won by Salah's incredible run into the Watford box.

Liverpool took the lead, with Mohamed Salah finally scoring  his debut goal for Liverpool after two minutes of equalizing. darted into the box, expecting a ball from Lovren and when he got it assisted Salah for a close range finish.


Watford got lost in the game for a while, which had added the Reds leap to dominance and evident in the lead. Two saves and a shot on the crossbar before the 75th minute, showed how lost the host had gone.

Firmino, who has had a great show today, scoring one and assisting one made way for Origi in the 81st minute, as Liverpool continued their dominance.

Watford seem to have found some feet, getting more possession but failing to make most of their opportunities but still relentlessly trying to push for a late equalizer.

Salah got replaced with James Milner in the 86th minute and Watford continued their push for a late equalizer. And with three minutes into the five added time it was no surprise, the host got a late leveler.

Britos who had sent a rocket shot straight at Mingolet, forcing him to push the ball out for a corner was also there at the end of a failed defense to nod in the ball from close range, leveling the game.

Game ended leveled with both sides happy they could take a point home. 

First Half Report

Liverpool started out better than their host though with the flow of energy from the host, it wasn't easily detected. It was so easy to spot Stefano Okaka in the Liverpool defence, as he looked more likely to score till he did.


The host got the lead just eight minutes into the game with an incredible bullet header by Stefano Okaka assisted by Holebas's corner. Watford, with the goal looked more promising with the ball but Janmaat had to walk off the pitch, just eighteen minutes into the game, replaced by Kiko Femenía, due to an injury.

Liverpool took controlled the ball more after the substitution but had issues with their passes and crosses when in the Watford half, at least the host defended well till Mane changed the score line in the 29th minute.

Mane made his mark after a wonderful kind of team work with Can hooked him up with a defense paralyzing flick, giving him a good chance to shoot. He curled the ball into the top right-hand corner of the net for the equalizer in the 29th minute.

32'
It was beginning to look wonderful for Liverpool, as a new charge was immediately felt but Watford still had them trailing in a matter of minutes as Alexander-Arnold's defensive mistake handed A. Doucoure the ball to score from close range.

45+3
The game almost got leveled by the Reds new signing Mohamed Salah, but his shot was toed over the bar from close range. Also Sadio Mane also got close, three minutes in the added time,but his bouncing header went wide.
Watford headed into the break leading

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Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Roberto Firmino, Salah.

Liverpool substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Milner, Grujic, Gomez, Solanke, Origi.

Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Gomes; Janmaat, Kaboul, Britos, Holebas; Chalobah, Doucoure; Amrabat, Cleverley, Pereyra; Okaka.

Watford substitutes: Pantilimon, Prodl, Femenia, Watson, Capoue, Richarlison, Gray.



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