Watford's Troy Deeney challenges Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen for the ball during their English Premier League match at Vicarage Road in Watford on Saturday. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP
Watford's Troy Deeney challenges Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen for the ball during their English Premier League match at Vicarage Road in Watford on Saturday. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP

Deeney misses penalty as Watford and Spurs draw 0-0

Time of article published Jan 18, 2020

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WATFORD – Watford stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six matches but missed out on a fourth successive victory when Troy Deeney's second-half penalty was saved in a 0-0 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Skipper Deeney stepped up to take the spot kick in the 69th minute after Jan Vertonghen handled Gerard Deulofeu's shot, but his effort was saved by Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Tottenham, who are now winless in four league matches, edged a scrappy first half with Lucas Moura having their best chance, but Watford came back strongly after the break.

Abdoulaye Doucoure fired wide shortly after halftime although Spurs did threaten on occasions too with Dele Alli heading one half chance over.

Tottenham almost nicked three points late on when Erik Lamela's close-range effort was shown to have been cleared off the line.

Watford have now taken 14 points from seven games under new manager Nigel Pearson, and they moved up a place to 16th in the table while Tottenham, who recorded their first league clean sheet on the road this season, moved up to seventh.

Reuters

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