Video: Watford 2-1 Arsenal: Controversy at Vicarage Road as Arsenal crash

By on October 14, 2017

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There was controversy at Vicarage Road as Watford came from a goal down to score a late winner and secure a 2-1 victory over a sloppy Arsenal side this evening.

We opened the scoring just five minutes before the break as Per Mertesacker rose high to head home from a corner in the 39th minute for what was his first league goal in almost four years.

Alex Iwobi could have made it 2-0 midway through the second half but his shot was well saved while Ozil should certainly have doubled our advantage but he fluffed a great chance when clean through.

Predictably, we rued those missed chances as Watford were awarded a controversial penalty just a few minutes later. Richarlison blatantly dived under minimal contact from Bellerin.

Deeny stepped up and made it 1-1 in the 71st minute with Cech once again going the wrong way [will he ever save a penalty!?].

To make matters worse, there was time left for the officials to really screw us as Tom Cleverely slammed home a loose ball in injury time but replays showed a Watford player was just offside in the build-up.

We were far from our best today but the penalty decision changed the game in Watford’s favour and they got another bit of luck for the late winner.

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