The match between hosts Watford and visitors Tottenham was very open, with a lot of intensity and speed. However, it clearly exposed the problem experienced by the team led by Portuguese Jose Mourinho without his main man Harry Kane.
The 0-0 draw was the third game in a row in which the team did not score goals and showed difficulty in threatening the goal saved by Foster. The Spurs have not won their last four matches and have moved away from the fight for a place in the next Champions League. While Watford remains in the fight against relegation.
The first half started busy and right in the first minute of the game, Lucas Moura claimed for a penalty on a handball from a Watford defender. The referee didn’t give it though. The first attack of the home team came in the sequence, with Deulofeu, in a quick sprint that ended in a shot of the goal.
Spurs best chance was with the Brazilian Moura, who is their hope without Kane. The number 27 managed to come face to face with goalkeeper Foster, but the keeper was able to save the shot.
In the second half, the team led by Nigel Pearson started with a lot of speed and intensity. Early on, Doucoure wasted a chance face to face with Gazzaniga. Other players who gave a lot of work to the Spurs defense were Deulofeu and Deeney.
At the 70th minute, Watford had the perfect chance after they were awarded a penalty because of Vertonghen’s handball. Gazzaniga was there again to save the team from London, defending the pen by Deeney though.
Jose Mourinho even tried to work on the team after noticing how bad they were playing. He introduced Eriksen, who may be leaving Tottenham, and debutant Gedson Fernandes, a countryman of the manager. With that, the visitors managed to have more control of the game in the last 20 minutes, but without harming the opponent.
At the end of the game, Tottenham got inches away from scoring the winner. After a shot from Lamela, the ball basically passed by the line and, without technology, anyone would say that it probably was a goal. But thanks to goal-line tech, the game ended in a 0-0 draw and with Ignacio Pussetto being the hero of Watford.