Foster, Watford take point off hosts Sheffield United
Watford is out of the basement following a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
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Gerard Deulofeu scored for the Hornets, who are six points back of safety but one better than 20th place Norwich City.
Oliver Norwood converted a penalty for the hosts, as Chris Wilder’s men sit sixth with 29 points.
Three things we learned
1. Blades unrewarded: Sheffield United’s calling card this year has been hard work and defensive organization, but the Blades could not find a winner against Watford despite 57 percent of the ball and a 16-5 edge in shot attempts. Blades even won the tackle battle, snapping off 18 to Watford’s eight, but only a point came to Bramall Lane.
2. Deulofeu will be key to Hornets hopes... The Spaniard wasn’t particularly good, but Deulofeu remains one of the few Watford players capable of making a moment count for something big.
3. As will Ben Foster: American actor Ben Foster has starred in a few superhero movies, so it’s fitting that his Premier League namesake has been unreal in trying to keep the Hornets in the top flight. Speaking of flight, he was airborne for a number of big saves. All three came inside the box, including this phenomenal defiance of Lys Mousset.
Man of the Match: Foster.
Nigel Pearson’s Hornets are showing fight, but more importantly finding the back of the goal.
Watford scored on one of its first proper chances, a Ben Foster goal kick flicked to Deulofeu by Chalobah. The Spaniard made the most of his opportunity for a 26th minute lead.
The advantage lasted 11 minutes, as George Baldock won a penalty off Will Hughes and VAR said the call was good. Norwood dispatched the penalty for 1-1.
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Lys Mousset came off the bench and forced another fine save out of Foster, one which had to have Chris Wilder wondering if his Blades could find a winner.