Watford vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary, Premier League 2017-18, LIVE

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 29, 2017 03:22 IST

Watford 2-4 Manchester United FT! Young 19' 25' Martial 32' Doucoure 84' Lingard 86'


03:22 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Manchester United win 4-2.

All 3 points for Manchester United on a night they almost let their complacency get the better of them. United were clinical in front of goal as Young scored two spectacular goals to open the scoring. Martial then followed it up with a delightful side-footed finish. United then sat back and soaked up the pressure and almost stumbled into the pit they dug with their rooted heels and dispirited souls as Deeney and Doucoure raised Mourinho's blood pressure levels.

But Jesse Lingard was having none of it. He swivelled and shimmied past everything that came his way and sent the ball past a diving Gomes to seal the victory for Manchester United.

Quite the entertainer.

That's all from the yap centre for tonight. Hope y'all had fun following the game here.

Until next time,


03:22 (IST)29 NOV 2017

93' United are running the clock with Pogba and Rashford combining well on the left flank. Zlatan subsequently wins the ball in the attacking half but his attempt to square one to Young is rather poor and Watford have a chance to give it one last shot.

03:20 (IST)29 NOV 2017

91' United give the ball away near the halfway line and Carrillo sashays past one United defender before serving one delicious ball into the box. Lindelof sprints in and heads it out for a corner. The corner is rubbished by United.

03:19 (IST)29 NOV 2017

90' Watford's attack comes to nothing as 4 minutes are added on.

03:19 (IST)29 NOV 2017

89' Manchester United on the counter once again as Herrera finds Pogba in space down the middle. Pogba surges ahead and tries to chip one into the are but Kabasele heads it out and Watford break on the counter. 

03:17 (IST)29 NOV 2017

88' Watford are not giving up tonight. Richarlison with a staggering run down the left flank. He sprints into the box just inches away from the touchline but he runs into traffic and De Gea blocks it out for a corner. Nothing comes from the subsequent corner though.

03:14 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Lingard gets the ball in his own half and runs past 1, past 2, past 3- past Mariappa, past Kabasele to drag the attack to the right side and then slides it past Gomes with a wonderful shot. What a goal. Counter attacking football at its best.

03:13 (IST)29 NOV 2017

84' Herrera is brought down by Carrillo and United have a freekick in their own half.

03:11 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Carrillo with yet another brilliant piece of play on the right flank. he pulls it back for Doucoure who sends it into the corner with an outside foot shot and it is game on! This is terrible from Manchester United.

03:11 (IST)29 NOV 2017

82' Manchester United soaking up the pressure and sweating profusely. Zeegelaar plays yet another cross into the box but Ashley Young somehow gets it to deflect off of Deeney for a goalkick. 

03:09 (IST)29 NOV 2017

81' Richarlison's cross from the left side of the flank is poor after Watford break on the counter. Troy Deeney was waiting in the centre but he'll have to make that run another time.

03:08 (IST)29 NOV 2017

79' Watford enjoying a neat spell of possession as they try to carve United open. Femenia thrusts one into the area and Deeney meets it but it is hit straight at De Gea.

03:07 (IST)29 NOV 2017

78' United sat back and invited too much pressure, one might feel, and they paid the price for it. Can Watford pull a rabbit out of the hat?

03:05 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Deeney sends De Gea the wrong way and slots it in the left bottom corner to offer a glimmer of hope for Watford.

03:05 (IST)29 NOV 2017

76' Pereyra wins a penalty with some splendid dancing skills. He slaloms past Rojo who subsequently hacks him down from behind. Ref points to the spot. Troy Deeney to take it.

03:04 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Lukaku drives to the left side of the area and leathers one past the far post. It misses only by a few inches

03:03 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Rashford wins the ball from inside the box from Mariappa. He runs it to Lukaku who only needs to pat it past Gomes. But his lack of confidence owing to the drought is showing as he takes one too many touches and fluffs his lines.

03:02 (IST)29 NOV 2017

Lingard's freekick from the right flank is headed towards goal by Paul Pogba but it sails over the crossbar. He should have hit the target.

03:01 (IST)29 NOV 2017

72' Doucoure runs like a madman into the area but can't get a good enough contact on the ball and Deeney can't get to the ball after some pinball inside the area as United clear their lines and quickly transition into attack thanks to some Paul Pogba magic.

03:00 (IST)29 NOV 2017

71' Substitution for Watford. Troy Deeney in, Gray out.

02:59 (IST)29 NOV 2017

70' United try to attack down the left flank. United have definitely turned it down a notch here and they're not too keen on pace right now.

02:58 (IST)29 NOV 2017

69' Zeegelar with enterprise and industry down the left flank as he floats one more dangerous ball into the box. But nobody meets it inside the area and United clear their lines.

02:56 (IST)29 NOV 2017

67' United maintain their shape in defence as Watford are finding it increasingly to split them open. United win it back but Watford are unrelenting. Carillo with a spectacular cross from the left flank. United scramble but somehow get it clear.

02:54 (IST)29 NOV 2017

66' Lingard is pushed to the ground by Zeegelar and United get a freekick. They take it short and Lingard tries to go for goal from the right side but Watford are able to deflect it away for a corner. Pogba rises and meets Lingard's corner but he can't get enough power behind it.

02:53 (IST)29 NOV 2017

64' Substitution for Manchester United. Rashford in, Martial out.

02:52 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Richarlison climbs above Lindelof but can't keep it down after Femenia propels a lovely cross into the 6 yard box from the right wing.

02:51 (IST)29 NOV 2017

62'  Pogba plays a lovely backheel to Valencia who surges into the centre and then releases Lingard on the right side. Lingard's cut back falls in behind Lukaku and it is too short for Martial. Yet another promising opportunity for United. Watford are back on the ball.

02:50 (IST)29 NOV 2017

60' Zeegelar goes past one but Lindelof smacks it out. He has been spectacular at the back tonight for United. Doucoure then unleashes a shot from 25 yards out and it sails over the top. You'll need something really special to beat De Gea from that range and that was anything but.

02:48 (IST)29 NOV 2017

59' Pogba tries to play a cheeky lobbed ball into the area but Lingard is a good few inches short to head it home as Watford make sure it comes to nothing.

02:46 (IST)29 NOV 2017

58' Hughes is being patted on the back by United players as well for his relentlessness. 2 substitutions for Watford. Hughes out, Pereyra in. Prodl out, Carrillo in.

02:46 (IST)29 NOV 2017

56' Hughes is on the ground and has to be taken off. It's a pity. 

02:45 (IST)29 NOV 2017

54' Watford yet to pull off anything that'll leave a mark on this game. They are on the ball again but the final product is lacking in quality. Hughes seems to have hurt his hamstring. Watford mount yet another attack down the centre and this time it's Richarlison with an enterprising run. Smalling shows up big time with a sliding tackle and deals with the danger.

02:42 (IST)29 NOV 2017

53' Substitution for Manchester United. Looks like Matic has picked up a groin injury. Ander Herrera in, Nemanja Matic out.

02:42 (IST)29 NOV 2017

52' Martial breaks on the counter with a drive down the middle and finds Lukaku on the left side. Lukaku goes across with his right foot but his ball runs out in between Lingard and the far post as it goes wide. Lukaku will be desperate to find a goal tonight. He has been quite a handful to deal with in attack.

02:40 (IST)29 NOV 2017

50' Richarlison lets one rip from inside the area with his left foot but Smalling blocks it. Martial then clears it for a corner. The subsequent corner from Femenia is spectacular and Watford have yet another corner. Smalling tugged Prodl to the ground though there.

02:38 (IST)29 NOV 2017

49' Lindelof brings Richarlison down in their own half. Watford have a freekick from roughly 40 yards out. But Cleverley's long ball is dealt with by Smalling and it goes out for a throw-in. United win the ball back and Pogba plays a beautiful ball into space from a half volley to release Lingard who tries to chase it down. But Watford clear it for a corner. Nothing comes from the corner.

02:36 (IST)29 NOV 2017

47' United on the attack once again. Lukaku's shot from right outside the area takes a deflection and bows out of relevance as Watford let out a sigh of a relief.

02:35 (IST)29 NOV 2017

46' Cleverley plays a good ball into the box from the left flank but it is too close to De Gea and the United no.1 gobbles it up.

02:34 (IST)29 NOV 2017

45' Gomes plays a long ball out from the back but Pogba wins the ball in midfield as United continue to look rather comfortable in midfield.

02:33 (IST)29 NOV 2017

PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! And we're off again. A tireless, relentless Manchester United have done half their work with aplomb already. And will look to further rattle the Hornets' nest.

02:19 (IST)29 NOV 2017


That's the end of the first half and United go into the break with the cushion of a 3 goal advantage.

02:19 (IST)29 NOV 2017

45+2' Richarlison! Hits the crossbar!

Femenia with a hopeful and inventive run towards the left flank. He then chips one into the area and is met by Richarlison who tries to dink it over De Gea but gets a little too much elevation and the ball goes over De Gea's despairing dive and hits the woodwork and goes out.

02:17 (IST)29 NOV 2017

45+1' Richarlison finally gets the better of Lindelof for the first time tonight but an immaculately timed tackle from Smalling deadens the threat as Pogba try to run it out of danger. He is, however, brought down by Richarlison and United have a freekick to clear their lines.

02:15 (IST)29 NOV 2017


Romelu Lukaku with a beastly driving run down the middle. He gets a shot away with his right foot and Gomes parries it into the path of an incoming Lingard who should be scoring from there. But Gomes' reaction save is on point and he nicks it out for a corner. Subsequent corner is rubbish however.

02:13 (IST)29 NOV 2017

42' Lindelof handles the ball and Watford have a freekick on the left flank, a bit too far out. Cleverley tries to whip one on in but his ball doesn't even fall in the box. Marco Silva is livid near the dugout.

02:12 (IST)29 NOV 2017

41' Ashley Young can't get it right this time but he will be excused and Watford clear their lines. 

02:11 (IST)29 NOV 2017

39' Mariappa with yet another rash challenge from behind to bring Martial down- 20 yards away. Silly, silly challenge and Ashley Young will go for his hattrick. Mariappa has been booked, deservedly so.

02:10 (IST)29 NOV 2017

38' Smalling heads out a dangerous looking Zeegelar ball but Watford break again. Doucoure has some space outside the box to work with but he doesn't know where to go or what to do as United win it back.

02:09 (IST)29 NOV 2017

37' Lindelof is turning the heat on in defence as he wins yet another ball. Valencia receives the ball in the attacking third and then rolls it over to Lingard who crosses it in. It doesn't reach Lukaku as Watford start a counter. Andre Gray muscles Rojo in midfield. In fact, Rojo came on to him from behind and obstructed the play and receives a yellow card for that.

02:07 (IST)29 NOV 2017

35' Lindelof wins the ball from Richarlison in the centre of the field and with a couple of neat touches gets himself free and shoves it into the path of Pogba who is fouled. United have a freekick but their subsequent attack does not amount to much.
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