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Watford 0-1 Liverpool, Live Score and Commentary, Premier League 2016/17

Watford host Liverpool at Vicarage Road, as the Reds look to keep up their top 4 push.
Updated: 02 May 2017 02:27 IST - Published: 02 May 2017 02:05 IST
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On a night when Emre Can's moment of inspiration won a rather uninspiring game for Liverpool, they would not care less. They have a priceless three points in the race for a spot in next season's Champions League. That is all we have for tonight. It has been fun bringing this to you, this is Aaditya Narayan signing off. Do get in touch with me on Twitter @Aaditya_LFC if you have anything to say about the game. Cheers!
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PEEEP! PEEEP! PEEEP!

Watford 0-1 Liverpool

An absolutely world class goal from Emre Can at the end of the first half gave Liverpool the win in this game, and you have to say they deserved that win. Lallana and Sturridge had two good chances to increase Liverpool's lead, but Heurelho Gomes was absolutely brilliant in the Watford goal. 

Liverpool defended pretty well, despite conceding that one opportunity to Prodl right at the end. Liverpool move to four points ahead of Manchester United, who have a game in hand on them. It was a big game for Liverpool to win, after the two Manchester Clubs had dropped points over the weekend, and they did win. 


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90+4' PRODL! CLANG! Cleverley put in a terrific cross into the area, Liverpool don't deal with it, and falls to the feet of Prodl, who blasts it, and beats Mignolet easily, but the woodwork denies him. Liverpool escape. 
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90+4' They do just that but Milner is there to skew a clearance into touch
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90+4' Lucas fouls Niang on halfway. Watford can put one straight into the box from this position. 
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90+3' Prodl again hoofs it right into the mix in the Liverpool area, but there is no Watford man in the vicinity to receive it. Liverpool have a minute and a half to see off now. 
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Four minutes of Injury Time. 
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90' OHHH STURRIDGE, BRILLIANT! He shrugs Doucoure off the ball so easily, despite being a few stones smaller than the Watford man. He cuts in from the left and unleashes a right footed shot, that Gomes saves absolutely brilliantly down low to his right. 
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88' MATIP! The big Cameroonian strides forward from the back, and plays a nice one-two with Wijnaldum. He finds himself on the right side of the area, one-on-one with Gomes. The BRazilian blocks the shot for a Liverpool corner. 
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Liverpool have two minutes plus stoppage time to see out, for what would be an awesome win. 
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Liverpool substitution

Ragnar Klavan replaces Adam Lallana

The substitute is substituted. That is definitely becuase Lallana playing 70 minutes was not part of the original plan. 
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86' The free kick results in nothing, as Mariappa is adjudged to have fouled his marker. 
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86' Free kick for Watford. Prodl hoofs it up field, and Okaka backs into Lovren, whose boot is far too high. 
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Watford Substitution

Stefano Okaka replaces Nordin Amrabat
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Liverpool substitution

Daniel Sturridge replaces Divock Origi
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83' Almost for Watford! That came out of absolutely nothing. They played the ball out of defense, Doucoure drove past Firmino easily and played it to Janmaat on the left wing. His curling effort seemed very harmless at Mignolet's near post, but the goalkeeper looked a little alarmed and had to parry it away. 
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82' Every cross that Watford have put in the box has either been caught or convincingly punched away by Mignolet. That is very good from the Reds' Belgian stopper. 
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81' Woof, Emre Can! Not quite this time though! Firmino and Origi work it nicely between themselves on the left wing, before the Belgian plays it Emre Can. He looks to curl one in the top right corner, but the ball goes well wide, and very high. 
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Watford have looked slightly better in the last 5-7 minutes, but they are still rushing things a little too much for anyone's liking - except a Liverpool fan's. 
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76' WHAT A CHANCE, LALLANA SPURNS IT! Janmaat takes a poor shot from a Watford corner, and it breaks to Liverpool, who pour forward in numbers. Can releases Lallana at just the right moment, but Amrabat tracks back brilliantly and nicks it off Lallana's feet and puts it out for a corner. 
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Watford Substitution: Isaac Success ON, Etienne Capoue OFF
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72' More hardwork from Origi, more hardwork from Amrabat. Both are determined not to give each other an inch. In the end, the ball ricochets away to Milner, who cannot quite create anything from the byline. 
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Isaac Success is warming up. Has to be the best name for a Premier League player. 
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68' OOH CAPOUE! What a hit! So unlucky! That was a good cross from Niang, but it is headed by Lovren straight to Amrabat. His strike is blocked by Wijnaldum towards Capoue. Wijnaldum charges out there too, Capoue's shot hits him and sails towards goal, where Mignolet palms it over the bar. The ref gives a goal kick and books the player for questioning the wrong decision. 
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67' Lovely play from Lallana again. It is his awareness and ability in tight spaces, that almost creates another chance for Liverpool. Milner's touch is too heavy though, and Watford have a goal kick.