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6:20 PM

Three's a charm...

Three away days and three wins? Yes please!

 

Unfortunately, thats all from us on Matchday Live. But our Match Review page will be up shortly with exclusive post-match interviews, the best of social media, a full match report and extended highlights (to follow tomorrow).

 

We look forward to seeing you again next week when we travel to West Bromwich Albion - thanks for all your support!

6:00 PM

Fan Reaction

 

5:55 PM

Instagram Snapshot

 

Do love a last minute winner, especially with a 230 mile coach journey to come! #swawat #watfordfc

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5:45 PM

“We Are Starting To Build Something Special” - Silva

Silva spoke to the broadcast media after the game:

 

"First I am really happy with result. Third win in a row away. First time in club history, so it is important we put our stamp and a good reaction from last week.

 

"Our players never lose their focus. When you believe then everything can happen.

 

"We are starting to build something special in the dressing room.

 

"Most important to me we kept going and turned the game again late on."

5:30 PM

Snapshot

Richarlison nets his second goal of the season, a 90th minute winner at the Liberty Stadium!

5:15 PM

Gray & Deeney on win

Andre Gray and Troy Deeney spoke to Sky Sports immediately after the final whistle:

 

AG: "What a great day. I got my first goal for Watford and to cap it off for win is superb. It was some of best football we have played in the first 30 minutes.

"Then we lost our way a bit and they were on top. But we dug in there. We had quality in defence and going forward.

 

TD: "You've got to give massive credit to the gaffer. He took off Caps and got it right. The boys coming on making are making it tougher. I have got to come on and match that as well.

 

"We've had a great start. But we've got to continue. We challenge each other all over the pitch to perform better and he [Gray] has put a real shift in."

5:00 PM

That winning feeling!

4:51 PM

FULL-TIME: Swansea 1-2 Watford

Another away day win for the Hornets! That's the first time the Golden Boys have ever won three top-flight away games in a row.

 

Goals from Andre Gray and Richarlison in either half sealed victory, with the winner coming in the 90th minute.

 

Gray saw an early chance ricochet wide, before snatching onto a deflected André Carrillo cross to open the scoring in the 13th minute with a rifled shot from close range.

 

The Hornets then had a goal ruled out for offside, Carrillo tapped in but the flag was raised despite the winger looking level. Gray had another chance roll across the face of goal as the Golden Boys dominated the first-half.

 

The second period was a different matter however, with both sides making personnel and formation changes at the break, and the hosts were by far the better side right up until Watford's late winner.

 

Troy Deeney came on and had a chance to win the game, his shot too tame and straight into the hands of Łukasz Fabiański in the Swans' goal.

 

But just as it looked as though a late winner was out of reach, Deeney was again involved, this time freeing Richarlison.

 

The Brazilian youngster looked to have wasted his opportunity with a heavy touch but managed to engineer a one-on-one with the goalkeeper before finishing off the underside of the bar.

 

4:46 PM - 90 MIN

Yellow card
Richarlison (celebration)

4:45 PM - 90 MIN

RICHARLISON BABY!

Unbelievable. The away end is a pulsing sea of yellow as Richarlison breaks through to score! 

The chance to break looked to have gone after the Brazilian's heavy touch, but he broke through the challenge of Fernandez and lifted the ball over Fabianski and in via the crossbar. 

4:45 PM - 90 MIN

Goal!

Richarlison

Swansea City Swansea City
1 - 2
Watford FC Watford FC
4:43 PM - 85 MIN

Substitution Swansea City

Bony

NO.2

Sanches

NO.23
4:42 PM - 86 MIN

Chance!

A minute after taking the pitch, Deeney hits Doucouré's lay-off but it's not go the power to beat Fabianski. Watford's captain will feel he could have done better. 

4:42 PM

Snapshot

Abdoulaye Doucouré drives past Roque Mesa in the second-half.

4:41 PM - 85 MIN

Substitution

Watford FC

Gray

NO.18

Deeney

NO.9
4:38 PM - 82 MIN

Yellow card
Bony

Bony is booked for a poor tackle through the back of a Watford attacker.

4:32 PM

Snapshot

Richarlison evades the sliding challenge of Mike van der Hoorn.

4:19 PM - 74 MIN

Substitution

Watford FC

Carrillo

NO.28

Pereyra

NO.37
4:12 PM - 56 MIN

Swansea respond

The Hornets haven't come out after half-time, and Swansea have levelled. 

Gomes does well to save Bony's scuffed effort, but substitute Tammy Abraham is alive to the loose ball and strokes home for 1-1. 

4:11 PM - 56 MIN

Goal!

Abraham

Swansea City Swansea City
1 - 1
Watford FC Watford FC
4:05 PM

Formation change

The Hornets have switched to 5-3-2 when defending - and 3-4-3 in attack - as Marco Silva matches up the host's shape from the first-half.

4:03 PM - 46 MIN

And we're back!

Changes for both sides at the break. 

Molla Wague replaces Etienne Capoue for the Hornets. For the hosts van der Hoorn and Sam Clucas leave the field, Tammy Abraham and Roque Mesa come on. 

3:50 PM

Snapshot

Adrian Mariappa rises highest as he engages in a running aerial battle with Wilfried Bony in the first-half.

3:46 PM - 45 MIN

HALF-TIME: Swansea City 0-1 Watford

Andre Gray scored his first Watford goal to send the Hornets in ahead at half-time.

 

The summer signing from Burnley latched onto a deflected André Carrillo cross after just 13 minutes, lashing in from close range, as the Hornets produced a similar first-half performance to those at Bournemouth and Swansea.

 

Gray had already had one opportunity deflected wide in the opening minutes, and Watford then also had a goal disallowed when one up, with Carrillo adjudged to be offside as he tapped the ball into the back of the net despite looking level.

 

Paul Clement's side started to come back into the game towards the end of the first period, trying to get the ball into Wilfired Bony in dangerous areas, but the visitors look good value for their one-goal lead at half-time.

3:45 PM - 45 MIN

Yellow card
Doucouré

Cynical foul from Doucouré, who has been slightly off the pace so far. 

3:40 PM - 40 MIN

Hornets on top

Having already had a goal chalked off for a tight offside, the Hornets just went inches wide as Gray ran onto Mawson's loose pass and side-footed past the post.

The Swans look capable going forward, but are really struggling to hold the Hornets here.  

3:30 PM

Snapshot

Étienne Capoue holds off Swansea's Jordan Ayew.

3:20 PM

1-0 to the Golden Boys!

3:13 PM - 13 MIN

Goal!

Gray

Swansea City Swansea City
0 - 1
Watford FC Watford FC
3:13 PM - 13 MIN

Gray with the opener!

The Hornets are in front! 

Carrillo crosses from the right, Clucas' interception only slowing the ball perfectly for the onrushing Andre Gray to rifle in his first Watford goal. 

3:00 PM - 1 MIN

We're underway at The Liberty Stadium!

2:50 PM

Snapshot

Étienne Capoue keeps the ball moving in warm-ups ahead of kick-off.

2:40 PM

Instagram Snapshot

 

#COYH #SWAWAT #SWANSEA #WATFORD #WATFORDFC #BOYSTRIP @WATFORDFC

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2:30 PM

“We Must Prove It On The Pitch” - Silva

Marco Silva has spoken to Sky Sports' Bryn Law prior to kick-off:

 

"Kiko [Femenía] has come in after injury and is in good fitness. It is my decision about who plays.

 

"[Nathaniel] Chalobah has an injury so now is the moment for [Étienne] Capoue to show what he can do in the first-XI.

 

"We respect our opponent. They want to change their home form and they are a strong team. I believe it will be a balanced game but we must prove it on the pitch."

 

2:30 PM

Listen Live!

Give your page a refresh and hit the listen live button to tune into match commentary from South Wales.  


 

2:20 PM

Bem-vindo ao Swansea!

The Golden Boys' Brazilians are in the house...

 

(And that's 'Welcome to Swansea!' in Portuguese, just in case any of you were wondering)

2:10 PM

“We Need To Keep Going” - Mariappa

Homegrown Hornet Adrian Mariappa has spoken to the broadcast media ahead of this afternoon's away fixture at the Liberty Stadium:

 

"We've had a good start, we need to keep that going and put the last result behind us.

 

"It's a tough game today for us, a good chance to show last week was an exception to how we've started the season.

 

"We have been good in the first few weeks and we're not going to let one result affect us."

 

2:00 PM

TEAM NEWS

Hornets Head Coach Marco Silva makes two changes to the side that lost to Manchester City last time out.

 

Kiko Femenía returns to the starting-XI after returning from injury, and Étienne Capoue replaces Nathaniel Chalobah - the Frenchman already has already scored on the road this season.

 

HORNETS: Gomes (GK)(c); Femenía, Mariappa, Kabasele, Holebas; Docuouré, Capoue; Carrillo, Cleverley, Richarlison; Gray.

 

Subs: Karnezis (GK), Janmaat, Wagué, Watson, Pereyra, Success, Deeney.

 

SWANS: Fabianski (GK); Mawson, Fernandez (c), van der Hoorn; Naughton, Carroll, Clucas, Fer, Olsson; Bony, Ayew.

 

Subs: Nordfeldt (GK), Rangel, Mesa, Sanches, Routledge, Narsingh, Abraham.

1:55 PM

Team news incoming...

Just FIVE minutes to go until line-ups are announced!

1:50 PM

Scully's still a Hornet!

Unfortunately it looks as though Rangers have let him down...hopefully Watford can save the day!

1:40 PM

Merson Predicts

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson thinks the Hornets are good value for a draw in South Wales:

 

"Watford have been good away from home, they have wins at Bournemouth and Southampton already, and they should get a point at the Liberty."

 

The former Arsenal man has certainly changed his tune after the last few weeks! 😉

1:35 PM

Snapshot

We've found a picture of one former Hornet on the walls at the Liberty Stadium -  Danny Graham scored 24 goals in the Championship in the 2010/11 season to finish as top goalscorer and the Golden Boys' Player of the Season.

 

The Gateshead-born striker then moved to the Swans, before spells with Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hull City, Middlesbrough and Blackburn.

1:25 PM

In The Press

The Telegraph's Jack Pitt-Brooke has given his verdict on Marco Silva's impact at Watford so far:

 

"Silva has already got his squad playing his aggressive football, winning the ball high up the pitch and breaking at pace."

 

You can read the full piece here.

1:15 PM

Ref Watch

Today's referee is Lee Mason.

 

The man in black has taken charge of three Premier League games so far, issuing three yellow cards and one red - giving Marko Arnautović his marching orders against Southampton. He's also given three penalties... 👀 👀 👀

1:00 PM

Getting ready

 

🔜 | @swansofficial... #watfordfc

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12:45 PM

Flashback

Let's hope for a more exciting afternoon than the last time we faced Swansea in Wales 💤

12:30 PM

Welcome to Wales!

Over 2,000 of you are making the trip to the Liberty Stadium today to watch the Hornets try to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

If you couldn't be one of them, stay right here for live updates including team news at 2pm and live commentary from 2.30pm. Come on you 'Orns!