Andre Gray gives Watford victory over Marco Silva’s struggling Everton
09-Feb-2019 17:15:14 | The Guardian
This return was never likely to be a happy one for Marco Silva. Thirteen months after he was unceremoniously sacked by Watford, Andre Gray’s second-half goal saw his current side go down to yet another defeat – their fifth in six matches in all competitions – on an afternoon that both he and Richarlison will want to forget quickly.
Before the match, the Watford captain Troy Deeney had distanced himself from comments he made at a fans forum where he promised to “kick the shit” out of Everton’s players. Yet with passions running high in this part of Hertfordshire, as chief executive Scott Duxbury admitted he would not engage with Silva in the opposition dugout, some supporters greeted their former manager with yellow inflatable snakes.
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