"There was no fight at half-time" - Deeney dispels Watford gossip


"It is 2020, you don't do that any more and certainly with all the cameras you would see a lot more if that was the case".

The Hornets are now 17th on the table with 34 points after 36 league appearances - just three points better than 18th place Bournemouth.

"You get to a point in football where you are not surprised any more, but I would say this one surprised me and took me back a bit", Deeney said. He was just frustrated and had a firm talking to us.

"I just want to put it out there, there was no fight at half-time", Deeney told BeIN Sports on Monday.

"No-one was fighting, no-one was punched".

However, the Hornets have won two of their last eight games and are in a unsafe position heading into the final two games of the season.

But former West Ham midfielder Mullins, who steps up from his role as Under-23s coach, knows the importance of striker Deeney if he is to get the Hornets players to rally round the cause.

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Nigel Pearson has been sacked as Watford manager, seven months after taking over the team at the bottom of the Premier League table and having guided them to the verge of an unlikely escape with two games to play.

The club still have their fate in their own hands, but they face Manchester City and Arsenal in their final two matches.

"Anything else I have missed out?"

"When you work in football, a lot of things happen".

Watford began the campaign with Javi Gracia at the helm but he was sacked in September and replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores who returned for a second spell.

Pearson had a big impact early on as Watford won four of his first six games including wins over Manchester United, Wolves, Aston Villa and Bournemouth, while they also became the first team to beat Liverpool this season.

"It's not an easy place to go, I don't think anyone expects it to be but we will go up there and hopefully give it a right good go".