The effect on Watford's points tally of late goals scored this season

Manuel Almunia applauds the Watford fans before Saturday's game at Leicester City. Picture: Action Images

Manuel Almunia applauds the Watford fans before Saturday's game at Leicester City. Picture: Action Images

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Danny Drinkwater’s injury-time equaliser for Leicester City on Saturday cost Watford two points but the net effect of the Hornets scoring and conceding goals in the final ten minutes of games has cancelled itself out so far this season.

The strike by the Foxes midfielder in the fourth minute of injury time was the eighth time the Hornets have conceded a goal including and after the 81st minute of league matches in the current campaign and it has cost them seven points.

On three occasions – at Blackpool, at home to Derby County and away at Nottingham Forest – Watford have been drawing going into the last ten minutes of fixtures and been beaten, while Leicester was the second time the Hornets have let a winning position slip (the other was at Middlesbrough) and had to settle for a share of the spoils.

In the other two games – the 3-0 defeats to the Foxes and Yeovil Town at Vicarage Road – Watford were already 2-0 down going into the final ten matches and so the third goal made no material difference to the Hornets’ chances of adding to their points tally.

On the flip side though, Watford have scored seven goals after the 81st minute of games and gained seven points as a result this season.

Draws were turned into wins at home to Doncaster Rovers and Wigan Athletic, while a point was secured on the back of losing positions at Reading, Leeds United and Ipswich Town.

Watford were already leading Bournemouth 4-1 before two late Troy Deeney goals secured his hat-trick and a 6-1 victory in the opening home game of the season.

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4:59pm Mon 10 Feb 14

paultheshrink says...

Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.
Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here. paultheshrink
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5:10pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

paultheshrink wrote:
Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.
Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.
[quote][p][bold]paultheshrink[/bold] wrote: Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.[/p][/quote]Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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5:37pm Mon 10 Feb 14

CARDIFFHORN says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
paultheshrink wrote:
Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.
Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.
Totally agree forget the last ten minutes just time added on!
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paultheshrink[/bold] wrote: Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.[/p][/quote]Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.[/p][/quote]Totally agree forget the last ten minutes just time added on! CARDIFFHORN
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6:01pm Mon 10 Feb 14

endean2 says...

well that's a big relief then, I thought we had a problem there.

so we know how to play a game out then?
well that's a big relief then, I thought we had a problem there. so we know how to play a game out then? endean2
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7:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

paultheshrink says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
paultheshrink wrote:
Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.
Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.
Totally agree forget the last ten minutes just time added on!
Yeah, I was at Middlesborough and there was a sense of inevitability about that equaliser. My pet theory is that injury time finds out the weaker teams.
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paultheshrink[/bold] wrote: Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.[/p][/quote]Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.[/p][/quote]Totally agree forget the last ten minutes just time added on![/p][/quote]Yeah, I was at Middlesborough and there was a sense of inevitability about that equaliser. My pet theory is that injury time finds out the weaker teams. paultheshrink
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2:06pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Penrice says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
paultheshrink wrote:
Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.
Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.
I can assure you it would! Ditto last 5 seasons.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paultheshrink[/bold] wrote: Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.[/p][/quote]Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.[/p][/quote]I can assure you it would! Ditto last 5 seasons. Penrice
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5:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

neilhorn says...

Penrice wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
paultheshrink wrote:
Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.
Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.
I can assure you it would! Ditto last 5 seasons.
ok but last 10 mins is more accurate. It always feels like we keep conceding late equalisers but I think that you just tend to take those more to heart, whereas when we score late on you just sort of take it. Goals in added time are just a bit of a fluke to be honest, it won't keep happening
[quote][p][bold]Penrice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paultheshrink[/bold] wrote: Gives an interesting and perhaps surprising counterbalance to all the criticism of tactics and ambition I have been reading on here.[/p][/quote]Agreed though gut feel tells me (not bothered checking) that if we looked at just injury time rather than the last 10 mins that might tell a very different story.[/p][/quote]I can assure you it would! Ditto last 5 seasons.[/p][/quote]ok but last 10 mins is more accurate. It always feels like we keep conceding late equalisers but I think that you just tend to take those more to heart, whereas when we score late on you just sort of take it. Goals in added time are just a bit of a fluke to be honest, it won't keep happening neilhorn
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