MX23RW : Saturday, October 20 01:52:22
Aug 11, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​Vicarage Road
Attendance: 20,051
Watford
2-0
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Pereyra (35', 54')
Capoue (64'), Holebas (73')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Stephens (18'), Bernardo (81')
Timeline
(Tripping) D. Stephens        18'
(B. Saltor) G. Bong        26'
35'     R. Pereyra (J. Holebas)
54'     R. Pereyra (J. Holebas)
(P. Gross) Y. Bissouma        60'
64'     E. Capoue (Holding)
(S. March) A. Jahanbakhsh        71'
73'     J. Holebas (Holding)
74'     I. Success (A. Gray)
81'     K. Sema (W. Hughes)
(Tripping) Bernardo        81'
87'     Kiko (R. Pereyra)

Team News: Troy Deeney, Andre Gray start up top for Watford

Team News: Deeney, Gray start up top for Watford
Watford strikers Troy Deeney and Andre Gray both start for the Hornets against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Watford strikers Troy Deeney and Andre Gray both start for the Hornets against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Meanwhile, Abdoulaye Doucoure has recovered from appendicitis that kept him out of pre-season as Javi Gracia's men begin at Vicarage Road.

Ben Foster makes his debut in goal for Watford, while Jose Holebas, Craig Cathcart and Daryl Janmaat feature in the defence.

Will Hughes and Etienne Capoue start in midfield, while the 4-4-2 formation is completed by the presence of attacking duo Gray and Deeney.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton continues with Australian international Mathew Ryan between the sticks, with Lewis Dunk and new signing Bernardo featuring in defence.

Anthony Knockaert, Dale Stephens and Pascal Gross are part of a five-man midfield that will provide support up top to English forward Glenn Murray, who has shaken off back and neck knocks to earn a starting place.

Watford: Foster; Holebas, Kabasele, Cathcart, Janmaat; Pereyra, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes; Deeney, Gray
Subs: Gomes, Prodl, Mariappa, Femenia, Masina, Sema, Success

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bernardo; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March, Gross, Murray
Subs: Button, Bong, Balogun, Jahanbakhsh, Bissouma, Kayal, Locadia

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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