Published: Sat, August 24, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Watford's Deeney undergoes knee surgery

Watford's Deeney undergoes knee surgery

Deeney has played all 180 minutes of the Hornets' first two matches, both losses.

Watford captain Troy Deeney has been ruled out for "several weeks" after undergoing knee surgery, the club have confirmed.

But after slow beginnings to their respective Premier League campaigns, both Watford and West Ham United will have their hearts and minds set on turning a corner in the clash at Vicarage Road, with much-needed momentum and optimism surely to be granted to the victor.

"If we base our chances in this match on Watford's form then we are going to make a very big mistake", said Hammers boss Pellegrini.

Watford endured their second defeat of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign when they narrowly lost to Everton at Goodison Park, and will want to pick up their first win of the season when they on West Ham United on Saturday.

Pellegrini's side pulled ahead after just three minutes when Mark Noble converted from the penalty spot, taking advantage of the spot-kick being awarded after Abdoulaye Doucoure fouled Manuel Lanzini.

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"We tried to put more pressure on the players on the ball".

"We have other players waiting and now is the moment to show the strength of our squad and try to show it in the next game".

The Hammers picked up their first victory of the Premier League season with a 3-1 scoreline at Vicarage Road.

"It's more important to think about our side".

Watford had a whopping 23 efforts at goal and Pellegrini admits the game was an entertaining one which delights fans.

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