Ben Foster howler and Troy Deeney red card gift Arsenal top-four spot
It was a frantic and full-bloodied affair and for Troy Deeney, the night when his fondness for speaking his mind well and truly came back to haunt him. It was after this fixture in October 2017, that the Watford captain accused claimed he liked to “whack”Arsenal’s players in order to see which one of them “wants it.” Well, 18 months on Deeney did give them one of them a whack and he was sent off for his troubles.
The flashpoint arrived on 11 minutes and as the striker delivered a forearm smash to Lucas Torreira’s head. The referee, Craig Pawson, immediately pulled out his red card, which caused shock among the home supporters and great glee among those in the away end. For Deeney it was also some comedown after his part in Watford’s incredible FA Cup semi-final victory eight days ago.