Arsenal 1-0 Watford LIVE! Smith Rowe goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Arsenal 1-0 Watford LIVE! Smith Rowe goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today
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Arsenal vs Watford LIVE!

Emile Smith Rowe scored his third goal in as many league matches as Arsenal moved up to fifth with a 1-0 win against Watford.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had seen a first-half penalty saved by Ben Foster on the veteran goalkeeper’s 500th career appearance, after a Bukayo Saka effort was ruled out by VAR for offside.

But the Gunners went ahead in the 56th minute when Smith Rowe struck a first-time shot into the bottom-right corner after the ball had fallen kindly for him just outside the area.

Joshua King came close to an equaliser for visitors Watford, who finished the game with 10 men after Juraj Kucka was shown a second yellow card in the dying moments.

Smith Rowe, the England Under-21 international who was this week omitted from Gareth Southgate's latest senior squad, now has five goals in his last eight games in all competitions for Arsenal under Mikel Arteta.

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Key Points

  • Kick-off time: 14.00pm GMT, the Emirates Stadium

  • GOAL: Emile Smith Rowe scores

  • Full-time: Arsenal 1-0

Full-time: Arsenal 1-0 Watford

15:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

90:00 - A great performance from Ben Foster but Emile Smith Rowe’s goal sees Arsenal extend their unbeaten run to 8 Premier League games.


15:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

91:00 - Lokanga tries his luck from just outside the box but Foster denies him with a brilliant save!


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88:00 - Kucka is given his marching orders after picking up his second yellow card for a foul on Tavares.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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15:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

87:00 - What on earth is Ramsdale doing?

He rushes out towards the corner flag, is rounded by Josh King, who then can’t finish from a tight angle.

That was almost quite the catastrophe.

Late Watford surge

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85:00 - Watford aren’t exactly making many chances but are pressing up and playing in the Arsenal half.

Could be a nervy finish.


15:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

77:00 - Lovely play from Arsenal.

Odegaard opens the pitch up with a glorious ball for Nuno Tavares, who takes a great touch to spin it across goal.

Smith Rowe isn’t quite able to keep the resulting shot down, however.


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72:00 - Odegaard puts the ball past Foster but, strangely, Aubameyang elects to tap it home when stood in an offside position.

That’s cost Arsenal a goal.

The man of the moment

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67:00 - Saka teases one into the box with a brilliant ball but Aubameyang can’t quite reach it.

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Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

15:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal get there goal and it’s that man Emile Smith Rowe. Are you watching Gareth Southgate?

GOAL: Arsenal 1-0 Watford | Emile Smith Rowe ‘56

15:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

56:00 - The midfielder curls one in from just outside the box.

Third goal in as many games!

Brilliant work from Saka

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50:00 - The England man finds Smith Rowe in the box but the latter can’t quite control it in limited space.

More of that kind of thing is needed. Wonderful ball.

The game is slowing

15:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

49:00 - Arsenal aren’t exactly rushing things.

Watford are playing their part too but chances have been few and far between.


15:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

47:00 - Good work from Saka, who finds Lacazette in the box before the Frenchman rolls it out to Lokonga.

A decent enough shot is well-caught by Foster.


15:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

46:00 - Back underway!

A look at Foster’s save

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Auba’s dodgy record

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Half-time: Arsenal 0-0 Watford

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Very frustrating so far with Saka’s goal ruled out and Ben Foster saving a penalty.

Lot s of work to do at half-time!

Lacazette trying to rev the crowd

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40:00 - Kucka puts one wide after driving through the middle of the park,

Warning signs.

Half-chance for Arsenal

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39:00 - Taveres heads over after some slick play saw a cross delivered to him at the back post.

If Arsenal can move it quickly, you feel they could have some joy.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

14:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

A penalty save from Foster and it has that “one of those days” feelings for Arsenal right now.


14:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Foster saves from Aubameyang.


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33:00 - Rose brings down Lacazette.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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What Watford make of it

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Smith Rowe attempt

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29:00 - Golden boy Emile Smith Rowe attempts an overhead, which tells you pretty much everything about how little Arsenal are creating.

Danny Rose getting quite the reception

14:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

27:00 - Danny Rose is getting booed every time he evens approaches the ball.

Ah, football is so much better with fans, right?

Watford solid

14:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

25:00 - Since the ‘goal’ that never was, Watford have looked solid.

They’re not exactly tearing up any trees but have looked hard to get past.

Arsenal need a touch of magic in the final third.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

14:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Watford look like they’ve a bit more bit in midfield today. Kucka is making his presence known with some strong tackles and Ranieri’s side have looked a little better in the past few minutes

Lokonga booked

14:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

20:00 - Lokonga booked after bringing down Kucka on the halfway line.

A bit of afters too, so will be interesting to see how that battle develops.

A closer look at the ‘goal'

14:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lokonga shot

14:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

16:00 - Other than the goal, Arsenal haven’t been able to put too many passes together in the Watford box.

They’re dominating but struggling for that final spark.

Lokonga has just put a long shot wide.

Arsenal in full control

14:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

10:00 - Watford cannot get a touch.

Arsenal look dominant but need to keep their momentum going against a side with one of the leakiest defences in the Premier League.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

14:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Watford survive there thanks to VAR, but they are really on the back foot here. Arsenal need to go for the juggler early on, as they did against Leicester.

DISALLOWED GOAL: Arsenal 1-0 Watford | Buakyo Saka ‘7

14:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

07:00 - Saka finishes from close range but it’s ruled out for an offside.

Lacazette involved early

14:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

03:00 - Arsenal dominating as you might expect.

Could be a long afternoon for Watford with Lacazette getting an early sight of goal.


14:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

0:00 - We’re underway at the Emirates!

Arteta honoured by 100th game

13:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Speaking to Sky, Arteta described reaching 100 games as Arsenal manager as “a huge honour and a privilege”.

Xhaka back in light training

13:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Dean Smith sacked by Aston Villa

13:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

Turned over by Arsenal recently, Aston Villa have parted ways with Dean Smith.

The last time Watford visited the Emirates

13:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

What does Mikel Arteta think of Antonio Conte?

13:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

“I think that is incredibly positive for our league because it raises the level as it brings new ideas, the competition will be even harder.

“But as well we have to bear in mind that we have some really good examples in Neil Warnock, with David [Moyes], and what they have done in the game.

“For example, Neil beating the record in terms of the longest-serving games and the history of David doing 1,000 games and we cannot lose [sight of] that because it is related to the history of this league and they have done so much in this league for us as well.”

You can read Arteta’s thoughts on the new Spurs boss here.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

13:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thomas Partey injured

13:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Watford XI

13:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Arsenal XI

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The Arsenal players arrive

12:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Your Evening Standard prediction

12:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Given Arsenal’s form, as well as the fact this group of largely young players who don’t appear to be haunted by the mistakes of the past, it’s hard to look past a home win on Sunday.

Arsenal to win 2-0.

How to watch today’s action

12:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch Arsenal vs Watford through the Sky Go App.

LIVE coverage: Keep up to date with every minute of the action through Standard Sport’s match blog.


12:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage as Arsenal host Watford in the Premier League.

Kick-off at the Emirates is at 2pm GMT.

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