Watford vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more today

Watford face Tottenham on New Year’s Day with both sides needing victories to boost their hopes of achieving their season objectives and starting 2022 on a positive note. The Hornets are on a dismal run of five straight defeats, leaving them two points above the relegation zone and with Claudio Ranieri seemingly coming under pressure despite only having been appointed in October.

Spurs, on the other hand, have been on a slow but steady upward journey since Antonio Conte’s appointment one month later, with a seven-match unbeaten run in the league stretching back to the Italian’s first game in charge.

They sit seventh in the Premier League table, but with just a point separating Spurs, West Ham and Man United at the turn of the year, consistency in finding a winning formula is everything in the race for Champions League and Europa League places. Tottenham have kept clean sheets in each of their last three wins, while Watford have scored precisely once in each of their last four defeats. Follow all the action from Vicarage Road after the conclusion of Arsenal vs Man City below.


FULL-TIME: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City

90+7 mins: Chance! City have a three-on-one but White gets his positing right to tackle Mahrez.

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City

90+6 mins: Last chance for Arsenal as Ramsdale plays it long – it falls to Tierney but Gundogan thrashes his cross away. City are almost there.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City (RODRI 90+3 mins)

WOW – Arsenal failed to clear the free kick and De Bruyne swings the ball in towards Laporte. It breaks to Rodri – who turns it home for a dramatic late winner. He rushes to the corner where the Arsenal fans were, removing his shirt, and is pelted with objects.

This second half has been absolutely wild, and that could be a huge late winner for City.

Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City

90+2 mins: Cancelo wins a free-kick from Tierney on the right edge of the box after the left-back clumsily outstretched his leg.

Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City

90 mins: But nothing comes of it. De Bruyne heads clear.

There will be SIX minutes of added time.

Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City

89 mins: Arsenal win a late corner after Partey flips the ball over Ake’s head – who puts it behind under pressure from Smith Rowe.

Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City

87 mins: That’s better from City. They get the ball out to Mahrez who drives at Tierney. He beats him around the outside before Xhaka gets across to block the shot out for a corner.

Arsenal are able to clear – but only after there’s a coming together between Ramsdale and Dias as he tried to collect the ball over his head. Ramsdale rather dragged Dias down, who then appeared to kick out at the goalkeeper. Dias was also offside anyway.

Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City

86 mins: City have not played well since Gabriel’s red card – but Arsenal are still having to do plenty of defending. Tomiyasu wins an important header at the back post before Ramsdale collects Sterling’s cross, which had taken a touch of the defender.

Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City

84 mins: Arsenal make their third and final change as Saka makes way for Elneny. Saka has been brilliant again today but saw little of the ball after Arsenal went down to 10.

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