Watford thumped Cardiff City by a 5-1 scoreline at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday. A hat-trick from Gerard Deulofeu and a brace for the Hornets’ talismanic No. 9 Troy Deeney sealed the points in emphatic fashion for Javi Gracia’s side.
Watford were by far the better side and deserved to win by such a healthy margin. Not only did the goalscorers impress but Abdoulaye Doucoure also had a fine game in the middle of the park. The 26-year-old was a powerful force in midfield, dictating the pace of the game, breaking up opposition attacks, and forging goalscoring opportunities for his teammates.
The Frenchman has been consistently impressive all season and may well be attracting attention from bigger sides after an absolute midfield master-class on Friday. The Mirror reported in January that Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester United have all scouted Doucoure in his time at Vicarage Road.
After his fine performance on Friday, plenty of Watford fans took to Twitter to applaud his contribution…
You absolutely bossed it, Abdoulaye.
— Adam Vessey (@AdamVessey) 22 February 2019
I LOVE YOU KING
— Sam WFC (@Samucko123) 22 February 2019
You were brilliant today
— Dominic Gemson (@thegemsons) 22 February 2019
Mate you absolutely bossed it today. Legends the lot of you
— ben beechey (@Beecheyboy) 22 February 2019
well played AD, fully deserve your big move big man (not Everton), not sure how we’ll replace you.
— Jimmy Judge (@JimmyJ1320) 22 February 2019
BIg D superb tonight again. Win us the cup get us 7th and you leave with my blessing
— clarkewfc29 (@clarkewfc29) 22 February 2019
I love u
— Rachel (@rachel_sg) 22 February 2019
Love u Doucs
— alex (@alexjpWFC) 22 February 2019