Son of Mauricio Pochettino condemns Newcastle United to Premier League cup defeat
A crowd of 245 were in attendance to see Watford defeat Newcastle United 2-0 on Monday, though no sightings of Mauricio Pochettino.
The occasion was a Premier League cup match played at the Clarence Park home of St Albans and the Newcastle United Under 23s were undone by Maurizio Pochettino, son of the PSG manager.
Watford dominating the first half and cruising to a 2-0 half-time lead.
The Hornets had already seen one effort hit the post before Maurizio Pochettino took control, scoring one and then assisting another, to sew the match up for Watford before the break.
The son of Mauricio Pochettino was with the Southampton academy before moving to Tottenham in 2015 a year after his dad had made his move to White Hart Lane. Allowed to leave on a free, the 20 year old winger then moved on to Watford and made his first professional appearance in May against Brentford.
Newcastle United were then handed the chance to get back into the match when only three minutes into the second-half, Watford’s Derek Agyakwa brought down Dylan Stephenson when denying a goalscoring opportunity.
A red card followed and Watford swiftly went more defensive, taking a certain Henry Wise (son of Dennis Wise!) off and replacing the midfielder with a defender.
Newcastle predictably saw far more of the ball with a man advantage but failed to really threaten as Watford defended well and deserved their clean sheet as well as the win.
Watford Under 23s 2 Newcastle United Under 23s 0
Thompson, Wiggett, Bondswell, White, Cross, Savage, Barrett (Scott 78), Turner-Cooke (Young 46), Stephenson, Miley, Ferguson (Longelo 58)
Newcastle United aren’t out of the competition yet and indeed still have five group matches still to play, the Premier League cup format seeing four Under 23s team playing each other home and away, with Birmingham and Huddersfield also in NUFC’s group. Newcastle next face Birmingham at home in the Premier League cup on 11 October.
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