Emmanuel Dennis


Emmanuel Dennis ends Watford’s winless run at Aston Villa

Emmanuel Dennis ended Watford’s three-month wait for a victory as Roy Hodgson celebrated his first win in charge on the road at Aston Villa.The Hornets arrived at Villa Park in the midst of the longest current winless run in the Premier League, having picked up just two points in the 11 matches that followed November’s memorable win against Manchester United.Hodgson replaced Claudio Ranieri during that bleak run and secured his first victory as Watford manager on Saturday afternoon as Dennis headed home a cross from Ismaila Sarr to seal a 1-0 triumph.Steven Gerrard – who played under Hodgson with Liverpool...

Emmanuel Dennis gives Roy Hodgson first Watford win as Aston Villa slip up again

Steven Gerrard’s former boss, Roy Hodgson, came back to haunt him - as the former England manager successfully plotted a precious first win in charge of Watford. Hodgson’s men enjoyed their first goal of his tenure with them - in their fourth game under him - and it was enough to send Gerrard crashing to another painful defeat, after losing to another relegation-battling team, Newcastle United, last time out.

Aston Villa 0-1 Watford: Emmanuel Dennis header hands Roy Hodgson first victory as Hornets manager

Emmanuel Dennis's late header saw struggling Watford win 1-0 at Aston Villa as Roy Hodgson recorded his first win in charge of the Hornets. The visitors' hopes of staying in the Premier League had largely been written off by most after a dreadful recent run had seen them lose 10 of their last 12 games in all competitions heading to Villa Park - a sequence of results that had led to Hodgson's arrival at the club.

Fantasy Premier League tips gameweek 22: Harry Kane, Emmanuel Dennis, Tariq Lamptey and more

Harry KaneAll three premium forwards - Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku - have a double. Ronaldo certainly has the potential to punish non-owners but of the three, we just about prefer Kane as a pick for his potential as a differential. Granted, there’s no Son Heung-min to accompany him in Tottenham’s attack but that could just make him even more central to what Antonio Conte’s side do. Kane had three in three before the blank against Watford and his record against both Arsenal and Leicester is excellent.Bruno FernandesWith a dreaded further postponement robbing us of a double gameweek for...

Emmanuel Dennis: From potential priest to Watford's saviour?

When fighting for survival in the Premier League, having a clinical goalscorer can be the difference between staying up or going down. Fortunately for Watford, they have one of the most in-form forwards in the top flight this season - Emmanuel Dennis. And even more fortunate for the Hornets, an...

Why is Emmanuel Dennis not playing for Nigeria at Afcon 2021? Watford striker's absence explained

The Super Eagles find themselves without three proven forwards as Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo have also been ruled out of their plans. Emmanuel Dennis has been a revelation at Watford in 2021-22, with eight Premier League goals scored on the back of a bargain £3.4 million ($5m) move from Club Brugge, but the 24-year-old will play no part for Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Claudio Ranieri says Watford respect Africa Cup of Nations despite Emmanuel Dennis absence

Claudio Ranieri has insisted Watford have not disrespected the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after Emmanuel Dennis was confirmed as missing the tournament.Nigeria accused Watford of “baring fangs” in confirming striker Dennis had not made the Super Eagles’ 28-man squad for AFCON.But Hornets manager Ranieri remains adamant Watford and Nigeria bosses thrashed out the situation between them, with the end result that Dennis will remain at Vicarage Road.Nigeria missed the deadline to request Dennis’ release from Watford, but have since expressed frustrations in an official statement on Instagram – which Ranieri has moved to downplay.Asked if Watford have disrespected AFCON...