The dust has settled on Monday Night Football, in a game that saw Arsenal walk away with a nice 1-0 win over Watford. It was a hard fought encounter to say the least with both teams giving it their all, but in the end, it was the Gunners who came away with the three points. It was an important three points, too, as it ensured that Unai Emery’s men were able to bounce straight back up into the top four – which is where they’ll hope to stay with just a handful of games remaining in the Premier League season.
The thing is, aside from the win itself, there was another factor behind last night’s win that made it oh so sweet: karma. If you’ll remember correctly, Watford were able to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley in their FA Cup semi-final just over a week ago. As you may also remember, a few players weren’t particularly humble in the immediate aftermath of the game.
We aren’t ones to wave this kind of thing around in the face of others, but when you examine the evidence, it becomes all that much more amusing.
Ben Foster formerly played for West Bromwich Albion, and as such, decided to tweet out in celebration after Watford’s triumph over Wolves. He typed out ‘Wo1ve5’ in reference to West Brom’s 5-1 win over their biggest rivals, which is a nod to the last time they played each other many years ago. Of course, in what felt like a direct consequence of that, Foster’s mistake was the primary reason why Aubameyang was able to take advantage and score the only goal of the game at Vicarage Road last night. Wonderful stuff.
Aside from playing up the severity of the penalty in order to secure the decision in injury time, Troy Deeney also had his fair share to say after Watford’s win at the weekend. He called Raul Jimenez a loser for wearing a mask after his goal celebration, and generally decided to mock Wolves as a club. Then, against Watford, he was given a straight red card for an elbow on Lucas Torreira – and will miss Watford’s next three league games, which includes a game against Wolves. Off you pop, pal.
Do you believe in karma in football, and in the immediate aftermath of the game against Watford last night, did you feel any kind of sympathy for either Ben Foster or Troy Deeney?