English Recap: No wins for the Stars and Stripes

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There was a lot left to be desired for the Yanks playing in England this weekend as Josh Sargent was handed his first Premier League start in a dismal loss at home to Watford.

Norwich City 1 – 3 Watford

Josh Sargent earned his first Premier League start this weekend but failed to get on the score sheet as Norwich City lost at home to Watford.

Sargent worked hard throughout his opening shift for the Canaries, but could only register one “would be” assist that turned in to a bad shot from Teemu Pukki.

Emmanuel Dennis got Watford off to a positive start in the 17th minute with a monstrous header from a Kiko Femenia cross.

Pukki did what he does best and scored the equalizer for Norwich in the 35th minute, and the home team went in to the half time break thinking they had a lifeline. They could have been 2-1 up if it hadn’t been for the Pukki miss just before half time.

Sargent and company were however doomed for a turn of fortunes as Ismaila Sarr got his first of two just after the hour mark. Josh King provided both assists for Sarr, who scored in the 63rd and 80th to seal the deal for Watford.

It is now a stretch of 15 games in the Premier League for manager Daniel Farke since he last won.

Sargent will hope to get another start as Norwich take on Liverpool Tuesday in the Carabao Cup.

Fulham 1 – 2 Reading

Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream were back in the starting XI together but were unable to keep Reading at bay, falling to their second defeat in three games.

Fulham had no response for Readings Ovie Ejaria as his outstanding brace handed Fulham their first home defeat of the season.

Ejaria scored first in the 15th minute with a fantastic curling effort from outside the box, with his second coming in the 53rd as he smacked a first time shot home. Rodrigo Muniz pulled one back just before full time in the 86th minute, but it was too little too late.

Fulham take on Premier League high flyers Leeds in the Caraboa Cup midweek.

Huddersfield Town 0 – 2 Nottingham Forest

Ethan Horvath was the backup keeper for Nottingham Forest in their 2-0 away win at Huddersfield Town.

Duane Holmes came on after Huddersfield went two goals down. Holmes tried to apply some heat, but wasn’t able to get anything past the Forest #1. 

Horvath and Nottingham play Saturday against Millwall, while Huddersfield town are away to Swansea.

Fleetwood Town 2 – 2 Sunderland

Lynden Gooch went 90 minutes against Fleetwood Town, but his team Sunderland dropped points as Fleetwood Town scored a last-minute penalty.

Sunderland were flying high as Ross Stewart scored the opening goal in the 19th minute, and looked to have won it as they doubled their lead late on in the 79th minute through an Aiden McGeady penalty.

That should have been that, but Sunderland’s best laid plans were ruined as Fleetwood turned the pressure up in the final 10 minutes.

Callum Morton got Fleetwood Town back in to the game in the 81st minute, and a 97th minute penalty was converted by Ged Garner.

Sunderland will hope to have better fortunes on Tuesday as they play Wigan away in the Carabao Cup.


Christian Pulisic is still out injured for Chelsea, who won 3-0 away to Tottenham.

Folarin Balogun did not feature for Arsenal in their 1-0 away win over Burnley.

Zack Steffen did not make the bench for Manchester City in their 0-0 draw against Southampton.

Matthew Olosunde did not feature for Preston North End in their 1-1 draw to West Brom. Next up is a Tuesday home match against Cheltenham in the Carabao Cup.


Andrew Vorce

I do it all! Youth club coach for 15+ years, very retired semi-pro indoor player, journalist for Yanks Abroad, and VP of Operations for the Warrior Soccer Tour. Soccer, soccer, soccer. Avid soccer enthusiast and travel to Europe every summer to take kids to go compete against European youth teams.

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