Deeney denied as Spurs winless run goes on

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Forward Gerard Deulofeu seeing his goal-bound shot blocked by Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen's outstretched arm which earned Watford a penalty.

Unfortunately, captain Troy Deeney's spot kick was stopped by goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

The incident, and a late effort by Spurs' Erik Lamela that was cleared off the line, were rare highlights in a drab 0-0 affair at Vicarage Road.

It was Tottenham's fourth straight Premier League game without a win while Watford stretched their unbeaten run to six matches. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 19, 2020, with the headline 'Deeney denied as Spurs winless run goes on'. Print Edition | Subscribe