Watford Capitalise On Spurs' Set Piece Deficiency

Watford continued their impressive 100% start to the 2018-19 Premier League season on Sunday afternoon when they defeated Spurs with two goals from set pieces.

The Hornets demonstrated the importance of set pieces, practise and planning, in order to exploit a weakness in Tottenham's team which is dealing with crosses into the box.

Spurs conceded 33% of all their goals in 2017-18 from set pieces, and have continued that alarming trend already so far this season.

Watford have the key components to take advantage of the set piece. In Jose Holebas, they have someone with excellent delivery, and in Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart, they have players who attack the ball expertly inside the penalty area and who ultimately scored the goals to get them the three points.

We broke down Watford's winning goal using Globall Coach below.

Practise, preparation and players clearly knowing their roles in the routine can lead to a great source of goals.

After the game, Troy Deeney said: "The gaffer has got to take credit. He’s worked a lot on the set-pieces."

Globall Coach can be used by technical staff to develop their set piece programs and then communicate it to the players, with each role clearly defined as shown in the animation above.

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Paul Harper