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Ben Davies: ‘Ryan Giggs criticism is unfair’

Ben Davies insists the criticism of Wales manager Ryan Giggs after hurtful back-to-back Euro 2020 qualifying defeats is unfair. Wales’ hopes of making the finals next summer were dealt a severe setback with losses to Croatia and Hungary in the space of four days. Giggs’ side now trail Group E leaders Hungary by six points, albeit with a game in hand, and are three adrift of Slovakia and Croatia in the race for a top-two spot. Ryan Giggs is under pressure after successive defeats dropped Wales to fourth place in their Euro 2020 qualifying group (Joe Giddens/PA) The Old Trafford great has had to shoulder the blame from most Welsh fans puzzled by the fact he has not profited from the attacking talents of Gareth Bale, David Brooks and new Manchester United winger Daniel James. R...

Result: Watford through to EFL Cup third round with routine win over Reading

Watford progress to the third round of the EFL Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over Reading in Wednesday night’s second-round clash at the Madejski Stadium. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 21:56 UK Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 22:22 UK Watford have reached the third round of the EFL Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over Reading in Wednesday night’s second-round clash at the Madejski Stadium. Hornets manager Javi Gracia rested all 11 of the players who started the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace last Sunday with an eye towards the weekend’s Premier League game with Tottenham Hotspur. Nonetheless, the visitors gave a good account of themselves and twice went close from a corner in the first half, but neither Adrian Mariappa nor Ben Wilmot ...

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