Watford's Heurelho Gomes produces Save of the Season against West Ham

Watford returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over West Ham on Super Sunday, but their goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was largely to thank.

Goals from Will Hughes and Brazilian sensation Richarilson secured the points at Vicarage Road and condemned David Moyes to a defeat in his first game in charge of West Ham.

While the Hammers had their chances, it’s fair to say the Hornets deserved their win and controlled large spells of the game.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Gomes is famed for his ability to save penalties, but on Sunday afternoon he showed he has a penchant for pulling off double saves, too.

West Ham saw Cheikhou Kouyate miss two decent chances and Manuel Lanzini had an effort cleared off the line, but neither of those openings were as good as what Marko Arnautovic squandered towards the end of the first half.

The Austrian forward has had a rocky start to life at West Ham following his £25 million move from Stoke City and rumour has it Moyes will look to move him on in the January transfer window.

Just when it appeared he could make a great impression on his new manager, the Watford stopper came up with a brilliant double save that many are calling the save of the season so far.

Take a look at the clip below to see the Brazilian’s ridiculous reactions:

In the build-up to the game, the headlines were dominated by Everton’s pursuit of Watford’s manager, Marco Silva.

After having two bids rejected for Silva – yes, you can apparently bid for managers now – with the second bid reaching £10 million, the Hornets insist they will not budge.

Speaking on November 14, a spokesman for Watford told Sky Sports News: “We will not countenance an approach for our manager, either from Everton or indeed any other club, be it in the Premier League or abroad.”


Silva, speaking to Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves ahead of Watford’s home game with West Ham on Super Sunday, said his and his side’s focus was “100 per cent on the game”.

That focus translated into three more points for the Hertfordshire side which sees them climb to eighth in the table.

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