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Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Troy Deeney exchange classy tweets after horror challenge in Fulham 1-1 Watford

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Watford continued their good start to the Premier League season by drawing 1-1 against Fulham.

But it could have been so much better for Javi Gracia's side.

The Hornets dominated for large periods and took the lead through Andre Gray in just the second minute.

They had a numerous golden opportunities to add to their lead but could not find a way past Marcus Bettinelli.

And Fulham made them pay when Aleksander Mitrovic levelled proceedings with 12 minutes to go.

That was how the game ended with both sides having to settle for a point.

There were a number of heavy challenges throughout the game, especially by Fulham players in the first half.

The west London side were getting dominated by Watford and a few of their players made their frustrations known.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is shown a yellow card for his horror challenge on Troy Deeney

One such man who did so was Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The Manchester United loanee made a quite horrific challenge on Troy Deeney, leaving the Watford man down in a heap.

The Dutchman was extremely fortunate to walk away with just a yellow card. It really was a terrible challenge.

Just look how high his tackle was below: 

Timothy Fosu-Mensah's horror challenge on Troy Deeney

But the two players involved in the challenge have been involved in a lovely Twitter exchange after the game.

Fosu-Mensah tweeted his apologies to the English striker following the match.

He wrote: "Good result in the end! We managed to make amends for a poor first half and came back stronger in the second!

"I want to apologise for my tackle on @T_Deeney. It was not intentional #COYW"

And Deeney, who had every right to be angry with the challenge, showed his class by accepting his opponent's apology.

He replied: "These things happen bro no hard feelings good battle best of luck for the rest of the season 👊🏾"

Fantastic stuff from the pair of them.

Deeney also issued a superb post-match interview after the game when asked to comment on the injury.

"I have to get an X-ray but I played with three broken toes last week so it will be all right," he told Sky Sports, per BBC Sport.

"I may have a broken bone or two but we'll crack on. It is what it is. I am a tough, ugly boy."

Topics:
Football
Marcus Bettinelli
Javi Gracia
Timothy Fosu-Mensah
Premier League
Andre Gray
Troy Deeney
Watford
Fulham

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