Troy Deeney is just one goal away from becoming only the fifth player in the club’s storied history to score a century of goals.
Deeney scored his 99th on Saturday, drilling home a cutback from Nordin Amrabat for his third of the season and his 16th in the Premier League, moving him level with Odion Ighalo as the club’s top-scorer in the Premier League. However, Deeney has a bigger landmark in his sights: that of joining Cliff Holton, Ross Jenkins, Tommy Barnett and Luther Blissett as Watford centurions.
“I would have had 100 if [it wasn’t for] the ref,” Troy Deeney joked in an interview with the club website. “Well I think I was born 20 years too late. That [the header from Roberto Pereyra’s chip] would have been a nice goal in Andy Gray’s days. It doesn’t really matter about my goals as long as the team are improving and that we’re playing well. But 99, hopefully I can get 100 and then keep going. I don’t really set targets, I just want to improve and play each week and try to keep my place in the team.”
Deeney’s 99 goals have come in 271 appearances, with 93 coming in the bread and butter of the league