I've been reviewing this season, to understand why we have performed so poorly and have identified some 'key moments' that have gone against us, often at crucial times, which have added up to a miserly 28 points from 30 games. Brighton (h ). Trailing 0-1 and early in the second half we had two moments that could have changed the match. First Gray misses an absolute sitter, shortly afterwards Watford were denied a stonewall penalty when Murray handles a goal bound Pereyra free kick and the referee/VAR ignores the incident. These were two match changing moments that didn't go our way. One was our fault and the other was the fault of the official. Brighton went on to win 3-0 Everton (a ). Losing 0-1 and Gerri not only gets pushed in the back but tripped at the same time in the penalty area, but no penalty was awarded. Could have given us a great opportunity to have equalised. West Ham (h ). Having equalised straight after half time, Hughes missed the easiest of tap ins to make it 2-1. Had that gone in, I'd have expected we'd have got something positive from the match, however, we lost our way and the introduction of Antonio saw us finally lose 3-1. Newcastle (a ). With Watford winning to an early Hughes goal, Newcastle equalise with handball goal. The first of FOUR handball goals scored against us this season. This denied us a priceless away win. Arsenal (h ) Flores' first game and Watford came storming back in the second half coming back from 0-2. Doucoure made a last minute lung bursting run and almost won us the points with a shot in the last kick of the game, but unfortunately for us it went wide. It was a moment that could have had a dramatic impact to our season and we ended up with 1 point instead of 3. So you can see, in the first 5 games we had key moments that all went against us. Poor referring decisions, bad VAR reviews and bad misses from our players. We ended up with just 2 points, but arguably could have had about 11. A massive swing, and has been a noose around our necks all season because of that unfortunate start. I'll skip past the next few games as they largely went by without incident. The next game of note was Spurs away. Winning 1-0 and entering the last few minutes, Deli Ali handles the ball to control it and scores. VAR gets it wrong again AGAIN, and we end up dropping 2 more valuable points. Southampton ( a) We were winning 1-0 and looking likely to see the game out, only for it to turn in the 78 minute when Southampton equalise but a hand was used in the build up. It should clearly have been disallowed, but Southampton's goal was allowed to stand and with he momentum swing changed the direction of the match in Southampton's favour and they went on to score another late goal in a 2-1 defeat for us. Leicester (a ). The game was an even contest, with very little drama, then for a reason only the referee can fathom, he awards Leicester a penalty out of nothing. They of course score from this and go on to get another with the last kick to give them an undeserved 2-0 victory. Another big moment that conspired against us. Liverpool (a ). Strangely this is a game we should have won. We spurned THREE glorious chances to score. Real sitters too. Liverpool score a brilliant Salah goal just before half time, then add a second in injury time to give them an undeserved win. Sheff Utd (a ). Winning 1-0 and comfortable, then Hughes gives away a clumsy penalty which they score from. We should have seen this one out yet the shoot ourselves in the foot once more. Spurs (h ) Tight match with very little in it, then for once we get a break and Michael Oliver awards us a late penalty. Deeney sees his spot kick saved though and a glorious chance of winning was wasted. Aston Villa (a ). We were winning this one, but Villa came back strongly to equalise. That should have been that, but once again we screw up with the last kick of the match and they nick it, 30 seconds over the allotted injury time. The referee blew the final whistle straight after the restart. This was a real kick-in-the-teeth result. Everton (h ). Winning 2-0 and coasting. Everton then score right on half time, when Yerry Mina not only pushes Cathcart in the back but handles the ball before scoring. VAR misses it once more and Everton seize the momentum swing and score again less than a minute later. To rub salt in the wounds we concede another last kick of the game goal to see a game we should have won comfortably, end up with nothing. Brighton (a ) Winning 1-0 and comfortable. The game was coming to its conclusion and we would have seen this out, when inexplicably Mariappa panics with no one around him and fires the ball into the back of his own net. A goal completely out of nowhere and another chance to win is thrown away. Leicester (h ) Almost another give away. A tight contest which we edged on chances, only sees Chilwell score what looked like ANOTHER 90 minute winner. This time we actually did something positive and equalised with a 95th minute goal. To give some balance, we have had some things go our way, but these have been minimal and low impacting. Like the penalty we were awarded against Chelsea, or the penalty Leicester should have had in the first half at their ground (even though the referee evened that up later in the game). That amazing clearance off the line in the final minute against Spurs. The de Gea fumble for our first goal against United. That probably allowed us to win a match we may have ended up losing. So these moments, and there's a tonne of them, have mainly gone against Watford. They all add up, and even if half of these events didn't happen or were reversed, we'd probably have at least 10 more points. It's easy to forget these moments, and I'm sure there are other things which I have forgotten about, but this really sums up our season. Last minute goals, VAR missing handball goals, poor referring decisions and missed chances at key moments.