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Watford mock Luton’s relegation from the Premier League with social media post

Watford mock Luton’s relegation from the Premier League with a social media post as soon as the final whistle blew at Kenilworth Road.

Luton’s fate was sealed with a 4-2 defeat to Fulham on the final day of the 2023/24 season, sending them down to the Championship alongside Burnley and Sheffield United.

As the final whistle blew at Kenilworth Road on exactly 5:56pm, Watford published a tweet on Twitter, with the rivalry to be renewed next season.

While the Hatters faced tough competition in the top flight, the Hornets also struggled in the Championship, ending up in 15th.

After being relegated from the Premier League in 2022, Watford ended their first season back in the Championship in 11th place.

But now with Luton returning to the EFL next season, the rivalry between the two clubs is set to be renewed, starting with the post that Watford put up.

Luton’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed after a 4-2 defeat to Fulham, the Hatters fought back twice to reduce the deficit to one goal, but then Harry Wilson fired a strike from range to provide a two-goal cushion and secure all three points.

Player ratings (as per Sky Sports)

Luton: Kaminski (6), Osho (6), Mengi (6), Hashioka (6), Doughty (7), Ogbene (6), Clark (6), Lokonga (6), Chong (6), Morris (7), Adebayo (7)

Subs: Shea (7), Woodrow (6), Mpanzu (6), Townsend (6), Johnson (6)

Fulham: Leno (6), Ream (6), Bassey (6), Robinson (6), Tete (6), Palhinha (7), Reed (7), Traoré (7), Iwobi (6), Wilson (8), Jiménez (8)

Subs: Cairney (7), Ballo-Touré (6), De Cordova-Reid (6), Muniz (N/A), Castagne (N/A)

Player of the match: Harry Wilson

Luton boss Rob Edwards has been speaking to BBC Match of the Day after the Hatters were relegated to the Championship on the final day of the season: “We are a special club. We have got unique support – we have had that all season long. Everyone that has travelled has shown their best.

“We have given our best this year and ultimately we have just come up short, I know that. If one game could almost tell a season’s story, that would be today.

“We showed really good moments, created chances, didn’t take them, conceded from a mistake, then were punished with a brilliant finish, equalised and then conceded straight after.

“We got back into the game again at 3-2 and then conceded a quick counter-attack from a throw-in that we got in their final third.

“Full of endeavour, some really good quality at times as well, but just a little bit too fragile.”

On the spirit of his players: “They have shown that all season long. We have scored a lot of goals this year. We have been good to watch. We have been involved in loads of great games, but we have conceded too many.

“That balance is something that we have got to try to address and we know where we need to keep improving.

“We have changed and evolved so much. There is a lot of good stuff we can take away to attack the Championship next season.”

“We work hard, we give absolutely everything, we just have to be us – go and be Luton.”

Speaking to the wider media, Edwards added: “We did our all. There are reasons for it [relegation] and I think, in the end, we were just a little bit thin.

“We missed him [Tom Lockyer] and we missed a number of other players as well. The job almost became impossible. When you have eight, nine, 10, 12, 13 players missing – it becomes too much.

“I understand why we were the favourites to go down and, ultimately, people were right.”

Fulham boss Marco Silva has been speaking to BBC Match of the Day after finishing the season with a win: “It was very important [to restore their lead after Luton’s equaliser] in a good moment for us and we scored. It was a great open play goal, the way we scored the second. Some very good goals from ourselves.

“The fourth goal is another good example, a great open play moment from us and a great goal from ourselves.

“There were some very good individual performances and the collective performance was good as well. We deserved [the result], we were the best team on the pitch.

“Unfortunately, we conceded two goals that we should avoid as well, but three points to end the season, away from home, it was important.”

On finishing 13th in the Premier League: “The season, as a whole, is definitely a successful season.

“I cannot hide that before the last international break we were in our best moment of the season. That was the moment for us to fight for something more, some positions higher in the table, and the reaction after the international break wasn’t the best at all. We lost some important points during that period.

“In terms of points, we have five less than last season but overall it has been a very good season for us.

“I had the feeling that we could go a bit higher.”

This is how Twitter users reacted as Watford seemingly mock Luton’s relegation from the Premier League with a social media post…

@LutonReport: 15th lads … in the Championship. Have some shame

@WFCHenry: Are you enjoying some DOWNtime admin?

@watford_fcnews: Luton fans absolutely rattled when they did the exact same to us a couple years ago. Stop crying boys and take the banter 🤣

@QPRReport: Not at all classy @WatfordFC

@Atexo02: This is the closest thing to success you lot have ever had in your existence, see you next year for another piss easy win at Kenilworth Road x

@Banananey: Decent pun tbf but not as good as sacking your manager who goes on to get your rivals promoted.

@slbhatter: I mean that’s pretty funny to be fair. Let them have it. Highlight of the season and all that.

@CiaranDoherty23: Gowan admin 🤣 really rattled a few feathers here saying we finished 15th etc it’s just a bit of banter 😂 what a rivalry is about

@FrankieHolliday: Luton fans actually crying about this, grow up you snowflakes. What about all your gaffer posts

@OhWhenTheTown: 15th in the league by the way 😂 See you next season scumbags

@hyena4: What an embarrassing season. Ground not ready to host a premier league game. 1 win in last 16 at business end of season. Lap of honour in all those games 🙈 could have strengthened in Jan and stayed up. Pub team in the football league. Tick tock and see you soon 👋🏻

@ChrisOwen1986: Well this is embarrassing 🤦‍♂️

@RyanWP46: This is not the one and certainly no bragging rights. 15th place debt ridden club mocking a club playing a premier league match who climbed every league to the top. Awful admin L

@andy_jones23: I actually love the fact they post things like this. It holds up a mirror to their current mentality as a club and it’s an exquisitely damning indictment. Bravo 👏

@wearelutontown: 15th in the Championship drowning in debt I’m sure they’re buzzing with their club.

@KHaLoyalHatter: We are proud of our team and what they have achieved over the past 10 years and we are a club to be proud of. What have Watford done in the past ten years except equaling the heaviest defeat in the FA cup final. They are not a club you could be proud of at all

@Jessaroo1881: My club and I’m all here for it. 🤣🤣. ⬇️

@Rikki_Aldridge: Sensational thanks! Beers going ‘down’ nicely 😉🍻

@markstephenson2: When they announced over the tannoy at Vicarage Road in May 83 that Luton had beaten Man City and stayed up, the crowd cheered. Mocking your rivals relegation on your club’s social media straight after it happened just shows embarrassing that club has become.

@WfcHJames: I am indeed wadmin, although dreading my media test tomorrow

@Richbow79: Mid table second tier with no major honours Awarded

@jessfiggins: Only 2 managers all season. Congrats.

@danielmelly_: Posting this after finishing 15th in the fucking championship 🤣🤣🤣

@jasonbrewer710: A beautiful Sunday indeed 😊

@wfccaity: Good tweet

@wfcLgn: the timing is unreal 😂

@stephenbaldwin2: Get our house in order I would suggest.

@wfcandrew: I LOVE YOU

@ArchieLTFC: Lovely Sunday guys, 15th in the Championship!! See you lads on the Harry Potter buses next season! 😂

@NFFC_Callum: Always loved Watford 😂🌳

@russ_knights: Not sure we’re in a position to enjoy others’ failings. Imagine GT seeing this.

@gsherrington80: State of your club, I’d 🤫.

@QPRReport: The social media people at @WatfordFC think they’re being clever. But rule of thumb: You don’t kick people (or clubs) when they’re down. (And I’m obviously not a @LutonTown Fan)

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