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Watford lead tributes as much-loved Graham Taylor is remembered around the grounds

The former manager passed away on Thursday.

There were displays at Vicerage Road.
There were displays at Vicerage Road.
Image: Adam Davy

FIXTURES ACROSS THE Premier League and elsewhere paid tribute to Graham Taylor today, following his sudden passing on Thursday.

Several matches saw minutes’ applause before kick-off, while players donned black armbands to signify mourning.

Renowned as Watford’s greatest manager, there were several displays and gestures at Vicarage Road in his memory ahead of, and during their fixture with Middlesborough.

Chants of ‘there’s only one Graham Taylor’ rang out around the stadium during a minute’s applause in his memory.

Watford v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Vicarage Road Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Watford v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Vicarage Road Source: Adam Davy

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Watford v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Vicarage Road Source: Adam Davy

Watford v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Vicarage Road Source: Adam Davy

Watford v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Vicarage Road Source: Adam Davy

Taylor’s wife, Rita, and daughters were in attendance.

Watford v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Vicarage Road Source: Adam Davy

Taylor also had a succesful stint at Aston Villa, and the club paid tribute accordingly ahead of their Championship clash against Wolves.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa - Sky Bet Championship - Molineux Source: Simon Galloway

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa - Sky Bet Championship - Molineux Source: Simon Galloway

Elsewhere, there were minutes silences observed before kick-off and other gestures throughout the games.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - White Hart Lane Source: Dominic Lipinski

Leicester City v Chelsea - Premier League - King Power Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Sunderland v Stoke City - Premier League - Stadium of Light Source: Owen Humphreys

Sunderland v Stoke City - Premier League - Stadium of Light Source: EMPICS Sport

 

Burnley v Southampton - Premier League - Turf Moor Source: Martin Rickett

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