Watford 0-1 Derby

12 December 2009 05:41
Substitute Chris Porter's second-half header earned Derby their first away win since April at Watford.Lee Hendrie and Paul Connolly had Derby chances early on before Danny Graham went close for Watford following a poor clearance by Stephen Bywater. [LNB]But the keeper made amends just before half-time, saving Heidar Helguson's shot through a crowded penalty area. [LNB]Replacing DJ Campbell was a surprise move but it paid off when substitute Porter headed in Hendrie's free-kick. [LNB][LNB]Watford manager Malky Mackay told BBC London 94.9:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "It was a disappointing afternoon for us. I think we need to make sure that we come here and do the basics. [LNB]"There are going to be games were you go and break a team down and you have to do those basics properly, and Derby came here today and did that. [LNB]"I think there is a patience needed at times, you've got to keep your decision making and your quality up." [LNB]Derby manager Nigel Clough:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "It's been a long, long wait for it (a first away win) but for the three performances we've put in this week we've deserved to win at least one of those games. [LNB]"We look solid, we restricted an extremely good attacking side to very few opportunities and then we looked relatively dangerous ourselves. [LNB]"We just felt if we kept it at 0-0, put the ball in the right areas then on a very difficult surface we might just get some reward today." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 12 December 2009[LNB] Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Watford 0-1 Derby L (HT 0-0) Porter 77 Watford 01 Loach 02 Mariappa yellow card 06 DeMerit 12 Doyley 15 Harley yellow card (Severin 79) 33 Hodson 07 Cowie (Henderson 90+1) 20 Cleverley yellow card 28 Eustace yellow card 10 Graham (Ellington 79) 11 Helguson yellow card Substitutes 16 Lee, 27 Sadler, 04 Severin, 29 Bryan, 18 Hoskins, 19 Henderson, 25 Ellington Derby 01 Bywater 02 Connolly yellow card 03 McEveley 21 Moxey yellow card 27 Stoor 04 Green 08 Savage 16 Pearson yellow card 26 Hendrie (Teale 79) 25 Dickov (Davies 68) 32 Campbell (Porter 63) Substitutes 13 Deeney, 17 Buxton, 07 Croft, 11 Teale, 24 Livermore, 12 Porter, 20 Davies Ref: StroudAtt: 14,063 WATFORD DERBY Possession Watford 44% Derby 56% Attempts on target Watford 2 Derby 4 Attempts off target Watford 7 Derby 2 Corners Watford 2 Derby 2 Fouls Watford 17 Derby 16 Final Result Full Time 90:00+5:01 The final whistle goes and the game is over. 90:00+4:53 The ball is swung over by Stephen Pearson, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa. 90:00+4:00 Unfair challenge on Gary Teale by Scott Severin results in a free kick. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+3:27 Paul Green fouled by Nathan Ellington, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James McEveley. 90:00+2:32 Nathan Ellington concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Moxey. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick. 90:00+1:55 Effort from inside the area by John Eustace misses to the left of the target. 90:00+1:07 Foul by Liam Henderson on Dean Moxey, free kick awarded. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick. 90:00+0:22 Substitution Liam Henderson is brought on as a substitute for Don Cowie. 88:53 Booking Stephen Pearson goes into the referee's book for dissent. 86:49 Effort on goal by Don Cowie from just inside the penalty area goes over the target. 85:50 Paul Green takes a short corner. 84:10 Stephen Bywater takes the free kick. 84:10 Booking Heidar Helguson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 84:06 Heidar Helguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Connolly. 81:39 Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey. Free kick taken by Paul Green. 80:56 John Eustace produces a left-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar. 78:11 Substitution Nathan Ellington comes on in place of Danny Graham. 78:11 Substitution Jon Harley goes off and Scott Severin comes on. 78:11 Substitution Gary Teale replaces Lee Hendrie. 76:53 Lee Hendrie provided the assist for the goal. 76:53 GOAL - Chris Porter:Watford 0 - 1 Derby Chris Porter grabs a headed goal from close range. Watford 0-1 Derby. 76:11 Lee Hendrie sends in a cross, 76:11 Booking Adrian Mariappa is booked. 75:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Adrian Mariappa. 75:42 The ball is sent over by Danny Graham, clearance made by Robbie Savage. 73:52 The ball is sent over by Jon Harley. 70:15 Corner taken short by Don Cowie. 70:00 Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater. 68:42 Lee Hodson delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Danny Graham goes over the bar. 67:14 Substitution Steve Davies on for Paul Dickov. 63:07 The official flags Jon Harley offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater. 62:47 Paul Dickov is ruled offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick. 61:42 Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick. 61:42 Substitution Chris Porter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dudley Campbell. 61:42 Foul by Heidar Helguson on Fredrik Stoor, free kick awarded. 61:13 Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Paul Dickov results in a free kick. Jay DeMerit takes the free kick. 60:18 The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by James McEveley. 59:36 The ball is sent over by Jon Harley, Dean Moxey makes a clearance. 58:15 The ball is delivered by Dean Moxey, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance. 55:32 Fredrik Stoor sends in a cross. 55:01 The ball is sent over by Lee Hendrie, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance. 53:21 Dean Moxey sends in a cross. 51:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dickov on Jon Harley. Strike comes in from Tom Cleverley from the free kick, save by Stephen Bywater. 50:31 Tom Cleverley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Fredrik Stoor manages to make a clearance. 50:31 Booking Dean Moxey is booked. 50:18 Foul by Dean Moxey on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. 49:28 Dudley Campbell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 48:56 Foul by Lee Hodson on Paul Dickov, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robbie Savage from left channel, Jon Harley manages to make a clearance. 47:04 The offside flag is raised against Paul Dickov. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick. 45:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Mariappa on Paul Dickov. Robbie Savage delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Lloyd Doyley. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+3:46 The first half comes to an end. 45:00+2:56 Effort from the edge of the box by Heidar Helguson goes wide of the left-hand upright. 45:00+2:38 Jon Harley decides to take a short corner. 45:00+1:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Pearson on Tom Cleverley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Cleverley from right channel, clearance by Stephen Pearson. 44:03 The assistant referee signals for offside against Dudley Campbell. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach. 43:10 Paul Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Harley. Tom Cleverley takes the free kick. 41:59 Paul Green challenges Lloyd Doyley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach. 41:10 Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly. 41:10 Booking Tom Cleverley shown a yellow card. 40:59 Unfair challenge on Paul Green by Tom Cleverley results in a free kick. Correction - 40:24 Adrian Mariappa fouled by Dudley Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa. 40:24 Adrian Mariappa fouled by Dudley Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick. 38:51 Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater. 38:51 Booking The referee books John Eustace for unsporting behaviour. 38:18 John Eustace challenges Lee Hendrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. 36:24 Heidar Helguson challenges Paul Connolly unfairly and gives away a free kick. James McEveley restarts play with the free kick. 36:01 Booking Paul Connolly booked. 35:22 James McEveley takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa. 34:41 Corner from the right by-line taken by Robbie Savage, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley. 34:25 Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save. 33:06 James McEveley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie. 29:45 Shot from long distance by Don Cowie goes wide of the left-hand post. 29:11 Dudley Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Hodson. Scott Loach takes the free kick. 27:16 Unfair challenge on Paul Dickov by Adrian Mariappa results in a free kick. Robbie Savage crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance. 25:10 Foul by Paul Connolly on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick. 24:29 Adrian Mariappa challenges Paul Dickov unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robbie Savage from left channel, save made by Scott Loach. 22:48 Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick. 22:04 The ball is delivered by Heidar Helguson. 21:14 Foul by Dean Moxey on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa takes the free kick. 21:01 The ball is crossed by Paul Dickov, save by Scott Loach. 19:47 Foul by Fredrik Stoor on Jon Harley, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Don Cowie, clearance by Robbie Savage. 19:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dickov on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick. 18:21 Free kick taken by Paul Connolly. 18:21 Booking Jon Harley goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. 18:15 Jon Harley concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Savage. 16:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Harley on Fredrik Stoor. The ball is crossed by Robbie Savage, Header from deep inside the area by Paul Connolly goes over the bar. 13:41 Dudley Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay DeMerit. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick. 11:05 Danny Graham has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal. 7:33 Lee Hendrie takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa. 6:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Robbie Savage. James McEveley takes the free kick. 4:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Connolly on Tom Cleverley. Tom Cleverley takes the free kick. 4:02 Dean Moxey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Free kick taken by John Eustace. 2:16 The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater. 0:00 The referee starts the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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