Watford v Hartlepool

07 January 2011 01:59
Team news to follow later.[LNB] Have your say on this match [LNB] BIG-MATCH FACTS The tie in context[LNB]• Watford against Hartlepool provides one of the five Championship against League One ties in the third round. [LNB]Gulf in class[LNB]• Hartlepool are 26 places behind the Hornets in the league standings. [LNB][LNB] Head-to-head • These clubs are meeting for the first time since Watford did the double over them in the old Fourth Division campaign of 1977/78. [LNB]• January 1977 was the last time Hartlepool beat the Hornets. [LNB] FA Cup records and best performances [LNB]• Hartlepool's 2-1 win in the second round in December 1951 was not just their only previous meeting in the FA Cup, it was also Hartlepool's only ever win at Vicarage Road. [LNB][LNB] The clubs WATFORD[LNB]Current form[LNB]• Won their last five, and not lost in seven. [LNB]• The league visit to Burnley on 13 November was the last time they suffered defeat. [LNB]• Danny Graham has scored in each of Watford's last five games, netting seven times. [LNB]FA Cup form[LNB]• The 1984 runners-up were semi-finalists four years ago. [LNB]• Since then they've gone out in the fourth, fifth and, most recently, third rounds. [LNB]• Their interest in this competition was ended by Chelsea in each of the last two seasons. A year ago they were crushed 5-0 at Stamford Bridge. [LNB]• Last eliminated by a third tier club in January 1991, when Shrewsbury defeated them 4-1 in the third round at Gay Meadow. [LNB]HARTLEPOOL UNITED[LNB]Current form[LNB]• Monday's 3-0 defeat at Notts County followed five straight league and cup victories. [LNB]FA Cup form[LNB]• Antony Sweeney scored a hat-trick in the previous round; 4-2, home to Yeovil. [LNB]• Needed a replay to get past non-league Vauxhall Motors in the first round. [LNB]• Their only appearance in the third round in the last five years was in the season before last, when they knocked out Premier League Stoke at this third round stage. [LNB][LNB] Replay date Tuesday, 18 January 2011 (Kick off: 1945 GMT) [LNB][LNB] Match officials Referee: Russell Booth (Nottinghamshire) [LNB]Assistant referees: Stephen Artis and Harry Lennard [LNB]Fourth official: Rob Whitton

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