• Date: Sun 02 May 2010
  • Venue: Ricoh Arena
  • Ref: Halsey, M
  • Attendance: 19,103
0 - 4
Watford

Watford

Graham (16)P

Lansbury (17)

Graham (78)

Sordell (81)

Coventry City vs Watford

Team Lineups

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright (Jordan Clarke, 71)
Martin Cranie
Leon Barnett
Richard Wood
Sammy Clingan (Carl Baker, 46)
David Bell
Aron Gunnarsson
Michael McIndoe
Freddy Eastwood (Shaun Jeffers, 71)
Clinton Morrison, C

Watford

Scott Loach
Adrian Mariappa
Lloyd Doyley
Jon Harley
Martin Taylor
Lee Hodson
Henri Lansbury
Don Cowie
John Eustace (Stephen McGinn, 89)
Michael Bryan (Marvin Sordell, 61)
Danny Graham (Gavin Massey, 85)

Match Report
Watford secured their first away win in 17 matches in emphatic style against Coventry City with a 4-0 demolition job. A Danny Graham brace along with goals from Henri Lansbury and Marvin Sordell did the damage against a Coventry City side who have failed to win in 11 games. The Hornets stung twice in two minutes to take control of the game. First a 16th minute goalmouth scramble led to a clumsy Leon Barnett challenge on Graham. Referee Mark Halsey, taking charge of his first Championship match since being in remission from throat cancer, pointed to the spot and Graham stepped up to smash the ball into the top right corner. Coventry then failed to concentrate from the restart and when Clinton Morrison's wayward pass went to Michael Bryan, he found Lansbury in space 30 yards from goal and the Arsenal loanee fired a superb low shot into the bottom corner. The Sky Blues improved somewhat after the second goal and they could have pulled one back after a good move between Aron Gunnarsson and Stephen Wright saw the latter cross for Richard Wood six-yards from goal, but former Birmingham defender Martin Taylor managed to block the effort. Both sides continued to attack in the second half and Coventry produced their best move of the match in the 51st minute when good build-up play from Carl Baker and Freddy Eastwood gave Morrison a chance from the edge of the area but he shot wide. At the other end, City keeper Keiren Westwood kept his side in the game with a superb block when he tipped over Don Cowie's shot from six-yards. But that was the last of Coventry's resistance as Watford added two more goals in quick succession. In the 79th minute, Jon Harley ran down the left and sent a pass towards the back post for Graham to sweep home and then, two minutes later, substitute Marvin Sordell ran through on goal to slot the ball home for a fourth.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

89
Substitution
 

Watford are replacing John Eustace with Stephen McGinn.

85
Substitution
 

Danny Graham is being taken off, Gavin Massey has come on in his place.

81
Goal
 

Goal!! Watford have scored with Marvin Sordell putting it in the back of the net.

78
Goal
 

Goal!! Watford have scored with Danny Graham putting it in the back of the net.

71
Substitution
 

Stephen Wright is being taken off, Jordan Clarke has come on in his place.

71
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Freddy Eastwood with Shaun Jeffers.

67
Yellow Card
 

Freddy Eastwood goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

61
Substitution
 

Michael Bryan is replaced by Marvin Sordell.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 2.

46
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Sammy Clingan with Carl Baker.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

17
Goal
 

Goal!! Watford have scored with Henri Lansbury putting it in the back of the net.

16
Goal
 

Danny Graham takes a penalty for Watford and scores!.

Kickoff
 

It's 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Coventry face Watford at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd.