• Date: Sat 20 February 2010
  • Venue: Glanford Park
  • Ref: Webb, D
  • Attendance: 5,411
2 - 2
Watford

Watford

Graham (64)

Eustace (90)

Scunthorpe United vs Watford

Team Lineups

Scunthorpe United

Joe Murphy
Marcus Williams, M
Cliff Byrne
David Mirfin
Michael Raynes
Matt Sparrow
Grant McCann (Sam Togwell, 70)
Martyn Woolford (Garry Thompson, 70)
Michael O'Connor (Jonathan Forte, 89)
Paul Hayes
Gary Hooper

Watford

Scott Loach
Adrian Mariappa
Jay DeMerit
Lloyd Doyley
Martin Taylor
Henri Lansbury
Don Cowie
Tom Cleverley
John Eustace
Danny Graham
Heidar Helguson (Jon Harley, 83)

Match Report
Scunthorpe United salvaged a point in a dramatic finish with a last-gasp penalty from leading marksman Gary Hooper. Ten-man Watford thought they had snatched their first away win in ten games when Danny Graham headed them 2-1in front in the 90th minute with his second goal of the game. But five minutes into stoppage time, Hooper struck with his second of the game from the spot after centre-back Jay DeMerit had handled an effort from home skipper Cliff Byrne. Back in action for the first time in 11 days, Watford were full of running in the early stages against a tired-looking home side. The Hornets monopolised the early chances but could not find their finishing touch in front of goal. Don Cowie squandered a good chance when he lifted his shot over from 12 yards and then full-back Marcus Williams came to Scunthorpe's rescue when he scrambled the ball off the line from a corner. When Watford sliced open the home defence again, a flicked header from Heidar Helguson found his strike partner Graham racing into the box, but his shot was blocked by the legs of goalkeeper Joe Murphy. But against the run of play, it was Scunthorpe who snatched a 42nd-minute lead when a pass from Paul Hayes split the Watford defence and leading marksman Hooper raced in to notch his 12th goal of the season. As Scunthorpe then perked up in the second half, Scott Loach had to rescue the visitors from going 2-0 down with a brilliant fingertip save, turning a fierce shot from Martyn Woolford against the bar. Watford took advantage of that reprieve with an equaliser after 64 minutes when Graham netted from close range after the home defence had failed to clear a corner. As both teams chased a winner, it was Scunthorpe who went close through Hooper who broke free into the box but saw his angled drive turned away by Loach. The visitors were reduced to ten men in the 82nd minute when teenage midfield man Tom Cleverley was red carded for a challenge on Michael O'Connor. Then, in an explosive finish, Graham headed the visitors in front from a 90th-minute corner, only for Hooper to save Scunthorpe a point with what proved to be the last kick of the game.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

90
Goal
 

Gary Hooper takes a penalty for Scunthorpe and scores!.

90
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Scott Loach.

90
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Jay DeMerit.

90
Goal
 

Goal!! John Eustace scores for Watford.

89
Substitution
 

Scunthorpe are replacing Michael O'Connor with Jonathan Forte.

83
Substitution
 

Watford are replacing Heidar Helguson with Jon Harley.

83
Yellow Card
 

Cliff Byrne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

82
Red Card
 

It's red. He's off. Tom Cleverley has been sent off.

80
Yellow Card
 

Marcus Williams goes into the referee's book for dissent.

76
Yellow Card
 

Gary Hooper is booked for unsporting behaviour.

70
Substitution
 

Grant McCann is replaced by Sam Togwell.

70
Substitution
 

Martyn Woolford is replaced by Garry Thompson.

64
Goal
 

Goal!! Danny Graham scores for Watford.

52
Yellow Card
 

Matthew Sparrow is booked for unsporting behaviour.

47
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked John Eustace.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

42
Goal
 

Goal!! Gary Hooper scores for Scunthorpe.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Scunthorpe face Watford at 3pm on Saturday, February 20th.