• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 06 April 2013
  • Kick-off: 17:20
  • Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium

Watford vs Cardiff City


Team Lineups

Watford

1 Almunia
12 Doyley
27 Cassetti
40 Ekstrand
22 Abdi
38 Battocchio
39 Chalobah
17 Briggs
21 Anya
9 Deeney
20 Vydra
Substitutes
30 Bond
7 Yeates
8 Hogg
18 Pudil
29 Thompson
36 Geijo
41 Forestieri

Cardiff City

1 Marshall
12 Connolly
6 Turner
25 Barnett
3 Taylor
13 Kim
17 Gunnarsson
18 Mutch
11 Conway
20 Mason
39 Bellamy
Substitutes
32 Lewis
2 McNaughton
7 Whittingham
8 Cowie
14 Smith
15 Gestede
22 Helguson

Possession Stats

42%
58%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Watford

L D W W W W W D

Cardiff City

W D L W L D W W
Head to Head
Cardiff
2-1
Watford 23-Oct-2012
Cardiff
1-1
Watford 09-Apr-2012
Watford
1-1
Cardiff 26-Dec-2011
Cardiff
4-2
Watford 22-Jan-2011
Watford
4-1
Cardiff 28-Dec-2010
Cardiff
3-1
Watford 21-Mar-2010


Live Text Commentary
92:45 +2.45
 

Inswinging corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line, David Marshall makes a save.

92:31 +2.31
 

Fernando Forestieri takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

88:48
 

Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. Shot comes in from Almen Abdi from the free kick.

88:33
 

Rudy Gestede concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Ekstrand. Direct free kick taken by Joel Ekstrand.

87:19
 

Craig Bellamy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Chalobah. Free kick taken by Almen Abdi.

84:05
Yellow card
 

Fernando Forestieri fouled by Jordon Mutch, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Jordon Mutch a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Nathaniel Chalobah restarts play with the free kick.

80:20
 

Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot.

78:48
 

Craig Bellamy takes a shot.

75:12
 

Marco Cassetti challenges Craig Bellamy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Cassetti receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Craig Bellamy restarts play with the free kick.

73:51
 

Fernando Forestieri has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:45
Substitution
 

Tommy Smith is brought on as a substitute for Craig Conway.

68:29
 

Shot from just outside the box by Fernando Forestieri goes over the crossbar.

67:47
Yellow card
 

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernando Forestieri. Aron Gunnarsson is booked. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.

66:31
 

Craig Conway produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

64:06
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by Joel Ekstrand. Direct free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.

59:51
Substitution
 

Fernando Forestieri on for Matej Vydra.

55:37
Substitution
 

The offside flag is raised against Joe Mason. Rudy Gestede comes on in place of Joe Mason. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

54:31
 

Shot from outside the box by Jonathan Hogg goes wide right of the target.

54:19
 

Almen Abdi takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ben Turner.

54:08
 

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

53:28
 

Matthew Briggs fouled by Craig Bellamy, the ref awards a free kick. Nathaniel Chalobah restarts play with the free kick.

53:16
 

Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah. Nathaniel Chalobah takes the direct free kick.

51:16
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Nathaniel Chalobah. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

50:06
Substitution
 

Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. (Watford) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Hogg coming on for Cristian Battocchio. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.

49:51
 

Joe Mason is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.

47:01 +2.01
 

Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the right by-line.

46:47 +1.47
 

Matej Vydra takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.

47:49
 

Joe Mason takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save.

46:20 +1.2
 

Corner taken by Almen Abdi, clearance by Kevin McNaughton.

47:33
 

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Manuel Almunia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick.

46:51
 

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, save made by Manuel Almunia.

43:04
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Battocchio by Aron Gunnarsson. Lloyd Doyley restarts play with the free kick.

39:35
 

Marco Cassetti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason. Bo-Kyung Kim restarts play with the free kick.

38:50
 

Shot from deep inside the area by Troy Deeney goes over the bar.

37:27
 

Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line played to the near post.

37:07
 

Matthew Briggs takes a shot. Blocked by Aron Gunnarsson.

36:21
 

Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Leon Barnett results in a free kick. Almen Abdi restarts play with the free kick.

35:53
 

Ben Turner has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

33:52
 

Cristian Battocchio takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

32:38
 

Joe Mason handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

32:01
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Almen Abdi. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

30:20
 

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Almen Abdi, free kick awarded. Almen Abdi restarts play with the free kick.

25:17
 

Inswinging corner taken by Bo-Kyung Kim.

23:57
 

Craig Conway has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

22:34
 

Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line played to the near post, Aron Gunnarsson manages to make a clearance.

20:46
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Nathaniel Chalobah. Strike on goal comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick, Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.

20:31
 

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Marco Cassetti.

20:04
 

Andrew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

19:09
 

Craig Conway fouled by Lloyd Doyley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.

17:21
 

Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

15:25
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Jordon Mutch. Andrew Taylor takes the free kick.

11:21
 

Marco Cassetti challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Bellamy has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

9:33
Substitution
 

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Kevin McNaughton coming on for Matthew Connolly.

2:46
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bo-Kyung Kim.

1:26
 

Foul by Almen Abdi on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 53 90
2 Watford 46 41 89
3 Norwich 46 40 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 31 85
5 Brentford 46 19 78
6 Ipswich 46 18 78
7 Wolverhampton 46 14 78
8 Derby 46 29 77
9 Blackburn 46 7 67
10 Birmingham 46 -10 63

Full Sky Bet Championship Table