• Date: Sat 27 February 2010
  • Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Ref: Bates, A
  • Attendance: 17,120
Watford

Watford

Hoskins (90)

1 - 2
Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Coloccini (4)

Carroll (50)

Watford vs Newcastle United

Team Lineups

Watford

Scott Loach
Adrian Mariappa
Jay DeMerit
Lloyd Doyley
Jon Harley (Will Hoskins, 77)
Martin Taylor
Henri Lansbury
Don Cowie (Stephen McGinn, 83)
John Eustace
Danny Graham
Heidar Helguson

Newcastle United

Steve Harper
Fabricio Coloccini
Mike Williamson
Danny Simpson
Patrick van Aanholt
Kevin Nolan
Danny Guthrie (Fabrice Pancrate, 89)
Alan Smith
Jonas Gutierrez (Ryan Taylor, R, 88)
Leon Best (Nile Ranger, 74)
Andy Carroll

Match Report
An efficient and effective display by Newcastle United enabled them to end their barren away run and take another step back towards the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Watford. The Magpies had gone into the game without a victory on their travels in seven matches in all competitions, but Fabricio Coloccini's header after four minutes got them off to the perfect start. The advantage was doubled by Andy Carroll five minutes after the restart and although Will Hoskins gave the Hornets hope with an injury-time strike, it was too little, too late for the home side. Watford actually had the better of territory and possession in a game lacking in goalscoring opportunities, but the quality of their final ball was often poor against an organised defence superbly marshalled by Coloccini. The visitors took the lead when a free-kick from the left and level with the edge of the penalty area was not dealt with. Carroll headed back across goal for Coloccini to beat Scott Loach at his near post with a header from inside the six-yard box. The Hornets responded well to the early setback and had the better of the first half, but struggled to create anything of note for the remainder of the opening period against the visitors' organised defensive ranks. Watford's hopes of getting back into the contest were severely dented within five minutes of the restart when, from the visitors' first corner of the match. Danny Guthrie clipped the ball towards the near post and Carroll thumped a header past Loach. The Hornets never gave up though and their efforts were rewarded in injury-time when a Heidar Helguson shot appeared to be blocked by Kevin Nolan's hand, but the ball broke nicely for substitute Hoskins to confidently beat Steve Harper.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Goal
 

Goal!! Will Hoskins scores for Watford.

90
Yellow Card
 

Patrick van Aanholt is booked for dissent.

89
Substitution
 

Danny Guthrie is being taken off, Fabrice Pancrate has come on in his place.

88
Substitution
 

Jonas Gutierrez is being taken off, Ryan Taylor has come on in his place.

83
Substitution
 

Don Cowie is being taken off, Stephen McGinn has come on in his place.

77
Substitution
 

Jon Harley is replaced by Will Hoskins.

74
Substitution
 

Leon Best is being taken off, Nile Ranger has come on in his place.

50
Goal
 

Goal!! Newcastle have scored with Andy Carroll putting it in the back of the net.

49
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Alan Smith.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

44
Yellow Card
 

Kevin Nolan is booked for unsporting behaviour.

43
Yellow Card
 

Jon Harley is booked for unsporting behaviour.

25
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Mike Williamson.

23
Yellow Card
 

Leon Best is booked for unsporting behaviour.

17
Yellow Card
 

Heidar Helguson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

4
Goal
 

Goal!! Fabricio Coloccini scores for Newcastle.

Kickoff
 

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

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Watford face Newcastle at 3pm on Saturday, February 27th.