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  • Date:14 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Sordell (2) Sordell (2)
    Graham (46)
Goal!

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93mins

Danny Rose takes a shot.

92mins

Don Cowie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David James.

91mins

Corner taken short by Don Cowie.

86mins

Foul by Adrian Mariappa on Jonathan Stead, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.

85mins

Jonathan Stead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

85mins

Foul by Martin Taylor on Marvin Elliott, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jamie McAllister, save made by Scott Loach.

83mins

Lee Hodson fouled by Albert Adomah, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Hodson.

81mins

Jamie McAllister fouled by Marvin Sordell, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie McAllister takes the free kick.

80mins

Scott Loach fouled by Albert Adomah, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen McGinn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Buckley. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Don Cowie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ivan Sproule. David James restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Marvin Elliott results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

77mins

Troy Deeney is brought on as a substitute for Danny Graham.

75mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Damion Stewart.

72mins

Will Buckley decides to take the corner short.

71mins

David Clarkson is brought on as a substitute for Kalifa Cisse.

65mins

Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Adrian Mariappa results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie McAllister from left channel, Foul by Liam Fontaine on Martin Taylor, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McAllister on Will Buckley. Free kick taken by Lee Hodson.

62mins

Effort on goal by Kalifa Cisse from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

61mins

Don Cowie takes a shot. Save made by David James.

61mins

Ivan Sproule concedes a free kick for a foul on Don Cowie. Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

60mins

Foul by Damion Stewart on Marvin Sordell, free kick awarded. (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Ivan Sproule coming on for Brett Pitman. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

57mins

Will Buckley takes a shot. Save by David James.

53mins

Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Kalifa Cisse results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

53mins

The ball is sent over by Danny Rose, John Eustace makes a clearance.

52mins

Danny Rose takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a brilliant save.

50mins

A cross is delivered by Will Buckley, comfortable save by David James.

49mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the left by-line to the near post, Don Cowie makes a clearance.

47mins

Danny Graham scores a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-2 Watford.The assist for the goal came from John Eustace.

46mins

Jordon Mutch concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. Jordon Mutch booked for dissent. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Danny Rose on for Nicky Hunt.

43mins

Nicky Hunt decides to take the corner short, Jamie McAllister takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson.

43mins

Jamie McAllister takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Lee Hodson.

41mins

Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

41mins

Shot from outside the box by John Eustace goes wide right of the target.

38mins

Nicky Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Don Cowie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

37mins

Foul by Brett Pitman on Andrew Taylor, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie McAllister, Marvin Sordell makes a clearance.

34mins

John Eustace challenges Cole Skuse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie McAllister delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Danny Graham.

34mins

The ball is crossed by Will Buckley.

34mins

Nicky Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordon Mutch. Indirect free kick taken by Don Cowie.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Marvin Elliott. Free kick crossed by Don Cowie, clearance by Damion Stewart.

31mins

Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Don Cowie results in a free kick. Don Cowie is booked. Nicky Hunt takes the indirect free kick.

29mins

Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Stead. Jamie McAllister sends in a cross, Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

28mins

Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from close range by Adrian Mariappa misses to the right of the target.

28mins

A cross is delivered by Jamie McAllister.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Hunt on Jordon Mutch. Booking for Nicky Hunt for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

24mins

The ball is swung over by Andrew Taylor, clearance by Damion Stewart.

23mins

Handball by Liam Fontaine. Indirect free kick taken by Don Cowie.

22mins

Marvin Sordell fouled by Damion Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Marvin Sordell is caught offside. Nicky Hunt takes the indirect free kick.

21mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by David James.

20mins

Foul by John Eustace on Brett Pitman, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie McAllister from right channel, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.

15mins

Will Buckley sends in a cross, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

13mins

Corner taken short by Don Cowie.

12mins

Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

12mins

Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson.

7mins

Jonathan Stead challenges Lee Hodson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Hodson restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

The offside flag is raised against Marvin Elliott. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

6mins

Danny Graham produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

2mins

Jordon Mutch decides to take the corner short, A goal is scored by Marvin Sordell from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Adrian Mariappa.

1mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by David James.

The referee gets the game underway.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Millen to keep the faith Bristol City manager Keith Millen is likely to name an unchanged team against Watford after the 2-0 win at Scunthorpe on Saturday. Cole Skuse will once again captain the side even though Louis Carey has returned to the squad while David Clarkson will have to settle for a place on the bench despite his injury-time goal at Glanford Park. New signing Danny Rose comes into the squad and is likely to be on the bench after securing a loan move from Tottenham while Damion Stewart is fit and will start. Midfielder Albert Adomah scored at the weekend and also limped off in the second half but is likely to be fit and keep his place in the side as City look for their first home win of the season. Marvin Sordell is pushing for a starting role for Watford. The 19-year-old striker came off the bench to score twice in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Doncaster and should be restored to the starting line-up by manager Malky Mackay. Sordell should partner Danny Graham in attack after the former Carlisle man recovered from a groin injury but popular full-back Lloyd Doyley is out. Doyley suffered a calf injury in training last week so Andrew Taylor, signed on loan from Middlesbrough, will continue at left-back. Mackay has no fresh injury concerns to contend with as he looks to guide the Hornets to their first win since the opening day of the season.

Formation:433Manager: Keith Millen

Bristol City

Formation: 442Manager: M Mackay

Watford

  • David James
  • Nicky Hunt
  • Damion Stewart
  • Liam Fontaine
  • Jamie McAllister
  • Marvin Elliott
  • Cole Skuse
  • Kalifa Cisse
  • Albert Adomah
  • Jonathan Stead
  • Brett Pitman
  • SUBS
  • Dean Gerken
  • Louis Carey
  • Lee Johnson
  • David Clarkson
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Jamal Campbell-Ryce
  • Danny Rose

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Match Report

Hornets buzzing after win A goal in the first three minutes of either half gave Watford a 2-0 win against Bristol City - their first npower Championship victory since the opening day of the season. Marvin Sordell notched his third goal in two games inside the opening two minutes when he slammed home a loose ball and David Graham's deflected strike in the opening exchanges of the second period ensured the Hornets breezed past a lacklustre Bristol City at Ashton Gate. The winning margin could easily have been more than two goals as City were reliant on David James to keep a look of respectability to the scoreline, with the former England keeper making fine saves to deny Sordell and Will Buckley. The assured victory moves Watford into the top half and ends a four-game winless streak in the league, a run stretching back to their 3-2 win at Norwich. The defeat for Keith Millen's men means they are unable to build on Saturday`s first win of the season at Scunthorpe and have picked up just one point from their first three games on home soil. Millen named an unchanged side following Saturday`s success, while Sordell`s two-goal salvo against Doncaster earned him a start in Watford`s line-up. And it proved an inspired decision by boss Malky Mackay as Sordell put the Hornets ahead inside the opening three minutes. The 19-year-old had already brought a fine stretching save from James and from the resulting corner, Sordell pounced on Adrian Mariappa`s knock down to slam home. It was a flying start for Mackay`s men and they could have doubled the lead moments later, but Danny Graham could not find the target from a good position inside the box. Watford`s dominance continued and Sordell almost added a deserved second on the 20-minute mark, but James proved his quality again with another fine parried save. Bristol City rarely threatened throughout a disappointing first period, with Brett Pitman`s effort from the edge of the area their only real moment of promise. And the start to the second half followed an identical pattern to that of the first as Watford got on the scoresheet early on again to double their advantage. John Eustace got on the ball in his own half and pumped a long ball down the field, which Graham latched onto and fired home with the help of a deflection. If the home side were to get anything out of the game then they had to up the ante and they tested Watford keeper Scott Loach for the first time soon after. Half-time substitute Danny Rose, on loan from Tottenham, picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and fired in a low shot, which Loach did brilliantly to keep out. But Watford were soon back on the front foot and James was the saviour for his side again as he did well to keep out Buckley`s effort from distance. It was a poor performance from Millen`s men and they were unable to find a way back into the game as Watford held on for the points.

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