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Jordon Mutch takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Shefki Kuqi.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Gareth Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Moxey. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Robbie Savage is cautioned. Robbie Savage concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Bryan. Michael Bryan restarts play with the free kick.
Jordon Mutch goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Troy Deeney takes a shot. Blocked by John Brayford. Corner taken by Jordon Mutch played to the near post, clearance by Shaun Barker.
Short corner taken by Robbie Savage.
John Eustace is booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Pringle by John Eustace. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Tomasz Cywka goes off and Gareth Roberts comes on.
Tomasz Cywka fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 4-1 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Robbie Savage.
Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Brayford. Free kick taken by John Brayford.
Corner taken right-footed by Tomasz Cywka, clearance made by Martin Taylor.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Leacock.
Effort from just outside the area by John Eustace goes over the bar.
Kris Commons takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
Ben Pringle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Bryan. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Paul Green goes off and Ben Pringle comes on.
Shefki Kuqi fires in a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Derby 3-1 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Paul Green.
Michael Bryan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by Tomasz Cywka from the left by-line, Shaun Barker takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kris Commons, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line, clearance made by Martin Taylor.
Corner taken by Tomasz Cywka from the left by-line, Shaun Barker takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, clearance made by Martin Taylor. Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons, clearance by Martin Taylor.
Paul Green takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
A goal is scored by Matthew Whichelow from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 2-1 Watford.Stephen McGinn provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Kris Commons results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jordon Mutch, Shot by Troy Deeney from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.
Troy Deeney on for Danny Graham. Matthew Whichelow replaces Marvin Sordell.
Dean Leacock goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Danny Graham fouled by Dean Leacock, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from John Eustace from the free kick.
Booking for Dean Leacock for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Leacock on Marvin Sordell. John Eustace produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Marvin Sordell is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Tomasz Cywka results in a free kick. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Leacock takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a comfortable save.
Marvin Sordell has a lobbed shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
A goal is scored by Tomasz Cywka from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 2-0 Watford.Assist by Paul Green.
Shefki Kuqi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alberto Bueno.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Jordon Mutch. Dean Leacock restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Tomasz Cywka results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
Paul Green receives a caution. Foul by Paul Green on Stephen McGinn, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jordon Mutch from left channel, save by Frank Fielding.
John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Moxey. Free kick crossed by Kris Commons.
Short corner worked by Jordon Mutch.
Alberto Bueno has an effort at goal. Save by Scott Loach.
Corner taken right-footed by Alberto Bueno from the left by-line to the near post, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Kris Commons.
The referee shows Tomasz Cywka a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomasz Cywka on Adrian Mariappa. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Shot from just outside the box by Kris Commons goes over the crossbar.
John Brayford gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 1-0 Watford.Assist by Tomasz Cywka.
Headed effort on goal by Paul Green from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
John Eustace fouled by James Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Jordon Mutch from the free kick, Dean Leacock gets a block in.
Dean Moxey has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Kris Commons takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
The match begins.
The first half comes to an end.
The referee gets the second half started.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Anderson out for Rams
Derby defender Russell Anderson is set for a short spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and will miss the visit of Watford.
The experienced centre-half, who has only recently returned to first-team contention after two months out with a groin problem, suffered the injury playing for the reserves this week.
It is hoped this absence will only be a short one and Anderson could resume training within the next 10 days.
Midfielder Stephen Pearson has returned to training after missing the last three matches with a knee injury and could be included in the squad.
Luke Moore has extended his loan spell from West Brom and could be restored to the starting line-up.
However, fellow forward Ryan Noble has returned to Sunderland following his month-long stay at Pride Park.
Watford manager Malky Mackay is hoping to have top scorer Danny Graham available for the trip.
Graham only lasted an hour of the 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe last weekend before limping off with a back injury and the former Middlesbrough striker has not trained all week.
Graham - who had a spell on loan at Pride Park in the 2005/06 season - could still make it alongside partner Marvin Sordell, who is fit despite also going off against the Iron.
Full-back Lee Hodson also has a back injury and is a doubt while Scottish winger Don Cowie is still unavailable with his knee injury.
Midfielder Ross Jenkins has recovered from an ankle injury and is in line to be involved along with 19-year-old Matthew Whichelow, who made his debut as a late substitute last week.
Rams hit Hornets for four
Derby produced a clinical all-round performance to claim a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Watford.
After a poor start to the season, the Rams have been rampant in recent weeks and they claimed their fifth league win in seven npower Championship games as goals from John Brayford and Shefki Kuqi added to Tomasz Cywka's double.
Matthew Whichelow had briefly given Watford hope of taking something from Pride Park when he netted to make it 2-1, but, in truth, the visitors were thoroughly outclassed.
The Rams went into the game on the back of three consecutive home wins and it showed as they enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges.
They nearly took the lead in the fourth minute as, after a clever one-two with Alberto Bueno, Tomasz Cywka released Paul Green, who raced clear before being brilliantly denied by Scott Loach.
The hosts' fluent counter-attacking approach continued to cause the Hornets problems with Green heading just over after good work from Bueno.
Derby soon got the goal their endeavour deserved, although it came from an unlikely source.
Green was involved once again, finding Brayford, who burst through the Watford backline before netting his first goal for the club with a sumptuous finish.
Going one up did not halt their flowing football, though, and they nearly grabbed another as Kris Commons hit just over.
Despite the visitors' best efforts, the one-sided nature of the game continued with Commons looking increasingly influential.
The Hornets finally created their first chance as John Eustace ghosted in behind the Rams' backline before seeing his header blocked by Dean Leacock.
But they found themselves two down in the 36th minute when, after a spell of lovely football, Green laid it off for Cywka - whose deflected effort left Scott Loach with no chance.
Watford should have replied immediately, but Marvin Sordell failed to capitalise on Dean Leacock's error, hitting the ball straight at Frank Fielding.
Malky Mackay's men came out strongly after the interval, but they were still finding a goal elusive as substitute Troy Deeney hit wide with the goal gaping.
They did pull one back in the 54th minute, though, as Stephen McGinn's excellent through-ball found Whichelow, who coolly chipped over Fielding.
But that goal only proved to spur Derby on and they soon restored their two-goal advantage as Kuqi, on as a first-half substitute for the injured Bueno, showed brilliant chest control to collect Green's pass before firing home.
The visitors desperately tried to get back into the game, but there was still time for Nigel Clough's side to grab another as Cywka jinxed his way into the box before firing an unstoppable shot past Loach.
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