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  • Nolan (56), Varney (89)
  • Cleverley (67)
  • Date:2010-03-24
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Hillsborough
  • Attendance:18449
  • Referee:Deadman, D

Live Commentary

90mins

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

90mins

Don Cowie is being taken off, Will Buckley has come on in his place.

90mins

Sheff Wed are replacing Luke Varney with Michael Gray.

89mins

Goal!! Luke Varney scores for Sheff Wed.

88mins

Tom Soares is being taken off, Francis Jeffers has come on in his place.

73mins

Ross Jenkins is being taken off, Jon Harley has come on in his place.

67mins

Goal!! Watford have scored with Tom Cleverley putting it in the back of the net.

60mins

Will Hoskins is being taken off, Danny Graham has come on in his place.

56mins

Goal!! Eddie Nolan scores for Sheff Wed.

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

31mins

Tommy Miller is being taken off, Leon Clarke has come on in his place.

0mins

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

0mins

Sheff Wed face Watford at 7:45pm on Wednesday, March 24th.


Match Report

Luke Varney struck two minutes from time with a priceless goal as Sheffield Wednesday edged out relegation rivals Watford 2-1 at Hillsborough.

On-loan Preston defender Eddie Nolan had broken the deadlock in a must-win game for the Sheffield side before Tom Cleverley levelled matters with a spectacular free kick.

Varney grabbed the points with an angled strike from 18 yards to leave Wednesday four points clear of third from bottom Crystal Palace.

Wednesday carved out the better chances in a scrappy affair with James O'Connor going close with a long range strike which had Scott Loach scrambling across his line as the ball dropped the wrong side of the woodwork.

The Watford keeper foiled Wednesday by pulling off an eye0catching stop to turn Darren Potter's free0kick against the woodwork, before Tommy Spurr foiled Will Hoskins with a last-ditch challenge as Watford caught the Sheffield side on the break.

Nolan grabbed the opener in the 55th minute after running onto Darren Potter's pass and rounding two defenders before cutting inside and drilling a low strike from 15 yards beyond Loach's reach.

Cleverley levelled matters in the 67th minute after Wednesday conceded a free-kick on the edge of the area.

He curled the ball into the top right-hand corner beyond the reach of Lee Grant.

Wednesday endured some nerve racking minutes as Watford, who ran out 4-1 winners when the sides met at Vicarage Road in October, forced the pressure.

But it was Wednesday who had the last word when on-loan Derby striker Varney slammed the ball past the helpless Loach from 18 yards.

Sheffield Wednesday

Watford

Corners

45

Fouls

1410

Goal attempts

85

Shots off target

32

Offsides

23

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