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  • Date:08 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:14,410
  • Dobbie (25)
  • Graham (77)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Alan Tate has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

92mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower, clearance by Danny Graham.

91mins

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line.

88mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Marvin Sordell goes wide of the left-hand post.

87mins

Ashley Williams receives a yellow card. Craig Beattie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Moore. John Eustace fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Alan Tate takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a comfortable save.

84mins

Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Moore. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.

83mins

Ross Jenkins is caught offside. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.

82mins

Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Neil Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Neil Taylor.

78mins

Danny Graham gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-1 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Troy Deeney.

77mins

The official flags Angel Rangel offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

74mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Martin Taylor gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower to the near post, Marvin Sordell manages to make a clearance.

67mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Sordell. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

64mins

Effort on goal by Stephen Dobbie from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

63mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Don Cowie, Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

61mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ashley Williams misses to the left of the goal.

59mins

Marvin Sordell comes on in place of Will Buckley. Luke Moore challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nathan Dyer. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

57mins

Don Cowie concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.

52mins

Short corner taken by Mark Gower. Unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Dale Bennett results in a free kick. Scott Sinclair produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

51mins

Shot from just outside the box by Nathan Dyer goes over the crossbar.

49mins

Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Joe Allen results in a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Alan Tate fouled by Danny Graham, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Stephen Dobbie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

47mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Will Buckley.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Neil Taylor by Will Buckley results in a free kick. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

45mins

Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.

44mins

Short corner taken by Mark Gower.

43mins

Scott Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Neil Taylor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

40mins

Foul by Ross Jenkins on Stephen Dobbie, free kick awarded. Mark Gower takes the free kick.

33mins

Will Buckley takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries. Don Cowie decides to take a short corner.

31mins

Mark Gower takes a outswinging corner.

30mins

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower from the right by-line to the near post, Will Buckley manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

26mins

Stephen Dobbie finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Mark Gower.

21mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

20mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Graham goes wide of the right-hand upright.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Alan Tate by Danny Graham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Stephen Dobbie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

11mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Troy Deeney. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

10mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Blocked by Will Buckley. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower, clearance made by Martin Taylor.

8mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance. Alan Tate takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

7mins

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Comfortable save by Dorus De Vries.

5mins

The referee shows Dale Bennett a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Dale Bennett challenges Neil Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Buckley on Nathan Dyer. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Short corner worked by Mark Gower.

1mins

Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Dale Bennett.

Match Preview

Pratley boost for Swans Swansea hope to have Darren Pratley available for the visit of Watford as they look to get their promotion charge back on track. The midfielder failed to travel to Glanford Park for Saturday`s 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe having been struck down with a stomach bug ahead of the game, but manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic he will return into contention against the Hornets. Stand-in skipper Alan Tate was also struggling with the virus but played the entire 90 minutes on Saturday and will be in contention once again. City are set to be boosted this week by the return to full training of captain Garry Monk (knee) and midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) but they will not be match ready to play a part against Watford. Forward Stephen Dobbie and striker Luke Moore are both pushing for recalls having been relegated to the bench at the weekend. Watford captain John Eustace is set to return for the trip to face former Hornets manager Rodgers. Eustace missed the 1-0 win over Millwall at the weekend through a one-match ban but is available again for the trip to Wales. Fellow midfielder Stephen McGinn began a lengthy lay-off on Saturday after he suffered a serious knee ligament injury which has ended his season. On-loan Manchester United man Danny Drinkwater suffered a thigh injury in the same match at Doncaster 10 days ago so striker Troy Deeney played on the right of midfield against the Lions and could do so again. Full-back Lloyd Doyley remains sidelined with a hamstring injury so youngster Adam Thompson will continue to take his place.

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 451Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Ashley Williams
  • Neil Taylor
  • Alan Tate
  • Angel Rangel
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Joe Allen
  • Mark Gower
  • Luke Moore
  • SUBS
  • Yves Ma-Kalambay
  • Darren Pratley
  • Craig Beattie
  • Cedric Van der Gun
  • Albert Serran
  • Ashley Richards
  • Leon Britton

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Match Report

Goal-den Graham stuns Swans Danny Graham`s late leveller claimed a creditable 1-1 draw for Watford as second-placed Swansea missed out on the chance to make serious inroads on QPR's npower Championship lead. Brendan Rodgers` side have carved out a reputation for their free-flowing football and looked to have claimed an efficient if unspectacular victory courtesy of a goal which would have received critical acclaim were it scored in tonight`s Champions League clash at the Nou Camp. The recalled Stephen Dobbie was the man to get the final touch on a well-worked passing move midway through the first half. But the hosts lost their urgency after the breakthrough and Watford, capitalising on an attacking change in formation, levelled proceedings in the 78th minute courtesy of Graham`s 19th league goal of the season. Swans will now look back on Saturday`s defeat at Scunthorpe and tonight`s draw as a real missed opportunity in the promotion race. In contrast, the Hornets will be buzzing with the point at the Liberty Stadium having ended an eight-match winless streak at the weekend. Both sides showed two changes, while Watford boss Malky Mackay mirrored City`s 4-5-1 formation to match up the midfield. Nevertheless it was the hosts who enjoyed the first clear-cut chance of the evening courtesy of an incisive pass from Joe Allen. Yet recipient Nathan Dyer got caught in two minds and saw his eventual attempt turned around a post by Scott Loach, with Alan Tate forcing a solid effort from the resulting corner. Allen was proving a real livewire in the early exchanges as Swansea typically enjoyed plenty of possession. Watford were looking to frustrate the home side although Graham found himself in a promising position in the final third only to fire horribly wide. Dyer forced a parried save from Loach at the other end before Swansea took the lead on the back of some great approach play. A flowing move found its way to midfielder Mark Gower who laid on an inch-perfect pass to find Dobbie who poked the ball past Loach. The pace of the game slowed considerably after Swansea`s opener, something which suited the Hornets. Swans stopper Dorus de Vries had to produce a double stop to keep out Will Buckley as Watford weaved attacking openings. And the Dutchman again saved well from Graham after he got in behind the home defence, although Swansea held out to keep their one-goal advantage at the break. That almost became 2-0 within minutes of the restart as Loach tipped over Dobbie`s 20-yard effort after Watford lost possession in a dangerous area. Mackay changed things just before the hour mark, introducing Marvin Sordell and switching to a 4-4-2 system. And the change immediately provided effective as Watford had more men in the attacking third, with Troy Deeney heading straight at De Vries. Swansea desperately needed a second goal and they were punished 12 minutes from time. Deeney found Graham with a great ball and the prolific striker finally got the better of De Vries with an exquisite finish. Both sides enjoyed chances to nick it but, rightly so, the clash ended all square.

Form Guide

    LWWWWL
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Watford
  • LDDLDW

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 2 - 3
  • Swansea
  • 28/09/2010
  • Watford
  • 0 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 09/03/2010
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 29/08/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 17/02/2009
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 1
  • Watford
  • 09/11/2008
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 0
  • Watford
  • 16/12/1980

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 11
  • D Pratley 7
  • S Dobbie 5
  • C Beattie 4
  • A Williams 2
  • L Moore 2
  • N Dyer 2
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1

Watford

  • D Graham 17
  • M Sordell 10
  • J Eustace 5
  • M Taylor 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • M Whichelow 3
  • D Cowie 2
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • A Weimann 2
  • A Mariappa 1
  • A Thompson 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 48
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 60
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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