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  • Date:04 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:11,306
  • Eustace (32) Eustace (67)
  • Gray (84) Golbourne (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:50 +4.50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Garner. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

94:28 +4.28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Edwards on Joe Garner. Sean Murray takes the free kick.

93:46 +3.46

Nathan Doyle challenges Joe Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

90:41 +0.41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Joe Garner. Nathan Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

89:22

Centre by Stephen Foster.

87:06

Shot on goal by Sean Murray from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

85:38

Unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by Chris Dagnall results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

84:24

Craig Davies delivers the ball, Scott Golbourne finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-1 Barnsley.The assist for the goal came from Craig Davies.

84:00

Scott Wiseman produces a cross, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

83:45

The ball is sent over by Stephen Foster, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

83:13

The ball is crossed by Craig Davies, clearance by Lee Hodson.

82:26

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

79:47

The ball is sent over by Troy Deeney, Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.

78:50

Effort on goal by Troy Deeney from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

77:12

Shot from long range by Craig Davies goes wide of the left-hand post.

76:21

A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson, Shot from just outside the area by Sean Murray misses to the right of the target.

72:20

Lee Hodson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. David Perkins crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Stephen Foster. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

70:08

Craig Davies fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. David Perkins takes the direct free kick.

68:43

Prince Buaben on for Alex Kacaniklic.

67:48

John Eustace grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-0 Barnsley.

67:01

Nathan Doyle is brought on as a substitute for Jimmy McNulty.

65:51

Jonathan Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Korey Smith. Caution for Jonathan Hogg. David Perkins produces a cross, Jimmy McNulty has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

65:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on Craig Davies. David Perkins delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

63:37

Unfair challenge on Sean Murray by David Perkins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy. Troy Deeney produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

62:36

Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Jimmy McNulty takes the free kick.

61:39

Shot from just outside the area by Sean Murray goes over the bar.

60:08

Corner taken by David Perkins from the left by-line, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

59:27

Chris Dagnall fouled by Adrian Mariappa, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy McNulty crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Scott Loach.

56:49

Craig Davies is adjudged to have handled the ball. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

56:08

Michael Tonge leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Golbourne.

55:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Murray on Jimmy McNulty. The ball is crossed by Michael Tonge, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andy Gray misses to the left of the goal.

52:57

John Eustace is ruled offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

52:28

A cross is delivered by Joe Garner.

51:10

Lee Hodson sends in a cross.

48:17

Stephen Foster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. Stephen Foster shown a yellow card. Jonathan Hogg takes the free kick.

46:16 +1.16

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray from the left by-line, save made by Luke Steele.

45:01

Chris Dagnall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matty Done.

44:30

Lloyd Doyley takes a shot. Stephen Foster gets a block in.

41:52

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

39:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Tonge on Alex Kacaniklic. Michael Tonge booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.

38:35

The ball is sent over by Michael Tonge, John Eustace makes a clearance.

32:11

John Eustace gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Barnsley.

31:10

Stephen Foster challenges Joe Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Sean Murray from the free kick, Craig Davies gets a block in.

29:40

The ball is sent over by Sean Murray, Stephen Foster makes a clearance.

26:44

Michael Tonge takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Rob Edwards takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

21:23

Centre by Scott Wiseman, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

19:02

Jimmy McNulty concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Hodson. Booking for Jimmy McNulty for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Alex Kacaniklic from the free kick.

17:45

The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson.

14:11

Troy Deeney fouled by Rob Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Murray.

12:49

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

10:22

Adrian Mariappa fouled by Craig Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

9:40

John Eustace has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

9:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray played to the near post, clearance by Craig Davies.

8:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Kacaniklic, Luke Steele makes a save.

8:30

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Rob Edwards gets a block in.

7:08

Unfair challenge on Korey Smith by John Eustace results in a free kick. Michael Tonge takes the direct free kick.

6:45

Unfair challenge on Sean Murray by Jimmy McNulty results in a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

6:36

Jimmy McNulty crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

5:13

Corner taken by Alex Kacaniklic.

1:55

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Perkins. Strike on goal comes in from Michael Tonge from the free kick, blocked by Troy Deeney.

1:22

Craig Davies is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

0:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on Joe Garner. Adrian Mariappa takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Same again for Hornets Watford boss Sean Dyche is expected to stick with the same starting XI for the visit of Barnsley. Dyche has no new injury or suspension problems from Tuesday's impressive 2-0 victory at Millwall and will likely name an unchanged side. Troy Deeney and Joe Garner started up front following the departure of Marvin Sordell to Bolton on transfer deadline day and duly grabbed a goal apiece at The Den. Alex Kacaniklic also made his debut in midfield following his loan arrival from Fulham and had a hand in both goals. Defender Martin Taylor (broken toe) and midfielder Stephen McGinn (knee) continue their recoveries from lengthy absences. The Hornets go into the game knowing victory would move them to within three points of 14th-placed Barnsley. Barnsley manager Keith Hill will add new signing Scott Golbourne to his squad. The 23-year-old defender, who did not complete his permanent move from Exeter in time to feature in the midweek win over Derby, could make his Tykes debut. But Hill must wait a little longer for the services of another new signing, midfielder Stephen Dawson. The former Leyton Orient skipper completed his permanent switch on deadline day, but is sidelined due to an ankle injury. Recent midfield loan signings, Stoke's Michael Tonge and Norwich's Korey Smith, are hoping to retain their places in Hill's starting line-up following impressive midweek debuts. Winger Jim O'Brien has returned to full training, but remains at least another week away from a return to action following a groin injury. Hill, who has no new injury or suspension problems, must decide whether to recall recent signing Chris Dagnall or retain Andy Gray and Craig Davies up front.

Formation:442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

Formation: 433Manager: Keith Hill

Barnsley

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Nyron Nosworthy
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • John Eustace
  • Sean Murray
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Troy Deeney
  • Joe Garner
  • SUBS
  • Jonathan Bond
  • Carl Dickinson
  • Mark Yeates
  • Chris Iwelumo
  • Prince Buaben

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Match Report

Eustace powers Hornets to victory Watford moved further away from the npower Championship relegation zone after John Eustace's double gave them a 2-1 win over Barnsley at Vicarage Road. The home side looked bright from the start and took the lead just after the half-hour mark when a free-kick deflected to Eustace on the edge of the box and he fired a fine effort in off the left-hand post. Jimmy McNulty spurned a good chance to draw Barnsley level in the 65th minute and three minutes later Eustace burst into the Barnsley box before doubling Watford's lead. Defender Scott Golbourne marked his Tykes debut with a goal to set up a tense finale but Watford held on for a second consecutive win which moved them 12 points clear of the bottom three. Watford started well and Joe Garner and Troy Deeney linked up before the latter saw a shot charged down. Moments later Garner miskicked when well placed but the ball fell nicely for Eustace who curled a shot from 20 yards just wide. The Hornets continued to dominate and Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele made a good save down at his near post to keep out an effort from Alex Kacaniklic. With 32 minutes gone Watford deservedly went in front when Sean Murray's free-kick cannoned off the Barnsley wall into the path of Eustace who adjusted his body well and acrobatically hooked the ball across Steele and in off the post. Watford immediately went in search of a second and a quick break ended with a Lloyd Doyley shot which was blocked well by Stephen Foster. Having seen his side produce a toothless first 45 minutes, Barnsley manager Keith Hill brought striker Chris Dagnall on for Matty Done at the break. Barnsley did eventually start to ask some questions of the Watford defence and Andy Gray headed wide before a dangerous free-kick from McNulty was pushed over the bar by Scott Loach. Soon after a free-kick from David Perkins found McNulty unmarked at the far post but he headed over when he should have done better. Just as Barnsley were looking dangerous, Watford doubled their lead. A poor header out from Foster fell to Eustace just outside the box and he rode a couple of half-hearted challenges before slipping the ball past Steele. Steele made a good save to prevent Doyley making it 3-0 and with five minutes remaining Scott Wiseman's cross was flicked on by Craig Davies and Golbourne arrived at the far post to halve the deficit. Barnsley pressed in the final stages but were unable to find a way through.

Form Guide

    DWLLLW
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Barnsley
  • LWLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 17/09/2011
  • Watford
  • 1 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 23/04/2011
  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 27/11/2010
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 0
  • Watford
  • 06/02/2010
  • Watford
  • 1 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 12/09/2009
  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Barnsley
  • 11/04/2009

Top Scorers

Watford

  • M Yeates 3
  • T Deeney 3
  • J Eustace 2
  • C Dickinson 2
  • C Forsyth 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • C Iwelumo 1
  • J Garner 1
  • P Buaben 1

Barnsley

  • C Davies 8
  • A Gray 5
  • J Butterfield 5
  • M Done 3
  • J McNulty 2
  • S Foster 1
  • S Wiseman 1
  • J O'Brien 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 30
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Barnsley

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

possession


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