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  • Date:29 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:14,519
Goal!

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92:14 +2.14

Lewis Dunk comes on in place of Matthew Sparrow.

91:21 +1.21

Gary Dicker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.

90:23 +0.23

Martin Taylor challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.

89:52

Lloyd Doyley is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Liam Bridcutt. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

87:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Martin Taylor. Matthew Sparrow takes the direct free kick.

85:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gordon Greer by Martin Taylor. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.

84:15

Foul by Gordon Greer on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Stephen McGinn takes the direct free kick.

83:35

Piero Mingoia leaves the field to be replaced by Rob Kiernan.

83:01

The ball is swung over by Marcos Painter, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

82:09

Short corner taken by Gary Dicker. The ball is sent over by Gary Dicker, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

81:12

Adrian Mariappa concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Gary Dicker takes the direct free kick.

79:42

Ashley Barnes is booked. Will Buckley goes off and Andreas Weimann comes on.

79:01

Gordon Greer concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Free kick taken by Will Buckley.

77:56

The ball is crossed by Marcos Painter, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

76:33

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.

74:36

Effort from inside the area by Danny Graham misses to the right of the goal.

73:42

Foul by Gary Dicker on Piero Mingoia, free kick awarded. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

72:28

Foul by Stephen McGinn on Chris Wood, free kick awarded. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.

72:18

The ball is delivered by Piero Mingoia, clearance by Gordon Greer.

71:03

Will Buckley takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.

70:39

Piero Mingoia delivers the ball, clearance by Gordon Greer.

69:28

Marvin Sordell is cautioned.

68:38

Glenn Murray produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

67:52

Piero Mingoia produces a cross.

67:06

Marvin Sordell fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Piero Mingoia restarts play with the free kick.

62:23

The ball is swung over by Matthew Sparrow, clearance made by Lee Hodson. The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Wood. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

61:02

Marcos Painter crosses the ball, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

59:27

Danny Graham produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

56:55

Piero Mingoia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Gary Dicker sends in a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by Inigo Calderon misses to the right of the target.

55:46

Matthew Whichelow has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

54:40

A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson.

53:53

Effort on goal by Stephen McGinn from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

53:13

Martin Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.

52:14

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Piero Mingoia. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.

50:17

Inigo Calderon produces a cross.

48:16

The ball is sent over by Tommy Elphick.

46:25 +1.25

The ball is delivered by Gary Dicker, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

45:55

Chris Wood takes a shot.

45:20

Foul by Piero Mingoia on Glenn Murray, free kick awarded. Gary Dicker takes the direct free kick.

44:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Barnes on Adrian Mariappa. Direct free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

42:32

Troy Deeney fouled by Inigo Calderon, the ref awards a free kick. Lloyd Doyley takes the direct free kick.

40:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Glenn Murray. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

38:17

Piero Mingoia challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

36:35

The ball is crossed by Will Buckley, Liam Bridcutt makes a clearance.

34:01

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Dicker from the left by-line to the near post, Shot from just outside the box by Liam Bridcutt misses to the left of the goal.

28:53

A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson, clearance by Tommy Elphick.

28:14

The offside flag is raised against Matthew Sparrow. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

26:56

Inigo Calderon delivers the ball.

26:21

Marcos Painter sends in a cross, Troy Deeney makes a clearance.

24:40

Foul by Matthew Sparrow on Piero Mingoia, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

24:05

Short corner taken by Matthew Sparrow from the left by-line.

22:57

Inigo Calderon has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22:34

Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Sparrow. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

21:41

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.

19:27

Piero Mingoia decides to take the corner short.

15:57

Ashley Barnes finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Brighton.

15:13

Centre by Inigo Calderon, clearance by Lee Hodson. Corner taken by Matthew Sparrow, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

11:19

Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Piero Mingoia gets a block in.

5:39

Lee Hodson crosses the ball, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

3:46

Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Marcos Painter results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Piero Mingoia. The ball is delivered by Will Buckley, Marcos Painter gets a block in.

2:28

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Will Buckley.

1:06

Unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by Chris Wood results in a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Townsend missing for Hornets Watford will be without winger Andros Townsend for the FA Cup visit of League One leaders Brighton. Townsend made his debut at Cardiff last weekend after signing on loan from Tottenham but cannot play in the Cup having featured for Spurs in the third round. Fellow midfielder Josh Walker is also cup-tied having played for Stevenage earlier in the competition but on-loan Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann can play. Captain John Eustace is "touch and go" to return from the calf injury he sustained against Portsmouth on New Year's Day. Scottish winger Don Cowie is still out with a thigh strain as the Hornets look to return to winning ways after the defeat in Wales ended a run of seven straight victories. Brighton will check on Radostin Kishishev ahead of the trip. The Bulgarian was substituted during Tuesday night's win over Colchester with a back spasm and will not be risked if he is not 100% fit. Fellow midfielder Liam Bridcutt suffered a calf injury against the Us but he is already back in training and available for selection. But winger Craig Noone is cup-tied having played in the competition for previous club Plymouth and Alan Navarro (knee), Jim McNulty (ankle) and Jamie Smith (foot) are still sidelined. Back-up goalkeeper Peter Brezovan has played in every round so far and will come back in for Casper Ankergen while Tommy Elphick and Ashley Barnes could also get run-outs.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

Formation: 433Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Lee Hodson
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • Troy Deeney
  • Will Buckley
  • Stephen McGinn
  • Piero Mingoia
  • Danny Graham
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Scott Loach
  • John Eustace
  • Michael Bryan
  • Dale Bennett
  • Rob Kiernan
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Matthew Whichelow

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Match Report

Gilmartin gaffe hands Seagulls win Rene Gilmartin's error from Ashley Barnes' first-half strike was enough to hand npower League One leaders Brighton a surprise 1-0 victory at Championship outfit Watford in their FA Cup fourth-round clash. In a game of few clear cut chances, Gilmartin should have easily saved Barnes' 20-yard effort, which came straight at him, but the Hornets goalkeeper spilled the ball into the net. An uncharacteristically subdued Watford side nearly fell further behind but Gilmartin managed to make a fine save from Chris Wood's strike. The striker then headed against the crossbar after the interval before the hosts finally asserted themselves. The closest they came to an equaliser was substitute Will Buckley's strike from 12 yards, which was parried by Peter Brezovan. Danny Graham missed the target with a couple of opportunities as Watford pushed forward for an equaliser but Brighton valiantly held on to claim a place in the last 16. Watford had been on a fine run of form of late, although a 2-1 defeat to promotion rivals Cardiff ended their seven-match winning run. The Seagulls had been equally imperious, with five victories in six. It was therefore a slight surprise when the game began in a scrappy manner, although both teams made four changes to their starting line-ups. From out of nowhere though, Barnes gave Gus Poyet's men the lead in the 16th minute following Gilmartin's mistake. Gary Dicker's centre was chested back by Wood to Barnes and the striker's shot from just outside the area was fumbled into the net by the goalkeeper. It was a howler from the Irishman but he made amends six minutes later with a scrambling save at his near post from Wood's close-range effort. Malky Mackay's men had won their last five games at home prior to this but they were certainly under the cosh in the first-half. The visitors, who had knocked out Watford's Championship rivals Portsmouth in the last round, failed to capitalise further however, with long-range efforts from Inigo Calderon and former Hornets loanee Liam Bridcutt the closest they came to doubling their lead. Wood had an excellent chance seconds after the interval but when he had escaped his marker, the striker's header hit the top of the crossbar. Watford finally had their first shot of the match when Martin Taylor brought the ball forward from defence and after he played a one-two with substitute Matthew Whichelow, he could only manage a tame shot from 12 yards, which was comfortably saved by Brezovan. The hosts continued to push forward though Stephen McGinn, Whichelow and Graham all missed the target with long-range efforts. Buckley was put clean through on goal but his shot was superbly parried by Brezovan. Brighton weathered the storm though and Calderon and Glenn Murray had chances to kill the game off but they were equally as wasteful as their Watford counterparts.

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