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  • Date:22 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:12,125
  • Cowie (18)
  • Maynard (31)
    Elliott (68) Pitman (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Brett Pitman gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Watford 1-3 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Albert Adomah.

91mins

Adam Thompson goes into the book. Martyn Woolford fouled by Adam Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Scott Loach.

89mins

Marvin Sordell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Liam Fontaine fouled by Marvin Sordell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Louis Carey.

87mins

Corner taken by Martyn Woolford from the right by-line, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Thompson on Lewin Nyatanga. David James restarts play with the free kick.

83mins

Liam Fontaine concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Free kick crossed by Don Cowie, Brett Pitman manages to make a clearance.

83mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Keogh. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

82mins

Ross Jenkins goes off and Matthew Whichelow comes on.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Drinkwater on Martyn Woolford. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Fontaine from left channel.

81mins

The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. David James takes the indirect free kick.

79mins

Nicky Maynard goes off and Brett Pitman comes on.

79mins

(Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Andrew Keogh coming on for David Clarkson.

78mins

The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

76mins

Effort on goal by Danny Graham from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

75mins

Daniel Drinkwater decides to take the corner short.

74mins

Marvin Sordell on for Andreas Weimann.

72mins

Nicky Maynard concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Taylor. Lee Hodson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Daniel Drinkwater comes on in place of Stephen McGinn.

69mins

Marvin Elliott scores a headed goal from inside the area. Watford 1-2 Bristol City.The assist for the goal came from David Clarkson.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Adam Thompson. David James takes the free kick.

67mins

David Clarkson is ruled offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

65mins

Stephen McGinn crosses the ball, clearance made by Louis Carey.

64mins

The official flags David Clarkson offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

59mins

The ball is crossed by John Eustace, clearance by Steven Caulker.

56mins

Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on David Clarkson. Lewin Nyatanga delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

55mins

John Eustace fouled by Kalifa Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

55mins

Stephen McGinn sends in a cross, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

54mins

The referee gives a free kick against Ross Jenkins for handball. Free kick taken by David James.

52mins

Andreas Weimann is ruled offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.

51mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Lewin Nyatanga gets a block in.

49mins

The ball is swung over by Adrian Mariappa, clearance by Liam Fontaine.

49mins

The referee penalises Kalifa Cisse for handball. Free kick taken by Andreas Weimann.

48mins

Centre by Albert Adomah, clearance by Martin Taylor.

48mins

Louis Carey takes a shot. Lee Hodson gets a block in.

47mins

Marvin Elliott crosses the ball, clearance by Lee Hodson.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by David Clarkson results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

45mins

John Eustace fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

45mins

Effort on goal by Adam Thompson from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Adam Thompson. Free kick crossed by Adrian Mariappa, Albert Adomah makes a clearance.

41mins

Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David James.

40mins

Handball by David James. Ross Jenkins takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Stephen McGinn delivers the ball, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by David James.

38mins

John Eustace takes a shot. Save by David James.

37mins

Liam Fontaine challenges Andreas Weimann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Don Cowie from left channel, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.

37mins

Marvin Elliott has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

35mins

Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

34mins

Don Cowie takes a shot. Save made by David James.

32mins

Nicky Maynard finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Bristol City.Martyn Woolford provided the assist for the goal.

27mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn by Marvin Elliott. Don Cowie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Ross Jenkins by Kalifa Cisse results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Thompson.

21mins

The official flags Nicky Maynard offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

19mins

Don Cowie scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Danny Graham.

18mins

Lewin Nyatanga takes a inswinging corner to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by David Clarkson on Scott Loach. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Kalifa Cisse, clearance made by Martin Taylor.

16mins

Foul by John Eustace on Kalifa Cisse, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David James.

11mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Albert Adomah goes wide of the left-hand post.

8mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.

6mins

Albert Adomah delivers the ball, John Eustace makes a clearance.

6mins

Lee Hodson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Louis Carey, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

5mins

David Clarkson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

3mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Graham, Adam Thompson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Kalifa Cisse results in a free kick. John Eustace takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Same again for Hornets Watford boss Malky Mackay is set to name an unchanged side for the visit of Bristol City. Goalkeeper Scott Loach was at fault for Reading's equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Madejski at the weekend but it was a rare error and the England Under-21 international will keep his place. Teenage right-back Adam Thompson made his fist start at Reading and will keep his place as Lloyd Doyley remains sidelined with the hamstring injury which has interrupted his season. Winger Will Buckley is out with an ankle injury while striker Marvin Sordell has now fully recovered from his recent foot injury. On-loan Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann scored on Saturday though and will again partner Danny Graham up front. Youngster Michael Bryan is still missing with an ankle injury and completes the injury list for the Hornets. Bristol City will be without Jamie McAllister. Scans have revealed the left-back suffered a fractured rib during the defeat to Leicester. McAllister was forced off after 64 minutes at the Walkers Stadium on Friday night following a heavy challenge that also left him with a calf injury. The Scot`s absence aside, boss Keith Millen will pick from an otherwise unchanged squad. Lewin Nyatanga and Damion Stewart will compete to replace McAllister, while midfielder Lee Johnson and striker Brett Pitman will also hope for recalls. Jamal Campbell-Ryce made his return from a hamstring injury as a second-half substitute against the Foxes and could be pushing for a start after suffering no ill effects. Last season`s leading scorer Nicky Maynard will continue to be eased back into competitive action as a substitute.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

Formation: 442Manager: Keith Millen

Bristol City

  • Scott Loach
  • Adam Thompson
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Martin Taylor
  • Lee Hodson
  • Stephen McGinn
  • Ross Jenkins
  • John Eustace
  • Don Cowie
  • Danny Graham
  • Andreas Weimann
  • SUBS
  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Troy Deeney
  • Dale Bennett
  • Marvin Sordell
  • Piero Mingoia
  • Matthew Whichelow
  • Daniel Drinkwater

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Match Report

Second-half goals from Marvin Elliott and Brett Pitman gave Bristol City a much-needed 3-1 win and left Watford's fading npower Championship play-off hopes in tatters. Don Cowie put Watford in front after 19 minutes before City levelled through Nicky Maynard, who was making his first start of the season after undergoing knee surgery in the summer. Elliott headed the Robins in front midway through the second period before substitute Pitman made sure of the points with an emphatic finish in stoppage-time. Keith Millen's side move seven points clear of the relegation zone with the victory, their third in four attempts at Vicarage Road. Watford are now without a win in seven league games and their new year play-off ambitions must now seem like a distant memory for boss Malky Mackay. Ross Jenkins came in for Matt Whichelow in the solitary change from the Watford side that drew 1-1 at Reading, while Andy Keogh dropped to the Robins bench to accommodate Maynard and Lewin Nyatanga replaced the injured Jamie McAllister. The visitors were almost in front after 13 minutes after Maynard broke up play on the left flank to release Martyn Woolford into space. The former Scunthorpe midfielder's pass found Albert Adomah in the box and his shot flew narrowly wide. An excellent piece of control allowed Watford's top-scorer Danny Graham to break clear down the right flank and when David James failed to claim his low cross, Cowie was left with a simple finish to open the scoring. The goal seemed to rattle City but they were level 13 minutes before the interval in strange circumstances. A quick thinking - but perhaps subsequently unpopular - Vicarage Road ball boy allowed Nyatanga to take a quick throw as the Watford defence waited for the linesman Warren Atkin's signal. Referee Craig Pawson allowed play to continue as Woolford enjoyed time to reach the byline and cross for Maynard to tap home. Watford immediately set about trying to restore their advantage and James did well to hold Graham's thumping header from Andi Weimann's right-wing cross. At the other end a delicate pass from David Clarkson gave Elliot space inside the Watford box but the midfielder dragged his shot across the face of goal. The game was starting to open up and James held Weimann's shot at the second attempt after Watford enjoyed further success down the Bristol left. The Hornets failed to capitalise on an indirect free kick inside the City box after James handled a Woolford backpass, but they had one more clear opportunity before the interval when rookie defender Adam Thompson blazed from eight yards in the 40th minute. Watford started the brighter of the two sides after the interval and Cowie was narrowly off target with a curling 25-yard free kick in the 55th minute. An attritional period of play followed but Bristol emerged from it with a 69th minute lead as Elliott was allowed a free header from Maynard's cross and Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach could only tip the ball into the far corner. The home side pressed to equalise, but City's defence stood firm and when Graham did engineer room in the box for Watford's best chance of the closing stages he sliced harmlessly over. Pitman definitively settled the issue deep into injury time when Adomah played him down the right channel and he smashed into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Form Guide

    LDLLDD
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Bristol City
  • DLLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Bristol City
  • 0 - 2
  • Watford
  • 14/09/2010
  • Watford
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 09/02/2010
  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 2
  • Watford
  • 28/12/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 4
  • Bristol City
  • 26/12/2008
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 25/11/2008
  • Bristol City
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 11/03/2008

Top Scorers

Watford

  • D Graham 15
  • M Sordell 10
  • J Eustace 5
  • M Taylor 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • A Weimann 2
  • D Cowie 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • A Thompson 1

Bristol City

  • J Stead 6
  • B Pitman 6
  • D Clarkson 4
  • M Elliott 4
  • A Adomah 3
  • S Caulker 2
  • J McAllister 1
  • L Johnson 1
  • J Campbell-Ryce 1
  • A Keogh 1
  • D Stewart 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 104
    • Goals per game 57
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol City

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 36
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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