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  • Date:29 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:12,418
  • Dickinson (24) Beattie (41)
  • Elliott (43) Adrian Mariappa - og (45)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

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

92mins

Brett Pitman is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

92mins

Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball.

91mins

Albert Adomah fouled by Mark Yeates, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball, Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

89mins

(Bristol City) makes a substitution, with James Wilson coming on for Lewin Nyatanga.

88mins

A cross is delivered by Mark Yeates, David James manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, clearance by Marvin Elliott.

82mins

Unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David James. (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Brett Pitman coming on for Kalifa Cisse.

82mins

Prince Buaben delivers the ball.

81mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Iwelumo. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.

79mins

Martyn Woolford takes the inswinging corner, Scott Loach makes a save.

79mins

Albert Adomah sends in a cross.

79mins

Centre by Ryan McGivern.

77mins

The ball is sent over by Martyn Woolford, Header by Nicky Maynard from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

76mins

Chris Iwelumo is ruled offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Michael Kightly goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73mins

The ball is sent over by Neil Kilkenny.

72mins

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

70mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Lee Hodson. Lee Hodson takes the indirect free kick.

69mins

Michael Kightly produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

67mins

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Troy Deeney coming on for Craig Beattie.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Woolford played to the near post, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

66mins

Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Save made by David James.

65mins

Stephen Pearson leaves the field to be replaced by Martyn Woolford.

65mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Albert Adomah goes wide of the left-hand upright.

64mins

Neil Kilkenny produces a cross, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.

64mins

Ryan McGivern produces a cross, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

63mins

Carl Dickinson delivers the ball, clearance made by Kalifa Cisse.

63mins

Nicky Maynard challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.

62mins

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Craig Beattie misses to the right of the goal.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Mark Yeates, Craig Beattie takes a shot. Save made by David James.

55mins

Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Carl Dickinson results in a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

53mins

Nyron Nosworthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Pearson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from left channel, Craig Beattie makes a clearance.

47mins

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.

47mins

Liam Fontaine fouled by Craig Beattie, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

46mins

An own goal is conceded by Adrian Mariappa. Watford 2-2 Bristol City.

45mins

Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Elliott. A cross is delivered by Neil Kilkenny, Liam Fontaine takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

44mins

Ryan McGivern crosses the ball, Marvin Elliott finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Watford 2-1 Bristol City.The assist for the goal came from Ryan McGivern.

42mins

Craig Beattie grabs a headed goal from close range. Watford 2-0 Bristol City.Jonathan Hogg provided the assist for the goal.

41mins

The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Liam Fontaine.

40mins

Mark Yeates crosses the ball, save made by David James.

39mins

Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line.

39mins

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

37mins

Centre by Albert Adomah, save by Scott Loach.

36mins

Foul by Jonathan Hogg on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.

35mins

Ryan McGivern sends in a cross, Carl Dickinson manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Marvin Elliott. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

30mins

Unfair challenge on Kalifa Cisse by Chris Iwelumo results in a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the indirect free kick.

30mins

Neil Kilkenny sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Liam Fontaine from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

29mins

Corner taken left-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, Mark Yeates makes a clearance.

29mins

Nicky Maynard produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

28mins

Neil Kilkenny fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Carl Dickinson challenges Kalifa Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Stephen Pearson, Jonathan Hogg manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Goal scored by Carl Dickinson from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Bristol City.

24mins

Kalifa Cisse fouled by Chris Iwelumo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David James.

23mins

Jonathan Hogg delivers the ball, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.

19mins

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

18mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Yeates, save by David James.

18mins

Michael Kightly delivers the ball, Cole Skuse gets a block in.

17mins

Neil Kilkenny takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Lewin Nyatanga produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

17mins

Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

16mins

Albert Adomah produces a cross.

16mins

Carl Dickinson crosses the ball, clearance by Stephen Pearson.

15mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Dickinson.

14mins

Liam Fontaine concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Kightly. Mark Yeates has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

13mins

A cross is delivered by Mark Yeates.

9mins

The ball is sent over by Neil Kilkenny.

9mins

Handball decision goes against Adrian Mariappa. Lewin Nyatanga takes the free kick.

8mins

Lee Hodson sends in a cross.

4mins

Albert Adomah fouled by Mark Yeates, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Sordell doubt for Hornets Marvin Sordell is rated as 50/50 for Watford`s home clash against Bristol City. The striker, Watford`s leading scorer this season with five goals, turned his ankle 37 minutes into Saturday's goalless draw at Doncaster and was subsequently forced off. He is now facing a race against time to be fit to face the resurgent Robins, who have taken 13 points from the last 15 under Derek McInnes and saw off leaders Southampton 2-0 at the weekend. Craig Beattie came on to replace Sordell at the Keepmoat Stadium and the on-loan Swansea forward will challenge Troy Deeney for what would be his first start for the club should manager Sean Dyche be forced into a change. In-form midfielder Jonathan Hogg returns into contention having served a one-match ban and hands Dyche a selection poser with club captain John Eustace making his comeback from injury to take his place against Doncaster. Defender Lloyd Doyley (thigh) continues to make progress but Tuesday may come too soon, while centre-back Martin Taylor (dislocated collarbone) and midfielder Stephen McGinn (knee) remain sidelined. Bristol City manager Derek McInnes has no new injury or suspension worries. Defenders Louis Carey and Jamie McAllister are fit again following their respective knee and ankle injuries and are available to McInnes for the trip to the Hornets. However, the City manager is unlikely to change his starting XI from the side which beat tablet-topping Southampton 2-0 at Ashton Gate on Saturday. Striker Jon Stead has resumed full training after a slight groin problem but is not likely to be involved on Tuesday, with the club targeting the weekend clash with Middlesbrough for his potential return to the matchday squad. Fringe players Ryan Taylor (broken metatarsal) and Nicky Hunt (knee) remain sidelined.

Formation:442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

Formation: 451Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Nyron Nosworthy
  • Carl Dickinson
  • Mark Yeates
  • Michael Kightly
  • Prince Buaben
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Chris Iwelumo
  • Craig Beattie
  • SUBS
  • Jack Bonham
  • John Eustace
  • Troy Deeney
  • David Mirfin
  • Joe Garner

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Match Report

Robins hit back to sting Hornets Bristol City moved out of the npower Championship relegation zone after coming from two goals behind to draw 2-2 against Watford, thanks to an error from the hosts' goalkeeper Scott Loach. The England Under-21 international let Adrian Mariappa's back-pass slip under his foot and into the net to give the Robins an equaliser within 24 seconds of the second half. The Hornets had taken the lead through left-back Carl Dickinson's swerving shot and doubled their advantage when Craig Beattie notched his first goal for the club. But the Robins pulled a goal back just before half-time when Marvin Elliott crashed in a thumping header. It was the least Derek McInnes' side deserved and they will claim they earned their slice of luck which they got through Mariappa's own goal. The draw leaves the Robins in 20th, level on points with Nottingham Forest who occupy the last relegation spot. Visiting goalkeeper David James was given a taste of things to come in the 14th minute when Mark Yeates' long-range free-kick zipped through the air before falling narrowly wide. The opening goal came from a similar distance in the 25th minute and from an unlikely source in Dickinson. Watford worked the ball across the middle of the park, with Michael Kightly rolling the ball to Dickinson. He took one touch before unleashing a swerving effort from 25 yards out which flew past James and into the top corner. Despite the visitors dominating large parts of the first half, it was the hosts who scored again three minutes before half-time through loanee Craig Beattie. Yeates tried his luck from distance and his deflected effort took a dramatic dip before cannoning back off the crossbar. James was rooted to the spot and striker Beattie reacted quickest, nodding the ball into the net. But McInnes' side were rewarded when Elliott's goal reduced the arrears moments before the interval. An inviting cross from the marauding Ryan McGivern provided Elliott with a chance to drift in from the wing and leap higher than Dickinson to head home. The visitors were gifted an equaliser in bizarre circumstances after a huge mishap from the otherwise impressive Loach. The goalkeeper was under no pressure when he received the ball back from Mariappa but he took his eye off the ball and it rolled under his foot and into the net. Neither side seemed content with a point and there were plenty of chances for a second-half winner. Albert Adomah drove a shot wide while James turned Chris Iwelumo's shot around a post at the other end. Kightly was involved in virtually every attack for the home side and he smashed the ball into the side netting before miskicking another chance when well placed. But it was Watford substitute Troy Deeney who came closest to netting a winner with the last kick of the game. Iwelumo laid it back for the striker and his effort went just wide with James beaten.

Form Guide

    LWWLWD
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Bristol City
  • LWDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 1 - 3
  • Bristol City
  • 22/02/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Watford

  • M Sordell 4
  • M Yeates 3
  • C Forsyth 2
  • J Eustace 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • C Iwelumo 1
  • M Kightly 1
  • C Dickinson 1
  • T Deeney 1

Bristol City

  • N Maynard 7
  • A Adomah 5
  • B Pitman 3
  • S Pearson 1
  • M Elliott 1
  • N Kilkenny 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol City

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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