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  • Date:14 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:7,302
  • Karleigh Osborne - og (25) Faraoni (28)
    McGugan (63)
Goal!

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90:52 +0.52

Jonathan Bond takes the free kick.

90:33 +0.33

The referee blows for offside.

85:26

Free kick taken by Almen Abdi.

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

85:11

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Daniel Pudil coming on for Ikechi Anya.

84:44

Unfair challenge on Almen Abdi by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick.

82:42

Scott Wagstaff is cautioned.

80:15

Shot by Fernando Forestieri went wide of the left-hand upright.

78:31

Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance.

78:25

Free kick crossed by Liam Fontaine.

78:04

Scott Wagstaff is brought on as a substitute for Brendan Moloney.

77:54

Wes Burns is brought on as a substitute for Sam Baldock.

77:38

(Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Greg Cunningham coming on for Joe Bryan.

77:15

Gabriele Angella booked.

77:06

Gabriele Angella concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Bryan.

76:48

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Elliot Parish safely holds on.

74:27

Almen Abdi comes on in place of Lewis McGugan.

71:55

Lewis McGugan takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

70:20

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Elliot Parish.

69:45

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.

68:56

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Fernando Forestieri gets a block in.

67:56

Cristian Battocchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

63:31

Lewis McGugan scores with a left foot finish. Watford 2-0 Bristol City.

62:20

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lewis McGugan. Elliot Parish catches the ball.

61:36

Foul by Marlon Pack on Troy Deeney, free kick awarded.

57:39

Jonathan Bond restarts play with the free kick.

57:24

Karleigh Osborne concedes a free kick for a foul on Santos Iriney.

57:02

Corner taken by Bobby Reid.

56:35

Clearance by Joel Ekstrand.

53:58

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.

50:29

The ball is sent over by Ikechi Anya.

48:02

Karleigh Osborne manages to make a clearance.

47:59

Ikechi Anya produces a cross.

45:37

Marlon Pack has an effort at goal. Fine finger tip save by Jonathan Bond.

The game restarts for the second half.

The ref blows to end the first period.

45:11 +0.11

A cross is delivered by Karleigh Osborne.

44:14

Fernando Forestieri has an effort at goal.

42:26

Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance.

40:51

Centre by Cristian Battocchio.

38:41

Free kick taken by Aden Flint.

38:30

Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Troy Deeney results in a free kick.

38:17

Ikechi Anya takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

34:15

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.

33:01

Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.

32:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri by Marvin Elliott.

29:25

Fernando Forestieri takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

25:46

An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Karleigh Osborne. Watford 1-0 Bristol City.

24:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis McGugan. Marco Faraoni grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Watford 1-0 Bristol City.

24:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis McGugan.

23:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lewis McGugan.

17:53

Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

17:23

Santos Iriney challenges Bobby Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14:37

Lewis McGugan takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

13:30

Header at goal by Sam Baldock goes over the bar.

12:12

Unfair challenge on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas by Santos Iriney results in a free kick.

10:10

Brendan Moloney delivers the ball.

8:23

The ball is sent over by Joe Bryan.

4:15

Elliot Parish restarts play with the free kick.

3:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aden Flint by Marco Faraoni.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Hornets have Anya back Ikechi Anya returns for Watford's FA Cup third-round replay at home to Bristol City while long-term absentee Almen Abdi could make the matchday 18. Wing-back Anya has not featured since Boxing Day due to a groin injury while influential midfielder Abdi has been sidelined since the end of August due to a foot problem. Back-up goalkeeper Jonathan Bond is available again after illness but loanee Hector Bellerin has been denied permission to feature by parent club Arsenal, while January signings Alexander Merkel and Mathias Ranegie are also ineligible having completed their moves after the initial 1-1 draw with the Robins took place. However, Merkel would have been suspended in any case as he starts a three-match suspension, while Marco Cassetti (knee), Essaid Belkalem and Tommie Hoban (both ankle) remain on the sidelines. Bristol City are hopeful defender Derrick Williams will be available. Williams trained with his team-mates on Monday despite a tight hamstring and he will be assessed ahead of kick-off but he looks likely to feature against the Hornets. Robins boss Steve Cotterill says he will freshen his team up in two of three positions for the trip but Simon Gillett is not eligible to play at Vicarage Road despite being poised to extend his loan stay from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season. City know victory would tee up a fourth-round tie with Manchester City or Blackburn.

Formation:352Manager: Giuseppe Sannino

Watford

Formation: 352Manager: Steve Cotterill

Bristol City

  • Jonathan Bond
  • Gabriele Angella
  • Joel Ekstrand
  • Fitz Hall
  • Ikechi Anya
  • Santos Iriney
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Cristian Battocchio
  • Marco Faraoni
  • Troy Deeney
  • Fernando Forestieri
  • SUBS
  • Manuel Almunia
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • Sean Murray
  • Daniel Pudil
  • Diego Fabbrini
  • Almen Abdi
  • Nyron Nosworthy

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