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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:11,612
  • Nosworthy (53) Kacaniklic (71)
    Deeney (74)
  • Rodriguez (40) Nyron Nosworthy - og (49)
Goal!

Live Commentary

88:47

Dale Bennett on for Sean Murray.

85:04

Martin Paterson crosses the ball, Danny Ings takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

81:40

Sean Murray fouled by Ross Wallace, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Wallace goes into the referee's book. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alex Kacaniklic, Jay Rodriguez manages to make a clearance.

80:48

Chris McCann challenges Joe Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh McQuoid goes off and Danny Ings comes on. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the free kick.

79:32

Corner taken by Kieran Trippier, Sean Murray makes a clearance.

75:36

Booking for Troy Deeney for dissent.

73:50

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray from the left by-line, Troy Deeney grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Watford 3-2 Burnley.

71:11

Alex Kacaniklic grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 2-2 Burnley.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Hogg.

68:00

Martin Paterson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charlie Austin.

66:25

Effort on goal by Alex Kacaniklic from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

65:54

The ball is swung over by Alex Kacaniklic, save by Lee Grant.

63:32

Ben Mee challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy restarts play with the free kick.

62:43

Sean Murray crosses the ball, David Edgar manages to make a clearance.

60:06

Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Murray. Tomasz Kuszczak restarts play with the free kick.

56:52

Nyron Nosworthy takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

55:14

The offside flag is raised against Charlie Austin. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the indirect free kick.

53:37

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray from the left by-line, Nyron Nosworthy finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Watford 1-2 Burnley.Assist by Sean Murray.

52:59

Alex Kacaniklic takes the inswinging corner, save by Lee Grant.

52:26

The ball is sent over by Jay Rodriguez, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

49:43

Own goal by Nyron Nosworthy. Watford 0-2 Burnley.

48:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Jonathan Hogg. Ross Wallace crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line.

45:01

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Alex Kacaniklic coming on for Prince Buaben. Brian Easton replaces Michael Duff.

44:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by David Edgar.

43:17

John Eustace produces a cross, clearance by Chris McCann.

42:15

The referee blows for offside. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the indirect free kick.

40:45

Jay Rodriguez scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Watford 0-1 Burnley.

36:34

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray.

33:53

Joe Garner has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

30:40

Dean Marney produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

26:21

Ross Wallace takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

25:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Jonathan Hogg. Ross Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by John Eustace.

23:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Lee Hodson. Ben Mee takes the free kick.

21:30

Centre by Chris McCann, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

20:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kieran Trippier, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

20:20

A cross is delivered by Ross Wallace, blocked by Jonathan Hogg.

19:31

The ball is swung over by Ross Wallace, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Dean Marney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

16:43

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.

12:11

The ball is crossed by Ross Wallace, save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

11:42

Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Troy Deeney.

10:57

Josh McQuoid delivers the ball, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

9:52

Corner taken right-footed by Prince Buaben from the right by-line, save made by Lee Grant.

7:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on Josh McQuoid. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ross Wallace, save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

7:06

Jonathan Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh McQuoid. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

6:51

Charlie Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

5:25

Corner taken by Sean Murray, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Troy Deeney misses to the left of the goal.

4:12

John Eustace fouled by Chris McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak.

3:21

Corner taken by Sean Murray, clearance made by David Edgar.

3:14

Centre by Troy Deeney, Ben Mee gets a block in.

2:24

The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

0:48

The referee blows for offside against Charlie Austin. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Hornets duo back in action Watford welcome back Sean Murray and Lee Hodson for the visit of Burnley. Midfielder Murray has missed the back-to-back defeats against Crystal Palace and Southampton with a thigh injury but is expected to go straight back into Sean Dyche's starting XI. Right-back Hodson failed to shrug off an illness in time to feature against Saints last weekend but has now recovered, coming off the bench for Northern Ireland on Wednesday in their 3-0 home friendly defeat to Norway. Midfielder Ross Jenkins, who has been on the periphery of late, is a doubt with a groin problem. Fellow midfielder Stephen McGinn (knee) made his long-awaited comeback for Watford's reserves on Tuesday but is still not ready for first-team action, and defender Martin Taylor remains sidelined with his broken toe. Burnley are hoping to have captain Chris McCann available. McCann limped off shortly before half-time during last weekend's 3-1 defeat to Millwall with a hamstring complaint, but Clarets assistant manager Jason Tindall revealed the midfielder has benefited from both being cautious over the problem and working hard with the club's physios. "Chris McCann is making good progress," said Tindall. "He felt his hamstring on Saturday but he managed to listen to the warning signs and come off before any real damage was done. "He's made great progress this week and could be ready to join us in training. If he comes through that okay then he'll be available to us on Saturday. McCann could be joined in midfield by Dean Marney, who was absent against Millwall after his wife gave birth to their first son hours before kick-off. Defenders David Edgar and Michael Duff have returned from international duty unscathed, along with forwards Martin Paterson and Josh McQuoid, while winger Junior Stanislas is back in training following a hamstring injury.

Formation:442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

Formation: 442Manager: Eddie Howe

Burnley

  • Tomasz Kuszczak
  • Lee Hodson
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Nyron Nosworthy
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • John Eustace
  • Prince Buaben
  • Sean Murray
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Troy Deeney
  • Joe Garner
  • SUBS
  • Scott Loach
  • Chris Iwelumo
  • Dale Bennett
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Marcello Trotta

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Match Report

Hornets comeback stings Clarets Burnley's play-off hopes suffered a blow after Watford battled back from two goals down to earn a thrilling 3-2 win in the npower Championship at Vicarage Road. The Clarets deservedly went in front just before the break through Jay Rodriguez and looked in control when Nyron Nosworthy headed into his own net five minutes after half-time. Nosworthy quickly made up for his mistake by pulling a goal back with a downward header, before substitute Alex Kacaniklic equalised and Troy Deeney sealed a stunning fightback with 15 minutes remaining. Burnley were unable to find a way back and slipped to a third consecutive defeat which left them eight points adrift of the play-off places. With six minutes gone Watford had a golden chance to take the lead when Ben Mee's poor backpass sent Deeney clear but Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant made a smart block on the edge of the box. The visitors began to take control and Ross Wallace's cross found Dean Marney who headed over. Minutes later the Clarets worked the ball to Wallace just outside the box and with no Watford player to close him down he fired in a dipping shot that went just over the bar. At the other end Lee Hodson evaded two challenges and laid the ball off for Prince Buaben who took a touch before firing in a shot which was tipped over by Grant. Just as Watford began to get a foothold in the game, they went behind four minutes before the break. Adrian Mariappa attempted to head the ball back to Tomasz Kuszczak but Rodriguez nipped in and drilled a shot into the corner. Watford boss Sean Dyche would have wanted to see a reaction from his side after the break but within five minutes of the restart they were 2-0 down. Wallace sent in a free-kick from the right touchline and the unfortunate Nosworthy headed into his own net. Four minutes later Nosworthy went some way to atoning for his mistake when he met Sean Murray's corner at the back post and headed in to halve the deficit. That was Nosworthy's first goal for over eight years and he almost had another moments later when he fired in a first-time shot after a punch from Grant but the Burnley keeper saved with his feet. Watford drew level with 18 minutes remaining when Joe Garner flicked the ball into the path of Kacaniklic who drove a shot across Grant and into the far corner. Vicarage Road erupted and the Watford fans were still celebrating when Burnley failed to clear Murray's corner and the ball fell to Deeney who converted from close range. Burnley pressed for an equaliser and Kuszczak made a superb save low to his left to keep out a half-volley from Rodriguez as Watford held on for the win. end M

Form Guide

    WWDWLL
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Burnley
  • WDLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Burnley
  • 2 - 2
  • Watford
  • 06/08/2011
  • Watford
  • 1 - 3
  • Burnley
  • 12/02/2011
  • Burnley
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 13/11/2010
  • Watford
  • 3 - 0
  • Burnley
  • 27/01/2009
  • Burnley
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 30/09/2008
  • Burnley
  • 2 - 2
  • Watford
  • 01/03/2008

Top Scorers

Watford

  • J Eustace 4
  • T Deeney 4
  • M Yeates 3
  • C Forsyth 3
  • C Dickinson 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • C Iwelumo 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • J Garner 1
  • P Buaben 1
  • S Murray 1

Burnley

  • J Rodriguez 11
  • C Austin 10
  • R Wallace 5
  • C McCann 4
  • D Edgar 2
  • M Bartley 2
  • M Paterson 2
  • K Treacy 2
  • K Trippier 2

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 36
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Burnley

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 45
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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