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  • Date:06 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:15,550
Goal!

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92:45 +2.45

Inswinging corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line, David Marshall makes a save.

92:31 +2.31

Fernando Forestieri takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

88:48

Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. Shot comes in from Almen Abdi from the free kick.

88:33

Rudy Gestede concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Ekstrand. Direct free kick taken by Joel Ekstrand.

87:19

Craig Bellamy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Chalobah. Free kick taken by Almen Abdi.

84:05

Fernando Forestieri fouled by Jordon Mutch, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Jordon Mutch a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Nathaniel Chalobah restarts play with the free kick.

80:20

Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot.

78:48

Craig Bellamy takes a shot.

75:12

Marco Cassetti challenges Craig Bellamy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Cassetti receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Craig Bellamy restarts play with the free kick.

73:51

Fernando Forestieri has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:45

Tommy Smith is brought on as a substitute for Craig Conway.

68:29

Shot from just outside the box by Fernando Forestieri goes over the crossbar.

67:47

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernando Forestieri. Aron Gunnarsson is booked. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.

66:31

Craig Conway produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

64:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bo-Kyung Kim by Joel Ekstrand. Direct free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.

59:51

Fernando Forestieri on for Matej Vydra.

55:37

The offside flag is raised against Joe Mason. Rudy Gestede comes on in place of Joe Mason. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

54:31

Shot from outside the box by Jonathan Hogg goes wide right of the target.

54:19

Almen Abdi takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ben Turner.

54:08

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

53:28

Matthew Briggs fouled by Craig Bellamy, the ref awards a free kick. Nathaniel Chalobah restarts play with the free kick.

53:16

Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah. Nathaniel Chalobah takes the direct free kick.

51:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Nathaniel Chalobah. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

50:06

Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. (Watford) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Hogg coming on for Cristian Battocchio. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.

49:51

Joe Mason is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.

47:49

Joe Mason takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save.

47:33

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Manuel Almunia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick.

47:01 +2.01

Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the right by-line.

46:51

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line, save made by Manuel Almunia.

46:47 +1.47

Matej Vydra takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.

46:20 +1.20

Corner taken by Almen Abdi, clearance by Kevin McNaughton.

43:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Battocchio by Aron Gunnarsson. Lloyd Doyley restarts play with the free kick.

39:35

Marco Cassetti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason. Bo-Kyung Kim restarts play with the free kick.

38:50

Shot from deep inside the area by Troy Deeney goes over the bar.

37:27

Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line played to the near post.

37:07

Matthew Briggs takes a shot. Blocked by Aron Gunnarsson.

36:21

Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Leon Barnett results in a free kick. Almen Abdi restarts play with the free kick.

35:53

Ben Turner has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

33:52

Cristian Battocchio takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

32:38

Joe Mason handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

32:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Almen Abdi. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

30:20

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Almen Abdi, free kick awarded. Almen Abdi restarts play with the free kick.

25:17

Inswinging corner taken by Bo-Kyung Kim.

23:57

Craig Conway has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

22:34

Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line played to the near post, Aron Gunnarsson manages to make a clearance.

20:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Nathaniel Chalobah. Strike on goal comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick, Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.

20:31

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Marco Cassetti.

20:04

Andrew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

19:09

Craig Conway fouled by Lloyd Doyley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.

17:21

Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

15:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Jordon Mutch. Andrew Taylor takes the free kick.

11:21

Marco Cassetti challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Bellamy has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

9:33

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Kevin McNaughton coming on for Matthew Connolly.

2:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bo-Kyung Kim.

1:26

Foul by Almen Abdi on Craig Conway, free kick awarded. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Almunia eyes Hornets return Manuel Almunia hopes to be available for Watford's crunch promotion clash at home to leaders Cardiff. The former Arsenal goalkeeper has missed the last six games with a hamstring injury but is likely to be fit for selection against the Bluebirds, although replacement Jonathan Bond has performed well in his absence. Bond kept a clean sheet in Tuesday's 1-0 victory at second-place Hull, a result which saw the Hornets close to within one point of the automatic promotion places. Defenders Fitz Hall (hamstring) and Matthew Briggs (knock) were both forced off at the KC Stadium and are doubtful, as is midfielder Jonathan Hogg who missed out altogether with a calf problem. Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles), Neuton (dislocated shoulder), Tommie Hoban (ankle) and John Eustace (back) all remain sidelined. Cardiff striker Fraizer Campbell is an injury worry for the Championship leaders. The former Sunderland striker has scored six times in 11 appearances since his January move, the most recent in the 3-0 win over Blackburn on Monday. But the England international was forced to come off in that impressive victory and will be assessed ahead of the meeting with the promotion-chasing Hornets. Former Plymouth striker Joe Mason scored following his introduction against Rovers and he is the likely replacement if Campbell is unavailable. The midfield four of Jordon Mutch, Aron Gunnarsson, Craig Conway and Kim Bo-Kyung are likely to line up again after impressing in the comfortable victory. Cardiff make the trip with an eight-point cushion over Gianfranco Zola's men and seven ahead of second-place Hull.

Formation:352Manager: Gianfranco Zola

Watford

Formation: 433Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Manuel Almunia
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • Marco Cassetti
  • Joel Ekstrand
  • Almen Abdi
  • Cristian Battocchio
  • Nathaniel Chalobah
  • Matthew Briggs
  • Ikechi Anya
  • Troy Deeney
  • Matej Vydra
  • SUBS
  • Jonathan Bond
  • Mark Yeates
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Daniel Pudil
  • Adam Thompson
  • Alexandre Geijo
  • Fernando Forestieri

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWLLDW
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • LDDWLW

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Watford
  • 23/10/2012
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 09/04/2012
  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 26/12/2011
  • Cardiff
  • 4 - 2
  • Watford
  • 22/01/2011
  • Watford
  • 4 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 28/12/2010
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 1
  • Watford
  • 21/03/2010

Top Scorers

Watford

  • M Vydra 18
  • T Deeney 14
  • A Abdi 8
  • FM Forestieri 7
  • N Chalobah 4
  • M Yeates 3
  • I Anya 3
  • AP Geijo 2
  • C Battocchio 2
  • T Hoban 2
  • F Hall 1
  • L Doyley 1
  • D Pudil 1
  • J Ekstrand 1
  • S Murray 1

Cardiff

  • AE Gunnarsson 8
  • H Helguson 7
  • F Campbell 6
  • C Noone 6
  • J Mason 6
  • M Connolly 5
  • C Bellamy 4
  • M Hudson 4
  • P Whittingham 4
  • R Gestede 3
  • D Cowie 2
  • B Kim 2
  • T Smith 1
  • C Conway 1
  • B Nugent 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 127
    • Goals per game 76
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 14 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 115
    • Goals per game 64
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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