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  • Date:01 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:12,664
  • Weimann (9)
  • Vaughan (39)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:47 +5.47

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Troy Deeney goes wide of the right-hand upright.

93:35 +3.35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

92:06 +2.06

David Wright is shown a yellow card. David Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McGinn. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Danny Graham, Julian Speroni makes a comfortable save.

91:08 +1.08

Corner taken by Sean Scannell from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Matthew Whichelow.

89:49

Outswinging corner taken by Neil Danns from the left by-line.

89:29

Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Whichelow from the right by-line.

88:35

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Whichelow from the right by-line, John Eustace has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

87:52

Claude Davis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wilfried Zaha.

87:08

Troy Deeney replaces Andreas Weimann.

86:43

The referee books Andreas Weimann for dissent.

85:18

Daniel Drinkwater concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Danns. David Wright delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, John Eustace makes a clearance.

84:13

Foul by Jermaine Easter on Lee Hodson, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

83:28

Centre by Danny Graham.

81:31

Foul by Lloyd Doyley on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

81:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Easter. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

80:46

Foul by Jermaine Easter on John Eustace, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

78:55

Wilfried Zaha goes into the book. Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Matthew Whichelow, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

76:18

Jermaine Easter replaces James Vaughan.

74:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Nathaniel Clyne. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

74:14

Sean Scannell challenges Stephen McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Hodson.

73:29

Matthew Whichelow on for Will Buckley.

71:33

John Eustace takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

70:24

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Comfortable save by Julian Speroni.

69:46

Sean Scannell is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

68:47

Danny Graham is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

67:34

Adrian Mariappa challenges James Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

66:28

Matthew Parsons challenges Will Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Drinkwater crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Alex Marrow makes a clearance.

65:34

Andreas Weimann concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Barrett. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

64:56

Daniel Drinkwater joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andros Townsend.

64:44

The ball is swung over by Adrian Mariappa, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

63:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Loach by Neil Danns. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

62:59

The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha.

62:19

Lloyd Doyley challenges James Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Wright, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

61:25

Sean Scannell is brought on as a substitute for Darren Ambrose.

60:24

The referee shows Nathaniel Clyne a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Nathaniel Clyne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend. John Eustace takes the direct free kick.

59:44

Foul by Will Buckley on Neil Danns, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Barrett.

58:32

Booking for Adam Barrett for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Adam Barrett on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Andros Townsend produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

55:09

Danny Graham is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

53:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Danny Graham. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

50:56

Lloyd Doyley produces a cross.

50:26

The offside flag is raised against James Vaughan. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

48:57

Stephen McGinn fouled by Adam Barrett, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Hodson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

46:24

Danny Graham decides to take the corner short.

45:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Will Buckley. Andros Townsend takes the direct free kick.

43:46

Corner taken by Andros Townsend from the right by-line, Adrian Mariappa produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

43:38

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Doyley, Matthew Parsons makes a clearance.

39:24

Goal scored by James Vaughan from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Wilfried Zaha.

38:56

Centre by Danny Graham, Julian Speroni makes a save.

38:13

The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson, clearance by Darren Ambrose.

37:18

The ball is delivered by Neil Danns.

34:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend from the right by-line to the near post, David Wright manages to make a clearance.

33:21

James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

31:50

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a comfortable save.

31:31

Nathaniel Clyne concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by John Eustace.

29:02

Foul by James Vaughan on Lee Hodson, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

27:32

The ball is crossed by Lloyd Doyley, save by Julian Speroni.

27:09

Andreas Weimann produces a cross.

25:24

John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ambrose. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose.

24:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Andros Townsend. Free kick taken by John Eustace.

22:11

Danny Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Barrett. Direct free kick taken by Adam Barrett.

20:07

Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.

19:05

Adrian Mariappa concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ambrose. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.

17:38

Foul by Adam Barrett on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Buckley.

15:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Alex Marrow. Darren Ambrose fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Scott Loach.

14:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen McGinn on Adam Barrett. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

13:21

Danny Graham is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

12:45

Andreas Weimann delivers the ball, clearance by Adam Barrett.

11:58

Unfair challenge on Matthew Parsons by Will Buckley results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

9:04

Goal scored by Andreas Weimann from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Crystal Palace.Assist by Andros Townsend.

5:13

Effort on goal by James Vaughan from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

4:42

James Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Lloyd Doyley takes the direct free kick.

1:10

Unfair challenge on Alex Marrow by Martin Taylor results in a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

0:31

Unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

Match Preview

Drinkwater set for Hornets debut Watford could hand a debut to Danny Drinkwater against Crystal Palace. The Manchester United midfielder signed on loan last week after a similar spell at Cardiff and could feature after missing the FA Cup defeat to Brighton at the weekend. Drinkwater was cup-tied but can play along with Tottenham winger Andros Townsend - who also missed out against the League One side. Captain John Eustace could start after returning from a calf injury sustained against Portsmouth on New Year's Day. Midfielder Ross Jenkins had a tight hamstring and failed a late fitness test at the weekend so is doubtful, while Scottish winger Don Cowie is still out with a thigh strain. Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has no new injury worries for the trip. Defender Lee Hills remains the only absentee with a long-term knee injury. Freedman is hoping to tie up the signing of Derby defender Dean Moxey but he will not be available as he is still suspended following his sending-off against Nottingham Forest last weekend. Teenager Matthew Parsons impressed at left-back on his full debut in Saturday's goalless draw against Norwich and looks set to keep his place. Freedman could name an unchanged starting line-up, although January signings Steffen Iversen and Jermaine Easter are pushing to be involved. The Eagles are still in the drop zone despite their battling point at the weekend.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

Formation: 451Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • John Eustace
  • Stephen McGinn
  • Will Buckley
  • Andros Townsend
  • Danny Graham
  • Andreas Weimann
  • SUBS
  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Troy Deeney
  • Dale Bennett
  • Rob Kiernan
  • Piero Mingoia
  • Matthew Whichelow
  • Daniel Drinkwater

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Match Report

Eagles soar out of bottom three Crystal Palace moved out of the npower Championship relegation zone courtesy of a hard-earned point at Watford in a 1-1 draw. On an evening in which heavy fog looked in danger of ending proceedings early at Vicarage Road, the home side took an early lead through Andreas Weimann. But Palace, who went into the game on the back of Saturday's impressive draw against high-flying Norwich, battled back well to earn a share of the spoils through James Vaughan's sixth goal of the season. Hornets manager Malky Mackay opted to hand Weimann, on loan from Aston Villa, his first start and the striker repaid his manager's faith immediately, putting the hosts ahead in the 10th minute. Fellow loanee Andros Townsend was instrumental, cutting inside from the left wing before finding Weimann with a pinpoint cross which the striker volleyed home. Not content with one, Watford pushed for a second with Weimann looking particularly threatening. However, they nearly paid the price for their endeavour moments later as Darren Ambrose forced a smart save from Scott Loach. The home side remained the game's dominant force, though, with Weimann sliding a clever ball across goal which Graham was inches away from converting. The game became increasingly open thereafter and Palace felt they should have had the opportunity to restore parity when Adrian Mariappa hauled Vaughan down in the area, only for the referee to wave play on. But the visitors soon levelled things up as Vaughan profited from Townsend giving the ball away, receiving the ball from Danns before jinking his way past Mariappa and firing past Loach. Clearly looking to make amends, Townsend and Mariappa nearly linked up to put Watford back ahead. The former was instrumental, cleverly working his way to the byline before whipping in an delicious centre which Mariappa failed to convert. Spurred on by the vocal away faithful, Palace started brightly after the interval. And, after the game entered a lull, they nearly took the lead but Neil Danns was unable to get on the end of Wilfried Zaha's clever ball. Surprisingly, Mackay opted to replace the dangerous Townsend midway through the second period with Daniel Drinkwater coming on. However, that change had little impact as both sides struggled to create openings. The Hornets did threaten to regain the advantage as Eustace found space just outside the area and forced an excellent save from Julian Speroni. And, just when both teams seemed content with a point, Watford nearly claimed all three - but Eustace saw his effort cleared off the line.

Form Guide

    WWWWWL
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • DLWLDD

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 09/11/2010
  • Watford
  • 1 - 3
  • Crystal Palace
  • 30/03/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 0
  • Watford
  • 28/11/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 28/02/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 09/08/2008
  • Watford
  • 0 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 19/04/2008

Top Scorers

Watford

  • D Graham 14
  • M Sordell 10
  • J Eustace 5
  • M Taylor 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • M Whichelow 2
  • D Cowie 1
  • A Mariappa 1

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 4
  • N Danns 3
  • D Ambrose 3
  • O Garvan 3
  • PG Counago 2
  • S Iversen 1
  • A Gardner 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 52
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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