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  • Date:08 Feb 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:15,079
  • Abdi (5) Chalobah (13)
  • Ramage (65) Phillips (69)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

94mins

A cross is delivered by Ashley Richards.

91mins

Marco Cassetti crosses the ball, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance. Marco Cassetti concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien Delaney. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

90mins

Foul by Daniel Pudil on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Daniel Pudil is shown a yellow card. A cross is delivered by Jacob Butterfield, Peter Ramage takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save.

89mins

Cristian Battocchio on for Nathaniel Chalobah.

89mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, Nathaniel Chalobah makes a clearance.

89mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Williams, clearance by Fitz Hall.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Dean Moxey, clearance made by Fitz Hall.

85mins

Wilfried Zaha fouled by Nathaniel Chalobah, the ref awards a free kick. Nathaniel Chalobah receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Jacob Butterfield replaces Stephen Dobbie. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jacob Butterfield.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Daniel Pudil, clearance by Peter Ramage.

83mins

Fernando Forestieri challenges Ashley Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Pudil. Booking for Glenn Murray for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nathaniel Chalobah.

80mins

Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Damien Delaney goes wide right of the goal.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Forestieri on Wilfried Zaha. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Dobbie.

78mins

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.

77mins

Foul by Tommie Hoban on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Ashley Richards crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Tommie Hoban.

76mins

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommie Hoban. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

75mins

The ball is sent over by Wilfried Zaha, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.

74mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Forestieri on Dean Moxey. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Dobbie.

73mins

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Williams, Manuel Almunia makes a save.

72mins

Nathaniel Chalobah sends in a cross, clearance made by Peter Ramage. Almen Abdi has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

71mins

Foul by Kevin Phillips on Nathaniel Chalobah, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Ashley Richards, A goal is scored by Kevin Phillips from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-2 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Ashley Richards.

66mins

Damien Delaney takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

66mins

Corner taken right-footed by Stephen Dobbie, Peter Ramage grabs a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace.

65mins

Marco Cassetti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams. Marco Cassetti is cautioned. Matej Vydra goes off and Fernando Forestieri comes on. Stephen Dobbie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Fitz Hall makes a clearance.

64mins

The ball is swung over by Dean Moxey.

63mins

Marco Cassetti crosses the ball, Julian Speroni makes a save.

62mins

Handball decision goes against Dean Moxey. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

60mins

Unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Stephen Dobbie from left channel.

59mins

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams by Jonathan Hogg. Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

57mins

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

56mins

Effort from just outside the area by Kagisho Dikgacoi goes over the bar.

54mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stephen Dobbie.

54mins

Yannick Bolasie goes off and Kevin Phillips comes on.

53mins

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Hogg.

52mins

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Ramage.

50mins

The ball is crossed by Ashley Richards.

49mins

Corner taken by Matej Vydra.

48mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Yannick Bolasie. Almen Abdi produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Hogg, clearance by Glenn Murray.

47mins

Corner taken right-footed by Almen Abdi from the left by-line to the near post, Kagisho Dikgacoi makes a clearance.

46mins

Wilfried Zaha is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Stephen Dobbie decides to take the corner short. Wilfried Zaha produces a cross, Manuel Almunia makes a save. Yannick Bolasie concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Pudil. Daniel Pudil takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Alex Marrow goes off and Jonathan Williams comes on.

45mins

Foul by Daniel Pudil on Yannick Bolasie, free kick awarded. Dean Moxey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.

44mins

Daniel Pudil delivers the ball, clearance made by Damien Delaney. Almen Abdi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommie Hoban by Yannick Bolasie. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

42mins

Wilfried Zaha sends in a cross, clearance made by Jonathan Hogg. Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

41mins

Almen Abdi takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

40mins

The ball is crossed by Yannick Bolasie, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

39mins

Ashley Richards delivers the ball, clearance by Jonathan Hogg.

38mins

The ball is crossed by Yannick Bolasie, clearance by Marco Cassetti.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Alex Marrow by Matej Vydra results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Alex Marrow. Damien Delaney takes the free kick.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah by Alex Marrow. The referee shows Alex Marrow a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Troy Deeney is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Daniel Pudil takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Ashley Richards crosses the ball. The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia. Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Dobbie, Glenn Murray has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar. Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

28mins

Marco Cassetti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie. Damien Delaney takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Troy Deeney fouled by Kagisho Dikgacoi, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yannick Bolasie.

26mins

The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha. The ball is delivered by Stephen Dobbie, Marco Cassetti gets a block in.

25mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Dobbie, Tommie Hoban gets a block in. Short corner worked by Stephen Dobbie.

24mins

Marco Cassetti delivers the ball, Close range headed effort by Matej Vydra goes wide of the left-hand upright.

22mins

Alex Marrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Hogg. Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

The ball is crossed by Daniel Pudil. Marco Cassetti crosses the ball.

21mins

The ball is delivered by Marco Cassetti, clearance by Ashley Richards.

20mins

The referee blows for offside. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

19mins

Effort from just outside the box by Yannick Bolasie goes over the bar.

18mins

The ball is crossed by Glenn Murray, save by Manuel Almunia.

14mins

Effort from 12 yards by Marco Cassetti.

14mins

Nathaniel Chalobah grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 2-0 Crystal Palace.Marco Cassetti provided the assist for the goal.

14mins

Matej Vydra takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

13mins

Outswinging corner taken by Almen Abdi from the right by-line.

10mins

Ashley Richards sends in a cross.

8mins

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia. Corner taken by Yannick Bolasie.

6mins

Almen Abdi gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Crystal Palace.

5mins

Yannick Bolasie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by Fitz Hall. Booking for Fitz Hall for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stephen Dobbie from left wing, clearance made by Troy Deeney.

3mins

Matej Vydra has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

3mins

Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Yannick Bolasie.

3mins

Almen Abdi takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

2mins

Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Pudil. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.

Match Preview

Defensive poser for Hornets Watford will run the rule over defenders Joel Ekstrand and Nyron Nosworthy ahead of Friday night's televised home clash against promotion rivals Crystal Palace. Ekstrand was forced off late on in last weekend's 2-1 win over Bolton nursing a knee injury and remains a doubt, with a decision due to be made as late as possible. Nosworthy replaced Ekstrand for the closing stages but he has been on international duty with Jamaica this week and the lengthy travelling may have taken its toll ahead of his late return to Hertfordshire. Boss Gianfranco Zola could have a ready-made replacement at hand in the shape of Tommie Hoban, who stepped up his fitness after an Achilles injury by representing the Republic of Ireland Under-19s in midweek. Midfielder Ikechi Anya (hamstring) and defender Neuton (back) remain out. Crystal Palace are set to be without skipper Mile Jedinak. Jedinak suffered a broken nose and cheekbone after being caught by a stray arm against Huddersfield last week, forcing him to miss Saturday's 2-1 win over Charlton. Palace hope the Australia international will soon be able to play in a face mask but are not expected to risk him at Vicarage Road. However, fellow midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi could return to the squad after South Africa's exit from the African Nations Cup. Andre Moritz needs a check on an ankle injury while Alex Nimely (hamstring), Paddy McCarthy, Joel Ward (both groin) and Owen Garvan (knee) are still out. Veteran striker Kevin Phillips could feature against his old club after making his debut against Charlton.

Formation:352Manager: Gianfranco Zola

Watford

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Crystal Palace

  • Manuel Almunia
  • Fitz Hall
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • Tommie Hoban
  • Marco Cassetti
  • Nathaniel Chalobah
  • Almen Abdi
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Daniel Pudil
  • Matej Vydra
  • Troy Deeney
  • SUBS
  • Jonathan Bond
  • John Eustace
  • Mark Yeates
  • Sean Murray
  • Alexandre Geijo
  • Cristian Battocchio
  • Fernando Forestieri

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWWLW
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • DWLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 3
  • Watford
  • 18/08/2012
  • Crystal Palace
  • 4 - 0
  • Watford
  • 18/02/2012
  • Watford
  • 0 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 15/10/2011
  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 01/02/2011
  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 09/11/2010
  • Watford
  • 1 - 3
  • Crystal Palace
  • 30/03/2010

Top Scorers

Watford

  • M Vydra 17
  • T Deeney 10
  • A Abdi 5
  • M Yeates 3
  • FM Forestieri 3
  • AP Geijo 2
  • N Chalobah 2
  • T Hoban 2
  • F Hall 1
  • L Doyley 1
  • D Pudil 1
  • I Anya 1
  • S Murray 1
  • C Battocchio 1

Crystal Palace

  • G Murray 17
  • AF Moritz 5
  • W Zaha 5
  • KE Dikgacoi 4
  • D Delaney 3
  • M Jedinak 2
  • PI Ramage 2
  • O Garvan 2
  • Y Bolasie 2

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 58
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 13 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 52
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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