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Short corner taken by Danny Graham.
The ball is swung over by Danny Graham, John Brayford makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by Miles Addison results in a free kick. Martin Taylor takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Paul Green, Scott Loach makes a save.
The ball is sent over by John Brayford, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Pearson.
Steve Davies is brought on as a substitute for Alberto Bueno.
(Derby) makes a substitution, with Steve Davies coming on for Alberto Bueno.
The ball is crossed by Troy Deeney.
The ball is crossed by Danny Graham.
Stephen Pearson is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
Caution for Dean Leacock. Piero Mingoia is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Sordell. Dean Leacock concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lloyd Doyley from left channel, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Adrian Mariappa.
Stephen Pearson produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Paul Green misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen McGinn on Alberto Bueno. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.
Marvin Sordell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Stephen Pearson goes into the book for dissent. Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Deeney. Martin Taylor takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Dean Leacock restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Lloyd Doyley. Robbie Savage crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Stephen McGinn has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Adrian Mariappa, John Brayford makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Matthew Whichelow misses to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Marvin Sordell, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
Alberto Bueno produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is swung over by John Brayford, clearance by Martin Taylor.
Alberto Bueno crosses the ball, clearance by Martin Taylor.
Will Buckley goes off and Matthew Whichelow comes on.
Shot by Miles Addison from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Robbie Savage delivers the ball, Dale Bennett makes a clearance.
Stephen Pearson delivers the ball, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.
Stephen Pearson sends in a cross, clearance made by Will Buckley.
John Brayford sends in a cross, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Chris Porter. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
The ball is swung over by Paul Green.
Danny Graham decides to take a short corner.
A cross is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, save by Stephen Bywater.
Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Leacock takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Troy Deeney, Robbie Savage manages to make a clearance.
Paul Green has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
The ball is sent over by John Brayford.
Marvin Sordell grabs a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Watford 3-0 Derby.
Troy Deeney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Don Cowie.
Dean Leacock comes on in place of Kris Commons.
(Derby) makes a substitution, with Stephen Pearson coming on for James Bailey.
Will Buckley concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robbie Savage from left channel, Ross Jenkins makes a clearance.
A goal is scored by Danny Graham from close in low into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-0 Derby.Assist on the goal came from Will Buckley.
Marvin Sordell produces a cross, save made by Stephen Bywater.
The referee shows Kris Commons a yellow card for dissent. Kris Commons is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Miles Addison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
Will Buckley grabs a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Watford 1-0 Derby.Don Cowie provided the assist for the goal.
Gareth Roberts produces a cross.
Gareth Roberts sends in a cross, clearance by Dale Bennett.
The ball is delivered by Will Buckley.
James Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie.
Kris Commons has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Marvin Sordell has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Miles Addison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Don Cowie.
Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance.
Will Buckley delivers the ball, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.
Adrian Mariappa fouled by Chris Porter, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Don Cowie results in a free kick. John Brayford takes the direct free kick.
Shaun Barker challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Jenkins on Kris Commons. Robbie Savage crosses the ball in from the free kick, Danny Graham makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Chris Porter, Ross Jenkins manages to make a clearance.
Alberto Bueno takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Will Buckley.
Foul by Shaun Barker on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie.
A cross is delivered by Alberto Bueno, save by Scott Loach.
The ball is delivered by Don Cowie, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Don Cowie, clearance by Robbie Savage.
Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Gareth Roberts manages to make a clearance.
Marvin Sordell delivers the ball, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.
Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Blocked by John Brayford.
John Brayford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Don Cowie.
Will Buckley concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Roberts. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Chris Porter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
Alberto Bueno produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Chris Porter, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Chris Porter results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
The referee starts the match.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Eustace still absent for Hornets
Watford captain John Eustace remains sidelined as the Hornets prepare to host his former club Derby.
Eustace has been out since injuring his calf in the New Year`s Day win over Portsmouth and is not yet fit enough to be considered.
Manager Malky Mackay could be boosted by the return of winger Don Cowie.
Cowie missed last weekend`s FA Cup win over Hartlepool through illness but the Scot could be back after returning to light training.
Defender Lee Hodson is available after a chest infection of his own but is unlikely to feature as the Hornets look to keep pace with the leaders of the Championship.
Mackay made a host of changes for the cup clash but will revert to his first choice XI against the Rams.
Piero Mingoia marked his debut with a goal and could be in the squad while fellow midfielder Michael Bryan is back after an ankle injury.
Derby manager Nigel Clough has no fresh injury concerns.
Clough is likely to make changes following his side's shock FA Cup defeat to Blue Square Bet Premier side Crawley on Monday.
Midfielder Miles Addison made his comeback from a serious foot injury by playing his first 90 minutes in a year at the Broadfield Stadium and will assessed before the game against the Hornets.
Alberto Bueno is likely to come back into the side to bolster the Rams attacking options alongside does Conor Doyle, who is back in the squad after returning from a training camp with the USA Under-20s.
Midfielder Stephen Pearson (knee) and striker Steven Davies (dead leg) may also be included if they shake off their respected injuries while attacker Kris Commons, who is mulling over a new contract with County, is likely to start.
Hornets in seventh heaven
In-form Watford made it seven wins in a row with a comfortable 3-0 npower Championship victory over dismal Derby.
Malky Mackay's side are the joint top scorers in the division and found the net three times in the space of just nine minutes at the end of the first half to sweep aside Nigel Clough's visitors.
Will Buckley, Danny Graham and Marvin Sordell were on the scoresheet as Watford moved into the play-off places.
Spaniard Alberto Bueno was handed a recall by Clough after missing the FA Cup defeat at Crawley on Monday night, and he had the first effort on goal with a shot from the edge of the box that flew wide.
Both sides were struggling to settle into their normal passing game with Watford striker Sordell crafting a rare opportunity with a good turn only to see his shot blocked by the defence.
The Rams were looking to Kris Commons for some inspiration and after a quiet first 25 minutes he showed a glimpse of quality with a burst of pace to move into space and strike a low shot which Scott Loach was glad to see sail wide.
The match was struggling to kick into life but it was one of the home side's form players who broke the deadlock in the 36th minute.
Winger Don Cowie was back from illness and was instrumental as he made space on the left to cut back a dangerous cross across the penalty area to Buckley.
The former Rochdale man has been on top of his game during the Hornets' winning streak and calmly slipped the ball through Stephen Bywater's legs.
Commons was then booked for a handball before Graham doubled the lead with a lovely 43rd-minute goal.
Buckley started the move before releasing Sordell with a cleverly lofted pass.
Sordell raced away down the right before expertly picking out Graham inside the penalty area and the striker was clinical in smashing the ball past Bywater.
The Rams were falling apart and it was 3-0 before the break.
A long ball forward should have been dealt with easily by John Brayford but the defender completely missed his kick to allow Sordell to race away and plant the ball past a bewildered Bywater.
Clough reacted with a double change at the break, replacing Commons and James Bailey with Stephen Pearson and Dean Leacock, as Paul Green moved forward from full-back into midfield.
Green immediately showed his attacking intent with a long-range shot over the top but the game was descending into a lull as the home side held on to their comfortable lead.
Miles Addison was also off target with a 25-yard effort before Bueno was on the end of a rare fluent move for the visitors but again failed to test Loach in the Watford goal.
Green had the final effort of a lacklustre second period but once more his header was off target as Watford recorded three more points.
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