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  • Date:08 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:8,950
  • Mingoia (65) Sordell (67)
    Sordell (81) Graham (89)
Goal!

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91:41 +1.41

Lloyd Doyley takes a shot. Brilliant save by Jake Kean.

89:44

Danny Graham scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Watford 4-1 Hartlepool.

87:08

The ball is sent over by Gavin Massey.

85:00

The referee gives a free kick against Antony Sweeney for handball. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

83:23

Foul by Ross Jenkins on James Brown, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

81:30

Marvin Sordell scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 3-1 Hartlepool.Assist on the goal came from Dale Bennett.

79:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Whichelow by Andy Monkhouse. Dale Bennett takes the direct free kick.

79:14

Fabian Yantorno replaces Paul Murray.

77:20

The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood, save by Rene Gilmartin.

75:48

Danny Graham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Troy Deeney. Stephen McGinn is brought on as a substitute for Will Buckley.

75:37

Marvin Sordell takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

73:41

Ross Jenkins challenges Neil Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.

72:52

Leon McSweeney leaves the field to be replaced by Colin Larkin. Will Buckley is ruled offside. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.

72:12

Antony Sweeney is ruled offside. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

67:48

Marvin Sordell fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 2-1 Hartlepool.

67:15

Centre by Adrian Mariappa, Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

66:40

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

65:18

Piero Mingoia gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Hartlepool.Ross Jenkins takes a shot.

64:42

Corner taken right-footed by Piero Mingoia from the left by-line, Peter Hartley makes a clearance.

64:02

Joe Gamble takes a shot. Fantastic save by Rene Gilmartin.

61:02

James Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ritchie Humphreys.

60:49

Evan Horwood produces a cross.

56:26

Marvin Sordell takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

55:17

Shot by Leon McSweeney from just outside the area goes over the net.

52:57

Evan Horwood delivers the ball, Leon McSweeney produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

47:23

The ball is swung over by Leon McSweeney, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance.

47:08

The ball is delivered by Matthew Whichelow, clearance by Gary Liddle.

46:20

Corner taken right-footed by Piero Mingoia from the left by-line, Paul Murray makes a clearance.

46:09

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, blocked by Neil Austin.

44:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Monkhouse. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

41:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Gamble by Troy Deeney. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

39:43

Andy Monkhouse has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

38:27

The official flags Leon McSweeney offside. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

34:16

Paul Murray shown a yellow card. Paul Murray challenges Piero Mingoia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

32:34

Effort on goal by Troy Deeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

28:14

Ritchie Humphreys is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.

25:09

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

23:43

Shot by Ritchie Humphreys from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

22:55

Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross.

21:36

Antony Sweeney produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

20:09

Corner taken by Evan Horwood, Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

20:00

The ball is crossed by Neil Austin, blocked by Lloyd Doyley.

18:55

The ball is delivered by Antony Sweeney, save made by Rene Gilmartin.

14:18

Dale Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Humphreys. Leon McSweeney restarts play with the free kick.

14:18

Dale Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Humphreys. Free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.

11:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Whichelow by Paul Murray. Dale Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

6:58

Matthew Whichelow has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

4:52

Centre by Matthew Whichelow.

3:21

Piero Mingoia decides to take the corner short.

2:45

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Evan Horwood gets a block in.

0:40

Short corner worked by Piero Mingoia.

The referee gets the game started.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Hornets missing players Watford manager Malky Mackay is without a host of first-team players for the FA Cup visit of in-form Hartlepool. Left-back Andrew Taylor and midfielder Jordon Mutch have returned to parent clubs Middlesbrough and Birmingham respectively after their successful loan spells ended. Captain John Eustace is also definitely out with the calf strain which ruled him out of the 2-1 win at Scunthorpe on Bank Holiday Monday to leave Mackay short of midfield numbers. Top scorer Danny Graham (hamstring) and winger Don Cowie (calf) are touch and go after picking up injuries at Scunthorpe so could miss out. Midfielder Stephen McGinn remains sidelined with the broken cheekbone and eye socket he sustained against QPR last month and winger Michael Bryan is out as he continues his recovery from a niggling ankle injury. Tom Aldred, Eddie Oshodi and Nathan Ellington are all back from loan spells with Stockport, Dagenham and Skoda Xanthi respectively but are not expected to feature. Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth is once again without captain Sam Collins. The defender was injured during the 4-2 win over Oldham on New Year's Day and will be on the sidelines once again despite his knee problem not as bad as was first feared. Wadsworth could make changes for the trip to Vicarage Road following his side's 3-0 defeat to Notts County on Monday. Strike duo Adam Boyd and James Brown are pushing for starts after they occupied the bench in the defeat at Meadow Lane. Midfielder Antony Sweeney is likely to hold onto his place in the Pools starting line-up following his recent goalscoring form, while Colin Larkin could be recalled.

Formation:451Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

Formation: 451Manager:

Hartlepool

  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Martin Taylor
  • Dale Bennett
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • Troy Deeney
  • Piero Mingoia
  • Matthew Whichelow
  • Ross Jenkins
  • Will Buckley
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Scott Loach
  • Danny Graham
  • Stephen McGinn
  • Eddie Oshodi
  • Sean Murray
  • Gavin Massey
  • Adam Thompson

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Match Report

Watford rally to knock out Pools Marvin Sordell scored twice to help Watford earn a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup as battling Hartlepool were beaten 4-1. A shock appeared to be on the cards when Antony Sweeney scored his 10th goal of the season with the last kick of the first half. But quickfire goals from youngster Piero Mingoia - on his senior debut - and Sordell put the Hornets in command midway through the second half. Sordell made it 11 for the campaign with eight minutes remaining before substitute Danny Graham secured the in-form Hornets a sixth straight win at the death. Watford made five changes, with Troy Deeney starting in attack as Graham was only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench. Rene Gilmartin was in goal, with regular shot-stopper Scott Loach among the substitutes. Hartlepool dropped Steve Haslam, with Gary Liddle moving from midfield to partner Peter Hartley in the centre of defence. Midfielder Paul Murray came into the starting line-up, with Ritchie Humphreys playing as a lone striker. The youthful Hornets side started brightly, with Deeney seeing a shot blocked by Evan Horwood and Martin Taylor heading wide from a Mingoia corner. Pools, who went into the game having snatched four 1-0 wins on the road this season, had their first chance of the afternoon in the 22nd minute, but leading scorer Sweeney dragged his effort wide. Humphreys flashed an effort inches past the post shortly afterwards as the League One side started to get a foothold in the game. Deeney was wasteful from inside the area, while at the other end, lively winger Andy Monkhouse let fly from 25 yards but his attempt failed to trouble Gilmartin. Mick Wadsworth's men took the lead in first-half injury-time when Sweeney was sent clear one-on-one with Gilmartin, and the midfielder coolly slotted home. It was Hartlepool who began the second half strongly, with Leon McSweeney heading a Horwood cross wide before the same player cleared the crossbar with a shot from the edge of the box. Humphreys was withdrawn after 62 minutes, with James Brown entering the action, and it should have been 2-0 to Pools moments later. The ball fell kindly for Joe Gamble six yards out, but his fierce drive was brilliantly saved by Gilmartin. Watford levelled in fine style from their next attack. Mingoia collected the ball by the left corner flag and cut inside before lashing the ball into the top corner. The game was turned on its head two minutes later when Sordell found space in the area to send a right-footed shot into the bottom corner. The Hornets' passage into the next round was sealed in the 82nd minute when Sordell neatly converted a Dale Bennett pass from six yards. But there was still time for substitute Graham to add a fourth with a fine finish into the top corner from just inside the area.

possession


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