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  • Date:25 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Graham (0) Graham (0)
    Mutch (10) Graham (19)
  • Adrian Mariappa - og (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:54 +3.54

The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, John Eustace manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson played to the near post, Scott Loach makes a save.

88:52

Mickael Tavares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. Lee Hodson takes the direct free kick.

88:23

The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, David Wheater takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

87:48

The ball is swung over by Gary O'Neil, clearance by John Eustace.

87:40

The ball is sent over by Gary O'Neil, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

86:53

Stephen McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Barry Robson from left channel, Josh Walker makes a clearance.

84:57

Danny Graham goes off and Josh Walker comes on.

84:31

The ball is swung over by Tarmo Kink.

84:05

Strike by Danny Graham from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

82:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Stephen McManus. Don Cowie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, David Wheater makes a clearance.

81:57

Unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Stephen McGinn results in a free kick. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.

81:40

Centre by Danny Graham, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.

80:59

Tarmo Kink produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

80:29

Danny Graham produces a cross, Jason Steele makes a save.

78:04

The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, Scott McDonald takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save. Headed own goal by Adrian Mariappa. Watford 3-1 Middlesbrough.Scott Loach goes into the book for dissent.

76:08

Foul by Lloyd Doyley on Tarmo Kink, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.

75:32

Barry Robson fouled by Stephen McGinn, the ref awards a free kick. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.

75:10

Tarmo Kink takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

72:46

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Troy Deeney coming on for Marvin Sordell.

72:46

Troy Deeney is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Sordell.

72:04

Tony McMahon produces a cross.

71:37

The ball is swung over by Barry Robson, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.

71:25

Foul by Jordon Mutch on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mickael Tavares.

70:53

Julio Arca produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

69:46

Julio Arca sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the box by Kris Boyd misses to the right of the target.

69:34

Centre by Tarmo Kink, clearance by John Eustace.

68:03

Lloyd Doyley fouled by Tarmo Kink, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

67:14

Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

65:56

The ball is sent over by Tarmo Kink.

65:15

Tarmo Kink on for Leroy Lita.

64:49

Stephen McGinn comes on in place of Will Buckley.

59:15

Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Mickael Tavares results in a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.

57:41

The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, save by Scott Loach.

55:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McDonald on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

54:41

(Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Tony McMahon coming on for Matthew Bates.

52:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Gary O'Neil. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

51:38

Shot from a long way out by Jordon Mutch goes wide of the left-hand upright.

49:12

The ball is sent over by Barry Robson, Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

48:07

Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary O'Neil. Matthew Bates takes the direct free kick.

46:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Bates by Lloyd Doyley. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

46:12 +1.12

Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.

45:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kris Boyd. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

45:09 +0.09

The ball is sent over by Matthew Bates.

42:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

41:15

The ball is sent over by Andy Halliday, blocked by Lee Hodson. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Robson.

39:33

A cross is delivered by Danny Graham.

38:57

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mickael Tavares.

37:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Halliday by Adrian Mariappa. Strike on goal comes in from Barry Robson from the free kick, Danny Graham gets a block in.

34:34

Foul by Scott McDonald on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

34:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Sordell. Indirect free kick taken by Julio Arca.

33:51

The ball is swung over by Matthew Bates, save made by Scott Loach.

31:50

Unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Lee Hodson results in a free kick. Lee Hodson is booked. Gary O'Neil has an effort direct from the free kick, Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.

31:33

A cross is delivered by Don Cowie, Julio Arca manages to make a clearance.

30:03

Jordon Mutch concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.

29:41

Barry Robson challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Eustace takes the free kick.

28:58

Mickael Tavares delivers the ball.

28:09

John Eustace challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Jordon Mutch manages to make a clearance.

26:14

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

23:38

Scott McDonald fouled by Adrian Mariappa, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson from left channel.

22:42

Foul by Marvin Sordell on David Wheater, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

22:32

The ball is sent over by Mickael Tavares, save made by Scott Loach.

21:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line to the near post, Marvin Sordell makes a clearance.

19:39

Don Cowie produces a cross, Goal scored by Danny Graham from close range low into the middle of the goal. Watford 3-0 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Don Cowie.

19:21

The ball is delivered by Marvin Sordell, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

17:50

Jordon Mutch challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

16:05

The ball is delivered by Will Buckley, blocked by Mickael Tavares. The ball is sent over by Will Buckley, Adrian Mariappa has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

14:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

13:01

Julio Arca challenges Danny Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Hodson takes the free kick.

12:27

Andy Halliday produces a cross.

10:07

The ball is delivered by Will Buckley, blocked by Julio Arca. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Don Cowie, Jordon Mutch finds the net with a goal from long distance low into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-0 Middlesbrough.

9:32

Scott McDonald has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the goal.

8:13

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach. Barry Robson decides to take the corner short, Gary O'Neil produces a cross, save made by Scott Loach.

7:23

The ball is crossed by Barry Robson, Andy Halliday takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

6:37

Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Direct free kick taken by Barry Robson.

5:41

Danny Graham is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

3:52

Julio Arca crosses the ball, save made by Scott Loach.

3:52

The ball is sent over by Julio Arca.

3:22

Jordon Mutch concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

0:23

Goal scored by Danny Graham from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Middlesbrough.

The referee gets the game started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Taylor sits out Boro clash Watford will be without Andrew Taylor when they take on Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road. The defender is ineligible for the clash under the terms of his loan deal from Boro so Lee Hodson is set to come in at left-back. Hornets boss Malky Mackay is unlikely make further changes to his starting line-up after last weekend's 6-1 thrashing of Millwall. Danny Graham will continue to partner Marvin Sordell up front with the in-form duo having bagged 11 goals between them so far this term. That means summer signing Troy Deeney will once again be among the substitutes. Last Saturday's stunning display lifted the Hornets up to fifth in the Championship, although they have yet to win at home. Middlesbrough defender Justin Hoyte is out with a hamstring injury. The former Arsenal full-back is likely to be sidelined for a month by the problem he picked up during the 3-1 victory over Reading last Saturday. Skipper Gary O'Neil missed the Reading game with a dead leg and continues to be assessed ahead of the trip. Other than that, manager Gordon Strachan will have to do without his usual suspects once again with Joe Bennett (tonsilitis), Matt Kilgallon (back), Kevin Thomson (fractured fibula), Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee) and Rhys Williams (pelvis) still missing.

Formation:442Manager: M Mackay

Watford

Formation: 442Manager: Gordon Strachan

Middlesbrough

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • John Eustace
  • Don Cowie
  • Will Buckley
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Danny Graham
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Josh Walker
  • Troy Deeney
  • Stephen McGinn
  • Michael Bryan
  • Matthew Whichelow
  • Eddie Oshodi

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Match Report

Boro old boy leaves Strachan stumped The pressure continued to mount on Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan as two goals from former Boro' trainee Danny Graham helped Watford to a comfortable win at Vicarage Road. Promotion favourites Boro went into the game without a single goal on their travels in the league this season and they went behind after only 17 second when David Wheater's poor passback gave Graham a simple chance which he took with aplomb. Ten minutes later it got worse for the visitors when they failed to clear from a corner and Jordon Mutch sent in a half-volley which gave Scott Loach no chance. Graham spent four years at the Riverside Stadium before being released and he showed Boro what they were missing when he got on the end of Don Cowie's cut-back for his second and Watford's third after just 20 minutes. Middlesbrough tried to find a way back into the match and Loach denied Gary O'Neil before an own goal from Adrian Mariappa gave them faint hope with 10 minutes remaining. However, Watford held on for the three points - much to the frustration of the travelling Middlesbrough faithful. Buoyed by their stunning 6-1 win at Millwall last week, Watford came flying out the traps and were in front within a minute. Wheater's attempted backpass was woefully short and Graham nipped in before rounding Jason Steele and rolling the ball into the net. To their credit Middlesbrough responded well to the early setback and Leroy Lita had a good chance to draw them level but his shot was tipped round the post by Loach. Watford duly capitalised and two minutes later Cowie's corner was cleared into the path of Mutch who slammed home a superb half-volley from 25 yards. Middlesbrough were looking shaky at the back and the visitors' defence switched off from a short corner allowing Mariappa to get in a header that went just over the bar. With 20 minutes gone Watford made it 3-0 when Cowie got past his marker on the left and drove to the by-line before squaring the ball for Graham who made no mistake from close range. Jeers rang out among the Boro fans who had made the long journey south and their team showed little sign of coming back into the match before the break. Strachan's side showed more purpose at the start of the second half and almost got a goal back when O'Neil was left unmarked at the far post from Barry Robson's cross but Loach made a superb smothering save. However, Watford still looked dangerous whenever they had the ball and Marvin Sordell got in one-on-one with Steele but was denied by a superb last-gasp challenge from Tony McMahon. With 10 minutes remaining Scott McDonald's shot was saved by Loach and Mariappa headed the loose ball into his own net but it only proved to be a consolation.

Form Guide

    DDLDWW
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • DWLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 27/03/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 1
  • Watford
  • 17/10/2009
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Watford
  • 07/03/1995
  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 03/09/1994
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 22/01/1994
  • Watford
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 10/10/1993

Top Scorers

Watford

  • D Graham 4
  • M Sordell 4
  • J Eustace 3
  • M Taylor 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • J Mutch 1
  • W Buckley 1

Middlesbrough

  • T Kink 2
  • B Robson 1
  • S McDonald 1
  • K Boyd 1
  • L Lita 1
  • D Wheater 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 15
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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