- Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
- Referee:Bates, A
The ref has blown his whistle for full time.
Goal!! Will Hoskins scores for Watford.
Patrick van Aanholt is booked for dissent.
Danny Guthrie is being taken off, Fabrice Pancrate has come on in his place.
Jonas Gutierrez is being taken off, Ryan Taylor has come on in his place.
Don Cowie is being taken off, Stephen McGinn has come on in his place.
Jon Harley is replaced by Will Hoskins.
Leon Best is being taken off, Nile Ranger has come on in his place.
Goal!! Newcastle have scored with Andy Carroll putting it in the back of the net.
The referee has booked Alan Smith.
The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.
The ref has blown his whistle for half time.
Kevin Nolan is booked for unsporting behaviour.
Jon Harley is booked for unsporting behaviour.
The referee has booked Mike Williamson.
Leon Best is booked for unsporting behaviour.
Heidar Helguson is booked for unsporting behaviour.
Goal!! Fabricio Coloccini scores for Newcastle.
The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.
Watford face Newcastle at 3pm on Saturday, February 27th.
An efficient and effective display by Newcastle United enabled them to end their barren away run and take another step back towards the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Watford.
The Magpies had gone into the game without a victory on their travels in seven matches in all competitions, but Fabricio Coloccini's header after four minutes got them off to the perfect start.
The advantage was doubled by Andy Carroll five minutes after the restart and although Will Hoskins gave the Hornets hope with an injury-time strike, it was too little, too late for the home side.
Watford actually had the better of territory and possession in a game lacking in goalscoring opportunities, but the quality of their final ball was often poor against an organised defence superbly marshalled by Coloccini.
The visitors took the lead when a free-kick from the left and level with the edge of the penalty area was not dealt with. Carroll headed back across goal for Coloccini to beat Scott Loach at his near post with a header from inside the six-yard box.
The Hornets responded well to the early setback and had the better of the first half, but struggled to create anything of note for the remainder of the opening period against the visitors' organised defensive ranks.
Watford's hopes of getting back into the contest were severely dented within five minutes of the restart when, from the visitors' first corner of the match. Danny Guthrie clipped the ball towards the near post and Carroll thumped a header past Loach.
The Hornets never gave up though and their efforts were rewarded in injury-time when a Heidar Helguson shot appeared to be blocked by Kevin Nolan's hand, but the ball broke nicely for substitute Hoskins to confidently beat Steve Harper.
Shots off target