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  • Date:29 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:15,031
  • Yeates (4) Sordell - pen (30) Sordell (32)
  • Frecklington (14)
    Sinclair (38)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:25 +2.25

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

89:44

George Boyd produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:23

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Ross Jenkins coming on for Chris Iwelumo.

86:34

The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, Chris Iwelumo has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

85:27

David Ball on for Grant McCann.

85:10

A cross is delivered by Grant McCann.

84:41

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann to the near post, Carl Dickinson makes a clearance.

82:24

Mark Yeates goes off and Troy Deeney comes on.

81:52

The ball is crossed by Ryan Tunnicliffe, blocked by Craig Forsyth.

80:28

Corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line to the near post.

80:15

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

80:08

A cross is delivered by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

79:37

Corner taken by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.

79:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, clearance by Emile Sinclair.

78:42

Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Lee Frecklington gets a block in.

77:25

George Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel.

76:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Taylor by Lee Hodson. Direct free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

74:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on Paul Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

74:17

Chris Iwelumo challenges Ryan Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

71:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Yeates, clearance by Ryan Bennett.

69:40

Paul Taylor produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

68:42

Tom Kennedy handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, Chris Iwelumo produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:31

The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates.

67:46

Marvin Sordell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

66:19

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Craig Forsyth results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George Boyd.

64:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Jonathan Hogg. The referee books Jonathan Hogg for unsporting behaviour. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

63:08

Mark Little gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben. Free kick taken by Mark Yeates.

61:34

A cross is delivered by Carl Dickinson, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

61:25

Marvin Sordell delivers the ball, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

60:46

Paul Taylor crosses the ball.

59:46

Foul by Prince Buaben on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Little.

55:38

Unfair challenge on Paul Taylor by Prince Buaben results in a free kick. Grant McCann has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Chris Iwelumo.

54:42

Craig Forsyth produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

54:01

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

53:09

Gabriel Zakuani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell. Shot comes in from Mark Yeates from the free kick,

51:17

Unfair challenge on Ryan Bennett by Chris Iwelumo results in a free kick. Ryan Bennett takes the direct free kick.

50:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Sordell on Lee Frecklington. Grant McCann produces a cross, Close range headed effort by Gabriel Zakuani clears the crossbar.

49:54

Ryan Tunnicliffe takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

47:04

Long range shot by Prince Buaben goes wide right of the net.

46:33 +1.33

Marvin Sordell delivers the ball.

46:25

The ball is swung over by Marvin Sordell, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

45:10 +0.10

The ball is sent over by Marvin Sordell, clearance by Tom Kennedy.

43:25

A cross is delivered by Craig Forsyth.

42:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Yeates, Carl Dickinson takes a shot. Grant McCann makes a clearance. The ball is sent over by George Boyd, save made by Scott Loach.

41:46

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Emile Sinclair.

41:31

The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, clearance by Mark Little.

41:19

Carl Dickinson crosses the ball, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

39:10

George Boyd sends in a cross, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

38:09

Emile Sinclair scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 3-2 Peterborough.Assist by Paul Taylor.

37:09

Marvin Sordell has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

36:17

Tom Kennedy delivers the ball, clearance by Carl Dickinson.

35:02

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, Prince Buaben makes a clearance.

34:43

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

32:49

Marvin Sordell scores a headed goal from close in. Watford 3-1 Peterborough.Assist by Mark Yeates.

32:21

Prince Buaben fouled by Grant McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Yeates.

31:12

The ball is delivered by Craig Forsyth, Tom Kennedy makes a clearance.

30:59

Craig Forsyth delivers the ball, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

28:49

Grant McCann challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Marvin Sordell. Watford 2-1 Peterborough.Prince Buaben provided the assist for the goal.

26:11

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, Gabriel Zakuani has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

25:49

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

24:56

A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

22:04

Centre by George Boyd, save by Scott Loach.

21:33

Marvin Sordell sends in a cross, Mark Little manages to make a clearance.

20:40

The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson.

19:24

Lee Hodson produces a cross, Mark Little makes a clearance.

16:30

Foul by Craig Forsyth on Lee Frecklington, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick.

16:13

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.

14:12

Lee Frecklington scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Peterborough.

11:38

Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Ryan Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

10:55

Foul by Jonathan Hogg on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

8:29

Corner taken by Mark Yeates played to the near post, clearance by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

6:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Frecklington on Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

5:42

Lee Frecklington takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

5:09

Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

4:29

Mark Yeates gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Peterborough.Marvin Sordell provided the assist for the goal.

3:51

Mark Yeates takes a shot.

2:15

Unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Carl Dickinson results in a free kick. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Hornets to assess duo Michael Kightly and Lloyd Doyley will be assessed ahead of Watford`s home clash against Peterborough. On-loan winger Kightly was forced off with a hamstring injury in last Wednesday`s 2-0 defeat at Leicester and duly missed Saturday`s 3-2 loss at Hull, he now faces a race against time to be fit for this weekend. Doyley, meanwhile, has picked up a thigh problem and also faces a late fitness test. Manager Sean Dyche will be hoping Doyley makes it against Posh with fellow defender Martin Taylor already sidelined with a collarbone injury which has ruled him out of the last two games. One player definitely available and hoping to make his Hornets debut is striker Craig Beattie, who sealed a loan move from Swansea at the start of this week, while Nyron Nosworthy could also be in line for a debut after joining on loan from Sunderland. Lee Tomlin`s suspension means Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson will be forced into at least one change. Tomlin was sent off for the second time in his Posh career after 37 minutes of the 3-2 home defeat to Leeds last weekend after hacking down visiting striker Andy Keogh. He begins a three-match ban. Tomlin`s absence could open the door for Paul Taylor to return to the side while David Ball is another option for Ferguson, who has named the same starting XI for the past three matches. Craig Alcock was forced off at half-time against Leeds due to a leg injury but the full-back should be fit for Saturday.

Formation:442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

Formation: 442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Peterborough

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Nyron Nosworthy
  • Carl Dickinson
  • Mark Yeates
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Prince Buaben
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Chris Iwelumo
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Jonathan Bond
  • Troy Deeney
  • Ross Jenkins
  • David Mirfin
  • Joe Garner

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Match Report

Hornets indebted to Sordell brace Marvin Sordell's first-half double helped lift Watford out of the npower Championship relegation places after they narrowly beat Peterborough 3-2. The victory ended the Hornets' run of four successive defeats while defeat left Posh five points off the play-off places. Mark Yeates' fourth-minute strike was the first of five goals scored in an enthralling opening 45 minutes. Lee Frecklington's rasping effort put the visitors on level terms before Sordell scored twice in three minutes to put Watford 3-1 up, only for Emile Sinclair to reduce the deficit six minutes before half-time. In the second half, a fine save from Paul Jones denied Sordell a hat-trick but Watford held on for just their second league win at Vicarage Road this season. Darren Ferguson's side came into the game having failed to record a clean sheet this season and they fell behind just four minutes in. Sordell fed the ball in from the right and a poor clearance from the Peterborough defence landed at Yeates' feet on the edge of the penalty area. The striker drilled a first-time effort past the outstretched arm of Jones which nestled in the bottom corner. Peterborough equalised 10 minutes later courtesy of a scintillating finish from Frecklington. The visitors began deep in their own half before Frecklington picked up the ball on the right flank. He beat Hornets left-back Carl Dickinson by quickly switching the ball from his left foot to his right, before rifling the ball straight into the top corner of the net. Minutes later Grant McCann's free-kick struck a post after the dangerous Frecklington had been felled by Craig Forsyth. But McCann was to have a more telling contribution at the other end, conceding the set-pieces which provided Watford with their second and third goals. The hosts were level in the 31st minute when Sordell dispatched a penalty after Posh's captain tugged Prince Buaben's shirt in the area. McCann needlessly brought down Buaben again two minutes later and Sordell made him pay, flicking a header over Jones and into the net from Yeates' free-kick. Sordell nearly completed a first-half treble but fired wide and Sinclair then ensured Peterborough went into the interval just one goal down. Paul Taylor beat three men with a meandering run before squaring for Sinclair who stroked the ball into the far corner from just inside the area. More goals always looked likely but there were few chances in the second period. Yeates repeated McCann's feat of hitting the woodwork with a free-kick and Jones reacted instinctively to deny Sordell from the rebound. At the other end, Sinclair managed to round Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach but lost control of the ball and a late deflection diverted Taylor's strike just past the post.

Form Guide

    LWLLLL
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Peterborough
  • LWLWWL

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 0 - 1
  • Peterborough
  • 13/03/2010
  • Peterborough
  • 2 - 1
  • Watford
  • 19/12/2009
  • Peterborough
  • 3 - 4
  • Watford
  • 05/04/1994
  • Watford
  • 2 - 1
  • Peterborough
  • 28/12/1993
  • Peterborough
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 27/03/1993
  • Watford
  • 1 - 2
  • Peterborough
  • 03/11/1992

Top Scorers

Watford

  • M Yeates 2
  • C Forsyth 2
  • M Sordell 2
  • J Eustace 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • C Iwelumo 1
  • C Dickinson 1

Peterborough

  • G McCann 4
  • L Tomlin 4
  • P Taylor 4
  • G Boyd 3
  • L Frecklington 3
  • E Sinclair 2
  • G Zakuani 1
  • M Little 1
  • D Ball 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Peterborough

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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