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  • Date:2010-04-05
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:14555
  • Referee:Tanner, S

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

Goal!! West Brom have scored with Chris Brunt putting it in the back of the net.

90mins

The referee has booked Chris Brunt.

90mins

Gabriel Tamas goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

86mins

The referee has booked Danny Graham.

85mins

Goal!! Watford have scored with Danny Graham putting it in the back of the net.

80mins

Robert Koren is replaced by Andwele Slory.

79mins

It's red. He's off. Jon Harley has been sent off.

67mins

Tom Cleverley is being taken off, Will Hoskins has come on in his place.

63mins

Giles Barnes is being taken off, James Morrison has come on in his place.

60mins

Will Buckley is replaced by Stephen McGinn.

54mins

West Brom are replacing Gianni Zuiverloon with Abdoulaye Meite.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by S Tanner

36mins

The referee has booked Jonas Olsson.

35mins

Roman Bednar is booked for unsporting behaviour.

35mins

Graham Dorrans is booked for unsporting behaviour.

35mins

John Eustace goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

30mins

Jon Harley is booked for unsporting behaviour.

10mins

Lloyd Doyley is replaced by Jay DeMerit.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Watford face West Brom at 3pm on Monday, April 5th.


Match Report

Watford were denied a vital victory in their battle to beat the drop when Chris Brunt's last-gasp equaliser deep into stoppage time earned West Bromwich Albion a 1-1 draw following an action-packed clash at Vicarage Road.

Despite losing top scorer and influential midfielder Tom Cleverley to a serious-looking injury and having Jon Harley sent off, the Hornets looked set to secure a vital three points when Danny Graham scored a superb 25-yard goal with five minutes remaining.

But the Baggies, who had not registered an attempt on target in the 90 minutes, kept going and rewarded very late on when Andwele Slory's header back across the area found Brunt unmarked at the back post to level.

Despite the immense disappointment, the good news for the Hornets was that they remained outside the drop zone on goal difference from Sheffield Wednesday, while the Baggies' promotion party remains on hold for one more game at least.

Watford spurned a great chance to take an early lead in the eighth minute when John Eustace nodded the ball through to Adrian Mariappa, who found himself all alone in the area.

The defender had time to bring it down but chose to hit it first time on the half-volley and put his shot too close to Scott Carson.

The home side, who lost defender Lloyd Doyley to injury early on, had the better of it thereafter in the first half, although the match sparked into life when Eustace, Graham Dorrans and Roman Bednar were both booked following a touchline scuffle.

A Mariappa shot at Carson aside, the second half was a tail of injuries for both sides which culminated in Cleverley losing out on a challenge to Jonas Olsson that left him lying on the ground.

The Manchester United loanee had to be stretchered form the pitch wearing an oxygen mask.

If that wasn't bad enough, the home side were reduced to ten men 10 minutes later when Harley was adjudged to have blocked off James Morrison and referee Steve Tanner had no hesitation in producing a second yellow.

However, with five minutes remaining, Don Cowie won the ball and laid it off to Graham, who struck a superb first-time right-footed half-volley from 25 yards that gave Carson no chance.

Watford looked like they would hold on for their most important three points of the season after Morrison had incredibly missed a free header from three yards out.

But in the last minute of stoppage time, Slory headed across the area and Brunt came in unmarked to head in the equaliser.

Watford

West Bromwich Albion

Corners

23

Fouls

615

Goal attempts

65

Shots off target

34

Offsides

42

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