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Watford   2 - 0   Bristol City


Watford 2-0 Bristol City

Watford 2-0 Bristol City

First-half goals from Heidar Helguson and Martin Taylor gave Watford a deserved victory over Bristol City.

Helguson, on loan from QPR, connected powerfully with an Adrian Mariappa cross to head in the opener.

Twenty minutes later Martin Taylor volleyed home Henri Lansbury's free-kick to double the hosts' lead.

Hornets keeper Scott Loach brilliantly saved a Liam Fontaine header after half-time as City failed to muster a comeback in a dour second period.


Watford manager Malky Mackay:

"It was good to get back home tonight again and obviously get the win, the clean sheet and score two goals.

"I'm delighted. We have lost one goal in three games so it looks like we're sealing it up at the back.

"We've got to make sure that we keep that record going."

Bristol City boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I blame myself a lot because I played the shape I thought would work and it didn't.

"We need to do a lot of work because at the moment, there is a lot of spirit but there doesn't seem to be the quality.

"It's soul-destroying at the moment. We have [Jamal] Campbell-Rice, Nicky Maynard and Danny Haynes back home, Jamie McAllister's got a pulled calf... it's disappointing."

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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 2-0 Bristol City FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Helguson 14
  • Taylor 34

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Mariappa
    • 06 DeMerit
    • 12 Doyley
    • 15 Harley
    • 24 Taylor
    • 05 Lansbury (Jenkins 83)
    • 07 Cowie
    • 28 Eustace
    • 10 Graham (Henderson 71)
    • 11 Helguson

    Substitutes

    • 16 Lee,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 33 Hodson,
    • 08 McGinn,
    • 14 Jenkins,
    • 29 Bryan,
    • 19 Henderson

    Bristol City

    • 22 Gerken
    • 02 Orr
    • 03 McAllister (Sproule 46)
    • 04 Fontaine yellow card
    • 06 Carey
    • 32 Nyatanga yellow card
    • 08 Johnson
    • 14 Skuse yellow card
    • 09 Clarkson
    • 33 Saborio yellow card (Elliott 46 yellow card)
    • 36 Agyemang

    Substitutes

    • 13 Collis,
    • 18 Wilson,
    • 28 Edwards,
    • 07 Elliott,
    • 11 Hartley,
    • 15 Williams,
    • 17 Sproule
    Ref: Danny McDermidAtt: 12,179
    WATFORD
    BRISTOL CITY

    Possession

    • Watford 49%
    • Bristol City 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Watford 4
    • Bristol City 2

    Attempts off target

    • Watford 5
    • Bristol City 3

    Corners

    • Watford 5
    • Bristol City 5

    Fouls

    • Watford 17
    • Bristol City 17
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:46 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+4:34 Ross Jenkins challenges Patrick Agyemang unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+3:51 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Don Cowie.
    • 90:00+2:35 Free kick taken by Heidar Helguson.
    • 90:00+2:35 Booking Booking for Marvin Elliott for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+2:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Don Cowie.
    • 90:00+1:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Ross Jenkins. Free kick taken by Lewin Nyatanga.
    • 90:00+0:46 Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie. Direct free kick taken by Martin Taylor.
    • 89:11 Lewin Nyatanga challenges Liam Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie.
    • 88:43 A cross is delivered by Lee Johnson, clearance made by Martin Taylor.
    • Correction - 88:34 A cross is delivered by Cole Skuse, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 88:34 The ball is delivered by Cole Skuse, Ross Jenkins manages to make a clearance.
    • 88:01 Louis Carey fouled by Liam Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lee Johnson from right channel.
    • 86:54 Ross Jenkins challenges Liam Fontaine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Louis Carey takes the free kick.
    • 86:43 The ball is delivered by Patrick Agyemang.
    • 85:29 Heidar Helguson fouled by Bradley Orr, the ref awards a free kick. Lloyd Doyley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:40 The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, Ross Jenkins makes a clearance.
    • 84:00 The official flags Liam Henderson offside. Louis Carey takes the indirect free kick.
    • 82:37 Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 82:37 Substitution Ross Jenkins replaces Henri Lansbury.
    • 82:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Jay DeMerit.
    • 80:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ivan Sproule. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:53 Liam Henderson challenges Louis Carey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Louis Carey takes the free kick.
    • 77:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie by Marvin Elliott. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:28 Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by John Eustace results in a free kick. Lee Johnson takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:23 Henri Lansbury fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Henri Lansbury has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 74:33 Liam Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by Lewin Nyatanga. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, clearance made by Louis Carey.
    • 72:00 Liam Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lee Johnson from right channel, save made by Scott Loach.
    • 70:49 John Eustace takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:49 Booking Liam Fontaine booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 69:50 Substitution Liam Henderson is brought on as a substitute for Danny Graham.
    • 69:50 Foul by Liam Fontaine on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded.
    • 69:34 Patrick Agyemang produces a cross, Jay DeMerit makes a clearance.
    • 68:20 Foul by Heidar Helguson on Lewin Nyatanga, free kick awarded. Liam Fontaine takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:05 Ivan Sproule challenges Henri Lansbury unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Don Cowie, save made by Dean Gerken.
    • 67:01 Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
    • 66:35 Bradley Orr sends in a cross, comfortable save by Scott Loach.
    • 65:54 Outswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson, Heidar Helguson manages to make a clearance.
    • 65:49 The ball is swung over by Ivan Sproule, Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
    • 65:33 Centre by Bradley Orr, clearance by Jay DeMerit.
    • 64:31 Marvin Elliott challenges Henri Lansbury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 63:01 Jon Harley takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:01 Booking Lewin Nyatanga goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 62:49 Heidar Helguson fouled by Lewin Nyatanga, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 61:05 Inswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson.
    • 61:00 Ivan Sproule produces a cross, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 60:48 Cole Skuse sends in a cross, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 58:33 The ball is delivered by Ivan Sproule.
    • 57:43 Outswinging corner taken by Jon Harley.
    • 55:41 A cross is delivered by Ivan Sproule, Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 52:12 Lee Johnson fouled by Henri Lansbury, the ref awards a free kick. Louis Carey takes the direct free kick.
    • 50:08 Outswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by John Eustace.
    • 49:51 Liam Fontaine takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 49:19 Henri Lansbury challenges David Clarkson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Johnson.
    • 48:52 The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
    • 47:16 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, Bradley Orr makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:01 Substitution Ivan Sproule is brought on as a substitute for Jamie McAllister.
    • 45:01 Substitution Marvin Elliott is brought on as a substitute for Alvaro Saborio.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:20 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+1:38 Lloyd Doyley challenges David Clarkson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie McAllister takes the free kick.
    • 44:24 A cross is delivered by Jamie McAllister, clearance made by Martin Taylor.
    • 43:48 Alvaro Saborio delivers the ball.
    • 42:36 The ball is swung over by Danny Graham, Close range header by Heidar Helguson goes over the bar.
    • 41:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewin Nyatanga by Heidar Helguson. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
    • 39:56 Louis Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Martin Taylor.
    • 39:16 The ball is delivered by Liam Fontaine.
    • 39:05 Lee Johnson delivers the ball, clearance made by Jay DeMerit.
    • 38:58 Centre by Liam Fontaine.
    • 38:16 Lee Johnson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Heidar Helguson.
    • 38:02 Jamie McAllister takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.
    • 35:04 John Eustace crosses the ball.
    • 33:26 Assist on the goal came from Henri Lansbury.
    • 33:26 GOAL - Martin TaylorWatford 2 - 0 Bristol City Martin Taylor scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 2-0 Bristol City.
    • Correction - 31:42 Henri Lansbury takes the direct free kick.
    • 31:42 Direct free kick taken by Henri Lansbury.
    • 31:42 Booking Booking for Alvaro Saborio for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 31:33 Alvaro Saborio concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay DeMerit.
    • 31:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alvaro Saborio on Jay DeMerit.
    • 30:54 Henri Lansbury has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
    • 29:03 Jay DeMerit restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:03 Booking Cole Skuse booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 28:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Cole Skuse.
    • 26:58 Jon Harley takes a short corner.
    • 24:57 A cross is delivered by Jon Harley. A cross is delivered by Heidar Helguson, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
    • 23:46 The offside flag is raised against Alvaro Saborio. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:29 Unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang by Lloyd Doyley results in a free kick. Cole Skuse takes the free kick.
    • 21:58 Shot from 35 yards by Cole Skuse went over the bar.
    • 21:14 Centre by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 21:05 The ball is crossed by Jon Harley, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.
    • 19:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Orr on Jon Harley. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 16:09 Bradley Orr delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Alvaro Saborio misses to the right of the target.
    • 15:01 Jamie McAllister concedes a free kick for a foul on Don Cowie. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 13:44 Assist on the goal came from Adrian Mariappa.
    • 13:44 GOAL - Heidar HelgusonWatford 1 - 0 Bristol City Heidar Helguson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 1-0 Bristol City.
    • 13:37 The ball is sent over by Adrian Mariappa,
    • 13:20 Lloyd Doyley takes a shot. Blocked by Lewin Nyatanga.
    • 11:07 John Eustace crosses the ball, Lewin Nyatanga makes a clearance.
    • 10:12 The ball is swung over by David Clarkson, Header by Lewin Nyatanga from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 9:39 John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse. Lee Johnson takes the free kick.
    • 9:00 Henri Lansbury crosses the ball, Don Cowie produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 8:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Agyemang on Adrian Mariappa. Martin Taylor takes the direct free kick.
    • 7:59 Jamie McAllister produces a cross, Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 6:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Johnson, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:52 David Clarkson crosses the ball, blocked by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 5:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Henri Lansbury on Lee Johnson. Jamie McAllister delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 5:09 Lloyd Doyley delivers the ball, Adrian Mariappa concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Fontaine. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
    • 3:42 A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, Lee Johnson manages to make a clearance.
    • 3:26 Jon Harley sends in a cross, clearance made by Lee Johnson.
    • 2:01 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, Martin Taylor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 1:28 Jon Harley concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Orr. Lee Johnson takes the free kick.
    • 0:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
    • 0:14 A cross is delivered by Jon Harley, Lewin Nyatanga makes a clearance.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    As it stood on 9 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

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    2 Newcastle 29 28 59
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