Watford 1-0 Barnsley

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Watford   1 - 0   Barnsley

Watford 1-0 Barnsley

Highlights - Watford 1-0 Barnsley

Captain John Eustace's winner after just 43 seconds kept Watford's slim play-off hopes flickering after a poor game against Barnsley at Vicarage Road.

Real urgency from the Hornets, who must win all their remaining games to stand a chance, was rewarded as they took the lead in less than a minute.

Troy Deeney hit the bar with a powerful header from Don Cowie's corner before Eustace prodded in from close range.

Barnsley's best chance came when Bobby Hassell fired over from a late corner.

The mid-table visitors turned in a performance typical of a side with nothing to play for against Malky Mackay's men, who are now five points behind the top six with nine points to play for.

Soon after the early goal, Luke Steele had to save another Eustace header as the hosts made a flying start before Matt Hill nodded wide at the other end.

Barnsley did well to contain top scorer Danny Graham and when he did find space to fire in a decent effort, defender Kieran Trippier made a brave block.

Graham then chipped in a cross for strike partner Marvin Sordell just before the break but the youngster headed over the top.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus finally tested Scott Loach in the Watford goal with a 25-yard drive before Jacob Butterfield's corner was slashed over the bar by Hassell as Barnsley mounted some late resistance.

Watford held on to claim the points but with games against Championship leaders QPR and strugglers Preston to come, their chances of gatecrashing the top six look slim.

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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 1-0 Barnsley FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Eustace 2

    Watford

    • 01 Loach yellow card
    • 02 Hodson
    • 05 Taylor
    • 06 Mariappa
    • 12 Doyley
    • 04 Eustace yellow card
    • 07 Cowie
    • 23 Mingoia (Drinkwater 75)
    • 09 Deeney
    • 10 Graham
    • 20 Sordell (Weimann 53)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 29 Thompson,
    • 11 Buckley,
    • 32 Drinkwater,
    • 22 Weimann,
    • 27 Massey

    Barnsley

    • 01 Steele
    • 04 Shackell
    • 06 Foster
    • 15 Trippier
    • 33 Hill
    • 05 Doyle
    • 17 Mellis yellow card (Hassell 57)
    • 19 Butterfield
    • 07 Haynes
    • 09 Harewood (Noble-Lazarus 46)
    • 27 Gray (Clark 82)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Preece,
    • 02 Hassell,
    • 03 McEveley,
    • 08 O'Brien,
    • 23 Arismendi,
    • 31 Clark,
    • 24 Noble-Lazarus
    Ref: Danny McDermidAtt: 14,098
    WATFORD
    BARNSLEY

    Possession

    • Watford 53%
    • Barnsley 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Watford 6
    • Barnsley 11

    Attempts off target

    • Watford 6
    • Barnsley 7

    Corners

    • Watford 9
    • Barnsley 12

    Fouls

    • Watford 8
    • Barnsley 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:31 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+3:17 Free kick taken by Jacob Butterfield.
    • 90:00+3:17 Booking The referee shows John Eustace a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+2:59 Unfair challenge on Jordan Clark by John Eustace results in a free kick.
    • 90:00+2:47 Booking Scott Loach shown a yellow card.
    • 90:00+2:13 Reuben Noble-Lazarus takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 90:00+0:25 Daniel Drinkwater takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
    • 89:59 Centre by Bobby Hassell, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 88:30 The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson, Stephen Foster manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:28 Troy Deeney is caught offside. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
    • 84:33 Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa. Short corner worked by Jacob Butterfield.
    • 83:21 Centre by Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:46 Kieran Trippier delivers the ball, Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 82:37 Jacob Butterfield produces a cross, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 81:42 Substitution Jordan Clark on for Andy Gray.
    • 80:40 Andy Gray challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:17 Effort from the edge of the area by Andreas Weimann goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 79:21 Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Effort on goal by Bobby Hassell from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 77:43 Kieran Trippier fouled by Lloyd Doyley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jacob Butterfield, Troy Deeney manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:20 Handball by Lloyd Doyley. Jacob Butterfield takes the direct free kick.
    • 77:06 Andreas Weimann crosses the ball, save by Luke Steele.
    • 76:45 Troy Deeney sends in a cross, save made by Luke Steele.
    • Correction - 73:40 The ball is crossed by Bobby Hassell, Matthew Hill produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 73:40 Substitution Daniel Drinkwater joins the action as a substitute, replacing Piero Mingoia.
    • 73:40 The ball is swung over by Bobby Hassell, Header from deep inside the area by Matthew Hill goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 70:47 Danny Haynes takes a shot. Blocked by Lloyd Doyley. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield.
    • 70:17 The ball is sent over by Don Cowie.
    • 69:39 A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier, Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 68:59 Jacob Butterfield takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Don Cowie manages to make a clearance.
    • 68:40 Danny Haynes takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 68:02 Lee Hodson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reuben Noble-Lazarus. Matthew Hill takes the free kick.
    • 67:27 Shot from 35 yards by Reuben Noble-Lazarus went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 66:53 Lloyd Doyley challenges Bobby Hassell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Andreas Weimann.
    • 65:45 Reuben Noble-Lazarus challenges Lee Hodson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie sends in a cross, Effort on goal by John Eustace from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 64:16 Nathan Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 64:00 Reuben Noble-Lazarus takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 63:24 Corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield, John Eustace makes a clearance.
    • 62:59 John Eustace delivers the ball, save by Luke Steele.
    • 62:10 The ball is crossed by Danny Graham, clearance by Stephen Foster. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Piero Mingoia from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jacob Butterfield.
    • 61:14 A cross is delivered by Matthew Hill, Kieran Trippier takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 60:47 Centre by Matthew Hill, Danny Haynes takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 58:54 Danny Haynes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 57:02 Unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Bobby Hassell results in a free kick. Piero Mingoia takes the direct free kick, Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
    • 55:23 Don Cowie takes the free kick.
    • 55:23 Substitution Jacob Mellis goes off and Bobby Hassell comes on.
    • 55:23 Booking Jacob Mellis is given a yellow card.
    • 55:09 Foul by Jacob Mellis on Danny Graham, free kick awarded.
    • 54:52 Matthew Hill sends in a cross.
    • 53:20 Effort from inside the area by Lloyd Doyley misses to the left of the target.
    • Correction - 52:04 Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Andreas Weimann coming on for Marvin Sordell.
    • 52:04 Substitution Andreas Weimann is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Sordell.
    • 50:40 Jacob Mellis produces a cross, Martin Taylor gets a block in. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line to the near post, Don Cowie manages to make a clearance.
    • 48:51 Danny Haynes produces a cross, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.
    • 48:10 Danny Haynes fouled by Lloyd Doyley, the ref awards a free kick. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:27 The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson, Matthew Hill gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line.
    • 45:56 Unfair challenge on Andy Gray by Martin Taylor results in a free kick. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:28 The ball is crossed by Danny Graham, clearance made by Nathan Doyle.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Reuben Noble-Lazarus on for Marlon Harewood.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:05 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:36 Danny Haynes has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 43:13 A cross is delivered by Danny Graham, Close range headed effort by Marvin Sordell clears the crossbar.
    • 41:27 Jason Shackell produces a cross, Andy Gray takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 40:06 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Gray.
    • 39:53 Troy Deeney sends in a cross, blocked by Matthew Hill.
    • 39:44 A cross is delivered by Troy Deeney, clearance made by Kieran Trippier.
    • 39:03 Martin Taylor fouled by Andy Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 38:40 A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, Stephen Foster manages to make a clearance.
    • 38:12 Troy Deeney crosses the ball, Luke Steele makes a save.
    • 36:07 Corner taken by Don Cowie, Effort from inside the area by Troy Deeney misses to the right of the goal.
    • 34:57 Foul by Martin Taylor on Andy Gray, free kick awarded. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Scott Loach.
    • 33:23 Jason Shackell challenges Don Cowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick, Danny Graham takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Trippier.
    • 32:43 Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Shackell. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
    • 30:34 The referee penalises Marvin Sordell for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kieran Trippier, save by Scott Loach.
    • 30:01 Matthew Hill delivers the ball.
    • 28:35 Nathan Doyle challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
    • 26:29 Kieran Trippier sends in a cross.
    • 25:57 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield, clearance made by Marvin Sordell.
    • 25:43 Centre by Kieran Trippier, Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 24:38 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Marlon Harewood misses to the left of the target.
    • 22:06 Centre by Danny Graham, clearance by Jacob Mellis.
    • 20:23 The ball is crossed by Kieran Trippier.
    • 19:10 The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
    • 18:40 Troy Deeney fouled by Matthew Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 17:25 Effort on goal by Troy Deeney from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 16:17 Andy Gray takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson. Jacob Butterfield takes the inswinging corner, Header by Matthew Hill from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 14:25 The ball is delivered by Matthew Hill, clearance made by Danny Graham.
    • 13:36 Danny Haynes sends in a cross, blocked by Lloyd Doyley. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, Troy Deeney manages to make a clearance.
    • 13:19 Adrian Mariappa delivers the ball, Luke Steele makes a save.
    • 12:41 Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 12:32 Danny Haynes delivers the ball, clearance made by John Eustace.
    • 11:43 The ball is delivered by Kieran Trippier.
    • 10:56 The ball is sent over by Kieran Trippier, clearance by John Eustace.
    • 9:48 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, Matthew Hill takes a shot. Lee Hodson gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jacob Butterfield.
    • 9:41 Nathan Doyle delivers the ball, Troy Deeney makes a clearance.
    • 7:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Troy Deeney. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
    • 3:33 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Adrian Mariappa takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Don Cowie.
    • 3:24 The ball is crossed by Don Cowie, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:45 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, John Eustace takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
    • 2:20 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:10 GOAL - John EustaceWatford 1 - 0 Barnsley Goal scored by John Eustace from close in low into the middle of the goal. Watford 1-0 Barnsley.
    • 0:28 The ball is sent over by Don Cowie,
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 23 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 43 38 84
    2 Norwich 43 23 77
    3 Cardiff 43 24 76
    4 Reading 43 26 73
    5 Swansea 43 18 71
    6 Nott'm Forest 43 11 66
    7 Leeds 43 10 66
    8 Burnley 43 5 66
    9 Millwall 43 16 64
    10 Hull 43 4 63
    11 Watford 43 12 61
    12 Leicester 43 1 60
    13 Ipswich 43 -2 59
    14 Portsmouth 43 -6 56
    15 Bristol City 43 -7 54
    16 Coventry 43 -3 53
    17 Middlesbrough 43 -7 53
    18 Barnsley 43 -12 51
    19 Derby 43 -9 49
    20 Doncaster 43 -23 46
    21 Crystal Palace 43 -23 44
    22 Scunthorpe 43 -39 41
    23 Preston 43 -25 39
    24 Sheff Utd 43 -32 38

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