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Watford 1-1 Leeds

Watford 1-1 Leeds

Robert Snodgrass scored an injury-time penalty as Leeds salvaged a draw against Watford in the Championship.

It was cruel for the hosts as they had missed a penalty of their own with just two minutes of normal time remaining.

Michael Kightly, on loan from Wolves, scored the opener after 28 minutes,

Marvin Sordell had his penalty chance after being fouled by Patrick Kisnorbo, but Alex McCarthy saved, and Snodgrass made Watford pay by equalising after Nyron Nosworthy fouled Mika Vayrynen.

Watford started the game much better than Leeds and were rewarded when Kightly got the better of Kisnorbo and unleashed a superb, angled effort from the edge of the area past McCarthy, who was playing his final game of a loan spell from Reading.

Leeds struggled to find their rhythm, although Snodgrass was presented with a great chance to level the scores before half-time but chipped over the bar.

It took a brilliant piece of defending from Nosworthy to deny Luciano Becchio as he looked to get on the end of Paul Connolly's teasing cross.

Sordell spurned an opportunity to double Watford's lead on the hour mark, firing over the bar when one-on-one with McCarthy.

Leeds started looking more threatening late on but Kisnorbo's foul on Sordell in the area gave the hosts a chance to extend their lead.

Sordell's kick was tipped onto the post by McCarthy before being smuggled away.

Leeds pressed on and forced a penalty in the last attack of the game - in the fifth minute of injury-time - as Nosworthy brought down substitute Vayrynen.

Snodgrass stepped up and powered it home to extend Leeds' unbeaten away run to four games.

Watford manager Sean Dyche: "I don't feel robbed because that is the reality of football; it can spin on a knife edge.

"One tiny moment and a refereeing decision changed the feel of it but the performance was good from us throughout and I am disappointed not to take all three points.

"I thought it was a soft penalty, and I have seen it again, but referees have a very tough job.

"Obviously you are always disappointed if those key decisions do not go your way but that is all it is, people can decide themselves. You have seen them given and you have seen them not given."

Leeds manager Simon Grayson: "We probably didn't deserve the point if you look at our performance.

"The big turning point was the penalty save and it gave us a chance to get something out of the game and it is great that the players had the determination to go until the end.

"Alex's loan finished today and I spoke to (Reading manager) Brian McDermott on Friday about his performances and we said we would talk after the weekend.

"I am not saying we will re-sign him, that is down to Reading and also what we decide to do as well.

"What I will say is that he has been outstanding for us and we are thankful to Reading for letting him come and he has shown all the potential and promise that he will be a top goalkeeper in the future."

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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 1-1 Leeds FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Kightly 28
  • Snodgrass (pen) 90+5

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hodson
  • 03 Dickinson yellow card
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 07 Yeates
  • 18 Kightly (Eustace 76)
  • 19 Buaben
  • 32 Hogg
  • 09 Deeney
  • 20 Sordell

Substitutes

  • 30 Bond,
  • 21 Mirfin,
  • 04 Eustace,
  • 10 Iwelumo,
  • 37 Beattie

Leeds

  • 21 McCarthy
  • 02 Connolly
  • 03 Kisnorbo
  • 22 Lees
  • 28 White
  • 11 Sam (McCormack 63)
  • 15 Clayton
  • 16 Pugh
  • 10 Becchio
  • 23 Snodgrass
  • 38 Keogh (Vayrynen 63)

Substitutes

  • 01 Lonergan,
  • 48 O'Dea,
  • 07 Vayrynen,
  • 08 Brown,
  • 44 McCormack
Ref: IldertonAtt: 13,573
WATFORD
LEEDS

Possession

  • Watford 50%
  • Leeds 50%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 4
  • Leeds 2

Attempts off target

  • Watford 3
  • Leeds 8

Corners

  • Watford 3
  • Leeds 5

Fouls

  • Watford 13
  • Leeds 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:50 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+4:33 GOAL - Robert SnodgrassWatford 1 - 1 Leeds Penalty taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass and scored. Watford 1-1 Leeds.
  • 90:00+3:33 Booking Carl Dickinson booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:47 Centre by Aidan White, Penalty awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Mika Vayrynen.
  • 90:00+2:31 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 90:00+2:14 Danny Pugh delivers the ball.
  • 90:00+0:14 Robert Snodgrass gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. Direct free kick taken by Mark Yeates.
  • 89:48 Short corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line.
  • 89:34 Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 88:55 Penalty taken by Marvin Sordell saved by Alex McCarthy. Watford 1-0 Leeds.
  • 87:37 Foul by Patrick Kisnorbo on Marvin Sordell, Penalty awarded.
  • 86:32 Shot from just outside the area by Luciano Becchio goes over the bar.
  • 85:59 Mark Yeates is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 85:01 Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Pugh. Danny Pugh takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:52 Shot by Luciano Becchio from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 82:34 The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Sordell. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 82:08 John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Lees. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:48 Mika Vayrynen concedes a free kick for a foul on John Eustace. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 78:40 The ball is swung over by Paul Connolly, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.
  • 75:22 The free kick is delivered left-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel, save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 75:22 Substitution John Eustace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Kightly.
  • 75:22 Unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson by Adam Clayton results in a free kick.
  • 72:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mika Vayrynen by Prince Buaben. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.
  • 71:22 The ball is delivered by Mark Yeates, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:23 A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson.
  • 69:19 Troy Deeney delivers the ball, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:26 The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, Patrick Kisnorbo manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:18 Centre by Michael Kightly.
  • 64:53 A cross is delivered by Paul Connolly, Header on goal by Ross McCormack from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 64:46 The ball is swung over by Mika Vayrynen, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 64:36 The ball is crossed by Mika Vayrynen, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 63:59 Unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Carl Dickinson results in a free kick. Paul Connolly restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:52 Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Hodson. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 62:04 Substitution Mika Vayrynen on for Andrew Keogh.
  • 62:04 Substitution Ross McCormack joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lloyd Sam.
  • 60:19 Danny Pugh is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Tom Lees.
  • 58:44 Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aidan White. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:48 Marvin Sordell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 56:12 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 54:26 Effort from inside the area by Mark Yeates misses to the left of the target.
  • 53:38 Effort on goal by Luciano Becchio from long range goes over the bar.
  • 52:11 Nyron Nosworthy fouled by Andrew Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 51:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Patrick Kisnorbo. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:18 The referee blows for offside against Patrick Kisnorbo. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 50:37 Carl Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Sam. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.
  • 48:07 Foul by Troy Deeney on Patrick Kisnorbo, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:40 Luciano Becchio produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 47:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Sordell on Tom Lees. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 46:23 Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:11 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:41 The offside flag is raised against Marvin Sordell. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
  • 41:15 The ball is delivered by Danny Pugh.
  • 40:51 Paul Connolly sends in a cross, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 39:29 Effort on goal by Robert Snodgrass from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 39:21 The ball is sent over by Paul Connolly.
  • 39:10 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson.
  • 37:42 Michael Kightly produces a cross, clearance by Aidan White.
  • 35:57 The ball is delivered by Paul Connolly, Nyron Nosworthy fouled by Andrew Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 35:01 Patrick Kisnorbo is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 34:36 Robert Snodgrass takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Marvin Sordell makes a clearance.
  • 34:29 The ball is crossed by Danny Pugh, Mark Yeates gets a block in.
  • 34:09 Lloyd Sam delivers the ball, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:14 Lloyd Sam delivers the ball, Carl Dickinson gets a block in.
  • 30:58 Danny Pugh fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from left wing, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
  • 27:20 GOAL - Michael KightlyWatford 1 - 0 Leeds Michael Kightly grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Leeds.
  • 26:09 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 25:48 Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.
  • 25:42 The ball is sent over by Lloyd Sam, Carl Dickinson makes a clearance.
  • 25:10 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 24:46 Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Lee Hodson.
  • 22:15 Robert Snodgrass has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 21:24 Centre by Paul Connolly.
  • 21:04 Carl Dickinson challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.
  • 18:25 Effort from outside the penalty area by Troy Deeney goes wide left of the goal.
  • 17:32 Foul by Adam Clayton on Michael Kightly, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Kightly.
  • 17:01 The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, save by Alex McCarthy.
  • 14:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Kightly by Paul Connolly. Free kick crossed by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Patrick Kisnorbo.
  • 14:04 The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates.
  • 13:37 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, clearance by Luciano Becchio.
  • 12:32 Luciano Becchio challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:54 Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Yeates, clearance by Luciano Becchio.
  • 9:44 Shot from just outside the box by Danny Pugh goes over the bar.
  • 9:32 The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Lee Hodson.
  • 8:54 Foul by Troy Deeney on Danny Pugh, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.
  • 7:52 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 6:56 Centre by Mark Yeates, save made by Alex McCarthy.
  • 6:42 The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, Danny Pugh makes a clearance.
  • 5:58 Aidan White produces a cross, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 4:44 Mark Yeates delivers the ball, Patrick Kisnorbo manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 10 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southampton 21 21 43
2 West Ham 21 16 40
3 Cardiff 21 12 38
4 Middlesbrough 21 8 38
5 Hull 21 2 36
6 Leeds 21 7 35
7 Brighton 21 1 32
8 Blackpool 21 6 31
9 Leicester 21 5 30
10 Reading 21 4 30
11 Crystal Palace 21 1 30
12 Barnsley 21 -1 30
13 Birmingham 19 4 29
14 Derby 21 -5 28
15 Burnley 21 0 27
16 Portsmouth 20 1 26
17 Peterborough 21 1 25
18 Watford 21 -8 25
19 Millwall 21 -1 23
20 Ipswich 20 -11 23
21 Bristol City 21 -12 20
22 Nott'm Forest 21 -18 20
23 Doncaster 21 -18 16
24 Coventry 21 -15 13

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