Watford   4 - 1   Doncaster

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Watford 4-1 Doncaster

Watford 4-1 Doncaster

Marvin Sordell scored twice for Watford against 10-man Doncaster to extend his team's unbeaten run to eight games.

The England Under-21 international opened the scoring before Billy Sharp equalised, but Sordell's glancing header restored Watford's lead.

Further goals from John Eustace and on-loan Michael Kightly ensured the win for Sean Dyche's men.

Herold Goulon was sent off for two bookings. Defeat for Rovers means they have not won away in five matches.

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 4-1 Doncaster FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Sordell 44
  • Sordell 68
  • Eustace 84
  • Kightly 90+3
  • Sharp 47

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hodson
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 07 Yeates
  • 18 Kightly yellow card
  • 19 Buaben (Eustace 83)
  • 32 Hogg
  • 09 Deeney (Iwelumo 86)
  • 20 Sordell (Garner 87)

Substitutes

  • 30 Bond,
  • 12 Doyley,
  • 04 Eustace,
  • 10 Iwelumo,
  • 25 Garner

Doncaster

  • 33 Woods
  • 21 Hird
  • 31 Ilunga
  • 39 Chimbonda (O'Connor 25)
  • 41 Beye yellow card
  • 17 Barnes
  • 18 Gillett (Bennett 83)
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 42 Goulon two yellow cards, red card
  • 10 Sharp
  • 19 Diouf yellow card (Hayter 87)

Substitutes

  • 38 Maxted,
  • 02 O'Connor,
  • 03 Friend,
  • 12 Hayter,
  • 23 Bennett
Ref: DrysdaleAtt: 11,654
WATFORD
DONCASTER

Possession

  • Watford 50%
  • Doncaster 50%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 8
  • Doncaster 2

Attempts off target

  • Watford 3
  • Doncaster 4

Corners

  • Watford 5
  • Doncaster 1

Fouls

  • Watford 11
  • Doncaster 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:59 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:15 Booking Michael Kightly is shown a yellow card.
  • 90:00+2:40 GOAL - Michael KightlyWatford 4 - 1 Doncaster Michael Kightly gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 4-1 Doncaster.
  • 90:00+2:21 Joe Garner is ruled offside. Sam Hird takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+1:36 Chris Iwelumo challenges James O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:09 Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on James Coppinger. James Coppinger takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:52 Unfair challenge on James Coppinger by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Sam Hird takes the free kick.
  • 87:10 Joe Garner sends in a cross, save by Gary Woods.
  • 85:07 Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
  • 85:07 Substitution El-Hadji Diouf leaves the field to be replaced by James Hayter.
  • 85:07 Substitution Joe Garner replaces Marvin Sordell.
  • 85:07 Substitution Chris Iwelumo replaces Troy Deeney.
  • 85:07 Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Sam Hird results in a free kick.
  • 83:10 GOAL - John EustaceWatford 3 - 1 Doncaster A goal is scored by John Eustace from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 3-1 Doncaster.
  • 82:23 Substitution Kyle Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Gillett.
  • 82:02 Substitution John Eustace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Prince Buaben.
  • 81:41 Lee Hodson delivers the ball.
  • 79:25 The ball is delivered by Mark Yeates, save made by Gary Woods.
  • 76:36 Troy Deeney sends in a cross, Sam Hird makes a clearance.
  • 75:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on Michael Kightly. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
  • 75:28 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
  • 73:44 The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, Troy Deeney has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 72:01 Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Yeates. Nyron Nosworthy takes the direct free kick.
  • 71:34 El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Nyron Nosworthy, the ref awards a free kick. Herita Ilunga takes the direct free kick.
  • 69:28 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates.
  • 67:58 The assist for the goal came from Mark Yeates.
  • 67:58 GOAL - Marvin SordellWatford 2 - 1 Doncaster Marvin Sordell finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Watford 2-1 Doncaster.
  • 67:50 The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates,
  • 67:37 The ball is swung over by Michael Kightly, Sam Hird makes a clearance.
  • 67:08 The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson, El-Hadji Diouf manages to make a clearance.
  • 66:49 Short corner worked by Mark Yeates.
  • 66:20 Centre by Michael Kightly, Sam Hird makes a clearance.
  • 65:40 Simon Gillett fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by James O'Connor from right channel.
  • 65:06 Corner taken by Mark Yeates, clearance by Giles Barnes.
  • 65:06 Booking Booking for El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 64:35 Corner taken short by Mark Yeates.
  • 63:39 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel, El-Hadji Diouf manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:39 Sent off Red card for Herold Goulon.
  • 63:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Kightly by Herold Goulon.
  • 59:33 Handball decision goes against Giles Barnes. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:31 The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson.
  • 58:04 Booking Caution for Habib Beye.
  • 56:22 Long distance effort from Giles Barnes misses to the left of the goal.
  • 55:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on El-Hadji Diouf. El-Hadji Diouf takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:29 Shot by Michael Kightly from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 52:17 Mark Yeates produces a cross, save by Gary Woods.
  • 51:20 Simon Gillett challenges Carl Dickinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates.
  • 49:40 Giles Barnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Mark Yeates crosses the ball in from the free kick, Gary Woods makes a save.
  • 49:11 A cross is delivered by Mark Yeates, save by Gary Woods.
  • 46:48 Assist by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 46:48 GOAL - Billy SharpWatford 1 - 1 Doncaster Billy Sharp finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Watford 1-1 Doncaster.
  • 46:43 The ball is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf,
  • 46:09 The ball is swung over by Giles Barnes, blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 45:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf from the left by-line.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:59 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+1:38 Billy Sharp has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 45:00+1:21 Billy Sharp fouled by Adrian Mariappa, the ref awards a free kick. El-Hadji Diouf takes the direct free kick.
  • 43:14 GOAL - Marvin SordellWatford 1 - 0 Doncaster Marvin Sordell grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Doncaster.
  • 42:31 Unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 41:46 Shot from just outside the box by Billy Sharp goes over the crossbar.
  • 41:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Herold Goulon on Jonathan Hogg. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 40:29 James Coppinger sends in a cross, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 39:36 James Coppinger produces a cross, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 38:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Habib Beye on Troy Deeney. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 38:25 The ball is crossed by James O'Connor, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 37:59 The ball is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Carl Dickinson.
  • 37:25 Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:10 The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson.
  • 36:47 The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 35:15 James Coppinger has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 35:06 Centre by Simon Gillett, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.
  • 31:36 Mark Yeates restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:36 Booking The referee shows Herold Goulon a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 31:31 Unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by Herold Goulon results in a free kick.
  • 30:09 Habib Beye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates from left channel.
  • 28:46 Giles Barnes takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 27:51 Foul by Lee Hodson on El-Hadji Diouf, free kick awarded. El-Hadji Diouf takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:04 The referee blows for offside against Troy Deeney. Habib Beye restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:52 Substitution James O'Connor comes on in place of Pascal Chimbonda.
  • 23:48 Michael Kightly takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
  • 23:32 El-Hadji Diouf gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy. Nyron Nosworthy takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:22 Lee Hodson produces a cross, Habib Beye manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:57 The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Sordell. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
  • 20:36 The assistant referee signals for offside against El-Hadji Diouf. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:31 The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson, clearance made by Sam Hird.
  • 16:48 The ball is sent over by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 15:55 Mark Yeates concedes a free kick for a foul on Herold Goulon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf from left wing, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 14:31 Corner taken by Mark Yeates, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Nyron Nosworthy goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 14:03 Michael Kightly produces a cross, save by Gary Woods.
  • 13:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Habib Beye. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Yeates.
  • 10:57 Michael Kightly takes a shot. Blocked by Habib Beye.
  • 8:26 Troy Deeney delivers the ball, save made by Gary Woods.
  • 6:23 Mark Yeates is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.
  • 3:34 El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Herita Ilunga restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:26 Mark Yeates delivers the ball.
  • 0:22 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 31 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southampton 24 22 47
2 Middlesbrough 24 10 45
3 West Ham 24 16 44
4 Cardiff 24 12 42
5 Reading 24 9 39
6 Hull 24 2 39
7 Burnley 24 5 36
8 Crystal Palace 24 1 36
9 Blackpool 24 5 35
10 Leeds 24 2 35
11 Derby 24 -4 34
12 Birmingham 22 6 33
13 Barnsley 24 -1 33
14 Leicester 24 4 32
15 Peterborough 24 3 32
16 Brighton 24 -5 32
17 Watford 24 -5 30
18 Portsmouth 23 0 28
19 Ipswich 23 -11 27
20 Millwall 24 -3 26
21 Bristol City 24 -12 24
22 Nott'm Forest 24 -20 21
23 Coventry 24 -13 19
24 Doncaster 24 -23 19

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