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Nottm Forest   2 - 4   Watford

Tommy Smith inspired Watford to their first win of the Championship season.

The striker, a Reading target, crossed for Danny Graham to head the visitors in front, but Dexter Blackstock's six-yard finish made it 1-1 at half-time.

Mike Williamson restored the Hornets' lead after Smith's header came off the bar, and Smith's superb finish from outside the area made it 3-1.

Dele Adebola slotted in to reduce the deficit before debutant Tom Cleverley sealed the win from Jon Harley's pass.

However, Forest were convinced they should have had a penalty even before their equaliser when Williamson handled to prevent Robert Earnshaw homing in on goal.


Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies:
"We were out-battled by a side who showed us how to win a dogged game.

"I don't want to make excuses but had the Watford player been sent off, as he should have been, it might have been very different. I've seen the film and it was blatant handball.

"But overall I've no complaints because Watford showed a better attitude on the night - that's the bottom line."

Watford boss Malky Mackay on Smith's future:
"Even though there has been much speculation surrounding Tommy, I knew there was no problem playing him because he is such a sound professional.

"He's nigh on the best player in training each day and we know what we are going to get from him when he goes onto the field.

"Obviously I want to keep my best players. But I also realise that the club has to go forward and there are other considerations."

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nottm Forest 2-4 Watford FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Blackstock 45+2
  • Adebola 87
  • Graham 31
  • Williamson 76
  • Smith 80
  • Cleverley 90+2

Nottm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 05 Morgan
  • 16 Gunter
  • 33 Lynch
  • 07 Anderson (McGoldrick 64)
  • 08 McGugan (Majewski 26)
  • 15 Cohen
  • 18 McKenna
  • 10 Earnshaw
  • 11 Tyson
  • 23 Blackstock (Adebola 75 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith,
  • 35 Mitchell,
  • 20 Davies,
  • 28 Majewski,
  • 09 Adebola,
  • 14 Garner,
  • 17 McGoldrick

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Mariappa
  • 06 DeMerit
  • 12 Doyley
  • 24 Williamson
  • 04 Severin (Eustace 63)
  • 08 Smith
  • 11 McAnuff (Harley 60)
  • 14 Jenkins
  • 20 Cleverley yellow card
  • 10 Graham (Sordell 90)

Substitutes

  • 16 Lee,
  • 15 Harley,
  • 33 Hodson,
  • 28 Eustace,
  • 29 Bryan,
  • 18 Hoskins,
  • 31 Sordell
Ref: BatesAtt: 19,232
NOTTM FOREST
WATFORD

Possession

  • Nottm Forest 57%
  • Watford 43%

Attempts on target

  • Nottm Forest 5
  • Watford 6

Attempts off target

  • Nottm Forest 5
  • Watford 4

Corners

  • Nottm Forest 5
  • Watford 3

Fouls

  • Nottm Forest 12
  • Watford 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:36 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+5:20 David McGoldrick takes the outswinging corner, Foul by Dele Adebola on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 90:00+4:18 The official flags Dele Adebola offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 90:00+1:29 Assist on the goal came from Tommy Smith.
  • 90:00+1:29 GOAL - Tom CleverleyNottm Forest 2 - 4 Watford Tom Cleverley scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-4 Watford.
  • 89:57 Substitution Marvin Sordell is brought on as a substitute for Danny Graham.
  • 86:39 The assist for the goal came from David McGoldrick.
  • 86:39 GOAL - Dele AdebolaNottm Forest 2 - 3 Watford Dele Adebola fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-3 Watford.
  • 85:08 Chris Gunter sends in a cross, blocked by Lloyd Doyley. Radoslaw Majewski takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 80:33 Outswinging corner taken by Jon Harley, Ross Jenkins takes a shot. Clearance made by Paul McKenna.
  • 79:25 The assist for the goal came from Ross Jenkins.
  • 79:25 GOAL - Tommy SmithNottm Forest 1 - 3 Watford Tommy Smith grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-3 Watford.
  • 77:55 Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 77:55 Booking Dele Adebola is booked.
  • 77:46 Foul by Dele Adebola on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded.
  • 75:59 Assist by Tommy Smith.
  • 75:59 GOAL - Mike WilliamsonNottm Forest 1 - 2 Watford Goal scored by Mike Williamson from close in low into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-2 Watford.
  • 75:52 Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross, Header from inside the area by Tommy Smith strikes the post.
  • 74:41 Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:41 Substitution (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Dele Adebola coming on for Dexter Blackstock.
  • 74:41 The referee blows for offside.
  • 73:50 Radoslaw Majewski takes the outswinging corner, Scott Loach makes a save.
  • 73:29 A cross is delivered by Nathan Tyson.
  • 72:17 Chris Gunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Harley. John Eustace crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Lee Camp.
  • 70:26 Tommy Smith fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Jon Harley takes the free kick.
  • 69:33 Jon Harley challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Robert Earnshaw. Free kick crossed by Tom Cleverley, clearance made by Chris Gunter.
  • 66:10 Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Dexter Blackstock results in a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:38 The referee penalises John Eustace for handball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul McKenna.
  • 63:07 Radoslaw Majewski takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Danny Graham.
  • 63:07 Substitution Paul Anderson goes off and David McGoldrick comes on.
  • 62:16 Substitution John Eustace replaces Scott Severin.
  • 61:57 The ball is crossed by Chris Cohen, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
  • 61:33 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Anderson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jay DeMerit.
  • 61:13 Radoslaw Majewski delivers the ball, clearance by Jay DeMerit.
  • 59:53 Substitution Jon Harley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jobi McAnuff.
  • 56:44 Foul by Chris Cohen on Ross Jenkins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 55:28 Radoslaw Majewski concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cleverley. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 52:43 The ball is swung over by Nathan Tyson.
  • 51:20 The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Paul Anderson. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 49:46 Nathan Tyson delivers the ball, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:44 The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Cohen from right wing, Scott Severin makes a clearance.
  • 48:44 Booking Booking for Tom Cleverley for unsporting behaviour.
  • 48:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Tom Cleverley.
  • 47:57 Shot from inside the area by Tom Cleverley clears the bar.
  • Correction - 47:08 Shot by Scott Severin from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 47:08 Effort on goal by Scott Severin from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 46:09 Paul Anderson challenges Lloyd Doyley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:06 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+3:51 Chris Cohen produces a cross, Header by Dexter Blackstock from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 45:00+3:38 A cross is delivered by Paul Anderson.
  • 45:00+2:13 Robert Earnshaw produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:00+1:15 The assist for the goal came from Paul McKenna.
  • 45:00+1:15 GOAL - Dexter BlackstockNottm Forest 1 - 1 Watford A goal is scored by Dexter Blackstock from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-1 Watford.
  • 45:00+0:32 Danny Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dexter Blackstock by Mike Williamson. Shot comes in from Radoslaw Majewski from the free kick, Mike Williamson gets a block in.
  • 42:58 The official flags Danny Graham offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 42:22 Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. Jay DeMerit takes the free kick.
  • 40:28 Paul Anderson fouled by Mike Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Chris Cohen, Wes Morgan has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 39:35 Foul by Chris Gunter on Tommy Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from left wing.
  • 36:48 Paul Anderson crosses the ball, clearance by Ross Jenkins.
  • 34:16 The official flags Tommy Smith offside. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:39 The assist for the goal came from Tommy Smith.
  • 30:39 GOAL - Danny GrahamNottm Forest 0 - 1 Watford Danny Graham finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Nottm Forest 0-1 Watford.
  • 28:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson by Adrian Mariappa. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:16 Substitution (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Radoslaw Majewski coming on for Lewis McGugan.
  • 22:10 Scott Severin challenges Lewis McGugan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
  • 21:30 The ball is swung over by Chris Cohen, clearance by Mike Williamson.
  • 19:45 Chris Gunter crosses the ball, Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 18:44 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff, save by Lee Camp.
  • 14:43 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff, Ross Jenkins has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 13:56 Nathan Tyson produces a cross, Effort on goal by Dexter Blackstock from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 13:01 Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. Jobi McAnuff takes the inswinging corner, save by Lee Camp.
  • 12:17 Paul Anderson has a drilled shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 10:00 Handball by Tommy Smith. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 9:27 Paul Anderson crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the box by Paul McKenna misses to the right of the target.
  • 7:34 A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:49 Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball.
  • 6:44 The ball is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, Dexter Blackstock manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:08 The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, Chris Cohen manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:39 Mike Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dexter Blackstock. Lewis McGugan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:04 Foul by Danny Graham on Nathan Tyson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Championship results

18 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Barnsley 0-3 Preston R
Blackpool 0-0 Derby R
Bristol City 1-0 QPR R
Doncaster 0-0 Coventry R
Ipswich 1-3 Crystal Palace R
Nottm Forest 2-4 Watford R
Peterborough 2-3 West Brom R
Plymouth 1-3 Cardiff R
Scunthorpe 0-2 Middlesbrough R
Sheff Utd 1-1 Leicester R
Swansea 0-0 Reading R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 18 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Cardiff 3 6 7
2 Middlesbrough 3 5 7
3 Coventry 3 3 7
4 West Brom 3 2 7
5 Bristol City 3 2 7
6 Preston 3 3 5
7 Sheff Utd 3 2 5
8 Leicester 3 1 5
9 Newcastle 2 3 4
10 Crystal Palace 3 1 4
11 Watford 3 0 4
12 Derby 3 0 4
13 Blackpool 3 0 3
14 Doncaster 3 0 3
15 Scunthorpe 3 -5 3
16 Sheff Wed 2 0 2
17 QPR 3 -1 2
18 Plymouth 3 -2 2
19 Reading 3 -3 2
20 Peterborough 3 -2 1
21 Ipswich 3 -3 1
22 Nottm Forest 3 -3 1
23 Swansea 3 -4 1
24 Barnsley 3 -5 1


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