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Watford   2 - 2   Blackpool

Gary Taylor-Fletcher scored to make it four draws from four Championship games for Blackpool.

Watford led at half-time after Tommy Smith, strongly linked with a move to Reading, slotted in from 12 yards.

Alex Baptiste swept in an equaliser after Scott Loach saved Jason Euell's header but Tom Cleverley restored the lead from Smith's excellent cross.

Blackpool levelled nine minutes later when Taylor-Fletcher rifled home a low cross from Charlie Adam.


Watford manager Malky Mackay:
"It was frustrating in that we created so many chances and let the game slip with two bad goals as far as I'm concerned.

"However, we dominated the game for large periods and to create the chances we created is signs for great optimism as far as the group is concerned and real confidence for the group playing with each other.

"I hope that is something the public see that they're starting to actually play together and look as if their causing a lot of problems for teams."

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway:
"What we didn't do was attack well enough with the possession that we had.

"With our two wide men and our front three, never did I bring my people back and defend with five across the middle.

"If he thinks I'm going to come here and defend against Watford he's got another thing coming."


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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 2-2 Blackpool FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Smith 24
  • Cleverley 63
  • Baptiste 56
  • Taylor-Fletcher 72

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Mariappa
  • 06 DeMerit
  • 12 Doyley
  • 24 Williamson
  • 04 Severin (Eustace 64)
  • 07 Cowie (Harley 84)
  • 14 Jenkins
  • 20 Cleverley (Lansbury 89)
  • 08 Smith
  • 10 Graham

Substitutes

  • 16 Lee,
  • 15 Harley,
  • 33 Hodson,
  • 05 Lansbury,
  • 28 Eustace,
  • 18 Hoskins,
  • 31 Sordell

Blackpool

  • 01 Rachubka
  • 03 Crainey
  • 05 Eardley yellow card
  • 06 Evatt yellow card
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 04 Southern yellow card
  • 11 Vaughan
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Ormerod 90+1)
  • 26 Adam
  • 18 Euell (Burgess 76)
  • 19 Emmanuel-Thomas (Clarke 90+1)

Substitutes

  • 21 Gilks,
  • 24 Edwards,
  • 20 Bangura,
  • 27 Demontagnac,
  • 07 Clarke,
  • 09 Burgess,
  • 10 Ormerod
Ref: DeadmanAtt: 12,745
WATFORD
BLACKPOOL

Possession

  • Watford 55%
  • Blackpool 45%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 6
  • Blackpool 6

Attempts off target

  • Watford 5
  • Blackpool 9

Corners

  • Watford 5
  • Blackpool 5

Fouls

  • Watford 9
  • Blackpool 16
  • Final Result
  • 94:49 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:09 John Eustace takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.
  • 90:00+2:48 Jon Harley challenges Neal Eardley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith by David Vaughan. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 90:00+2:09 Brett Ormerod produces a cross, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:34 Substitution Brett Ormerod on for Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • 90:00+0:34 Substitution Jay Emmanuel-Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Clarke.
  • 89:48 Centre by Henri Lansbury.
  • 89:21 Keith Southern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury. Henri Lansbury takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:48 Stephen Crainey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
  • 87:48 Substitution Tom Cleverley goes off and Henri Lansbury comes on.
  • 87:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Harley on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 86:53 Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 83:49 Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Jon Harley coming on for Don Cowie.
  • 83:32 Charlie Adam sends in a cross.
  • 83:13 Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.
  • 83:03 A cross is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
  • 81:00 Corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley, Headed effort from deep inside the area by John Eustace misses to the left of the goal.
  • 78:52 David Vaughan has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mike Williamson. Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a short corner.
  • 78:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 77:47 Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:47 Booking Booking for Keith Southern.
  • 77:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Southern on Lloyd Doyley.
  • 77:35 The ball is swung over by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance made by Jay DeMerit.
  • 76:23 A cross is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:49 Free kick crossed by Neal Eardley.
  • 74:49 Substitution Ben Burgess joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Euell.
  • 74:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Mike Williamson.
  • 72:58 A cross is delivered by Tom Cleverley, save by Paul Rachubka.
  • 72:32 Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Cleverley, Keith Southern makes a clearance.
  • 72:32 Booking Ian Evatt shown a yellow card.
  • 72:17 Ian Evatt challenges Tommy Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 71:30 Assist on the goal came from Charlie Adam.
  • 71:30 GOAL - Gary Taylor-FletcherWatford 2 - 2 Blackpool Goal scored by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-2 Blackpool.
  • 71:26 The ball is crossed by Charlie Adam,
  • 71:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tommy Smith. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:30 Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Lloyd Doyley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 70:03 Shot by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 69:37 The ball is swung over by Lloyd Doyley, save by Paul Rachubka.
  • 68:22 Gary Taylor-Fletcher fouled by Mike Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick. Charlie Adam produces a overhead kick right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 67:46 Centre by Lloyd Doyley, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
  • 67:33 The ball is sent over by Tommy Smith, clearance by Alex Baptiste.
  • 66:29 Shot from outside the box by Charlie Adam goes wide right of the target.
  • 65:26 Tom Cleverley fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • Correction - 64:45 Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by John Eustace results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 64:45 John Eustace challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 63:05 Substitution John Eustace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Severin.
  • 62:06 Assist on the goal came from Tommy Smith.
  • 62:06 GOAL - Tom CleverleyWatford 2 - 1 Blackpool A goal is scored by Tom Cleverley from close in low into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-1 Blackpool.
  • 61:59 Centre by Tommy Smith,
  • 59:16 David Vaughan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 57:58 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Don Cowie, save made by Paul Rachubka.
  • 57:58 Booking The referee cautions Neal Eardley for dissent.
  • 57:53 David Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Smith.
  • 56:59 Shot by Charlie Adam from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 55:25 Assist on the goal came from Jason Euell.
  • 55:25 GOAL - Alex BaptisteWatford 1 - 1 Blackpool Alex Baptiste grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Blackpool.
  • 54:40 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neal Eardley, Jason Euell takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 54:01 A cross is delivered by Don Cowie, comfortable save by Paul Rachubka.
  • 53:24 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
  • 53:16 The ball is swung over by Tom Cleverley, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
  • 52:25 Unfair challenge on Jason Euell by Lloyd Doyley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Neal Eardley, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 52:07 Danny Graham takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Rachubka.
  • 51:02 Don Cowie produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards.
  • 49:15 Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross.
  • 45:47 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Severin. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:07 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+0:34 Shot by Charlie Adam from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 45:00+0:13 Neal Eardley crosses the ball, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
  • 43:34 Ross Jenkins takes a shot. Keith Southern gets a block in.
  • 43:18 Tom Cleverley takes a short corner.
  • 42:52 The ball is delivered by Tommy Smith, Ross Jenkins takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Evatt.
  • 42:29 Tom Cleverley fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jay DeMerit.
  • 41:54 Effort from deep inside the area by Don Cowie clears the bar.
  • 41:15 Jason Euell is ruled offside. Jay DeMerit restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:13 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Euell. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 39:44 The official flags Danny Graham offside. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
  • 38:03 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neal Eardley, Charlie Adam takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • Correction - 37:23 Neal Eardley takes the inswinging corner, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:23 Corner taken by Neal Eardley from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 37:08 The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam, save by Scott Loach.
  • 35:09 Charlie Adam delivers the ball.
  • 34:33 Outswinging corner taken by Neal Eardley, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
  • 34:17 Danny Graham is ruled offside. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:09 Scott Severin sends in a cross.
  • 33:20 Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Cleverley, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
  • 32:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on Lloyd Doyley. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie.
  • 29:20 The referee blows for offside against Don Cowie. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 28:29 Effort on goal by David Vaughan from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
  • 26:14 Shot by Charlie Adam. Blocked by Jay DeMerit.
  • 24:37 Unfair challenge on Scott Severin by Jason Euell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jay DeMerit.
  • 23:06 Danny Graham provided the assist for the goal.
  • 23:06 GOAL - Tommy SmithWatford 1 - 0 Blackpool A goal is scored by Tommy Smith from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Blackpool.
  • 21:05 Mike Williamson challenges Jason Euell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neal Eardley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 20:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vaughan on Ross Jenkins. Ross Jenkins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:35 Foul by Jason Euell on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 19:12 Effort from the edge of the box by Tommy Smith goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 17:59 Foul by Charlie Adam on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 17:19 Don Cowie is ruled offside. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
  • 16:14 Effort on goal by Charlie Adam from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 15:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley from the left by-line, clearance by Ian Evatt.
  • 14:56 Danny Graham takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.
  • 13:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay DeMerit by Jason Euell. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:04 Corner taken by Tom Cleverley from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
  • 10:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Euell. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 9:13 The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley.
  • 8:11 A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:44 Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a cross.
  • 5:27 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fouled by Adrian Mariappa, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the free kick.
  • 1:11 The offside flag is raised against David Vaughan. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Championship results

22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

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

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

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


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