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Ipswich   1 - 1   Watford

Ipswich v Watford

Ipswich 1-1 Watford

Watford's Nathan Ellington struck an equaliser deep in stoppage time to prolong Ipswich's wait for their first victory of the Championship season.

Ipswich made a fine start as Liam Rosenior's cross was nodded back across goal by Jon Walters and Gareth McAuley planted a header past Scott Loach.

Lee Martin then fired against the crossbar as the hosts dominated.

But Ellington came off the bench and slotted home Danny Graham's cross from six yards out to hand Watford a point.

Ipswich remain the only club in the English leagues to be without a win, while Watford are now unbeaten in six matches away from Vicarage Road.

Roy Keane's men needed an early goal to settle their nerves and it arrived after only four minutes from McAuley.

Things almost got even better for Ipswich when Pablo Counago miscued a header from another Rosenior cross and Martin's struck the woodwork.

John Eustace had an opportunity at the other end but the experienced midfielder headed straight at on-loan goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Ipswich continued to look threatening going forward and it took an agile save from Loach to deny Counago, while Watford's on-loan midfielder Henri Lansbury dragged his right-footed strike wide of the target.

Carlos Edwards had two chances to double Ipswich's lead - flashing a shot wide shortly before half-time and then seeing England Under-21 goalkeeper Loach produce a fine save with his feet to keep out his fierce drive.

Watford boss Malky Mackay brought on Ellington in a bid to add some firepower but the Hornets remained on the back foot and Town substitute Connor Wickham looped a header narrowly wide from David Wright's cross.

Ellington had his first sight of goal 17 minutes from time, but the former Wigan striker failed to get any power on his long-range strike and Begovic made a comfortable save.

McAuley headed an Edwards cross over the bar from close range and the impressive Loach was again called into action to deny Wickham and Tommy Smith late on to set up a nervy finish.

And with time running out, Ellington pounced to deny Ipswich at the last.


Ipswich manager Roy Keane:
"We were let down by bad finishing and good keeping.

"But I've been in football long enough to know that if you don't take your chances it'll kick you in the teeth.

"I can't fault my players and back them 100%, but to go 13 games without a victory is just unacceptable."

Watford boss Malky Mackay:

"Ipswich deserved to win. We were below par and got out of jail. I couldn't see a goal coming.

"It was great we got the goal and a point and we showed a real resilience and never-say-die attitude.

"This is a tough league and it's a real scrap and battle. A lot of teams are showing real resilience and I'm glad it was us tonight."

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 1-1 Watford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • McAuley 5
  • Ellington 90+4

Ipswich

  • 27 Begovic
  • 02 Wright
  • 04 McAuley
  • 22 Rosenior
  • 35 Smith
  • 06 Leadbitter yellow card
  • 08 Martin (Peters 46)
  • 23 Edwards
  • 36 Trotter
  • 09 Counago yellow card (Wickham 59)
  • 19 Walters (Quinn 90+2)

Substitutes

  • 28 Lee-Barrett,
  • 05 Bruce,
  • 12 Peters,
  • 17 Colback,
  • 25 Quinn,
  • 16 Priskin,
  • 40 Wickham

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 15 Harley yellow card
  • 22 Cathcart
  • 33 Hodson
  • 05 Lansbury (Bryan 89)
  • 07 Cowie
  • 14 Jenkins yellow card
  • 28 Eustace (Ellington 63)
  • 10 Graham

Substitutes

  • 37 Bond,
  • 17 Bennett,
  • 04 Severin,
  • 29 Bryan,
  • 18 Hoskins,
  • 19 Henderson,
  • 25 Ellington
Ref: KettleAtt: 19,283
IPSWICH
WATFORD

Possession

  • Ipswich 38%
  • Watford 62%

Attempts on target

  • Ipswich 11
  • Watford 7

Attempts off target

  • Ipswich 10
  • Watford 3

Corners

  • Ipswich 11
  • Watford 2

Fouls

  • Ipswich 15
  • Watford 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:18 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:49 Danny Graham provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+3:49 GOAL - Nathan EllingtonIpswich 1 - 1 Watford Nathan Ellington grabs a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-1 Watford.
  • 90:00+3:30 Danny Graham produces a cross,
  • 90:00+3:17 Centre by Lee Hodson.
  • 90:00+3:04 The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson.
  • 90:00+1:01 Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+1:01 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Alan Quinn coming on for Jonathan Walters.
  • 90:00+1:01 The referee blows for offside against Connor Wickham.
  • 88:15 Liam Rosenior takes the direct free kick.
  • 88:15 Substitution Michael Bryan on for Henri Lansbury.
  • 88:15 Booking The referee shows Grant Leadbitter a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:08 Booking Ross Jenkins goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:30 Foul by Jon Harley on Carlos Edwards, free kick awarded.
  • 85:57 Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Harley. Nathan Ellington fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Asmir Begovic.
  • 85:06 Connor Wickham has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 84:23 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Tommy Smith takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
  • 84:03 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Harley.
  • 83:32 Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 83:09 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Nathan Ellington manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:19 Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.
  • 81:54 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, save made by Scott Loach.
  • 81:12 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 79:11 The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards.
  • 78:53 Jaime Peters takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Graham.
  • 78:39 Jonathan Walters produces a cross.
  • 77:16 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Headed effort on goal by Connor Wickham from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
  • 76:12 The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, Gareth McAuley produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 74:50 Henri Lansbury produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.
  • 74:09 David Wright takes a shot.
  • 73:18 Nathan Ellington takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
  • 72:55 Nathan Ellington sends in a cross, clearance made by Liam Rosenior.
  • 72:46 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.
  • 72:00 Danny Graham challenges David Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:29 Don Cowie produces a cross, clearance by Jonathan Walters.
  • 67:53 Centre by Danny Graham.
  • 66:14 The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 66:04 Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.
  • 65:52 Jaime Peters produces a cross.
  • 64:21 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Liam Trotter manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:42 Centre by David Wright, Header by Connor Wickham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 63:01 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
  • 62:10 Substitution John Eustace leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Ellington.
  • 61:38 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.
  • 61:00 Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 58:17 Substitution Pablo Counago leaves the field to be replaced by Connor Wickham.
  • 57:00 Jon Harley fouled by Grant Leadbitter, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 56:20 Pablo Counago is ruled offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 56:20 The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick,
  • 55:58 The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards.
  • 55:30 Adrian Mariappa has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 54:50 Foul by Liam Trotter on John Eustace, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Henri Lansbury.
  • 54:30 A cross is delivered by Jon Harley, clearance by Liam Rosenior.
  • 53:36 Jon Harley fouled by Carlos Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:32 Grant Leadbitter is ruled offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 51:49 Short corner worked by Grant Leadbitter, John Eustace makes a clearance.
  • 51:16 Henri Lansbury produces a cross, save by Asmir Begovic.
  • 48:57 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
  • 48:20 The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards, save by Scott Loach.
  • 47:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Carlos Edwards. Jon Harley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:59 The official flags Danny Graham offside. Free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution Lee Martin leaves the field to be replaced by Jaime Peters.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:08 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+1:01 The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson.
  • 45:00+0:09 The ball is sent over by Don Cowie.
  • 44:33 Carlos Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley. Direct free kick taken by Jon Harley.
  • 41:39 The ball is swung over by Lee Martin.
  • 40:01 Shot by Grant Leadbitter went over the crossbar.
  • 39:05 Lee Martin sends in a cross, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:10 Carlos Edwards produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 36:25 Jonathan Walters sends in a cross, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 35:46 Foul by Henri Lansbury on David Wright, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
  • 35:46 David Wright fouled by Henri Lansbury, the ref awards a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick,
  • 35:39 Don Cowie sends in a cross, clearance made by David Wright.
  • 33:46 Centre by David Wright, John Eustace makes a clearance.
  • 33:13 Unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Jon Harley results in a free kick. Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:56 Shot from deep inside the area by Henri Lansbury clears the bar.
  • 31:35 Jon Harley takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Smith.
  • 30:00 Grant Leadbitter takes a short corner.
  • 29:32 Liam Rosenior takes a shot. Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
  • 29:10 Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.
  • 28:55 Carlos Edwards produces a cross, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 28:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Mariappa on Pablo Counago. Direct free kick taken by David Wright.
  • 27:46 The ball is swung over by Jon Harley.
  • 26:53 A cross is delivered by David Wright, Don Cowie makes a clearance.
  • 25:26 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Walters. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 23:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Cathcart on Carlos Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 23:34 Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • 23:01 Pablo Counago takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 21:52 The assistant referee flags for offside against Henri Lansbury. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:54 Shot from just outside the box by Lee Martin goes over the target.
  • 20:03 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Walters. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 17:55 Liam Trotter has a drilled shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
  • 16:19 Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 16:19 Booking The referee shows Pablo Counago a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 16:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Pablo Counago.
  • 15:51 Danny Graham is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
  • 15:28 Foul by Grant Leadbitter on John Eustace, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 14:53 Liam Trotter takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 14:10 Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.
  • 14:10 Booking Jon Harley receives a caution.
  • 14:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Harley on Carlos Edwards.
  • 11:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Don Cowie. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:52 Pablo Counago concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 10:06 John Eustace takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Smith.
  • 8:54 Adrian Mariappa takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
  • 8:17 Tommy Smith challenges Danny Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie.
  • 7:51 A cross is delivered by David Wright.
  • 7:31 John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
  • 6:19 The ball is swung over by Liam Rosenior, Lee Martin takes a shot.
  • 5:51 Pablo Counago concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Cathcart. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.
  • 4:35 Assist by Jonathan Walters.
  • 4:35 GOAL - Gareth McAuleyIpswich 1 - 0 Watford Gareth McAuley scores a headed goal from inside the box. Ipswich 1-0 Watford.
  • 3:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Counago by John Eustace. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Rosenior.
  • 2:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Martin on Lee Hodson. Free kick taken by Lee Hodson.
  • 1:46 Corner taken short by Don Cowie. The ball is delivered by Don Cowie, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:42 Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Henri Lansbury. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
  • 0:03 Foul by Pablo Counago on Lee Hodson, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Championship results

20 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 20 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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


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