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Watford   2 - 0   Preston

Watford v Preston

Watford 2-0 Preston

Heidar Helguson marked his return to the Watford starting line-up with an early goal to help them on their way to victory over Preston at Vicarage Road.

Helguson headed home after nine minutes and midfielder Tom Cleverley, on loan from Manchester United, doubled the lead just after the half-hour mark.

Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach then showed a safe pair of hands to deny Preston a way back into the game.

Helguson could have had a second but missed with a close-range header.


Watford manager Malky Mackay:
"After last Saturday's disappointment [losing 5-0 to West Brom] it was great to get back to Vicarage Road and get three points against a very experienced Preston team.

"I thought to get the clean sheet, play as well as we did and create as many chances as we did, I'm delighted.

"They trained hard this week and it's great to see it work on the pitch and applying themselves the way they did as well.

"Scott Loach's save with 10 minutes to go was fantastic but I think our back four were incredibly resilient and stood up to every challenge that experienced Preston forwards threw at them.

"But not just the way we nullified it, I thought we had some great chances and but for some good defending and goalkeeping it could have been another couple."

Preston boss Alan Irvine:
"We were second best all over the pitch. In the second half we were better, but we couldn't have been any worse and I thought it was a poor performance.

"We didn't do the things that we need to do. We know what we need to do to win games in this division and we didn't do them.

"We can only win games in this division by being properly organised, by everybody knowing their jobs, by everybody doing their jobs, by everybody competing, by everybody working hard and we didn't do it.

"We were second best all over the pitch and we won't win games if we're like that."

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Saturday, 7 November 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 2-0 Preston FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Helguson 9
  • Cleverley 33

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Mariappa
    • 12 Doyley
    • 22 Cathcart
    • 33 Hodson
    • 05 Lansbury yellow card
    • 07 Cowie
    • 20 Cleverley (Harley 73)
    • 28 Eustace
    • 10 Graham (Henderson 83)
    • 11 Helguson yellow card (Ellington 71)

    Substitutes

    • 37 Bond,
    • 15 Harley,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 04 Severin,
    • 29 Bryan,
    • 19 Henderson,
    • 25 Ellington

    Preston

    • 01 Lonergan
    • 02 Hart yellow card
    • 03 Davidson (Parry 66)
    • 06 Collins
    • 14 Chilvers
    • 19 Jones
    • 07 Sedgwick (Brown 72)
    • 08 Shumulikoski
    • 25 Wallace
    • 26 Parkin yellow card
    • 33 Mellor (Elliott 66)

    Substitutes

    • 22 Henderson,
    • 05 Mawene,
    • 27 Nolan,
    • 11 Carter,
    • 17 Parry,
    • 09 Brown,
    • 29 Elliott
    Ref: WrightAtt: 13,524
    WATFORD
    PRESTON

    Possession

    • Watford 49%
    • Preston 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Watford 11
    • Preston 7

    Attempts off target

    • Watford 13
    • Preston 4

    Corners

    • Watford 8
    • Preston 2

    Fouls

    • Watford 12
    • Preston 17
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:06 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+3:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by Lee Hodson. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
    • 90:00+1:38 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace played to the near post, Unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Liam Chilvers results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 90:00+0:21 Lee Hodson takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:21 Booking Jon Parkin is shown a yellow card.
    • 90:00+0:10 Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Jon Parkin results in a free kick.
    • 89:46 Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Ross Wallace results in a free kick. John Eustace takes the free kick.
    • 89:28 Don Cowie sends in a cross, Liam Henderson takes a shot.
    • 88:32 Billy Jones produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 88:19 A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 87:33 Paul Parry produces a cross, Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 86:07 Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by John Eustace results in a free kick. Ross Wallace fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
    • 85:27 Nathan Ellington produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 85:00 Henri Lansbury takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Chris Brown.
    • 84:52 Nathan Ellington crosses the ball, Billy Jones makes a clearance.
    • 84:23 Paul Parry sends in a cross, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
    • 81:16 Substitution Danny Graham leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Henderson.
    • 81:16 Henri Lansbury fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 81:16 Booking Michael Hart is cautioned.
    • 81:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Hart on Don Cowie.
    • 80:08 Shot from just outside the box by Michael Hart misses to the left of the goal.
    • 79:50 Paul Parry delivers the ball, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
    • 77:26 Centre by Nathan Ellington, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
    • 76:18 Don Cowie takes a short corner, Lee Hodson takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 75:54 Corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line played to the near post, John Eustace takes a shot. Jon Parkin gets a block in.
    • 75:45 The ball is crossed by Jon Harley, Michael Hart makes a clearance.
    • 73:30 Foul by Veliche Shumulikoski on Henri Lansbury, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.
    • 71:57 Substitution Jon Harley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Cleverley.
    • 71:57 Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Chris Brown coming on for Chris Sedgwick.
    • 71:15 The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace.
    • 70:23 Substitution Heidar Helguson leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Ellington.
    • 69:47 Centre by Stephen Elliott.
    • 69:09 The ball is crossed by Don Cowie, clearance by Liam Chilvers.
    • 66:46 Don Cowie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
    • 65:11 Substitution Stephen Elliott on for Neil Mellor.
    • 65:11 Substitution Callum Davidson leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Parry.
    • 64:10 Ross Wallace takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 64:01 John Eustace sends in a cross, Liam Chilvers makes a clearance.
    • 63:13 The ball is delivered by Danny Graham, clearance by Michael Hart.
    • 60:27 The ball is sent over by Callum Davidson, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:40 Lloyd Doyley fouled by Chris Sedgwick, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
    • 59:03 A cross is delivered by Henri Lansbury, Heidar Helguson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 58:32 The ball is sent over by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 57:54 Ross Wallace takes the inswinging corner, Heidar Helguson manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 55:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Craig Cathcart. Ross Wallace produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Scott Loach.
    • 55:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Craig Cathcart. Free kick taken by Ross Wallace.
    • 55:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Cleverley on Chris Sedgwick. Michael Hart takes the indirect free kick.
    • 54:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Cathcart by Neill Collins. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 52:53 Billy Jones challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Don Cowie from the free kick.
    • 51:18 Foul by Neil Mellor on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:47 Foul by Michael Hart on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 49:35 The ball is crossed by Jon Parkin.
    • 48:19 Tom Cleverley handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Shot comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick, save by Scott Loach.
    • 48:12 Callum Davidson sends in a cross, John Eustace makes a clearance.
    • 45:26 Ross Wallace produces a cross, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.
    • 45:15 The ball is swung over by Michael Hart, Lee Hodson makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:45 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+2:09 Effort from inside the penalty area by Jon Parkin strikes the post.
    • 45:00+1:59 Ross Wallace delivers the ball, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+1:06 Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 45:00+1:06 Booking The referee shows Heidar Helguson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+0:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Lonergan by Heidar Helguson.
    • 44:58 Handball decision goes against Jon Parkin. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 41:32 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie.
    • 40:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Mariappa on Neil Mellor. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:01 Veliche Shumulikoski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 37:47 Veliche Shumulikoski sends in a cross, Foul by Jon Parkin on Craig Cathcart, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 36:15 Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 35:26 Ross Wallace delivers the ball, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
    • 34:56 The assistant referee signals for offside against Heidar Helguson. Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.
    • 33:42 Foul by Liam Chilvers on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:17 Assist by Henri Lansbury.
    • 32:17 GOAL - Tom CleverleyWatford 2 - 0 Preston Tom Cleverley finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 2-0 Preston.
    • 31:38 Booking Henri Lansbury receives a yellow card.
    • 31:23 Heidar Helguson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
    • 30:00 Long range shot by Don Cowie goes wide right of the target.
    • 29:30 Unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Danny Graham results in a free kick. Michael Hart takes the indirect free kick.
    • 28:56 Effort from just outside the box by Tom Cleverley goes over the bar.
    • 28:38 The ball is crossed by Lloyd Doyley, clearance by Callum Davidson.
    • 27:52 Foul by Neil Mellor on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 26:40 The ball is sent over by Henri Lansbury, Adrian Mariappa takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 26:10 Don Cowie takes a outswinging corner.
    • 26:05 Don Cowie delivers the ball, blocked by Callum Davidson.
    • 25:53 Don Cowie takes a inswinging corner.
    • 25:18 Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. John Eustace takes a shot. Neill Collins gets a block in.
    • 20:34 Don Cowie takes the free kick, Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Blocked by Callum Davidson.
    • 19:38 Foul by Heidar Helguson on Liam Chilvers, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Chilvers.
    • 18:26 Tom Cleverley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 18:00 Corner taken by Tom Cleverley, Adrian Mariappa takes a shot.
    • 17:43 Don Cowie sends in a cross, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Neill Collins makes a clearance.
    • 16:10 John Eustace takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
    • 15:32 Corner from the left by-line taken by Tom Cleverley, Jon Parkin manages to make a clearance.
    • 15:01 Callum Davidson challenges Henri Lansbury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.
    • 14:12 Michael Hart produces a cross.
    • 13:11 Unfair challenge on Andy Lonergan by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
    • 11:37 Ross Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Hodson. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 8:28 The assist for the goal came from Don Cowie.
    • 8:28 GOAL - Heidar HelgusonWatford 1 - 0 Preston Heidar Helguson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Watford 1-0 Preston.
    • 8:22 A cross is delivered by Don Cowie,
    • 7:57 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie played to the near post, Jon Parkin manages to make a clearance.
    • 7:48 Don Cowie produces a cross, blocked by Callum Davidson.
    • 7:34 John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
    • 7:00 Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
    • 5:26 Neill Collins challenges Danny Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Craig Cathcart misses to the right of the goal.
    • 4:09 Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Craig Cathcart results in a free kick. Veliche Shumulikoski delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
    • 3:26 Chris Sedgwick takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 3:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Cathcart on Michael Hart. Veliche Shumulikoski restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:04 Heidar Helguson is caught offside. Neill Collins takes the free kick.
    • 0:29 Centre by Heidar Helguson, Shot by Danny Graham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Championship results

    7 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

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

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 7 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 16 15 33
    2 West Brom 16 17 31
    3 Cardiff 16 14 27
    4 QPR 16 12 27
    5 Blackpool 16 9 27
    6 Leicester 16 5 27
    7 Bristol City 16 4 26
    8 Nottm Forest 16 3 25
    9 Swansea 16 2 25
    10 Middlesbrough 16 5 24
    11 Preston 16 1 24
    12 Watford 16 -2 24
    13 Crystal Palace 16 -1 22
    14 Sheff Wed 16 -2 17
    15 Sheff Utd 15 -3 17
    16 Coventry 16 -7 17
    17 Derby 16 -8 17
    18 Barnsley 15 -8 17
    19 Scunthorpe 16 -12 17
    20 Doncaster 16 -3 15
    21 Plymouth 16 -11 15
    22 Reading 16 -10 14
    23 Ipswich 16 -11 12
    24 Peterborough 16 -9 11


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