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Peterborough   2 - 1   Watford

Graphic of Peterborough and Watford club badges

Peterborough 2-1 Watford

Exodus Geohaghon's first league goal gave Mark Cooper his maiden victory as Peterborough boss as Watford's turbulent week ended with defeat.

A unmarked Lee Frecklington put the hosts ahead with a well-taken volley from George Boyd's cross.

Watford, who avoided administration on Friday, felt they deserved a penalty before John Eustace fired them level.

The Hornets wasted chances before they failed to clear Frecklington's corner and Geohaghon headed the winner.


Peterborough manager Mark Cooper:
"I'm relieved to get the first win. I hope it takes us into Christmas and the New Year with an added boost and a spring in our step.

"First half I thought we caused them problems - sometimes the best form of defence is attack. Second half, as much as we tried to guard against complacency it happened, we wobbled.

"That's got to stop, we've got to be mentally stronger. Once we regrouped we went on again."

Watford manager Malky Mackay told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I was so incredibly bemused by the referee's decision not to give the penalty. The linesman thought there was contact.

"I've looked at it again on the laptop and it's a stone-wall penalty.

"Saying that, I thought we dominated in the second half and looked like we were the team who were going to go on and win it."

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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Peterborough 2-1 Watford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Frecklington 9
  • Geohaghan 78
  • Eustace 49

Peterborough

  • 01 Lewis
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 29 Bennett
  • 30 Griffiths
  • 34 Geohaghan
  • 07 Coutts
  • 08 Frecklington (Lee 90)
  • 18 Whelpdale
  • 09 Mclean
  • 10 Boyd
  • 12 Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 13 McKeown,
  • 06 Lee,
  • 14 Rowe,
  • 15 Diagouraga,
  • 19 Batt,
  • 25 Green,
  • 33 Simpson

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Mariappa
  • 06 DeMerit
  • 12 Doyley
  • 15 Harley (Severin 73)
  • 33 Hodson
  • 05 Lansbury (Hoskins 90)
  • 20 Cleverley yellow card
  • 28 Eustace
  • 10 Graham yellow card
  • 11 Helguson

Substitutes

  • 16 Lee,
  • 17 Bennett,
  • 27 Sadler,
  • 30 Kiernan,
  • 04 Severin,
  • 18 Hoskins,
  • 19 L Henderson
Ref: EvansAtt: 7,723
PETERBOROUGH
WATFORD

Possession

  • Peterborough 52%
  • Watford 48%

Attempts on target

  • Peterborough 7
  • Watford 8

Attempts off target

  • Peterborough 6
  • Watford 6

Corners

  • Peterborough 5
  • Watford 7

Fouls

  • Peterborough 9
  • Watford 4
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:24 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+3:55 Heidar Helguson crosses the ball.
  • 90:00+1:11 Craig Mackail-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+0:24 Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 89:09 Substitution Henri Lansbury leaves the field to be replaced by Will Hoskins.
  • 89:09 Substitution Charlie Lee is brought on as a substitute for Lee Frecklington.
  • 88:17 Lloyd Doyley crosses the ball, Exodus Geohaghon manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:52 Shot from just outside the box by Henri Lansbury misses to the right of the goal.
  • 84:21 The assistant referee flags for offside against Heidar Helguson. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 82:15 The ball is crossed by Tom Cleverley, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 79:04 Centre by Heidar Helguson.
  • 77:17 Assist on the goal came from George Boyd.
  • 77:17 GOAL - Exodus GeohaghonPeterborough 2 - 1 Watford Exodus Geohaghon finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Peterborough 2-1 Watford.
  • 77:14 A cross is delivered by George Boyd,
  • 76:42 Corner taken by Lee Frecklington.
  • 75:58 Inswinging corner taken by Tom Cleverley from the left by-line.
  • 71:11 Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Scott Severin coming on for Jon Harley.
  • 71:11 The offside flag is raised against Craig Mackail-Smith. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:25 Outswinging corner taken by Jon Harley from the left by-line.
  • 68:48 The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
  • 68:21 Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Bennett.
  • 67:30 Lee Hodson crosses the ball, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
  • 66:21 The ball is delivered by George Boyd, blocked by Lee Hodson.
  • 64:59 The ball is delivered by Craig Mackail-Smith.
  • 64:09 Corner taken by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line, Ryan Bennett takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 63:48 The ball is crossed by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 60:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Henri Lansbury. George Boyd takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:43 Tom Cleverley produces a cross, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.
  • 58:54 Unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Jay DeMerit results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by George Boyd from right wing, Scott Loach makes a save.
  • 58:22 Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 57:39 Corner taken by George Boyd from the right by-line, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.
  • 57:05 The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, clearance by Lee Frecklington.
  • 55:47 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.
  • 55:17 Effort from inside the area by Tom Cleverley misses to the right of the target.
  • 55:10 Danny Graham delivers the ball.
  • 54:48 Gabriel Zakuani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham. Jon Harley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:12 John Eustace produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 54:08 The ball is crossed by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 53:00 A cross is delivered by Danny Graham, clearance made by Scott Griffiths.
  • 51:35 Aaron Mclean sends in a cross, Scott Loach makes a save.
  • 50:58 Henri Lansbury produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
  • 49:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Eustace, Jon Harley takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
  • 49:27 Unfair challenge on Jay DeMerit by Ryan Bennett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 49:04 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts from the left by-line.
  • 48:12 GOAL - John EustacePeterborough 1 - 1 Watford John Eustace scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-1 Watford.
  • 47:11 Lee Frecklington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley. The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson,
  • 45:51 The ball is sent over by John Eustace, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.
  • 45:09 The ball is swung over by Craig Mackail-Smith, Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:15 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:06 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jon Harley from the right by-line, Aaron Mclean makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:40 Jon Harley produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 18 yards. Exodus Geohaghon gets a block in.
  • 45:00+0:17 The offside flag is raised against Aaron Mclean. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 44:36 The ball is swung over by Jon Harley, Heidar Helguson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 44:18 Gabriel Zakuani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley. John Eustace takes the free kick.
  • 43:42 Paul Coutts has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 43:34 Chris Whelpdale delivers the ball.
  • 42:21 A cross is delivered by Heidar Helguson, Lee Frecklington gets a block in.
  • 41:08 The ball is delivered by Jon Harley, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.
  • 40:19 The ball is delivered by Heidar Helguson, save made by Joe Lewis.
  • 39:22 The ball is swung over by Heidar Helguson.
  • 38:42 The ball is swung over by Paul Coutts, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 38:14 A cross is delivered by George Boyd, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 37:29 Effort from deep inside the area by Jon Harley misses to the right of the target.
  • 35:21 Jon Harley sends in a cross, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:58 Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 34:09 Booking Tom Cleverley is shown a yellow card.
  • 33:38 Unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Tom Cleverley results in a free kick. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 30:31 Aaron Mclean produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 29:18 Booking Danny Graham is shown a yellow card.
  • 28:02 A cross is delivered by Jon Harley, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:35 The ball is swung over by John Eustace, clearance by Aaron Mclean.
  • 25:10 Outswinging corner taken by Jon Harley, Exodus Geohaghon manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:02 Centre by Heidar Helguson, blocked by Ryan Bennett.
  • 24:18 Lee Frecklington concedes a free kick for a foul on Henri Lansbury. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 23:19 Paul Coutts delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Aaron Mclean from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 22:51 Corner taken short by George Boyd.
  • 22:07 Foul by George Boyd on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 21:24 Craig Mackail-Smith produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 20:37 The ball is crossed by John Eustace, clearance made by Scott Griffiths.
  • 20:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Craig Mackail-Smith. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 18:00 Unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by John Eustace results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by George Boyd, Header on goal by Exodus Geohaghon from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 17:07 Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 16:44 A cross is delivered by Jon Harley, save by Joe Lewis.
  • 15:55 Short corner worked by Tom Cleverley.
  • 15:46 The ball is swung over by Danny Graham, clearance made by Lee Frecklington.
  • 13:36 Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Bennett.
  • 11:37 Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Tom Cleverley gets a block in.
  • 10:49 Aaron Mclean produces a cross.
  • 10:30 The ball is swung over by Tom Cleverley, Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 9:42 Unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Paul Coutts results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Henri Lansbury.
  • 8:20 Assist by George Boyd.
  • 8:20 GOAL - Lee FrecklingtonPeterborough 1 - 0 Watford Lee Frecklington scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Peterborough 1-0 Watford.
  • 8:17 George Boyd delivers the ball,
  • 6:17 Craig Mackail-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 3:48 Shot by Scott Griffiths from just outside the area goes over the net.
  • 3:11 The referee penalises Henri Lansbury for handball. George Boyd delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 2:39 The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 2:24 The ball is crossed by John Eustace, Exodus Geohaghon manages to make a clearance.
  • 1:51 Centre by John Eustace.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Saturday, 19 December 2009 19:15 UK

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Full Championship table
1 Newcastle 21 23 46
2 West Brom 21 22 39
3 Nottm Forest 22 14 39
4 Cardiff 21 16 36
5 Swansea 22 2 35
6 Leicester 21 3 34
7 Sheff Utd 22 2 32
8 Blackpool 21 8 31
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10 QPR 22 4 30
11 Doncaster 22 3 30
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13 Watford 22 -4 30
14 Middlesbrough 21 5 29
15 Preston 22 -2 29
16 Barnsley 21 -6 27
17 Coventry 22 -8 25
18 Derby 22 -9 25
19 Scunthorpe 21 -14 23
20 Reading 22 -10 22
21 Ipswich 21 -8 21
22 Sheff Wed 22 -14 18
23 Peterborough 22 -10 17
24 Plymouth 21 -17 15


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