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Watford   0 - 1   Leeds United

Watford 0-1 Leeds

Watford 0-1 Leeds

Leeds captain Richard Naylor hit the winner in his 450th career appearance to end Watford's unbeaten start to the season in a poor game at Vicarage Road.

The ex-Ipswich defender prodded home from close range after just six minutes to maintain the promoted visitors' strong start to the season.

Missing four-goal Danny Graham to injury, Watford never truly looked like recovering from the early setback.

Their best chance came when skipper John Eustace fired wildly over the bar.

There was no place in Leeds' starting line-up for new signing Ross McCormack, with manager Simon Grayson opting to select the same side that beat Millwall last weekend.

The 45th goal of Naylor's career came when the hosts failed to deal with a cross into the box after goalkeeper Scott Loach had tipped Luciano Becchio's header over the bar.

Graham's replacement in attack, Troy Deeney, allowed Bradley Johnson then Luciano Becchio to get the better of him and Naylor was left with the simple task of smuggling the ball home.

Leeds lost Fede Bessone to injury at the break and replaced him with Andy Hughes, but there was little for him and his fellow defenders to deal with in the second half.

Jordon Mutch drilled wide for Watford and Becchio nearly got on the end of an arrowed cross from Johnson, but not even the introduction of Scotland winger McCormack could liven things up as both sides traded long balls without much wit or invention.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 0-1 Leeds United FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Naylor 6

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Hodson
    • 05 Taylor
    • 06 Mariappa
    • 12 Doyley
    • 04 Eustace
    • 07 Cowie
    • 15 McGinn (Buckley 64)
    • 18 Mutch
    • 09 Deeney yellow card
    • 20 Sordell

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 08 Walker,
    • 11 Buckley,
    • 14 Jenkins,
    • 16 Bryan,
    • 19 Henderson

    Leeds United

    • 01 Schmeichel yellow card
    • 02 Connolly
    • 05 Collins
    • 06 Naylor
    • 21 Bessone (Hughes 46)
    • 08 Kilkenny
    • 11 Sam (Gradel 60)
    • 14 Howson yellow card
    • 16 Johnson
    • 10 Becchio
    • 18 Watt yellow card (McCormack 69)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Higgs,
    • 04 Bruce,
    • 07 Gradel,
    • 15 Clayton,
    • 22 Hughes,
    • 27 Somma,
    • 44 McCormack
    Ref: LiningtonAtt: 14,039
    WATFORD
    LEEDS UNITED

    Possession

    • Watford 45%
    • Leeds United 55%

    Attempts on target

    • Watford 8
    • Leeds United 9

    Attempts off target

    • Watford 5
    • Leeds United 5

    Corners

    • Watford 6
    • Leeds United 5

    Fouls

    • Watford 18
    • Leeds United 17
    • Final Result
    • 94:04 The match begins.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:20 Lee Hodson crosses the ball, Kasper Schmeichel makes a fantastic save.
    • 90:00+1:46 The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 90:00+1:05 Max Gradel concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:11 Bradley Johnson produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 90:00 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 88:55 The ball is delivered by Bradley Johnson, clearance by Don Cowie.
    • 88:08 Jordon Mutch produces a cross, John Eustace takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 87:55 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 87:39 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 86:47 Will Buckley takes a outswinging corner.
    • 86:47 Booking Kasper Schmeichel goes into the book for dissent.
    • 86:05 Free kick crossed by Lee Hodson, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.
    • 86:05 Booking Jonathan Howson goes into the book.
    • 86:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Jonathan Howson.
    • 85:01 Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Lee Hodson results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Ross McCormack from the free kick.
    • 84:29 Marvin Sordell challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Hughes takes the free kick.
    • 84:10 Adrian Mariappa fouled by Ross McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 83:49 Will Buckley fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Jordon Mutch takes the free kick.
    • 82:55 Richard Naylor challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordon Mutch crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 82:44 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 82:02 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 81:47 Will Buckley takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Naylor.
    • 81:29 Attacking throw-in by Marvin Sordell (Watford).
    • 81:23 Centre by Will Buckley, clearance made by Paul Connolly.
    • 80:56 Shot by Ross McCormack. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 80:11 The referee gives a free kick against Ross McCormack for handball. Direct free kick taken by Lee Hodson.
    • 79:54 Defending throw-in by Andy Hughes (Leeds).
    • 79:27 Don Cowie takes a inswinging corner.
    • 79:22 The ball is crossed by Will Buckley, Richard Naylor makes a clearance.
    • 79:00 Don Cowie sends in a cross, clearance by Neill Collins.
    • 78:26 Bradley Johnson delivers the ball, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
    • 77:27 Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford).
    • 77:16 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 76:38 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 76:00 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 75:34 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 75:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Marvin Sordell. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
    • 74:31 Attacking throw-in by Andy Hughes (Leeds).
    • 73:24 Jordon Mutch takes a short corner.
    • 72:54 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 72:16 Luciano Becchio challenges Martin Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 71:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on Max Gradel. Paul Connolly takes the direct free kick.
    • 71:00 Centre by Jordon Mutch, John Eustace takes a shot. Clearance by Richard Naylor.
    • 70:44 Short corner taken by Jordon Mutch.
    • 70:38 The ball is crossed by Marvin Sordell, Andy Hughes makes a clearance.
    • 70:09 Paul Connolly takes the free kick.
    • 70:09 Booking Troy Deeney goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 69:46 The ball is delivered by Max Gradel, drilled left-footed shot by Bradley Johnson. Scott Loach makes a save. Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Naylor.
    • 69:06 Attacking throw-in by Bradley Johnson (Leeds).
    • 68:16 Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:16 Substitution Ross McCormack replaces Sanchez Watt.
    • 68:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Adrian Mariappa.
    • 68:04 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 66:49 Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on John Eustace. Free kick taken by Lee Hodson.
    • 65:59 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, Headed effort from inside the box by Richard Naylor misses to the right of the target.
    • 64:56 Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 64:56 Booking Booking for Sanchez Watt for dissent.
    • 64:39 Sanchez Watt is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 64:14 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 63:59 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 63:10 Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 63:10 Substitution Will Buckley comes on in place of Stephen McGinn.
    • 63:10 Troy Deeney challenges Andy Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 62:06 Bradley Johnson fouled by Don Cowie, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:15 Defending throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 60:27 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 59:36 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 59:36 Substitution (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Max Gradel coming on for Lloyd Sam.
    • 59:07 John Eustace crosses the ball, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 59:00 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 58:11 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jordon Mutch, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 57:34 Neill Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Free kick crossed by Don Cowie, clearance by Richard Naylor.
    • 56:27 Shot by Jordon Mutch. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 55:51 The ball is delivered by Paul Connolly, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:39 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Howson (Leeds).
    • 55:28 Neill Collins delivers the ball, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 54:40 The ball is delivered by Don Cowie, Troy Deeney takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.
    • 53:41 Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Neill Collins. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 52:26 Bradley Johnson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 51:55 The referee gives a free kick against Troy Deeney for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
    • 51:44 Defending throw-in by Troy Deeney (Watford).
    • 51:16 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).
    • 51:04 Attacking throw-in by Andy Hughes (Leeds).
    • 50:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt by Adrian Mariappa. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.
    • 49:31 The ball is crossed by Bradley Johnson.
    • 48:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Richard Naylor. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
    • 48:30 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 47:27 John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. The ball is crossed by Neil Kilkenny, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Bradley Johnson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 47:11 Attacking throw-in by Andy Hughes (Leeds).
    • 46:46 Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 45:35 Attacking throw-in by Stephen McGinn (Watford).
    • 45:09 Defending throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 45:01 Substitution Andy Hughes on for Federico Bessone.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:18 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leeds).
    • 45:00 The referee blows for half time.
    • 43:57 Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 43:48 Lee Hodson crosses the ball, Jonathan Howson gets a block in.
    • 42:57 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).
    • 42:35 Goal kick taken long by Kasper Schmeichel (Leeds).
    • 42:13 Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford).
    • 41:38 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 40:57 Bradley Johnson fouled by Lee Hodson, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Marvin Sordell.
    • 39:55 Corner from the right by-line taken by Don Cowie, John Eustace takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
    • 39:26 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).
    • 37:24 Sanchez Watt fouled by Don Cowie, the ref awards a free kick. Neill Collins takes the free kick.
    • 36:22 Effort from 25 yards by Bradley Johnson. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.
    • 34:54 Marvin Sordell delivers the ball, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
    • 34:43 Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford).
    • 34:32 Unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Adrian Mariappa takes the free kick.
    • 34:21 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).
    • 33:55 Neil Kilkenny sends in a cross, save made by Scott Loach.
    • 33:24 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 33:16 Federico Bessone delivers the ball, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 32:37 Attacking throw-in by Federico Bessone (Leeds).
    • 31:59 Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Naylor.
    • 31:02 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 30:39 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 29:49 Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).
    • 28:39 Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford).
    • 28:01 Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Neill Collins takes a shot. Blocked by Marvin Sordell.
    • 27:25 Shot from just outside the box by Troy Deeney goes over the crossbar.
    • 26:59 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 25:40 Foul by Jordon Mutch on Sanchez Watt, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Neil Kilkenny.
    • 25:02 Foul by Neil Kilkenny on Jordon Mutch, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 24:44 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 24:09 Handball decision goes against Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 22:57 Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.
    • 22:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Sordell on Bradley Johnson. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 20:40 Marvin Sordell crosses the ball, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 19:59 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 19:20 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).
    • 18:23 Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford).
    • 17:50 Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:57 Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by Troy Deeney.
    • 14:29 Richard Naylor fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
    • 14:11 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 13:36 Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Richard Naylor results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordon Mutch from right channel, clearance by Paul Connolly.
    • 13:06 The ball is crossed by Lloyd Sam, Sanchez Watt produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 12:50 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 12:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Taylor on Federico Bessone. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
    • 11:07 Lloyd Sam is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 10:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Luciano Becchio. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:49 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 9:24 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 8:26 Troy Deeney crosses the ball, Header on goal by Marvin Sordell from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 7:42 Effort from deep inside the area by John Eustace misses to the left of the goal.
    • 7:08 Foul by Neil Kilkenny on Jordon Mutch, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 6:52 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 5:41 The assist for the goal came from Luciano Becchio.
    • 5:41 GOAL - Richard NaylorWatford 0 - 1 Leeds United Richard Naylor finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Watford 0-1 Leeds.
    • 4:17 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach. Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in. Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 4:00 Defending throw-in by Federico Bessone (Leeds).
    • 3:19 A cross is delivered by Don Cowie, Headed effort from inside the area by Marvin Sordell misses to the left of the target.
    • 2:58 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 2:53 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 2:40 Neil Kilkenny is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 2:19 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 2:07 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Leeds).
    • 1:12 Paul Connolly challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordon Mutch delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Paul Connolly makes a clearance.
    • 0:12 Federico Bessone challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Hodson. Marvin Sordell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 28 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 4 9 10
    2 Cardiff 4 7 10
    3 Ipswich 4 5 10
    4 Millwall 4 7 9
    5 Burnley 4 3 7
    6 Leeds United 4 2 7
    7 Norwich 4 2 7
    8 Coventry 4 1 7
    9 Doncaster 4 0 7
    10 Barnsley 4 -1 7
    11 Scunthorpe 4 1 6
    12 Swansea 4 1 6
    13 Reading 4 0 5
    14 Watford 4 0 5
    15 Derby 4 -1 4
    16 Middlesbrough 4 -3 4
    17 Sheff Utd 4 -3 4
    18 Hull 4 -4 4
    19 Nott'm Forest 4 -1 3
    20 Crystal Palace 4 -4 3
    21 Preston 4 -6 3
    22 Bristol City 4 -5 2
    23 Leicester 4 -5 1
    24 Portsmouth 4 -5 1


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