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Bristol City   0 - 2   Watford

Bristol City 0-2 Watford

Bristol City 0-2 Watford

Watford earned their first victory since the opening day of the season against a lacklustre Bristol City.

Marvin Sordell notched his third goal in two games in the second minute, latching on to Adrian Mariappa's knock-down from a corner.

Sordell was then denied by a fine save from David James in the 21st minute.

But Danny Graham sealed the win just after the interval when he latched on to John Eustace's long ball and fired past James via a deflection.

City's only clear-cut chance fell to Danny Rose, on loan from Tottenham, in the second half but the midfielder's low shot was superbly saved by Hornets keeper Scott Loach.

However, only the intervention of James, playing against the club with whom he began his professional career back in 1988, prevented further misery for the hosts.

The defeat means City, who have conceded eight goals in their first three Championship games at Ashton Gate, have collected just one point from their home fixtures so far this term.

Meanwhile Watford move up to 12th in the table with their first league win since the opening day of the season.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol City 0-2 Watford FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Sordell 3
    • Graham 47

    Bristol City

    • 01 James
    • 02 Hunt yellow card (Rose 46)
    • 03 McAllister
    • 04 Fontaine
    • 05 Stewart
    • 07 Elliott
    • 14 Skuse
    • 21 Cisse (Clarkson 71)
    • 27 Adomah
    • 30 Stead
    • 34 Pitman (Sproule 60)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Gerken,
    • 06 Carey,
    • 08 Johnson,
    • 17 Sproule,
    • 20 Campbell-Ryce,
    • 35 Rose,
    • 09 Clarkson

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Hodson
    • 03 Taylor
    • 05 Taylor
    • 06 Mariappa
    • 04 Eustace
    • 07 Cowie yellow card
    • 11 Buckley (McGinn 80)
    • 18 Mutch yellow card
    • 10 Graham (Deeney 77)
    • 20 Sordell

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 08 Walker,
    • 14 Jenkins,
    • 15 McGinn,
    • 16 Bryan,
    • 09 Deeney
    Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 13,998
    BRISTOL CITY
    WATFORD

    Possession

    • Bristol City 43%
    • Watford 57%

    Attempts on target

    • Bristol City 5
    • Watford 7

    Attempts off target

    • Bristol City 3
    • Watford 3

    Corners

    • Bristol City 4
    • Watford 5

    Fouls

    • Bristol City 16
    • Watford 10
    • Final Result
    • 93:30 The referee ends the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:53 Danny Rose takes a shot.
    • 90:00+1:22 Don Cowie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David James.
    • 90:00+0:57 Corner taken short by Don Cowie.
    • 85:25 Adrian Mariappa concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Stead. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
    • 84:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Stead on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:03 Marvin Elliott fouled by Martin Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jamie McAllister, save made by Scott Loach.
    • 82:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by Albert Adomah. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Hodson.
    • 80:44 Marvin Sordell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie McAllister. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:17 Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:17 Substitution Will Buckley leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen McGinn.
    • 79:17 Foul by Albert Adomah on Scott Loach, free kick awarded.
    • 78:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Don Cowie. David James takes the indirect free kick.
    • 78:25 Foul by Marvin Elliott on Jordon Mutch, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 76:36 Substitution Troy Deeney comes on in place of Danny Graham.
    • 74:29 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Damion Stewart.
    • 71:45 Will Buckley decides to take a short corner.
    • 70:54 Substitution David Clarkson on for Kalifa Cisse.
    • 64:23 Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Adrian Mariappa results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie McAllister from left channel, Unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
    • 61:55 Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Jamie McAllister results in a free kick. Lee Hodson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 61:15 Kalifa Cisse takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
    • 60:46 Don Cowie takes a shot. Save by David James.
    • 60:18 Foul by Ivan Sproule on Don Cowie, free kick awarded. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:05 Andrew Taylor takes the indirect free kick.
    • 59:05 Substitution Ivan Sproule on for Brett Pitman.
    • 59:05 Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Damion Stewart results in a free kick.
    • 56:02 Will Buckley takes a shot. Save by David James.
    • 52:53 Kalifa Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 52:47 Danny Rose produces a cross, clearance by John Eustace.
    • 51:23 Danny Rose takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 50:00 A cross is delivered by Will Buckley, save by David James.
    • 48:38 Corner taken by Jamie McAllister from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Don Cowie.
    • 46:51 John Eustace provided the assist for the goal.
    • 46:51 GOAL - Danny GrahamBristol City 0 - 2 Watford Danny Graham finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-2 Watford.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Danny Rose comes on in place of Nicky Hunt.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:56 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:52 Jamie McAllister takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:52 Booking Jordon Mutch is given a yellow card.
    • 45:00+0:38 Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse.
    • 42:51 Short corner worked by Nicky Hunt, Jamie McAllister takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson.
    • 42:25 Corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Hodson.
    • 40:37 Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 40:06 Effort from outside the area by John Eustace goes wide right of the goal.
    • 37:59 Foul by Nicky Hunt on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Don Cowie from left channel.
    • 36:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Brett Pitman. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
    • 34:32 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line, clearance by Marvin Sordell.
    • 33:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Cole Skuse. Jamie McAllister delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Danny Graham manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:26 Will Buckley delivers the ball.
    • 33:12 Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Nicky Hunt results in a free kick. Don Cowie takes the indirect free kick.
    • 31:56 Marvin Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordon Mutch. Don Cowie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Damion Stewart.
    • 30:28 Free kick taken by Nicky Hunt.
    • 30:28 Booking Don Cowie is cautioned.
    • 30:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Don Cowie on Albert Adomah.
    • 28:57 Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Stead. The ball is delivered by Jamie McAllister, Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 27:41 Don Cowie takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Header from close in by Adrian Mariappa misses to the right of the target.
    • 27:36 Centre by Jamie McAllister.
    • 25:29 Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
    • 25:29 Booking Nicky Hunt goes into the referee's book.
    • 25:25 Nicky Hunt challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 23:58 Centre by Andrew Taylor, Damion Stewart makes a clearance.
    • 22:49 Handball by Liam Fontaine. Don Cowie takes the indirect free kick.
    • 21:53 Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Damion Stewart results in a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:28 Marvin Sordell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Nicky Hunt.
    • 20:53 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by David James.
    • 19:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Pitman by John Eustace. Jamie McAllister crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 14:31 Will Buckley produces a cross, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
    • 12:33 Corner taken short by Don Cowie.
    • 11:52 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 11:35 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson.
    • 6:43 Unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by Jonathan Stead results in a free kick. Lee Hodson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Elliott. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 5:29 Danny Graham has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 2:06 Assist by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 2:06 GOAL - Marvin SordellBristol City 0 - 1 Watford A goal is scored by Marvin Sordell from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Watford.
    • 1:09 Jordon Mutch decides to take the corner short,
    • 0:54 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. David James makes a save.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 14 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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


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