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Watford   2 - 1   Ipswich

Troy Deeney of Watford chases Carlos Edwards of Ipswich

Watford 2-1 Ipswich

Two quick goals just before the break from Stephen McGinn and Marvin Sordell were enough to sink Ipswich as Watford moved up to third in the Championship.

Watford opened the scoring when Martin Taylor flicked on a long throw and McGinn volleyed home at the far post.

Then, two minutes later, Sordell made it 2-0 with a glancing header.

The Hornets were well on top but David Norris replied with a looping header and Ipswich then had a goal by Ronan Murray ruled out in a tense finale.

It was Watford's fifth successive league victory over Ipswich at Vicarage Road but, up until the Hornets' quick-fire brace of goals, the visitors were comfortable and even created chances themselves, with Jason Scotland twice shooting off target when well placed.

But, after Danny Graham headed narrowly wide for the hosts, McGinn put them ahead from six yards.

Sordell then recorded his sixth goal in his last eight league matches when Andrew Taylor crossed from the left and the Championship's Young Player of the Month for September rose superbly to flick a header into the top corner.

In response, Ipswich offered little threat in attack and did not look likely to get back into the match until a double substitution close to the hour mark, with 17-year-old Connor Wickham particularly effective after coming off the bench.

Skipper Norris gave them the lifeline they needed with 21 minutes left when he nodded in from fully 20 yards despite Watford having two defenders on the line.

Another substitute, Murray, thought he had salvaged a point when he got a touch on a Grant Leadbitter set-piece, but the linesman's flag had already been raised for offside.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 2-1 Ipswich FT
(HT 2-0)
  • McGinn 41
  • Sordell 43
  • Norris 69

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 03 A Taylor
  • 05 M Taylor
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 04 Eustace
  • 15 McGinn
  • 16 Bryan (Buckley 76)
  • 18 Mutch
  • 10 Graham
  • 20 Sordell (Deeney 70)

Substitutes

  • 13 Gilmartin,
  • 02 Hodson,
  • 17 Bennett,
  • 08 Walker,
  • 11 Buckley,
  • 24 Whichelow,
  • 09 Deeney

Ipswich

  • 01 Murphy
  • 04 McAuley
  • 05 Delaney
  • 20 Smith
  • 22 Brown (Edwards 68)
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 08 Norris yellow card
  • 14 Livermore (Murray 58)
  • 36 Colback
  • 10 Scotland
  • 16 Priskin (Wickham 58)

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett,
  • 02 Peters,
  • 23 Eastman,
  • 07 Edwards,
  • 17 Townsend,
  • 09 Wickham,
  • 28 Murray
Ref: ScottAtt: 11,836
WATFORD
IPSWICH

Possession

  • Watford 52%
  • Ipswich 48%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 2
  • Ipswich 3

Attempts off target

  • Watford 3
  • Ipswich 6

Corners

  • Watford 6
  • Ipswich 4

Fouls

  • Watford 5
  • Ipswich 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:16 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+1:28 Will Buckley decides to take the corner short.
  • 90:00+0:27 The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:33 Centre by Connor Wickham.
  • 88:22 Grant Leadbitter sends in a cross, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley. Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.
  • 85:03 The ball is crossed by Connor Wickham.
  • 83:16 Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Martin Taylor results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Grant Leadbitter. David Norris is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 83:03 Troy Deeney challenges Damien Delaney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 81:04 Cross/shot by Connor Wickham.
  • 80:30 A cross is delivered by Tommy Smith, clearance by Andrew Taylor.
  • 79:34 A cross is delivered by Connor Wickham.
  • 78:07 Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Gareth McAuley results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:45 Long distance shot from Damien Delaney misses to the left of the goal.
  • 75:44 Substitution Will Buckley replaces Michael Bryan.
  • 73:19 The ball is sent over by Stephen McGinn, comfortable save by Brian Murphy.
  • 72:17 Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Loach. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 70:49 Ronan Murray has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 69:12 Substitution Troy Deeney comes on in place of Marvin Sordell.
  • 68:28 GOAL - David NorrisWatford 2 - 1 Ipswich David Norris scores a headed goal from just inside the area. Watford 2-1 Ipswich.
  • 67:28 Grant Leadbitter takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:28 Substitution Carlos Edwards on for Troy Brown.
  • 67:28 The ball is swung over by Connor Wickham, clearance made by Andrew Taylor.
  • 65:29 David Norris delivers the ball, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:55 Shot from 25 yards from Jason Scotland. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 61:03 Marvin Sordell is ruled offside. Brian Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 59:20 Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 59:20 Booking David Norris receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 59:06 David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Bryan.
  • 58:52 Connor Wickham delivers the ball, clearance made by Stephen McGinn.
  • 58:21 Foul by Tommy Smith on John Eustace, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:13 Substitution Connor Wickham replaces Tamas Priskin.
  • 57:13 Substitution Ronan Murray comes on in place of Jake Livermore.
  • 56:14 The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor, Brian Murphy makes a save.
  • 54:19 Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 52:53 Michael Bryan crosses the ball, clearance by Damien Delaney.
  • 51:50 The ball is swung over by Michael Bryan, save by Brian Murphy.
  • 51:18 Short corner taken by Marvin Sordell.
  • 50:13 Lloyd Doyley produces a cross.
  • 48:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter by Adrian Mariappa. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from right channel, free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth McAuley on Martin Taylor. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 47:36 A cross is delivered by Andrew Taylor, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance. Jordon Mutch decides to take the corner short.
  • 46:05 Michael Bryan decides to take the corner short.
  • 45:10 Centre by Danny Graham, clearance made by Tommy Smith.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:08 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:22 Danny Graham is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
  • 45:00+0:46 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 45:00+0:34 Michael Bryan delivers the ball, save by Brian Murphy.
  • 44:07 Tamas Priskin challenges Martin Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 42:20 Assist on the goal came from Andrew Taylor.
  • 42:20 GOAL - Marvin SordellWatford 2 - 0 Ipswich Marvin Sordell finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 2-0 Ipswich.
  • 42:18 The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor,
  • 41:58 Lloyd Doyley crosses the ball, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:50 Centre by Marvin Sordell, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
  • 40:06 Assist on the goal came from Martin Taylor.
  • 40:06 GOAL - Stephen McGinnWatford 1 - 0 Ipswich Stephen McGinn fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Ipswich.
  • 39:00 Jake Livermore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 38:11 The ball is delivered by Troy Brown, clearance by John Eustace. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, Danny Graham manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:42 Marvin Sordell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brian Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 36:18 Michael Bryan produces a cross, Header by Danny Graham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 35:51 Centre by Danny Graham, Troy Brown makes a clearance.
  • 35:36 Gareth McAuley challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Eustace restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:54 The ball is crossed by Jack Colback, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
  • 34:00 Centre by Troy Brown, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.
  • 30:54 Michael Bryan produces a cross, Tommy Smith gets a block in. Michael Bryan takes a short corner. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line, Brian Murphy makes a save.
  • 30:44 The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:20 The ball is swung over by Stephen McGinn, Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Jordon Mutch goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 26:58 Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 26:50 The ball is delivered by Troy Brown, Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 24:23 Tamas Priskin concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 23:28 The official flags Danny Graham offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
  • 22:17 Shot from just outside the box by Stephen McGinn misses to the left of the goal.
  • 21:52 Troy Brown crosses the ball, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:11 Danny Graham sends in a cross, save by Brian Murphy.
  • 16:37 Jason Scotland concedes a free kick for a foul on John Eustace. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:28 Jake Livermore challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John Eustace.
  • 12:55 Foul by Lloyd Doyley on Jack Colback, free kick awarded. Brian Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 12:42 Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Jake Livermore results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Eustace.
  • 10:59 Jason Scotland has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 9:45 The official flags Jason Scotland offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 8:00 John Eustace sends in a cross, clearance by Gareth McAuley.
  • 7:14 Jordon Mutch fouled by Tommy Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Jordon Mutch takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:39 The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Leadbitter. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 5:59 Grant Leadbitter takes the inswinging corner, Scott Loach makes a save.
  • 5:35 Effort from the edge of the box by Tamas Priskin goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 4:32 The ball is sent over by John Eustace.
  • 4:22 Michael Bryan delivers the ball.
  • 3:29 Effort on goal by Jason Scotland from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 2:47 Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback. Free kick taken by Brian Murphy.
  • 2:19 A cross is delivered by Jack Colback, clearance by Andrew Taylor.
  • 1:48 The offside flag is raised against Marvin Sordell. Brian Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:22 The ball is swung over by Tommy Smith, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:18 A cross is delivered by Danny Graham.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 12 21 28
2 Cardiff 12 10 26
3 Watford 12 9 21
4 Burnley 12 10 20
5 Norwich 12 3 20
6 Swansea 12 3 20
7 Derby 12 7 18
8 Ipswich 12 2 18
9 Coventry 12 1 18
10 Leeds 12 -2 17
11 Reading 12 3 16
12 Millwall 12 1 16
13 Nott'm Forest 12 1 16
14 Doncaster 12 -1 16
15 Portsmouth 12 0 15
16 Barnsley 12 -4 15
17 Sheff Utd 12 -6 15
18 Scunthorpe 12 -2 14
19 Hull 12 -7 13
20 Leicester 12 -9 12
21 Middlesbrough 12 -9 11
22 Crystal Palace 12 -10 11
23 Preston 12 -10 10
24 Bristol City 12 -11 9

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