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Watford   1 - 1   Reading

Watford 1-1 Reading

Watford 1-1 Reading

Reading were held to a third consecutive Championship draw by a spirited Watford.

The visitors took the lead when Shane Long beat the offside trap and crossed for Noel Hunt, who scored for the third time in as many games.

But Watford battled back to level before the break as Troy Deeney powered in a header from Jordon Mutch's corner.

Malky Mackay's side poured forward in search of a winner but found Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici on top form.

Jobi McAnuff threatened against his former club with a mazy run before Hunt put the Royals ahead in the 15th minute.

Long broke the offside trap to race clear down the left and had the presence of mind to pick out his Republic of Ireland compatriot in the middle for a low finish.

Watford's equaliser came against the run of play five minutes before half-time as Deeney was left unmarked to head home.

Hunt smashed in a fine strike right on the stroke of half-time to force a good save from Loach but the England Under-21 man got right behind it to hold on.

Reading continued to press after the break and Long was then denied by Loach before midfielder Jem Karacan put the rebound over the bar.

Loach had been in fine form to keep out the Royals but was fortunate not to concede a penalty late on when he appeared to barge into Long while coming to catch the ball from a cross.

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 1-1 Reading FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Deeney 40
  • Hunt 15

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 03 A Taylor yellow card
  • 05 M Taylor
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 07 Cowie
  • 15 McGinn
  • 18 Mutch
  • 09 Deeney
  • 10 Graham
  • 20 Sordell

Substitutes

  • 13 Gilmartin,
  • 02 Hodson,
  • 17 Bennett,
  • 08 Walker,
  • 11 Buckley,
  • 16 Bryan,
  • 24 Whichelow

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Griffin
  • 05 Mills yellow card
  • 23 Harte (Armstrong 46)
  • 26 Pearce yellow card
  • 04 Karacan
  • 07 Tabb (Kebe 64)
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 09 Long yellow card
  • 10 Hunt
  • 18 Church (Antonio 85)

Substitutes

  • 41 McCarthy,
  • 15 Khizanishvili,
  • 24 Cummings,
  • 33 Armstrong,
  • 14 Kebe,
  • 17 Antonio,
  • 19 Robson-Kanu
Ref: HooperAtt: 12,196
WATFORD
READING

Possession

  • Watford 47%
  • Reading 53%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 5
  • Reading 5

Attempts off target

  • Watford 8
  • Reading 4

Corners

  • Watford 8
  • Reading 6

Fouls

  • Watford 8
  • Reading 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:21 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:07 The offside flag is raised against Troy Deeney. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+1:38 The ball is swung over by Andy Griffin, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 90:00+1:22 A cross is delivered by Michail Antonio, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:02 The ball is delivered by Jordon Mutch. The assistant referee flags for offside against Troy Deeney. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 88:04 Alex Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Andrew Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 88:04 Booking Alex Pearce goes into the book.
  • 87:28 Marvin Sordell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 86:40 Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 86:16 The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, clearance made by Jem Karacan.
  • 84:53 Substitution Simon Church leaves the field to be replaced by Michail Antonio.
  • 81:54 The ball is crossed by Noel Hunt, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 81:11 Don Cowie crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Armstrong.
  • 78:49 Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Shane Long results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 77:18 Matt Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:18 Booking The referee shows Matt Mills a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:32 The official flags Noel Hunt offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 75:51 The ball is sent over by Noel Hunt, blocked by Don Cowie. Outswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Troy Deeney.
  • 75:45 Shane Long produces a cross, Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 75:10 Foul by Martin Taylor on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:52 The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Sordell. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
  • 70:31 A cross is delivered by Chris Armstrong, save by Scott Loach.
  • 70:03 Andy Griffin delivers the ball, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 69:35 Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, clearance by Andrew Taylor.
  • 69:01 Unfair challenge on Simon Church by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
  • 68:01 Centre by Andy Griffin, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 67:18 Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach. Effort on goal by Jem Karacan from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 63:10 Simon Church takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach. Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Close range header by Alex Pearce goes over the bar.
  • 63:10 Substitution Jay Tabb leaves the field to be replaced by Jimmy Kebe.
  • 62:03 The ball is crossed by Marvin Sordell, clearance by Alex Pearce.
  • 61:16 Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
  • 60:53 Centre by Jay Tabb, save made by Scott Loach.
  • 59:42 Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line, Matt Mills makes a clearance.
  • 59:34 Troy Deeney delivers the ball, clearance by Matt Mills.
  • 58:37 The referee penalises Shane Long for handball. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 58:37 Booking Shane Long goes into the book.
  • 58:08 The ball is delivered by Troy Deeney, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Don Cowie goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 57:32 The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
  • 56:27 A cross is delivered by Andrew Taylor, save by Adam Federici.
  • 55:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shane Long. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 53:24 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Troy Deeney. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:07 Jordon Mutch sends in a cross, clearance made by Jem Karacan.
  • 51:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch played to the near post, Jay Tabb manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch.
  • 49:39 Jordon Mutch takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Noel Hunt manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:01 Don Cowie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jay Tabb.
  • 45:55 Don Cowie sends in a cross.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Chris Armstrong joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ian Harte.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:07 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:22 The ball is sent over by Ian Harte, Shane Long produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 45:00+0:05 Noel Hunt takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
  • 44:12 Don Cowie takes a shot. Blocked by Jem Karacan.
  • 43:26 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 42:31 Marvin Sordell crosses the ball, clearance by Jay Tabb.
  • 42:08 Simon Church challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Taylor takes the free kick.
  • 41:20 The ball is sent over by Simon Church, Martin Taylor makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, save by Scott Loach.
  • 40:39 Troy Deeney crosses the ball, Don Cowie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 39:03 Marvin Sordell fouled by Ian Harte, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Don Cowie, Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line, Jobi McAnuff makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch played to the near post, Jordon Mutch provided the assist for the goal.
  • 39:03 GOAL - Troy DeeneyWatford 1 - 1 Reading Troy Deeney scores a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Reading.
  • 36:57 The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Troy Deeney.
  • 35:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on Jobi McAnuff. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte.
  • 35:52 Booking Andrew Taylor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:29 Marvin Sordell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 31:50 The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor.
  • 28:12 Alex Pearce fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
  • 27:26 Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Taylor from right channel, clearance made by Shane Long.
  • 26:28 Shot from outside the penalty box by Jem Karacan goes wide right of the goal.
  • 23:19 Corner taken by Don Cowie.
  • 22:49 Unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Simon Church results in a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:30 Centre by Jordon Mutch, clearance made by Ian Harte.
  • 21:06 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.
  • 18:04 Foul by Shane Long on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:41 Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Taylor. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 16:36 Foul by Shane Long on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 15:44 Foul by Alex Pearce on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Don Cowie.
  • 14:17 Assist by Shane Long.
  • 14:17 GOAL - Noel HuntWatford 0 - 1 Reading Goal scored by Noel Hunt from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Reading.
  • 12:58 The ball is sent over by Jobi McAnuff.
  • 11:56 Shot from just outside the box by Troy Deeney misses to the left of the target.
  • 9:22 Ian Harte challenges Danny Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordon Mutch.
  • 7:42 Unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Marvin Sordell results in a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:18 Shane Long fouled by Adrian Mariappa, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
  • 6:32 Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Martin Taylor gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Jay Tabb from the right by-line, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 5:21 Jordon Mutch delivers the ball, Ian Harte manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:43 Danny Graham crosses the ball, Alex Pearce gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch.
  • 3:51 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff, Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Taylor. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 1:43 Adrian Mariappa challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick. The official flags Matt Mills offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 1:27 Don Cowie takes a shot. Adam Federici 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 20 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 18 25 38
2 Cardiff 18 15 36
3 Swansea 18 9 33
4 Derby 18 11 30
5 Leeds 18 0 28
6 Nott'm Forest 18 5 27
7 Doncaster 18 2 27
8 Norwich 18 2 27
9 Coventry 18 2 27
10 Burnley 18 6 26
11 Reading 18 6 25
12 Barnsley 18 -5 25
13 Ipswich 18 -2 24
14 Watford 18 2 23
15 Millwall 18 0 23
16 Portsmouth 18 -2 22
17 Leicester 18 -8 22
18 Sheff Utd 18 -8 22
19 Hull 18 -6 21
20 Scunthorpe 18 -7 20
21 Bristol City 18 -9 20
22 Middlesbrough 18 -10 17
23 Crystal Palace 18 -13 17
24 Preston 18 -15 14