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Watford   1 - 0   Millwall

Watford 1 - 0 Millwall

Watford 1-0 Millwall

Danny Graham's 21st goal of the season proved decisive as Watford edged out a narrow win against Millwall.

Don Cowie's ball from the left found Graham and he pulled off a superb turn and shot which beat David Forde at his near post and found the bottom corner.

The visitors arguably had the best of a tight game, but Liam Trotter, Danny Schofield and Steve Morison all missed decent opportunities for the Lions.

Don Cowie went close for Watford with a drive, and Troy Deeney headed over.

Watford boss Malky Mackay signed a new three-and-a-half year deal this week and celebrated in the best possible fashion.

But although the win edged Watford ahead of Millwall in the table, both sides look destined to end the season marooned in mid-table.

Trotter's early low shot went wide and Cowie's 25-yard effort dipped over, but the Lions looked dangerous on the counter-attack and Schofield should have tested Watford keeper Scott Loach on the quarter-hour mark but fired over.

Millwall goalkeeper David Forde was finally involved in the final minute of the half when he had to tip a rocket from centre-half Adrian Mariappa over the top as it threatened to creep into the top corner.

Loach was called into action at the start of the second half when he got down well to keep out a shot from James Henry, before the hosts scored the only goal in the 51st minute.

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 1-0 Millwall FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Graham 51

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Hodson
    • 05 Taylor
    • 06 Mariappa
    • 29 Thompson (Bennett 72)
    • 07 Cowie
    • 11 Buckley (Mingoia 76)
    • 14 Jenkins
    • 09 Deeney
    • 10 Graham
    • 22 Weimann (Sordell 67)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 23 Mingoia,
    • 24 Whichelow,
    • 26 Murray,
    • 31 Isaac,
    • 20 Sordell

    Millwall

    • 01 Forde
    • 02 Dunne
    • 04 Eastmond (Lisbie 61)
    • 05 Robinson
    • 15 Craig (Barron 61)
    • 17 Mkandawire
    • 35 Purse yellow card
    • 06 Trotter
    • 07 Schofield
    • 14 Henry (Harris 72)
    • 20 Morison

    Substitutes

    • 23 Mildenhall,
    • 16 Barron,
    • 18 Ward,
    • 28 Rowlands,
    • 30 McQuoid,
    • 09 Harris,
    • 22 Lisbie
    Ref: SalisburyAtt: 13,539
    WATFORD
    MILLWALL

    Possession

    • Watford 52%
    • Millwall 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Watford 4
    • Millwall 3

    Attempts off target

    • Watford 6
    • Millwall 5

    Corners

    • Watford 8
    • Millwall 4

    Fouls

    • Watford 7
    • Millwall 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:22 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+4:15 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Barron from the right by-line, clearance by Danny Graham.
    • 90:00+3:58 The ball is swung over by Alan Dunne, clearance made by Martin Taylor.
    • 89:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Darren Purse. Free kick taken by Don Cowie.
    • 89:22 Booking The referee cautions Darren Purse for unsporting behaviour.
    • 88:25 Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 83:52 Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Harris. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alan Dunne.
    • 83:19 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Tamika Mkandawire misses to the left of the target.
    • 82:55 The ball is crossed by Kevin Lisbie, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:34 The referee penalises Don Cowie for handball. Liam Trotter restarts play with the free kick.
    • 81:54 Effort on goal by Scott Barron from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 80:29 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Martin Taylor has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 79:49 Marvin Sordell crosses the ball, Tamika Mkandawire makes a clearance.
    • 78:57 The ball is crossed by Neil Harris.
    • 76:48 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by David Forde.
    • 76:42 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, clearance made by Paul Robinson.
    • 75:46 Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by Martin Taylor.
    • 75:46 Substitution Piero Mingoia on for Will Buckley.
    • 74:25 Kevin Lisbie crosses the ball, Effort from inside the area by Steve Morison misses to the left of the goal.
    • 72:40 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Barron.
    • Correction - 72:28 Steve Morison takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 72:28 Drilled right-footed shot by Marvin Sordell. Save by David Forde.
    • 72:03 Will Buckley has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 71:36 Substitution Neil Harris on for James Henry.
    • 71:21 Substitution Adam Thompson leaves the field to be replaced by Dale Bennett.
    • 69:45 The official flags Marvin Sordell offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 66:46 Substitution Marvin Sordell is brought on as a substitute for Andreas Weimann.
    • 66:09 Andreas Weimann produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 65:27 Foul by Will Buckley on Alan Dunne, free kick awarded. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:27 Kevin Lisbie fouled by Adam Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by James Henry.
    • 60:48 Substitution Kevin Lisbie on for Craig Eastmond.
    • 60:48 Substitution (Millwall) makes a substitution, with Scott Barron coming on for Tony Craig.
    • 60:13 Adam Thompson crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul Robinson.
    • 59:25 Corner taken by Don Cowie.
    • 57:24 Tony Craig crosses the ball, Alan Dunne takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 53:23 Liam Trotter produces a cross, clearance made by Will Buckley.
    • 52:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Tamika Mkandawire. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 50:26 Don Cowie provided the assist for the goal.
    • 50:26 GOAL - Danny GrahamWatford 1 - 0 Millwall Goal scored by Danny Graham from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Millwall.
    • 48:00 Unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by James Henry results in a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:33 James Henry takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:07 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+2:24 Alan Dunne sends in a cross, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+1:16 Centre by James Henry, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 44:40 Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.
    • 44:12 Adrian Mariappa takes a shot. David Forde makes a save.
    • 43:59 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line to the near post, Alan Dunne makes a clearance.
    • 42:02 Unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Don Cowie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Tamika Mkandawire.
    • 40:20 Craig Eastmond produces a cross, Adam Thompson manages to make a clearance.
    • 40:14 Corner taken by James Henry.
    • 39:44 Inswinging corner taken by James Henry, Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 39:19 The ball is sent over by James Henry, clearance made by Adam Thompson.
    • 37:16 The ball is delivered by Danny Schofield, save made by Scott Loach.
    • 36:36 The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson, Darren Purse makes a clearance.
    • 33:04 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, The ball is delivered by Martin Taylor.
    • 32:32 Andreas Weimann produces a cross, Alan Dunne manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:41 Effort on goal by Andreas Weimann from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
    • 30:58 Foul by James Henry on Lee Hodson, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:29 Alan Dunne crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Taylor.
    • 30:02 Andreas Weimann concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Craig. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:23 The referee gives a free kick against Don Cowie for handball. Free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 26:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Steve Morison. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 26:00 Tony Craig fouled by Danny Graham, the ref awards a free kick. David Forde takes the free kick.
    • 23:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson by Liam Trotter. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 21:15 The ball is sent over by James Henry, Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 18:18 The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson, clearance by Steve Morison.
    • 18:08 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Don Cowie.
    • 15:34 Liam Trotter challenges Don Cowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Don Cowie, Header from close range by Troy Deeney clears the bar.
    • 15:09 Unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Tamika Mkandawire results in a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
    • 14:03 Effort on goal by Danny Schofield from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 13:54 The ball is swung over by Liam Trotter, save made by Scott Loach.
    • 12:40 The offside flag is raised against Steve Morison. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 12:14 The ball is delivered by Andreas Weimann, David Forde makes a comfortable save.
    • 12:00 Danny Schofield crosses the ball, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 11:33 Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Forde takes the free kick.
    • 9:34 Darren Purse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Don Cowie, clearance made by Steve Morison.
    • 8:58 Tony Craig delivers the ball, blocked by Troy Deeney.
    • 7:07 Effort from just outside the box by Don Cowie goes over the bar.
    • 6:56 The ball is delivered by Troy Deeney, clearance made by Alan Dunne.
    • 6:43 Adam Thompson fouled by Liam Trotter, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 5:51 The referee blows for offside. David Forde takes the free kick.
    • 5:41 The ball is crossed by Troy Deeney, Tony Craig manages to make a clearance.
    • 4:31 Liam Trotter produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 3:02 A cross is delivered by Don Cowie, clearance by Craig Eastmond.
    • 2:55 Corner from right by-line taken by Don Cowie.
    • 0:41 Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 5 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 35 37 70
    2 Swansea 35 17 62
    3 Cardiff 35 15 61
    4 Norwich 35 12 60
    5 Nott'm Forest 35 15 59
    6 Leeds 35 10 57
    7 Burnley 33 11 53
    8 Hull 35 4 52
    9 Leicester 35 -1 52
    10 Reading 35 15 51
    11 Portsmouth 35 2 50
    12 Watford 34 9 49
    13 Millwall 35 6 47
    14 Ipswich 34 2 45
    15 Bristol City 35 -5 44
    16 Barnsley 35 -11 43
    17 Doncaster 35 -17 42
    18 Derby 35 -5 40
    19 Coventry 34 -7 40
    20 Middlesbrough 34 -10 37
    21 Crystal Palace 35 -22 35
    22 Scunthorpe 34 -26 34
    23 Sheff Utd 35 -25 29
    24 Preston 34 -26 25


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