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Watford   3 - 0   Sheff Utd

Watford vs. Sheff Utd

Watford 3-0 Sheffield Utd

Relegation-threatened Sheffield United were reduced to nine men inside 34 minutes as they were beaten at Watford.

The Blades went behind to a Danny Graham header from close range.

Striker Darius Henderson was then sent off for the visitors after being given a second yellow following a clash with Lee Hodson, who was stretchered off.

The Blades also had Lee Williamson red-carded for a foul on Lloyd Doyley, before Martin Taylor and Ross Jenkins went on to add to the Hornets lead.

The Blades' two red-carded players Henderson, making his first start since April 2010 after a hamstring injury, and Williamson, were both playing against their former club.

The defeat left the visitors six points from safety with nine games remaining and part of the reason behind their troubles appeared after 10 minutes.

Blades defender Neill Collins horribly miskicked a clearance which saw him volley the ball goalward and, even though keeper Steve Simonsen prevented an own goal with a reflex save, Graham was left with a simple header to put Watford in front.

Henderson was then booked for a late challenge on John Eustace before being dismissed for his second booking when he also caught Hodson as he closed down a clearance after 28 minutes.

After Hodson was stretchered off following lengthy treatment, Williamson was also given his marching orders when he felled Doyley with a hefty challenge on 34 minutes.

Watford took until just before the hour mark to make their numerical advantage count as, after Simonsen tipped an Adam Thompson header on to the crossbar, Taylor was on hand to slot the loose ball home.

Substitute Jenkins grabbed a third for the home side when he powered in a cross from Eustace.

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 3-0 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Graham 10
  • Taylor 57
  • Jenkins 86

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Hodson (Thompson 32)
    • 05 Taylor
    • 06 Mariappa
    • 12 Doyley
    • 04 Eustace
    • 07 Cowie
    • 11 Buckley
    • 14 Jenkins yellow card
    • 09 Deeney (Weimann 81)
    • 10 Graham yellow card (Sordell 84)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 29 Thompson,
    • 23 Mingoia,
    • 24 Whichelow,
    • 20 Sordell,
    • 22 Weimann

    Sheff Utd

    • 01 Simonsen
    • 03 Nosworthy
    • 20 Mattock
    • 21 Lowry
    • 23 Collins
    • 04 Montgomery (Yeates 70)
    • 08 Doyle yellow card
    • 14 Williamson red card
    • 28 Quinn (Bogdanovic 70)
    • 07 Henderson two yellow cards, red card
    • 19 Vokes (Evans 60)

    Substitutes

    • 39 Thomas,
    • 06 Ertl,
    • 11 Yeates,
    • 09 Evans,
    • 10 Bogdanovic,
    • 17 Cresswell,
    • 37 Bent
    Ref: WhitestoneAtt: 12,441
    WATFORD
    SHEFF UTD

    Possession

    • Watford 55%
    • Sheff Utd 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Watford 8
    • Sheff Utd 1

    Attempts off target

    • Watford 12
    • Sheff Utd 4

    Corners

    • Watford 8
    • Sheff Utd 4

    Fouls

    • Watford 9
    • Sheff Utd 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:01 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+2:06 Centre by John Eustace, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 90:00+1:54 Marvin Sordell crosses the ball, clearance made by Shane Lowry.
    • 90:00+1:39 Short corner worked by Marvin Sordell.
    • 90:00+1:35 The ball is crossed by Marvin Sordell, Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.
    • 90:00+0:03 Martin Taylor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 89:17 The ball is delivered by Adam Thompson, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
    • 89:03 John Eustace crosses the ball, clearance made by Neill Collins.
    • 88:26 Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 87:40 Marvin Sordell concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Lowry. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
    • 85:40 The assist for the goal came from John Eustace.
    • 85:40 GOAL - Ross JenkinsWatford 3 - 0 Sheff Utd Ross Jenkins finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Watford 3-0 Sheff Utd.
    • 85:03 Adam Thompson sends in a cross, clearance by Neill Collins.
    • 84:04 The ball is sent over by Marvin Sordell, save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 83:18 Substitution Marvin Sordell comes on in place of Danny Graham.
    • 81:46 Will Buckley delivers the ball, Don Cowie takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
    • 80:35 Substitution Andreas Weimann replaces Troy Deeney.
    • 80:23 Adam Thompson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 79:09 Corner taken by Mark Yeates, clearance by Ross Jenkins.
    • 78:47 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line played to the near post, Will Buckley manages to make a clearance.
    • 78:17 Danny Graham is caught offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • 78:17 Booking Danny Graham goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 77:19 Shot by Will Buckley from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 77:06 A cross is delivered by Adam Thompson, clearance made by Neill Collins.
    • 76:42 Adam Thompson sends in a cross, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
    • 76:02 Lloyd Doyley produces a cross, Shane Lowry makes a clearance.
    • 75:43 Centre by Adrian Mariappa, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 74:32 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Don Cowie, Steve Simonsen makes a save.
    • 73:48 Will Buckley fouled by Mark Yeates, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
    • 72:19 John Eustace has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 72:05 Don Cowie delivers the ball, Shane Lowry makes a clearance.
    • 71:19 Danny Graham produces a cross, Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 69:10 John Eustace challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Doyle.
    • 69:10 Substitution Mark Yeates on for Nick Montgomery.
    • 69:10 Substitution Daniel Bogdanovic is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Quinn.
    • 68:13 The ball is crossed by Will Buckley, save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 68:02 Don Cowie decides to take a short corner.
    • 67:52 A cross is delivered by Troy Deeney, blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 66:55 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
    • 63:07 Adrian Mariappa challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.
    • 62:31 Shot by Don Cowie from just outside the area goes over the net.
    • 61:13 Effort from outside the penalty box by John Eustace goes wide left of the target.
    • 61:04 The ball is crossed by Adam Thompson, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:48 Substitution Ched Evans is brought on as a substitute for Sam Vokes.
    • 59:35 Effort from outside the penalty box by Danny Graham goes wide left of the target.
    • 58:34 Danny Graham has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 57:23 Unfair challenge on Joe Mattock by Will Buckley results in a free kick. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.
    • 56:34 Corner taken by Don Cowie, Adam Thompson takes a shot. Assist by Adam Thompson.
    • 56:34 GOAL - Martin TaylorWatford 2 - 0 Sheff Utd Martin Taylor finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 2-0 Sheff Utd.
    • 55:51 Will Buckley takes a shot. Shane Lowry gets a block in.
    • 55:27 Short corner worked by Don Cowie.
    • 55:20 A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:42 The ball is delivered by Danny Graham.
    • 53:23 John Eustace has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 51:32 Lloyd Doyley produces a cross, clearance by Neill Collins.
    • 50:45 Danny Graham crosses the ball, Joe Mattock makes a clearance.
    • 50:29 Danny Graham sends in a cross, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
    • 45:56 Troy Deeney delivers the ball, clearance by Joe Mattock.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+6:04 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+5:24 A cross is delivered by Adam Thompson, Headed effort on goal by Lloyd Doyley from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 45:00+5:03 The ball is delivered by Will Buckley, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+4:19 Danny Graham takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
    • 45:00+2:43 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie.
    • 45:00+2:28 The ball is delivered by John Eustace.
    • 44:06 The ball is crossed by Will Buckley, clearance by Shane Lowry.
    • 43:54 The ball is swung over by John Eustace, clearance by Joe Mattock.
    • 43:38 Don Cowie takes a outswinging corner.
    • 43:30 Centre by Adam Thompson, clearance by Shane Lowry.
    • 43:08 The ball is crossed by Danny Graham, save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 42:49 Adam Thompson produces a cross, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 41:33 Danny Graham challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Mattock restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:53 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 38:57 The ball is swung over by Lloyd Doyley, Neill Collins gets a block in.
    • 37:49 Will Buckley fouled by Joe Mattock, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
    • 35:56 The ball is crossed by Nick Montgomery, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 35:02 Adam Thompson crosses the ball, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 34:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Williamson on Lloyd Doyley. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 34:11 Booking Michael Doyle booked.
    • 33:41 Sent off Lee Williamson is sent off by the referee for professional foul.
    • 32:52 Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Shane Lowry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Eustace.
    • 32:46 Centre by Nyron Nosworthy, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
    • 27:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by Darius Henderson. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 27:03 Substitution Lee Hodson leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Thompson.
    • 27:03 Sent off Darius Henderson shown a red card.
    • 26:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Buckley on Stephen Quinn. Joe Mattock restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:54 Shot by Troy Deeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 23:44 Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • 22:43 The ball is delivered by Ross Jenkins, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.
    • 21:59 Stephen Quinn produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 20:54 A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson, save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 18:59 Darius Henderson sends in a cross, Close range header by Sam Vokes goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 18:07 Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Jenkins. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.
    • 17:10 Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Williamson goes wide right of the goal.
    • 15:29 Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, Headed effort from inside the area by Sam Vokes misses to the right of the target.
    • 14:00 Danny Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:11 Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Darius Henderson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 13:11 Booking Booking for Darius Henderson for unsporting behaviour.
    • 9:38 GOAL - Danny GrahamWatford 1 - 0 Sheff Utd Danny Graham scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 1-0 Sheff Utd.
    • 8:21 John Eustace fouled by Sam Vokes, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:21 Unfair challenge on Lee Williamson by Ross Jenkins results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
    • 7:21 Booking Ross Jenkins receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 5:58 Don Cowie takes the outswinging corner, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
    • 5:15 Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Lee Williamson manages to make a clearance.
    • 4:53 A cross is delivered by Will Buckley, clearance by Nick Montgomery.
    • 1:54 Foul by Nick Montgomery on Ross Jenkins, free kick awarded. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
    • 1:25 Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 0:58 A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Lee Hodson.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 12 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 37 36 73
    2 Swansea 37 16 63
    3 Norwich 36 13 63
    4 Cardiff 36 14 61
    5 Leeds 37 11 61
    6 Nott'm Forest 37 14 60
    7 Burnley 35 9 56
    8 Hull 37 4 55
    9 Leicester 37 1 55
    10 Reading 36 17 54
    11 Watford 36 12 53
    12 Millwall 37 11 53
    13 Portsmouth 37 1 51
    14 Bristol City 36 -4 47
    15 Ipswich 36 0 46
    16 Barnsley 36 -10 46
    17 Doncaster 37 -17 44
    18 Derby 37 -5 43
    19 Coventry 36 -8 41
    20 Middlesbrough 36 -9 41
    21 Crystal Palace 37 -22 38
    22 Scunthorpe 36 -30 34
    23 Sheff Utd 37 -27 32
    24 Preston 35 -27 25


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