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Ipswich   0 - 3   Watford

Danny Graham

Ipswich 0-3 Watford

Danny Graham scored in his fifth successive match as Watford got their play-off challenge back on track with a smash-and-grab raid at Ipswich.

Troy Deeney gave the Hornets an early lead but they were then forced to spend much of the game on the back foot.

However, Graham dispatched a John Eustace cross just after the hour to give the visitors breathing space.

To complete Ipswich's misery, Don Cowie lashed home a 25-yard shot for Watford in stoppage time.

The win moves them up to eighth in the Championship table, within four points of the top six.

Ipswich's fifth defeat since Paul Jewell replaced Roy Keane as manager in January means they remain 16th on 46 points.

It could have been very different though had Town defender Gareth McAuley's header found the net instead of hitting the post as the home side responded well to Deeney's close-range opener.

They also saw a Carlos Edwards shot blocked by Ross Jenkins and another McAuley header fly over the bar.

Watford served warning they were capable of adding to their lead five minutes after break when Adam Thompson raced on to Eustace's cut-back and fired an angled drive narrowly over.

With just over an hour played Watford did double their lead when Eustace's cross was dispatched by Graham into the bottom corner for his 24th goal of the season.

It was a deflating blow for the home side who offered little afterwards, before being forced to watch on as Cowie struck a superb long-range third for Watford a minute into injury-time.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 0-3 Watford FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Graham 3
    • Graham 61
    • Cowie 90+1

    Ipswich

    • 21 Fulop
    • 04 McAuley
    • 05 Delaney
    • 06 Leadbitter
    • 07 Edwards
    • 11 Martin (Dyer 53)
    • 14 Bullard
    • 17 Drury
    • 39 Kennedy
    • 09 Wickham
    • 16 Priskin (Scotland 62)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Lee-Barrett,
    • 02 Peters,
    • 22 Smith,
    • 48 O'Dea,
    • 26 Civelli,
    • 30 Dyer,
    • 10 Scotland

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 05 Taylor
    • 06 Mariappa
    • 12 Doyley
    • 29 Thompson yellow card
    • 04 Eustace yellow card
    • 07 Cowie
    • 11 Buckley (Whichelow 52)
    • 14 Jenkins
    • 09 Deeney (Sordell 66)
    • 10 Graham (Weimann 81)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 23 Mingoia,
    • 24 Whichelow,
    • 33 Smith,
    • 20 Sordell,
    • 22 Weimann
    Ref: HegleyAtt: 17,789
    IPSWICH
    WATFORD

    Possession

    • Ipswich 48%
    • Watford 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Ipswich 4
    • Watford 5

    Attempts off target

    • Ipswich 9
    • Watford 3

    Corners

    • Ipswich 7
    • Watford 5

    Fouls

    • Ipswich 7
    • Watford 12
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+2:54 The match has reached full-time.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:37 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 90:00+2:08 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 90:00+1:45 Defending throw-in by Damien Delaney (Ipswich).
    • 90:00+0:16 GOAL - Don CowieIpswich 0 - 3 Watford Goal by Don Cowie (Watford) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Ipswich 0-3 Watford.
    • 89:43 Defending throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 88:45 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 88:22 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 87:48 Defending throw-in by Damien Delaney (Ipswich).
    • 86:39 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 86:11 Defending throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 85:11 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 84:35 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 84:24 Cross by Connor Wickham (Ipswich), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 84:01 Foul by Lloyd Doyley (Watford) on Andy Drury (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from own half, passed.
    • 83:44 Marvin Sordell (Watford) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marton Fulop (Ipswich) from own half, passed.
    • 82:53 Defending throw-in by Damien Delaney (Ipswich).
    • 82:24 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) to centre, clearance by Marvin Sordell (Watford).
    • 82:18 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 81:31 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 81:10 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 80:49 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 80:26 Substitution Watford substitution: Danny Graham replaced by Andreas Weimann (tactical).
    • 80:03 Cross by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 77:58 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 77:36 Cross by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich), header by Andy Drury (Ipswich) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
    • 77:24 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich).
    • 77:01 Foul by Marvin Sordell (Watford) on Gareth McAuley (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter (Ipswich) from own half, passed.
    • 76:24 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 76:01 Cross by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), weak shot by Connor Wickham (Ipswich) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 75:39 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 75:05 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 74:30 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 73:33 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 72:19 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 72:09 Cross by Connor Wickham (Ipswich), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 71:36 Defending throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 71:10 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 70:46 Defending throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 69:59 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 69:42 Cross by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 69:03 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) to centre, clearance by John Eustace (Watford).
    • 68:27 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 68:03 Defending throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 67:22 Cross by Andy Drury (Ipswich), clearance by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 67:11 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 67:06 Cross by Connor Wickham (Ipswich), clearance by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 66:18 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 65:46 Substitution Watford substitution: Troy Deeney replaced by Marvin Sordell (tactical).
    • 65:32 Cross by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich), clearance by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 65:20 Cross by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich), resulting in open play.
    • 65:11 Cross by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 64:42 Cross by Andy Drury (Ipswich), clearance by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 64:16 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 63:20 Attacking throw-in by Andy Drury (Ipswich).
    • 62:13 Foul by Gareth McAuley (Ipswich) on Troy Deeney (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) from left wing, passed.
    • 61:46 Substitution Ipswich substitution: Tamas Priskin replaced by Jason Scotland (tactical).
    • 60:43 Assist (pass) by John Eustace (Watford) from left channel.
    • 60:43 GOAL - Danny GrahamIpswich 0 - 2 Watford Goal by Danny Graham (Watford) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Ipswich 0-2 Watford.
    • 59:43 Shot by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 59:18 Cross by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 59:06 Attacking throw-in by Connor Wickham (Ipswich).
    • 58:19 Foul by Martin Taylor (Watford) on Connor Wickham (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 57:06 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) to centre, foul by Damien Delaney (Ipswich) on John Eustace (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 56:55 Cross by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich), blocked by Martin Taylor (Watford).
    • 56:15 Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 55:41 Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 55:17 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 54:50 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 54:35 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 54:05 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 52:39 Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford) on Carlos Edwards (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 52:39 Substitution Ipswich substitution: Lee Martin replaced by Kieron Dyer (tactical).
    • 52:12 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 51:32 Substitution Watford substitution: Will Buckley replaced by Matthew Whichelow (tactical).
    • 50:00 Handball by Troy Deeney (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Marton Fulop (Ipswich) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 49:49 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 49:27 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 49:03 Cross by John Eustace (Watford), shot by Adam Thompson (Watford) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 48:40 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 47:59 Foul by Andy Drury (Ipswich) on John Eustace (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Martin Taylor (Watford) from own half, passed.
    • 46:36 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 45:51 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:00+6:42 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+6:27 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 45:00+6:12 Shot by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed right.
    • 45:00+6:03 Cross by Andy Drury (Ipswich), clearance by Martin Taylor (Watford).
    • 45:00+4:57 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 45:00+4:42 Shot by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
    • 45:00+4:04 Cross by Lee Martin (Ipswich), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 45:00+2:48 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 45:00+2:17 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 45:00+1:16 Foul by Adam Thompson (Watford) on Lee Martin (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 45:00+1:16 Booking Adam Thompson (Watford) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+0:38 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 44:53 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 43:28 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 43:20 Cross by Grant Leadbitter (Ipswich), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 42:22 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to centre, clearance by Damien Delaney (Ipswich).
    • 42:09 Cross by Adam Thompson (Watford), blocked by Gareth McAuley (Ipswich).
    • 42:00 Cross by Danny Graham (Watford), resulting in open play.
    • 39:55 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 39:49 Cross by Andy Drury (Ipswich), clearance by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 39:41 Cross by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), resulting in open play.
    • 38:54 Cross by Andy Drury (Ipswich), clearance by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 38:14 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 36:51 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 36:30 Cross by Don Cowie (Watford), clearance by Grant Leadbitter (Ipswich).
    • 35:41 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to centre, clearance by Lee Martin (Ipswich).
    • 35:21 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 35:02 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 34:57 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 34:33 Shot by John Eustace (Watford) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
    • 34:10 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 33:14 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 32:50 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 31:34 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
    • 31:15 Cross by Danny Graham (Watford), shot by Will Buckley (Watford) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right.
    • 30:49 Cross by Andy Drury (Ipswich), clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 30:34 Cross by Andy Drury (Ipswich), clearance by Will Buckley (Watford).
    • 30:15 Foul by Adrian Mariappa (Watford) on Tamas Priskin (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from left channel, passed.
    • 29:42 Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford) on Andy Drury (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Marton Fulop (Ipswich) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 29:11 Handball by Don Cowie (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from left channel, passed.
    • 28:30 Danny Graham (Watford) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Damien Delaney (Ipswich) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 28:02 Foul by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich) on Adrian Mariappa (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Martin Taylor (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 26:55 Foul by Lee Martin (Ipswich) on Troy Deeney (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 26:25 Foul by Will Buckley (Watford) on Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from left wing, passed.
    • 25:45 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 25:40 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 25:22 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 25:03 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 24:33 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
    • 24:28 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 24:22 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 23:14 Cross by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich), foul by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich) on Adam Thompson (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 22:49 Attacking throw-in by Andy Drury (Ipswich).
    • 22:38 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • Correction - 21:44 Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 21:44 Shot by Connor Wickham (Ipswich) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 21:32 Header by Gareth McAuley (Ipswich) from centre of penalty area (12 yards),
    • 20:49 Foul by Adrian Mariappa (Watford) on Connor Wickham (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 20:06 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to centre, shot by Troy Deeney (Watford) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Lee Martin (Ipswich).
    • 19:31 Foul by Damien Delaney (Ipswich) on Danny Graham (Watford). Free kick taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 18:32 Tamas Priskin (Ipswich) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 18:09 Handball by John Eustace (Watford). Free kick taken left-footed by Damien Delaney (Ipswich) from own half, passed.
    • 17:08 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to far post, clearance by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich).
    • 16:32 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 16:08 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) to centre, header by Gareth McAuley (Ipswich) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
    • 15:58 Shot by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Ross Jenkins (Watford).
    • 14:59 Foul by John Eustace (Watford) on Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from right channel (35 yards), blocked by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 14:59 Booking John Eustace (Watford) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 14:29 Cross by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), clearance by Martin Taylor (Watford).
    • 14:08 Attacking throw-in by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich).
    • 13:49 Foul by Don Cowie (Watford) on Andy Drury (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich) from own half, passed.
    • 13:36 Defending throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
    • 13:17 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
    • 12:41 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 12:26 Defending throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 11:49 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 10:44 Foul by Adam Thompson (Watford) on Lee Martin (Ipswich). Free kick taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) from left channel (35 yards),
    • 10:19 Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford).
    • 10:02 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford).
    • 6:07 Shot by Connor Wickham (Ipswich) right-footed from right channel (35 yards), missed left.
    • 5:56 Header by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 4:42 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) to centre, clearance by Adrian Mariappa (Watford).
    • 3:01 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard (Ipswich) to centre, clearance by Don Cowie (Watford).
    • 2:32 Danny Graham provided the assist for the goal.
    • 2:32 GOAL - Danny GrahamIpswich 0 - 1 Watford Goal by Danny Graham (Watford) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Ipswich 0-1 Watford.
    • 1:27 Cross by Don Cowie (Watford), header by Danny Graham (Watford) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), blocked by Gareth McAuley (Ipswich).
    • 1:15 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 15 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 37 36 73
    2 Norwich 37 15 66
    3 Swansea 37 16 63
    4 Cardiff 37 14 62
    5 Leeds 37 11 61
    6 Nott'm Forest 37 14 60
    7 Burnley 36 9 57
    8 Watford 37 15 56
    9 Hull 37 4 55
    10 Leicester 37 1 55
    11 Reading 36 17 54
    12 Millwall 37 11 53
    13 Portsmouth 37 1 51
    14 Bristol City 37 -6 47
    15 Barnsley 37 -10 47
    16 Ipswich 37 -3 46
    17 Doncaster 37 -17 44
    18 Derby 37 -5 43
    19 Coventry 37 -8 42
    20 Middlesbrough 36 -9 41
    21 Crystal Palace 37 -22 38
    22 Scunthorpe 37 -33 34
    23 Sheff Utd 37 -27 32
    24 Preston 36 -24 28


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