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Watford   4 - 1   Hartlepool

Watford's Piero Mingoia
Mingoia scored on his professional debut

Watford came from behind to beat Hartlepool and progress to round four of the FA Cup.

The visitors took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Antony Sweeney coolly slotted past Rene Gilmartin.

The Championship side levelled when debutant Piero Mingoia curled in from 25 yards, and minutes later Marvin Sordell put the Hornets in front.

Sordell added a second from inside the box before Danny Graham wrapped up the victory over the League One outfit.

It was the home side that produced the opening chances, with Troy Deeney seeing his shot blocked before Martin Taylor headed wide.

But the visitors, who sit 28 league places below their hosts, came back into the game when both Sweeney and lone striker Ritchie Humphreys put chances wide.

It was Sweeney who gave his side hope of an upset as the midfielder, who scored a hat-trick in the previous round, was put through one-on-one and slid the ball home with the final kick of the half.

Watford equalised when Mingoia, one of seven academy products in the home line-up, picked up the ball by the corner flag before cutting inside to smash a shot into the top corner.

Moments later Sordell ran into the box and bent a shot around Pools keeper Jake Kean, and the 19-year-old extended the lead after collecting a Dale Bennett pass and calmly placing a shot in the bottom corner.

Graham came off the bench to score his 17th goal of the season, lashing home from just inside the area, ensuring Watford's sixth consecutive win.

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 4-1 Hartlepool FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Mingoia 66
  • Sordell 68
  • Sordell 82
  • Graham 90
  • Sweeney 45+1

Watford

  • 13 Gilmartin
  • 05 M Taylor
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 17 Bennett
  • 11 Buckley (McGinn 76)
  • 14 Jenkins
  • 23 Mingoia
  • 24 Whichelow
  • 09 Deeney (Graham 76)
  • 20 Sordell (Massey 83)

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach,
  • 25 Oshodi,
  • 29 Thompson,
  • 15 McGinn,
  • 26 Murray,
  • 10 Graham,
  • 27 Massey

Hartlepool

  • 32 Kean
  • 02 Austin
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys (Brown 62)
  • 04 Liddle
  • 07 McSweeney (Larkin 73)
  • 08 Gamble
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray yellow card (Yantorno 80)

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty,
  • 16 Haslam,
  • 12 Yantorno,
  • 10 Boyd,
  • 14 Brown,
  • 22 Bjornsson,
  • 23 Larkin
Ref: BoothAtt: 8,950
WATFORD
HARTLEPOOL

Possession

  • Watford 46%
  • Hartlepool 54%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 7
  • Hartlepool 2

Attempts off target

  • Watford 7
  • Hartlepool 5

Corners

  • Watford 4
  • Hartlepool 1

Fouls

  • Watford 4
  • Hartlepool 3
  • Final Result
  • 93:02 The match has reached full-time.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:41 Lloyd Doyley takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.
  • 89:44 GOAL - Danny GrahamWatford 4 - 1 Hartlepool Danny Graham fires in a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Watford 4-1 Hartlepool.
  • 87:08 The ball is swung over by Gavin Massey.
  • 85:00 Handball by Antony Sweeney. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
  • 83:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Jenkins on James Brown. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.
  • 82:29 Substitution Gavin Massey replaces Marvin Sordell.
  • 81:30 The assist for the goal came from Dale Bennett.
  • 81:30 GOAL - Marvin SordellWatford 3 - 1 Hartlepool Marvin Sordell grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 3-1 Hartlepool.
  • 79:47 Unfair challenge on Matthew Whichelow by Andy Monkhouse results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dale Bennett.
  • 79:14 Substitution Fabian Yantorno comes on in place of Paul Murray.
  • 77:20 The ball is swung over by Evan Horwood, Rene Gilmartin makes a save.
  • 75:48 Substitution Stephen McGinn replaces Will Buckley.
  • 75:48 Substitution Troy Deeney goes off and Danny Graham comes on.
  • 75:37 Marvin Sordell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 73:41 Neil Austin fouled by Ross Jenkins, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin takes the free kick.
  • 72:52 The official flags Will Buckley offside. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.
  • 72:52 Substitution Colin Larkin is brought on as a substitute for Leon McSweeney.
  • 72:12 Antony Sweeney is caught offside. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:48 GOAL - Marvin SordellWatford 2 - 1 Hartlepool Marvin Sordell scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 2-1 Hartlepool.
  • 67:15 A cross is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.
  • 66:40 Centre by Lloyd Doyley, clearance by Evan Horwood.
  • 65:18 Ross Jenkins takes a shot.
  • 65:18 GOAL - Piero MingoiaWatford 1 - 1 Hartlepool Piero Mingoia finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Hartlepool.
  • 64:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Piero Mingoia from the left by-line, clearance by Peter Hartley.
  • 64:27 Will Buckley takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.
  • 64:02 Joe Gamble takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 61:02 Substitution Ritchie Humphreys leaves the field to be replaced by James Brown.
  • 60:49 Evan Horwood crosses the ball.
  • 56:26 Shot from just outside the box by Marvin Sordell goes over the bar.
  • 55:17 Shot from just outside the area by Leon McSweeney goes over the bar.
  • 52:57 Evan Horwood crosses the ball, Leon McSweeney produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 47:23 Centre by Leon McSweeney, Dale Bennett makes a clearance.
  • 47:08 The ball is crossed by Matthew Whichelow, Gary Liddle makes a clearance.
  • 46:20 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Piero Mingoia, clearance by Paul Murray.
  • 46:09 Centre by Lloyd Doyley, blocked by Neil Austin.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:41 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+0:31 GOAL - Antony SweeneyWatford 0 - 1 Hartlepool Antony Sweeney finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Watford 0-1 Hartlepool.
  • 44:56 The referee blows for offside. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
  • 41:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Joe Gamble. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
  • 39:43 Andy Monkhouse produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 38:27 Leon McSweeney is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 34:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Piero Mingoia by Paul Murray. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 34:16 Booking Paul Murray is shown a yellow card.
  • 33:04 Adrian Mariappa crosses the ball.
  • 32:34 Shot by Troy Deeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 28:14 Handball decision goes against Ritchie Humphreys. Free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 25:09 The ball is crossed by Lloyd Doyley, clearance by Neil Austin.
  • 23:43 Effort on goal by Ritchie Humphreys from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 22:55 Adrian Mariappa delivers the ball.
  • 21:36 Effort from deep inside the area by Antony Sweeney misses to the right of the target.
  • 20:09 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, save by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 20:00 Neil Austin delivers the ball, Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
  • 18:55 The ball is sent over by Antony Sweeney, save made by Rene Gilmartin.
  • Correction - 14:18 Dale Bennett challenges Ritchie Humphreys unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon McSweeney takes the direct free kick.
  • 14:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Bennett on Ritchie Humphreys. Free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.
  • 11:16 Foul by Paul Murray on Matthew Whichelow, free kick awarded. Dale Bennett takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:58 Effort on goal by Matthew Whichelow from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
  • 4:52 The ball is delivered by Matthew Whichelow.
  • 3:42 Header from close in by Martin Taylor misses to the left of the goal.
  • 3:38 Centre by Piero Mingoia.
  • Correction - 3:21 Corner taken short by Piero Mingoia.
  • 3:21 Short corner worked by Piero Mingoia.
  • 2:45 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Evan Horwood gets a block in.
  • 0:40 Short corner worked by Piero Mingoia.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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