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Watford 1-2 Notts County

Watford 1-2 Notts County

Watford   1 - 2   Notts County

League One side Notts County caused an upset by knocking Watford out of the Carling Cup despite the Championship side largely dictating the play.

Ben Davies put the visitors on their way to reaching the third round of the competition when he struck with a long-range free-kick just after half-time.

County's lead was doubled 21 minutes later, Kevin Smith finding the net with a header from close in.

Troy Deeney headed a goal back but Watford could not rescue themselves.

The visitors were thoroughly outclassed in the first half as Watford flew out of the traps and only the post denied Stephen McGinn from breaking the deadlock with a header in the fourth minute.

Magpies keeper Stuart Nelson had to be at his best to deny long-range efforts from Will Buckley and Marvin Sordell, who later spurned a gilt-edged chance when he dallied in putting the ball into an empty net after rounding Nelson and was superbly tackled by John Thompson.

McGinn forced another fine save from Stuart Nelson on the stroke of half-time.

And the hosts were made to pay for their failure to convert one of their several first-half chances when the Magpies opened the scoring just seconds after the interval.

After Deeney had fouled Smith, Davies' superb 30-yard free-kick whistled into the bottom corner of the net to leave the home fans stunned.

Galvanised by the goal, Notts County boss Craig Short's men were no longer on the back-foot and though Nelson again denied Sordell, Smith doubled his side's lead in the 67th minute.

Shortly after coming off the bench, Craig Westcarr's chip into the box was headed in by the County striker.

Deeney halved the deficit with a goal on his debut 12 minutes from time when he headed in from Danny Graham's cross.

But Graham missed the target from close range and Sordell was again foiled by Nelson as the visitors held on for the win.

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 1-2 Notts County FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Deeney 78
  • Davies 46
  • Smith 67

Watford

  • 13 Gilmartin
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 17 Bennett
  • 29 Thompson (Oshodi 79)
  • 07 Cowie
  • 11 Buckley (Graham 72) (Bryan 90)
  • 14 Jenkins yellow card
  • 15 McGinn
  • 09 Deeney
  • 20 Sordell

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach,
  • 25 Oshodi,
  • 16 Bryan,
  • 23 Mingoia,
  • 24 Whichelow,
  • 10 Graham,
  • 19 Henderson

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 06 Thompson
  • 12 Pearce
  • 14 Chilvers
  • 18 Hunt
  • 08 Ravenhill yellow card
  • 10 Bishop yellow card
  • 11 Davies yellow card
  • 07 Smith (Lee 88)
  • 16 Hubbins (Westcarr 59)
  • 21 Jervis (Harley 82)

Substitutes

  • 23 Grof,
  • 04 Edwards,
  • 05 Lee,
  • 26 Harley,
  • 20 Westcarr,
  • 27 Burgess,
  • 42 O'Connell
Ref: CrossleyAtt: 6,434
WATFORD
NOTTS COUNTY

Possession

  • Watford 50%
  • Notts County 50%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 9
  • Notts County 4

Attempts off target

  • Watford 9
  • Notts County 1

Corners

  • Watford 10
  • Notts County 2

Fouls

  • Watford 12
  • Notts County 16
  • Final Result
  • 93:47 The game begins.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:39 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 90:00+2:17 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 90:00+1:42 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Oshodi (Watford).
  • 90:00 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 89:53 Substitution Danny Graham leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Bryan.
  • 88:05 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Oshodi (Watford).
  • 87:21 Substitution Graeme Lee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Smith.
  • 86:56 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Danny Graham goes wide left of the target.
  • 86:41 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Oshodi (Watford).
  • 86:16 Krystian Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by Ross Jenkins.
  • 84:46 Shot comes in from Ben Davies from the free kick.
  • 84:46 Booking Ross Jenkins booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:36 Ross Jenkins challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 83:59 Clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 83:59 Booking The referee shows Ben Davies a yellow card for time wasting.
  • 83:40 Corner taken by Ben Davies,
  • 83:31 Jon Harley crosses the ball, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:02 Stephen McGinn challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neal Bishop restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:06 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Oshodi (Watford).
  • 81:43 Danny Graham takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Nelson.
  • 81:18 Substitution Jon Harley is brought on as a substitute for Jake Jervis.
  • 81:00 Attacking throw-in by Eddie Oshodi (Watford).
  • 79:55 Booking Neal Bishop booked.
  • 79:02 Kevin Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 78:38 Substitution Eddie Oshodi replaces Adam Thompson.
  • 77:22 The assist for the goal came from Danny Graham.
  • 77:22 GOAL - Troy DeeneyWatford 1 - 2 Notts County Troy Deeney grabs a headed goal from close range. Watford 1-2 Notts County.
  • 76:41 Danny Graham takes a shot. John Thompson manages to make a clearance. A cross is delivered by Danny Graham,
  • 76:25 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
  • 73:23 Ben Davies takes a shot. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 72:00 Substitution Danny Graham comes on in place of Will Buckley.
  • 71:25 Ben Davies takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 70:55 Corner taken by Kevin Smith, clearance by Adam Thompson.
  • 67:55 Craig Westcarr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
  • 67:49 Defending throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 67:25 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 66:26 The assist for the goal came from Craig Westcarr.
  • 66:26 GOAL - Kevin SmithWatford 0 - 2 Notts County Kevin Smith scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 0-2 Notts County.
  • 66:23 Craig Westcarr sends in a cross,
  • 63:55 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Nelson.
  • 62:46 Neal Bishop fouled by Marvin Sordell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ben Davies, clearance made by Dale Bennett.
  • 61:14 Unfair challenge on Kevin Smith by Stephen McGinn results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 60:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Bennett by Jake Jervis. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 60:21 Goal kick taken long by Rene Gilmartin (Watford).
  • 59:15 Ben Davies challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Don Cowie.
  • Correction - 58:11 Substitution Luke Hubbins goes off and Craig Westcarr comes on.
  • 58:11 Substitution Luke Hubbins leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Burgess.
  • 57:43 Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Krystian Pearce. Free kick taken by Krystian Pearce.
  • 57:27 Ross Jenkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Hubbins. Neal Bishop takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:46 The ball is swung over by Marvin Sordell.
  • 55:32 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 55:12 Defending throw-in by Luke Hubbins (Notts County).
  • 54:05 Short corner worked by Will Buckley.
  • 53:40 Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford).
  • 52:37 The ball is crossed by Troy Deeney.
  • 52:23 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
  • Correction - 51:53 Neal Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Free kick taken by Dale Bennett.
  • 51:53 Will Buckley challenges Neal Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 51:30 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 50:17 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
  • 49:40 Ben Davies fouled by Don Cowie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 49:01 Luke Hubbins delivers the ball, save made by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 47:56 Kevin Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Don Cowie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by John Thompson.
  • 47:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Hunt on Will Buckley. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
  • 45:34 GOAL - Ben DaviesWatford 0 - 1 Notts County Ben Davies scores a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Notts County.
  • 45:06 Kevin Smith fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:44 Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Nelson.
  • 45:00+0:58 Don Cowie takes the outswinging corner, Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance. Short corner worked by Will Buckley.
  • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 42:11 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Don Cowie from left channel. Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 42:11 Booking Richard Ravenhill goes into the book.
  • 41:57 Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McGinn.
  • 41:52 Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).
  • 41:08 Corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line, Neal Bishop manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:01 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, Krystian Pearce gets a block in.
  • 38:58 Krystian Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Deeney. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie. Effort on goal by Will Buckley from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target. Corner taken right-footed by Will Buckley from the right by-line, clearance made by Neal Bishop.
  • 38:15 Kevin Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 37:30 Goal kick taken long by Rene Gilmartin (Watford).
  • 37:20 The referee blows for offside against Troy Deeney. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 35:03 Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).
  • 34:06 Jake Jervis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dale Bennett. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
  • 33:23 Centre by John Thompson, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
  • 32:28 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 32:17 Defending throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 30:44 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 30:28 Foul by Kevin Smith on Ross Jenkins, free kick awarded. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:36 Effort from the edge of the box by Marvin Sordell goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 29:21 Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.
  • 28:17 Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).
  • 27:44 Kevin Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dale Bennett. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
  • 27:14 Will Buckley challenges Neal Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 26:05 Corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line.
  • 22:43 Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).
  • 22:11 Attacking throw-in by Adam Thompson (Watford).
  • 21:25 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
  • 21:09 Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).
  • 20:49 Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).
  • 18:17 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Blocked by John Thompson. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Will Buckley from the right by-line to the near post, Ben Davies manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Will Buckley from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 17:36 Attacking throw-in by John Thompson (Notts County).
  • 16:14 Adam Thompson challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:09 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Will Buckley.
  • 14:21 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 14:08 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Hunt (Notts County).
  • 13:07 Unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Adam Thompson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.
  • 11:58 Luke Hubbins concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Free kick taken by Don Cowie. Ross Jenkins produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 11:39 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).
  • 9:57 Attacking throw-in by Neal Bishop (Notts County).
  • 9:24 Marvin Sordell is ruled offside. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:42 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Close range headed effort by Adrian Mariappa misses to the right of the target.
  • 7:10 Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).
  • 6:19 Defending throw-in by John Thompson (Notts County).
  • 5:36 Will Buckley takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson. Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line, clearance made by Kevin Smith.
  • 4:52 Ross Jenkins fouled by Luke Hubbins, the ref awards a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:20 Don Cowie crosses the ball, Stephen McGinn produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.
  • 1:49 Shot from just outside the area by Don Cowie goes over the bar.
  • 0:31 The ball is swung over by Troy Deeney, save made by Stuart Nelson.

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