Premier League

  • O. Ighalo 39’
  • O. Ighalo 48’
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 0
1 Half Time 0
Premier League
Vicarage Road Stadium
Attendance 20,598


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Anya gets forward well again before earning his side another corner. The set-piece is flung into the middle of the penalty area and bounces around the box before a looping header from Watson is eventually gathered by Adrian.
    • 90'
      What a stop by Jenkinson! Watford work the ball around quickly before Paredes clips a lovely cross right onto the head of Deeney, but the striker's effort is deflected away from goal by a great headed save from the aforementioned West Ham defender.
    • 90'
      Almost a terrible mix-up between Cresswell and Adrian! Paredes flies down the right flank and puts the aforementioned defender under pressure, forcing him into almost heading the ball past his goalkeeper. Luckily for him, however, the Spaniard is just about able to stop it from beating him.
    • 0'
      Watford comfortably hold on to beat a West Ham side that looked uncharacteristically poor at both ends of the pitch. The Hammers really struggled defensively and offered little in front of goal, with only Payet looking like a danger whenever he was on the ball. As a result, they slump to a disappoin
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
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      It's been an excellent opening 45 minutes for Watford, who have easily been the better of the two sides and head into the break with a well-deserved one-goal lead. They have looked particularly impressive down the flanks, where West Ham have continually struggled, whilst Tomkins and Collins have fou
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Quique Sanchez Flores has decided to name an unchanged Watford side to the one that started the win against Stoke City last Saturday, whilst West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has made two alterations to the team that beat Chelsea last weekend, with Mauro Zarate and Diafra Sakho making way for Victor Mos
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      West Ham United substitutes: Randolph, O’Brien, Ogbonna, Antonio, Zarate, Valencia, Jelavic.
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      West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Jenkinson, Tomkins, Collins, Cresswell; Kouyate, Noble; Lanzini, Payet, Moses; Carroll.
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      Watford substitutes: Arlauskis, Prodl, Paredes, Behrami, Guedioura, Diamanti, Ibarbo.
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      Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Gomes; Nyom, Catchcart, Britos, Ake; Watson, Capoue; Anya, Deeney, Abdi; Ighalo.
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      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
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      As for Watford, last weekend saw them avoid going four league games without a win when they bounced back to beat Stoke City 2-0 away from home, with Troy Deeney, ever their saviour over the past three seasons, finally finding the back of the net for the first time this campaign. The onus will be on
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      Thanks to a superb start to the season, West Ham head to Hertfordshire in third place in the table, just two points behind both leaders Manchester City and second-place Arsenal. After beating Chelsea 2-1 in their last Premier League outing, Slaven Bilic’s impressive side are now unbeaten in their la
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League clash between Watford and West Ham United. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from Vicarage Road.
    • 1'
      And we're off! West Ham get us underway, attacking from right to left.
    • 3'
      Payet embarks on a lovely, weaving run through the middle of the pitch before unleashing a strike from 25 yards out, but Gomes does well to hold on to the Frenchman's well-struck effort.
    • 5'
      Watford work the ball around well before Nyom sends a deep cross towards Deeney. He brings it down wonderfully before trying to tee up Watson, but Collins is there to intercept the ball at the vital moment.
    • 7'
      The hosts push forward well again before earning themselves a corner on the left flank. It's swung into the heart of the penalty area, where Carroll does well to cut out the danger with a strong header.
    • 8'
      Payet embarks on yet another wonderful run forward before cutting inside and teeing up Moses, but the latter's dart into the penalty area is mistimed and the flag is raised as a result.
    • 10'
      Watford push forward down the left wing before earning themselves another corner, which, once again, Carroll is able to deal with at the near post.
    • 11'
      What a chance for Ake! A nervy clearance from Jenkinson results in another corner for Watford. It flies into the middle of the box, whre it finds the aforementioned defender, who immediately tests Adrian with an excellent header. It's saved well, however, before Deeney's follow-up shot hits the head
    • 13'
      After spending the last five minutes on the back foot, West Ham are able to push forward once again. They work the ball around well before Moses tries to beat Ake, but the youngster stands firm to keep the Nigerian at bay.
    • 15'
      Watford go on the front foot once again, and this time it's Ake who tries to break down the left flank. He comes up against Jenkinson but can't find a way past the right-back, who holds his ground well.
    • 17'
      A loose ball results in Abdi flying into Tomkins and catching the West Ham defender with a poor sliding challenge. The referee awards the visitors a free kick and looks to be reaching into his pocket for a yellow card, but at the last minute he changes his mind and just gives the midfielder a stern
    • 19'
      Watford have started the game extremely well. They have continuously been on the front foot since the first whistle was blown and are doing well to stop West Ham from breaking forward quickly.
    • 21'
      West Ham try to get forward down the right flank once again, but Ake, who has impressed thus far, dispossesses Moses near the corner flag before thumping the ball away from danger.
    • 23'
      Deeney does well to muscle his way through a sea of West Ham players before teeing up Ighalo, who then chips the ball over the head of Collins before being fouled by the defender, resulting in a free kick for Watford.
    • 24'
      Moses is finally able to beat Ake on the right wing before cutting into the penalty area and unleashing a low shot, but the angle is too difficult and his strike ends up flying well wide of the Watford goal.
    • 25'
      Great play by Ighalo! The in-form striker twists and turns on the right-hand side of the box and beats Collins before unleashing a low strike that Tomkins is just about able to stop from troubling Adrian.
    • 26'
      The resulting set-piece is sent deep and finds Deeney, who heads the bal up into the air before unleashing a thumping volley that loops quite some distance wide of the goal and into the crowd behind.
    • 28'
      What a chance for Britos! Deeney is fouled on the right wing, resulting in a free kick for Watford in a very dangerous position. It's swung into the heart of the penalty area, where it finds the centre-back, and his bullet header ends up clearing the top of the crossbar by the narrowest of margins.
    • 29'
      Great goalkeeping by Adrian! Deeney holds up the ball well on the halfway line before spinning and teeing up Anya. The winger flies down the right flank, easily beating Tomkins, before cutting into the box, but the West Ham goalkeeper does well to charge out and smother the danger before the Watford
    • 31'
      There's a short break in play as Kouyate receives medical treatment after going down inside the West Ham penalty area, but he seems to be fine to continue.
    • 32'
      Deeney flies down the left flank in an attempt to get onto the end of a lofted pass forward from Capoue, but his run is slightly mistimed and the linesman's flag is immediately raised as a result.
    • 34'
      Chance after chance falls for Watford, but they just can't beat Adrian! First, Ighalo breaks into the box before forcing the Spaniard into making a good save at the near post, before Deeney unleashes a thumping strike from the edge of the penalty area that deflects off Tomkins and away from danger.
    • 36'
      Watford work the ball around really well before Ighalo receives it on the edge of the box. He quickly spins and attemtps to tee up Nyom, who is in acres of space on the right flank, but the striker's pass is poor and rolls past the full-back before going out of play for a throw-in.
    • 37'
      Ighalo emabrks on a wonderful run into the left-hand side of the penalty area before beating Jenkinson and teeing up Abdi with a low pass back, but the latter is unable to turn in time and ends up sending his first-time shot looping into the hands of Adrian.
    • 38'
      Anya embarks on a wonderful run forward before being clumsily fouled by Tomkins, resulting in a free kick for the hosts 35 yards away from goal.
    • 39'
      G O. Ighalo Assist M. Lanzini
    • 39'
      GOAL! Watford have taken the lead! The resulting set-piece is sent deep but only find Carroll. However, the striker decides to hold onto the ball for far too long instead of just thumping it away from danger, allowing Ake to pick his pocket before firing a low cross off the foot of Ighalo and into t
    • 41'
      Anya is continuously finding so much joy down the right flank. Once again he flies forward before trying to curl a deep cross towards Deeney, but this time the winger's attempted pass is stopped well by Collins.
    • 43'
      Payet is clipped from behind by Watson, and West Ham are awarded a free kick as a result. The set-piece is flung into the penalty area, where it finds Kouyate, but the midfielder's deft header is easily stopped by Gomes.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      SI M. Zárate SO M. Lanzini
    • 46'
      SI E. Valencia SO M. Lanzini
    • 46'
      And the second is Valencia, who takes the place of Moses.
    • 46'
      West Ham have made a double substitution during the half-time break. The first player to come on is Zarate, who replaces Lanzini.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      G O. Ighalo Assist M. Lanzini
    • 48'
      GOAL! It's 2-0 to Watford! Anya flies down the left wing before cutting a low pass back towards Ighalo. It should be easily cut out by Tomkins but the defender completely misses the ball, allowing the Nigerian striker to pick up the ball before beating Adrian with a wonderful shot from just inside t
    • 49'
      Ighalo almost makes it 3-0! Deeney and the Nigerian link up wonderfully well to beat Collins and Tomkins, both of whom have really struggled this afternoon. The aforementioned goalscorer then charges forward before testing Adrian, but the Spaniard does well to keep out the effort with a great save.
    • 50'
      And now Deeney goes close! Capoue flies down the left wing and cuts inside before beating Tomkins and teeing up the aforementioned striker, who, in acres of space on the edge of the box, ends up scuffing his shot well wide of its intended target.
    • 52'
      A half-hearted West Ham attacking move breaks down, allowing Watford to fly forward on a quick counter-attack. Anya embarks on a marauding run down the right wing before sending a cross towards the back post, but it's slightly overhit and fails to find a yellow shirt inside the box.
    • 54'
      Watford come back once again, and this time it's Ake who finds joy going forward before unleashing a thumping strike from 25 yards out that ends up flying several yards wide of the far post.
    • 56'
      After failing to find much joy going forward for the vast majority of the game, West Ham are finally able to do so thanks to good play by Payet, but, once again, Ake does well and defends resolutely against Valencia to deny the forward the opportunity to get anywhere near the ball.
    • 58'
      Deeney holds up the ball well on the edge of the West Ham penalty area before spinning and teeing up Abdi. The Swiss attacking midfielder immediately unleashes a curling strike but it's slightly scuffed and ends up flying over the top of the crossbar.
    • 60'
      What a chance for Carroll! Payet drops deep before chipping an excellent cross over to the striker. It meets the Englishman in a great position just inside the penalty area but he ends up firing his volleyed strike several yards wide of the near post.
    • 62'
      Again, Payet sends a wonderful cross into the heart of the Watford penalty area, but Nyom is there to thump the ball out of play before it can find Carroll at the far post.
    • 63'
      It's all kicking off inside the box! Valencia went down as Payet's cross came in, and he screams for a penalty after getting back to his feet. He then clashes with Capoue, who doesn't seem happy with the West Ham man and gives him a shove to show just how unimpressed he is.
    • 65'
      West Ham are enjoying a good spell of possession at the moment but they're still finding it difficult to find much joy against the Watford defence, who are continuing to look impressive.
    • 66'
      Valencia embarks on a marauding run through the middle of the pitch but it's brought to an end by Nyom, who clumsily fouls the Ecuadorian and receives a yellow card as a result.
    • 68'
      SI J. Paredes SO M. Lanzini
    • 68'
      Anya receives a standing ovation as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Paredes.
    • 69'
      What a chance for Carroll! A truly awful attempted back-pass from Cathcart can only find Valencia, who beats Gomes only to see his shot ricochet off the post. It then finds the aforementioned striker, but he can't get the ball out of his feet before being dispossessed on the edge of the penalty area
    • 71'
      Watford work the ball around quickly deep inside the West Ham half of the pitch before an impressive attacking move ends up with Paredes, who unleashes a thumping strike that Adrian does well to hold on to at the near post.
    • 73'
      Great defending by Watson! Jenkinson whips a wonderful cross almost exactly onto the head of Carroll, but the aforementioned defender does wonderfully well to dive in front of the attempted pass before sending it looping out of play for a corner.
    • 74'
      Payet's cross from the resulting set-piece ends up finding Collins, but the defender's header ends up flying straight into the hands of Gomes.
    • 75'
      West Ham work the ball around well before Cresswell cuts the ball back to Payet, but the Frenchman ends up firing a speculative effort way over the top of the crossbar from 25 yards out.
    • 76'
      SI N. Jelavić SO M. Lanzini
    • 76'
      SI V. Behrami SO M. Lanzini
    • 76'
      Abdi makes his way off to be replaced by Behrami for the final 15 minutes.
    • 76'
      Jelavic comes on to take the place of Noble in what will be West Ham's final change of the game.
    • 77'
      Watford are doing well to hold onto the ball to continually frustrate West Ham. The visitors have an abundance of attacking talent on the pitch but are finding it difficult to make it count.
    • 79'
      Payet is fouled just inside the Watford half of the pitch, resulting in a free kick for West Ham. The Frenchman gets up quickly and sends it right onto the head of Carroll, but the striker's effort is easily stopped by Gomes.
    • 81'
      A poor, badly-timed challenge from Ake results in a yellow card for the youngster.
    • 83'
      Watford are in complete control at the moment as they toy with West Ham deep inside their own half of the pitch. The hosts have been excellent all afternoon and fully deserve the win that looks to now be a certainty.
    • 84'
      RED CARD! West Ham's day goes from bad to worse! Collins kicks Ighalo to the ground with a truly terrible challenge that leaves the referee with no choice but to give the defender his marching orders.
    • 85'
      E. Capoue is yellow-carded.
    • 86'
      SI A. Guédioura SO M. Lanzini
    • 86'
      Ighalo is really struggling after being clattered into by Collins, and he has to limp off the pitch to be replaced by Guedioura.
    • 88'
      A largely cross-field pass from Payet finds Valencia on the edge of the Watford penalty area, but the Ecuadorian uses his arm to control the ball and the referee immediately awards the hosts a free kick as a result.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Vladimir Ivic
    David Moyes



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 14 11
    Yellow Cards 3 0
    Red Cards 0 1
    Offsides 0 0

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