Premier League

  • O. Ighalo 90’
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 0
1 Half Time 0
Premier League
Vicarage Road Stadium
Attendance 20,422


    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from today's match. Thanks for joining us for this Premier League clash between Watford and Norwich at Vicarage Road. Until next time, it's goodbye from us.
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      Back-to-back Premier League wins for Watford as Quique Flores' side move up to 20 points and into the top half of the table. A good performance from the Hornets who could've won this by more.
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      Halfitme at Vicarage Road and Deeney's penalty seperates the two sides. Watford deservedly lead, in fact it should really be two, but it has been a match of few chances for both teams.
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      It's just five minutes until kick-off. The fans are in their seats, the atmosphere is building and the players are in the tunnel. Not long now.
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      Initially a doubt for this match, Gomes retains his place in the Watford goal whilst Flores opts for two changes which sees Anya and Jurado drafted in. Meanwhile, Rudd, Tettey and Redmond all get given the nod by Alex Neil after missing out on the starting eleven against Arsenal last time out.
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      Ruddy, Martin, Mbokani, Jerome, Mulumbu, O'Neil, Odjidja.
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      Norwich (4-4-1-1): Rudd; Wisdom, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Redmond, Tettey, Dorrans, Brady; Howson; Grabban.
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      Subs: Arlauskis, Holebas, Paredes, Guedioura, Abdi, Diamanti, Oulare.
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      Watford (4-2-3-1): Gomes; Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Ake; Capoue, Watson; Anya, Deeney, Jurado; Ighalo.
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      Coming off the back of a 1-1 draw with Arsenal, Alex Neil will be hoping his team can use that morale-boosting result to put in a good performance today and potentially rectify their poor record whilst on the road. The Canaries have a good record against Watford, winning the last three clashes betwe
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      Watford host Norwich here knowing that the Canaries are one of the weaker sides on the road in the league, therefore Quique Flores will be keen to see his side take three points here. If Igahlo and Deeney manage to maintain the form that has seen them become two of the most creative players in the l
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      Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for the match between Watford and Norwich City. We'll be taking you through all the action as it happens at Vicarage Road in this Premier League clash.
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      Watford get the match underway!
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      Long balls being played forward by both sides in the opening exchanges and neither team is able to settle early in the match.
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      Capoue goes down to the floor clutching onto his head as both he and Dorrans challenge for a ball in the air. After looking at the replay, it looks as if the Scottish midfielders' elbow goes into the Frenchman.
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      Norwich looking the slightly better side so far. The Canaries are having more of the ball but they haven't been attacking Watford remotely just yet.
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      Rudd is making his first Premier League appearance since September 2011 and his first touch isn't a great one. Kicking the ball clear, the goalkeeper shanks it and puts it out for a throw.
    • 11'
      Grabban gets the ball into the Watford box for the first time in this game, however his cross goes just over the head of Dorrans and Nyom gets the play clear.
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      Not much tempo to this game just yet from either side with the pitch not in the best condition, however with the winds currently sweeping around England both teams are trying to keep the play grounded.
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      Back-to-back corners for Watford as Watson whips the second deep into the box, however the midfielder's cross is contested by many in the air and is unable to fall to an attacker.
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      Redmond does extremely well to shift the ball past Ake and get a cross into the box for Norwich, however Britos shows his innovative side to acrobatically clear the play away from the danger zone.
    • 19'
      Watford starting to show a bit more going forward now as Ake unleashes a powerful shot from range which appears to strike the hand of Wisdom, but Mike Dean waves away the penalty shout from the home side.
    • 21'
      A long throw into the box from Ake is flicked on by Deeney in the hope he can find Ighalo, however the header doesn't have enough power and is cleared to safety by Bennett as the home side continue to press.
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      STAT: Grabban has not been on the losing side in the last 24 matches he's scored in, winning 19 and drawing 5.
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      The ball has held up in the wind a number of times already in this match which is certainly effecting the flow. As a result neither goalkeeper has been called into action.
    • 27'
      A free-kick for Watford just in front of the halfway line presents Watson with the opportunity to float a ball into the Norwich box. However, it's a defender that rises highest and the chance for the Hornets is ended.
    • 29'
      Tettey is given a yellow card as he brings Igahlo down for a penalty to the home side.
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      PENALTY! Tettey brings down Igahlo in the box as Capoue puts the striker through on goal and the home side have a chance to open the lead.
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      GOAL! Deeney becomes the first Watford player ever to score in four consecutive Premier League games. The captain converts from the spot and sends Rudd the wrong way.
    • 32'
      Vicarage Road has sprung into life with the goal from Deeney. Norwich still without a clean sheet on the road as they fall behind and they have a lot of work to do here to get themselves back into the match.
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      Norwich being reduced to long passes forward here that Cathcart and Britos are dealing with well. However, with Howson occupying the space inbetween Watford's defence and midfield it does mean the Canaries are picking up the second ball.
    • 36'
      A pass from Britos across the back four towards Cathcart almost doesn't posses the power needed to reach his fellow centre-back, however the Northern Irish defender stops Grabban from pouncing on the loose ball.
    • 38'
      Let-off for Norwich City? Ighalo has the ball in the net as Nyom heads the ball into the box but the linesman rules it out for offside. The replay suggests it should be 2-0.
    • 40'
      Rudd gives the ball away cheaply to Capoue in midfield and the Watford player tries to thread Anya in behind the Norwich defence. Fortunately for the young goalkeeper the home side couldn't make use of the situation.
    • 42'
      The match is approaching half-time and Gomes has barely touched the ball. Despite clearing a cross recently, the goalkeeper has had a fairly easy afternoon with Norwich struggling when going forward.
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      Ighalo brilliantly skips past Bennett as he prods the ball through the defender's legs. However, the striker is prevented a goal by Rudd rushing off his line and narrowing down the angle well.
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      SI D. Mbokani SO N. Redmond
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      Redmond makes way for Mbokani as Alex Neil looks to make his side more attacking in this game.
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      Norwich get the second half underway!
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      Bennett plays a long ball forward which finds its way behind the Watford defence and Brady manages to get on the end of it, but the winger drags his shot wide of the post.
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      A deep cross is played into the box from Brady and Wisdoms arrives deep at the back post to turn a header towards goal, however Gomes is able to catch with ease. Ake takes a big hit in the meantime and is currently receiving treatment.
    • 52'
      Vicarage Road gets to their feet to applaued Ake after the full-back gets up despite initial concerns the defender may have to be subbed off. The match has since resumed with Watford in possession.
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      Minutes after taking the hit, Ake bombs up the left wing to put a cross into the path of Igahlo but the striker is unable to connect and get a shot off on goal for the Hornets.
    • 56'
      Deeney picks up a yellow card for a needless foul in midfield.
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      Corner for Watford as Ighalo and Bassong wrestle for the ball in the Norwich box. The striker eventually gets his shot off, but Rudd gets his hand to it.
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      STAT: Norwich have scored in their last 22 successive league meetings with Watford.
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      Watson picks up a yellow card in midfield which allows Norwich to play a ball into the box.
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      Another dangerous cross from Brady towards Mbokani as the DR Congo international peels away from Britos. Unfortunately for Norwich the ball is a tad over the head of the striker, but the delivery into the box is getting better.
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      Norwich playing much more on the front foot now as the visitors press for an equaliser. Neil instructs Jerome to warm up on the sidelines and the Canaries boss senses a real opportunity here.
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      Fantastic pass from Capoue allows Ighalo to get in behind the Norwich defence but the striker doesn't quite connect with his shot and Rudd gets his body in the way.
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      Ighalo twists and turns in the Norwich box to create some room as the striker gets himself some space away from Bassong. However, as hard as he tried to create some space, his effort on goal was tame.
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      SI C. Jerome SO N. Redmond
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      Grabban is brought off for Jerome after the striker has had a fairly poor game.
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      Brady has the opportunity to whip a cross into the box from a set-piece in a dangerous position. However, the winger's delivery was extremely poor and didn't make it past the first Watford defender.
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      Norwich going for it now with Alex Neil bringing on both of his strikers off the bench. Possibily a defensive sub incoming from Watford to counter Norwich trying to get back into this match.
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      Ighalo manges to bully his way past Bennett and Bassong to get on the end of a long ball and get a shot off, unfortunately for Watford their top scorer drags his effort from close range wide of Rudd's net.
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      SI J. Paredes SO N. Redmond
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      A slightly defensive sub from Watford as Anya comes off for Parades who is used to playing further back for his national team.
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      The match approaches the final 15 minutes and Watford have changed their approach to this game. Sitting back and soaking up pressure, the home side are hoping to try and get a break on a counter to kill this match.
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      Bennett picks up a yellow card to prevent Igahlo from breaking away after skipping past the centre-back.
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      SI A. Abdi SO N. Redmond
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      Substitution José Manuel Jurado Marín Almen Abdi
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      SI V. Odjidja-Ofoe SO N. Redmond
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      Another sub for Norwich to try and freshen things up on the front foot as Odjidja comes on for Howson.
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      Ighalo with another glorious opportunity as he attempts to score from inside the box, but yet again Rudd is there to top Watford's form striker. This game could've been over a while ago if it wasn't for the young goalkeeper.
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      This match is hotting up now as it comes to a close. Norwich trying to pinch a point but must be wary of Ighalo who has had the better of Bennett and Bassong all afternoon.
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      Worry for Watford as Gomes takes a knock to the face who only just made it into this fixture after a knock at Aston Villa last week. The Brazilian shot-stopped is receiving treatment.
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      Corner to Norwich as Abdi blocks a shot from Brady as the winger cuts inside to shoot on his left foot. The set-piece is delievered in by the winger, but Ake clears it to safety at the near post.
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      Brady react badly to losing the ball in midfield to Abdi and shoves the midfielder off the ball and picks up a yellow card.
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      Dorrans tries his luck from range and gives Gomes a notable test for the first time in this game. The Watford shot-stopped does well to push the ball away to safety as it bounces in front of him.
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      Vicarage Road is bouncing following Ighalo's goal. The striker has been denied a number of times by Rudd in this game but his performance today has been nothing short of brilliant.
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      SI A. Guédioura SO N. Redmond
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      The goalscorer is brought off for Guedioura as the Algeria gets the final few minutes of the game to wind down the clock.
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      Ighalo receives a booking for taking his shirt off during his celebration.
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      Norwich worm their way into the Watford box for a first time in a while, however Grabban is ushered out of the box by the defence with his back to goal and can't get a shot off.
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      G O. Ighalo Assist N. Redmond
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      Smart ball from Deeney to slot Ighalo through on goal and set-up the winner for Watford.
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      GOAL! Igahlo gets the goal he rightly deserves. The striker rolls past Bassong for the umpteenth time in this game and finally converts past Rudd on his 50th appearance for the Hornets.

    Line Up




    Vladimir Ivic
    Daniel Farke



    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 10 8
    Yellow Cards 3 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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