Premier League

  • S. Okaka 36’
  • S. Prödl 59’
  • S. Okaka 64’
  • 17’ R. Lukaku
  • 86’ R. Lukaku
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 2
1 Half Time 1
Premier League
Vicarage Road
Attendance 20,769


    • KICK OFF
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      The Spaniard sends the ball deep into the box, but Gomes comes off his line to clear the danger by punching the ball clear.
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      There will be one last chance for Everton as Lukaku is brought down just inside the Watford half. Deulofeu will deliver the cross.
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      Everton work their way out of their own box and Lukaku collects a short pass from Valencia before sending the ball into the area, but the attack is halted for a handball against Coleman.
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      SI C. Kabasele SO G. Barry
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      Kabasele replaces Zuniga for the final two minutes of the contest.
    • 45'
      The referee ends the first half at Vicarage Road.
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      Deeney does his best to take time off the clock by running the ball into the corner, frustrating the Everton defence.
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      Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
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      Watford move above Everton in the Premier League into seventh place, which highlights just how tight the table is this season, with very little separating the sides in the lower half.
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      A brace from Stefano Okaka ends a run of back-to-back defeats for Watford to fire them to the three points this afternoon over Everton. Romelu Lukaku scored a twice for The Toffees, but it was not enough for them as they make it 1 win in 10 matches now in the Premier League to increase the pressure
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      Behrami has an issue before we start the second half as it appears he has just been sick on the pitch. He looks ok to continue though.
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      The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway shortly.
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      Walter Mazzarri will be pleased with his side's performance this afternoon bar their lapse of concentration for the goal, but they have been asking the visitors plenty of questions. In the other dugout Everton have been fairly toothless apart from the clinical edge displayed opening the scoring, whi
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      It's all square at the break in the Premier League clash between Watford and Everton. Romelu Lukaku scored his first goal in five league matches to hand the Toffees an early lead, but the home side responded by dominating the final 20 minutes of the half and were rewarded when Stefano Okaka equalise
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      The players are making their way out on to the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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      Gareth Barry is making his 609th Premier League appearance today, drawing him alongside Frank Lampard in second place on the all-time list. Only Ryan Giggs on 632 has played more.
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      STAT ATTACK: Troy Deeney has gone seven Premier League matches without a goal. He needs only one more to reach his century for Watford.
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      STAT ATTACK: Everton are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches against Watford, winning six of the contests.
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      There's still no place in the Everton side for Ross Barkley who starts from the bench alongside skipper Phil Jagielka, with Ashley Williams and Ramiro Funes Mori preferred in the heart of the defence.
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      Koeman has made two changes from his side that drew with Manchester United. Yannick Bolasie has been ruled out for the rest of the season, leaving a void on the flank. Gerard Deulofeu replaces him this afternoon, while James McCarthy comes into the midfield for Tom Cleverley.
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      Watford are without the suspended Roberto Pererya this afternoon following his dismissal at West Brom last week. Valon Behrami replaces him in the line-up, while Miguel Britos comes into the back four, with Christian Kabasele dropping to the bench.
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      Everton subs: Robles, Jagielka, Barkley, Lennon, Cleverley, Valencia, Holgate.
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      EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg; Coleman, Williams, Funes Mori, Baines; Gueye, Barry; Deulofeu, McCarthy, Mirallas; Lukaku.
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      Watford subs: Success, Sinclair, Janmaat, Watson, Ighalo, Kabasele, Pantilimon.
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      WATFORD (4-4-2): Gomes; Zuniga, Prodl, Britos, Holebas; Guedioura, Behrami, Capoue, Amrabat; Deeney, Okaka.
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      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
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      The Toffees are having similar trouble to their opponents this afternoon, recording just one win in their last nine Premier League matches. A late Leighton Baines strike from the penalty spot earned them a vital point against Manchester United, but Ronald Koeman's men need to get back to winning way
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      Watford's decent start to the campaign has come to a halt in recent weeks, suffering three defeats in their last four matches. The Hornets have lost to Stoke and West Brom in back-to-back games to fall into the bottom half of the table and need a result today to stop their slide.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Watford and Everton at Vicarage Road.
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      We're underway at Vicarage Road.
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      Deulofeu attempts to surge past Capoue on the flank, but the Frenchman does well to use his strength to outmuscle the winger, while a foul by Coleman on Holebas allows the home side to clear the danger from a free-kick.
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      Capoue looks to find Holebas in the final third, but his pass out wide to the left-back has too much pace and goes straight out for a throw-in. The Frenchman has been an important player for the Hornets this season and they will need him to be at his best.
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      Holebas and Capoue continue to be in the action, with the latter finding the defender on the flank. However, the cross from Holebas goes straight out for a goal-kick.
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      Panic stations for the home side at the back as Deulofeu hits a dangerous cross into the box. The ball strikes Britos and almost falls for Mirallas in the six-yard area, but Prodl clears away before the Belgian can pounce.
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      Guedioura heads into the book for his tackle on Gueye.
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      Gueye shows his quality in the middle of the park as he skips away from Behrami, but then gets brought down by a loose challenge from Guedioura. The midfield battle will be important for both teams this afternoon.
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      CHANCE! Gomes has to react at his near post to clear Deulofeu's low cross away from the net. The ball dipped just at the last second, forcing the Watford keeper to palm the ball to safety.
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      A long ball over the top almost has Okaka interested, but Funes Mori does not panic under pressure clearing the ball out for a throw-in.
    • 12'
      Amrabat has space to raid into in the left inside channel and has team-mates in support in the box, but he can only strike his low cross straight into Baines' legs.
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      Gueye continues to shine in the middle of the park this afternoon, skipping out of a challenge before being brought to the ground by Behrami.
    • 13'
      Capoue collects a cross in space at the back post, but with space and time he can only scuff his effort well wide of the target and out for a throw-in on the opposite flank.
    • 14'
      Deulofeu brings Zuniga down 40 yards from goal, presenting the home side with a free-kick.
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      Holebas lifts the resulting free-kick into the box, but Prodl can only guide his attempted overhead kick out for a goal-kick.
    • 17'
      G R. Lukaku Assist G. Barry
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      Barry does brilliantly to catch the Watford defence by surprise with a first-time ball over the top, allowing Lukaku to collect and score.
    • 17'
      GOAL!!!! LUKAKU STRIKES FROM CLOSE RANGE! Everton take the lead out of nothing as Barry launches a simple ball over the top of the Watford defence, and Lukaku gets behind Prodl and Britos before slotting the ball between Gomes' legs. An easy goal for the visitors.
    • 18'
      Everton are straight on the attack again as Lukaku nods the ball out wide to Deulofeu. The winger speeds down the flank before sending his cross to the near post, but on this occasion Gomes gathers without a problem.
    • 20'
      SHOT! Okaka collects in space on the edge of the box and opens up his body to strike on his right foot. The ball edges past Funes Mori, but he fails to generate enough power on his effort to beat Stekelenburg.
    • 21'
      Watford win a corner on the left thanks to Okaka's battling against Coleman. Guedioura swings the resulting cross towards the near post, but Britos can only head his effort wide of the post.
    • 23'
      CHANCE! Amrabat does brilliantly down the right to get the better of Baines and he sends the ball into Deeney's path in the middle, but the striker takes an awful first touch to spurn the opening.
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      Watford have had brief moments in the final third thus far, but have lacked the quality needed in their strikeforce to turn those openings into goals or at least meaningful efforts at goal.
    • 27'
      Holebas continues to make good forward runs, although luck is not on his side as he attempts to whip the ball into the box. It strikes Deulofeu at close quarters and back off his legs to trickle out for a goal-kick.
    • 29'
      Prodl has struggled with Lukaku' physical presence in the opening stages of the contest, but he does well on this occasion to steer Baines' cross away from the Belgian.
    • 31'
      Watford have been decent enough in the middle of the park, but their lack of clinical edge has hurt them. They've only scored 34 goals in the Premier League in 2016 - the lowest of all the sides ever present in the division this year.
    • 32'
      Capoue is not impressed with the referee as he attempts to beat three Everton defenders on the edge of the box and goes down under pressure from Barry, but the referee Taylor waves play on.
    • 35'
      CHANCE! Holebas throws the ball long into the box from the left and Deeney rises to flick it on into the middle of the area. Guedioura gets there first, but cannot generate enough power on his effort to beat Stekelenburg.
    • 36'
      G S. Okaka Assist G. Barry
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      Amrabat has played well this afternoon and gets his reward for his good work down the right flank.
    • 36'
      GOAL!!! OKAKA LEVELS FOR THE HORNETS! The equaliser has been coming and it arrives in style as Okaka makes a good run to the near post and converts Amrabat's fine low cross past Stekelenburg with a clever backheel flick. A sublime finish from the forward.
    • 38'
      Everton try to regain their advantage, but Deulofeu's cross evades Lukaku in the box and allows the home side to clear.
    • 40'
      Amrabat is causing havoc on the right flank and McCarthy almost makes an error taking the ball back into trouble, but the Hornets cannot capitalise on the loose ball in the box.
    • 42'
      CHANCE! Deeney should put the home side ahead, but he fails to connect at the back post from Guedioura's delightful cross into the box. Coleman jumped ahead of him and just appeared to put the Watford skipper off, although it goes down as a chance spurned.
    • 44'
      A miscommunication between Holebas and Gomes almost allows Deulofeu to pounce, but the Watford left-back just does enough to stop the winger's progress in the inside right channel.
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes of added time.
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      We're back underway at Vicarage Road.
    • 48'
      Everton have made a bright start to the half and are putting the Hornets under pressure with a series of crosses into the box, but no clear cut efforts to speak of yet.
    • 50'
      Deulofeu raids into space down the flank and has options in the middle, but he can only fire the ball straight into Gomes' hands.
    • 52'
      Deulofeu and Mirallas are not on the same page in the final third as the Belgian makes a run towards goal, but his team-mate knocks his cross towards the penalty spot, allowing the home side to clear the danger.
    • 54'
      The Toffees keep the pressure on and Gueye has space and time to lift the ball over the top of the Watford defence for Lukaku, but Britos clears the danger with ease.
    • 55'
      Lukaku draws the ire of his team-mates as he fails to check his run at the back post and is caught offside from Baines' cross from the left. Sloppy play from the forward.
    • 57'
      Barry always seems to be walking a tight line on the disciplinary rope and he barges over Zuniga on the right flank, but the referee only awards a free-kick.
    • 58'
      OVER! Amrabat sends the ball in from the right flank and Prodl rises highest in the box, but he can only power his header over the bar.
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      G S. Prödl Assist G. Barry
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      Holebas produces an excellent cross from the left, which is converted expertly by Prodl to hand Watford the lead.
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      GOAL!!! PRODL PUTS WATFORD AHEAD! The Austrian defender makes no mistake this time as he makes a good run towards the edge of the six-yard box and nods Holebas' pinpoint cross past a stranded Stekelenburg from close range.
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      SI D. Janmaat SO G. Barry
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      Janmaat replaces Guedioura for the home side.
    • 62'
      Baines wipes out Amrabat in his bid to clear a loose ball and heads into the book. Everton now have another set-piece to deal with.
    • 63'
      CHANCE! Amrabat swings the ball into the box deep to the back post for Britos. The defender is unmarked and heads his effort into the ground, but Steklenburg just gets his fingertips on the ball to turn it behind.
    • 64'
      G S. Okaka Assist G. Barry
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      SI R. Barkley SO G. Barry
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      Barkley replaces Gueye for the visitors.
    • 64'
      Holebas produces another excellent set-piece and Okaka delivers his second goal of the game.
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      GOAL!!!! OKAKA NOTCHES HIS SECOND! Watford take complete control of the game as Okaka makes an excellent run to the near post and gets above Barry to power his header from Holebas' cross beyond the reach of Steklenburg and over the line before Baines can clear.
    • 66'
      Coleman sends a dangerous low cross towards the near post for Lukaku's run, but the striker is well marked by Prodl and his strike cannons off the defender and on to his legs to go out for a goal-kick.
    • 68'
      The Toffees are pushing men forward here now and Coleman makes a another surge down the right, but the home side manage to clear his low cross into the box.
    • 70'
      Everton are exposed at the back due to the numbers they are committing forward and only good clearing headers from Funes Mori and Coleman prevent Okaka breaking in behind their defensive line.
    • 71'
      SI E. Valencia SO G. Barry
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      Mirallas makes way for Valencia for the visitors.
    • 73'
      Mazzarri is urging calm from his side to take the pace out of the game. They have been excellent for the majority of the contest, but they cannot afford to give Everton a sniff here.
    • 74'
      Holebase goes into the book for time-wasting.
    • 76'
      Everton work the ball well into the Watford box as Deulofeu picks out Valencia in the left inside channel. However, the forward takes a poor touch and allows Prodl to clear it behind for a throw-in.
    • 77'
      Barkley's struggles are highlighted as the ball drops to him on the edge of the box from the resulting corner, but he completely scuffs his shot on his attempted strike, while his efforts to regain possession prove to be futile.
    • 78'
      Deulofeu and Barkley combine in the final third, but as the England man shoots at goal two yellow shirts come across to divert his effort behind for a corner.
    • 80'
      SHOT! Valencia raids towards the edge of the box and opens up space to shoot on his right foot, but his effort lacks the curl needed to find the top corner, drifting just wide of the post.
    • 81'
      SI B. Watson SO G. Barry
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      Okaka makes away after an excellent display and is replaced by Watson to tighten things up at the back.
    • 82'
      Holebas makes a break in the final third and tries to get between Williams and Coleman, but goes down under little contact and the referee dismisses his claims for a penalty.
    • 83'
      SI A. Lennon SO G. Barry
    • 83'
      CHANCE! Deulofeu sends a low cross towards the near post, but where Okaka succeeded in the first half, Lukaku fails as his backheeled effort goes wide of the post.
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      Baines makes way for Lennon.
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      WIDE! Lennon cuts in from the flank and delivers a hanging cross to the back post for Valencia to attack. The striker makes contact with a decent attempt, but it fails to test Gomes, travelling wide of the post.
    • 86'
      G R. Lukaku Assist G. Barry
    • 86'
      Lennon produces an excellent cross to pick out Lukaku in the middle to bring the visitors back into the contest.
    • 86'
      GOAL!!!! LUKAKU BRINGS EVERTON BACK TO LIFE! The Toffees are not out of this one just yet as Lukaku latches on to Lennon's pinpoint cross from the left flank and unmarked steers his header into the bottom corner. Game on!
    • 88'
      CHANCE! Lukaku collects in the left inside channel and blasts the ball across the face of goal. Gomes cannot gather the ball and he fumbles it inside the six-yard box, but there's no blue shirt there to pounce on the loose ball.
    • 89'
      Valencia is caught on the edge of the box and Everton have a free-kick in a very dangerous position. Barkley will take the set-piece.
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      There will be four minutes of added time.
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      SAVE! Barkley curls his effort over the wall and on target, but Gomes watches the ball safely into his hands.

    Line Up




    Nigel Pearson
    Carlo Ancelotti



    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 12 15
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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