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  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 15,143
WatfordWatfordvNottm ForestNottm Forest
2
  • Vydra, 15
  • Vydra, 40
0

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Match ends, Watford 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Watford 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

90+4 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Chris Cohen.

90+4 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

90+4 mins:Attempt blocked. Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

90+2 mins:Attempt saved. Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

90+2 mins:Offside, Watford. Troy Deeney tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

90 mins:Substitution, Watford. Geoffrey Mujangi Bia replaces Nathaniel Chalobah.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Hogg (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

87 mins:Corner, Watford.

87 mins:Attempt saved. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

84 mins:Substitution, Watford. Christian Battocchio replaces Almen Abdi.

83 mins:Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest).

83 mins:Leo Beleck (Watford) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Attempt blocked. Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82 mins:Leo Beleck (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82 mins:Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81 mins:Corner, Watford.

80 mins:Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

80 mins:Leo Beleck (Watford) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Cassetti with a cross.

79 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Simon Cox.

78 mins:Offside, Watford. Leo Beleck tries a through ball, but Leo Beleck is caught offside.

78 mins:Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77 mins:Foul by Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest).

77 mins:Almen Abdi (Watford) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76 mins:Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

76 mins:Daniel Pudil (Watford) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Substitution, Watford. Leo Beleck replaces Matej Vydra.

73 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

73 mins:Troy Deeney (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73 mins:Elliott Ward (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Foul by Matej Vydra (Watford).

69 mins:Alan Hutton (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

67 mins:Marco Cassetti (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

67 mins:Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

66 mins:Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

60 mins:Foul by Matej Vydra (Watford).

60 mins:Alan Hutton (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Corner, Watford.

56 mins:Foul by Elliott Ward (Nottingham Forest).

56 mins:Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

52 mins:Attempt missed. Almen Abdi (Watford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

52 mins:Attempt blocked. Almen Abdi (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Cassetti with a cross.

49 mins:Offside, Watford. Almen Abdi tries a through ball, but Almen Abdi is caught offside.

48 mins:Foul by Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest).

48 mins:Marco Cassetti (Watford) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Lars Joel Ekstrand (Watford).

47 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Adlène Guédioura replaces Andy Reid.

46 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Greg Halford replaces Daniel Harding.

Second Half begins Watford 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Watford 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Almen Abdi (Watford).

45+2 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

44 mins:Corner, Watford.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Watford) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Cassetti with a cross.

40 mins:Goal! Watford 2, Nottingham Forest 0. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Almen Abdi.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Almen Abdi (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

38 mins:Second yellow card to Daniel Ayala (Nottingham Forest) for a bad foul.

38 mins:Foul by Daniel Ayala (Nottingham Forest).

38 mins:Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Daniel Pudil (Watford).

35 mins:Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Fitz Hall (Watford) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

30 mins:Foul by Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest).

30 mins:Almen Abdi (Watford) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

28 mins:Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Corner, Watford.

26 mins:Attempt saved. Daniel Pudil (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Hogg (Watford) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Almen Abdi with a cross.

23 mins:Daniel Ayala (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23 mins:Foul by Daniel Ayala (Nottingham Forest).

23 mins:Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Corner, Watford.

15 mins:Goal! Watford 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Almen Abdi.

13 mins:Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

13 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

13 mins:Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.

8 mins:Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Watford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

7 mins:Offside, Watford. Troy Deeney tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

5 mins:Foul by Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest).

5 mins:Tommy Hoban (Watford) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Fitz Hall (Watford) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Almen Abdi.

4 mins:Corner, Watford.

4 mins:Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

2 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Reid.

2 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 15,143
WatfordWatfordvNottm ForestNottm Forest
2
  • Vydra, 15
  • Vydra, 40
0

match report

Matej Vydra scored twice as Watford moved into the Championship play-off places with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.

The double took his tally for the season to 10, with the goals coming either side of Daniel Ayala being sent off for the visitors before the break.

Forest had an early chance to take the lead when Andy Reid swung in a dangerous free-kick but Danny Collins glanced his header just wide.

Watford threatened soon after and Elliott Ward had to be alert to block Almen Abdi's goalbound effort after the Swiss midfielder burst through the middle.

Billy Sharp spurned a glorious opportunity to hand Forest the advantage with 15 minutes gone. Chris Cohen found Simon Cox in space down the right and his low cross was turned wide by Sharp at the back post.

And they were made to pay when Guy Moussi conceded possession in the middle of the pitch. Abdi pounced to play in Vydra and the Czech made no mistake from inside the box.

Daniel Pudil's 20-yard drive once more highlighted the hosts' threat, with Lee Camp diving to his left to tip it past the post.

Forest's task was made even harder when Ayala, who was booked earlier, picked up his second yellow in the 38th minute.

Having already got away with a blatant foul on Vydra moments earlier, the defender on loan from Norwich brought down Troy Deeney on the edge of the box and was given his marching orders.

The Hornets exploited their numerical advantage to great effect just before the break, with Abdi again laying on the assist for Vydra to finish from 12 yards.

Facing an uphill battle, Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll made two changes at the interval, bringing on Adlene Guedioura and Greg Halford for Dan Harding and Reid.

Those changes failed to stem the tide of Watford attacks and it should have been 3-0 after an hour when the ball fell kindly for Pudil on the edge of the box but he snatched at the shot and cleared the bar.

Forest, to their credit, showed some resistance after that, Guedioura firing into the side-netting and Sharp dragging a shot wide from a promising position.

But Watford were worthy of their lead and remained resolute in the closing stages, sealing a fifth win in eight league games to climb into sixth place.

team line-up

1Manuel Almunia
18Daniel Pudil
6Fitz Hall
27Marco Cassetti
39Nathaniel Chalobah90
40Lars Joel Ekstrand
31Tommy Hoban
22Almen Abdi84
8Jonathan Hogg
9Troy Deeney
20Matej Vydra74

substitutes

7Mark Yeates
38Christian Battocchio84
37Geoffrey Mujangi Bia90
34Jack Bonham
36Alexandre Geijo
5Neuton
13Leo Beleck74

referee

Neil Swarbrick

team line-up

1Lee Camp
26Daniel Ayala
5Danny Collins
29Alan Hutton
3Daniel Harding46
32Elliott Ward
8Chris Cohen
6Guy Moussi
11Andy Reid46
24Billy Sharp
19Simon Cox79

substitutes

23Dexter Blackstock79
12Karl Darlow
7Adlène Guédioura46
15Greg Halford46
22Henri Lansbury
4Simon Gillett
28Radoslaw Majewski

referee

Neil Swarbrick

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target63
shots off target82
corners75
tackles won00
offsides41