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  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 12,522
WatfordWatfordvHuddersfieldHuddersfield
4
  • Deeney, pen 45+8
  • Vydra, 57
  • Vydra, 74
  • Battocchio, 86
0

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Match ends, Watford 4, Huddersfield Town 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Watford 4, Huddersfield Town 0.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

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

90 mins:Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

90 mins:Fernando Forestieri (Watford) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

86 mins:Goal! Watford 4, Huddersfield Town 0. Christian Battocchio (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Cassetti with a cross.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Alexandre Geijo (Watford) header misses to the right. Assisted by Almen Abdi with a cross.

84 mins:Substitution, Watford. Alexandre Geijo replaces Troy Deeney.

84 mins:Corner, Watford.

83 mins:Offside, Watford. Fernando Forestieri tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

79 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Scott Arfield replaces Sean Scannell.

76 mins:Substitution, Watford. Fernando Forestieri replaces Matej Vydra.

74 mins:Goal! Watford 3, Huddersfield Town 0. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Troy Deeney.

69 mins:Foul by Craig Forsyth (Watford).

69 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. Lee Novak tries a through ball, but Lee Novak is caught offside.

67 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

66 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

65 mins:Attempt missed. Christian Battocchio (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

64 mins:Corner, Watford.

62 mins:Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Calum Woods with a cross.

61 mins:Substitution, Watford. John Eustace replaces Nathaniel Chalobah because of an injury.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

57 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Lee Novak replaces James Vaughan.

57 mins:Goal! Watford 2, Huddersfield Town 0. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marco Cassetti.

54 mins:Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

54 mins:Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Huddersfield Town).

54 mins:Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Foul by Craig Forsyth (Watford).

50 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Keith Southern replaces Adam Clayton because of an injury.

Second Half begins Watford 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45+9 mins:First Half ends, Watford 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45+8 mins:Goal! Watford 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Troy Deeney (Watford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

45+7 mins:Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45+7 mins:Penalty conceded by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

45+7 mins:Penalty Watford. Matej Vydra draws a foul in the penalty area.

45+5 mins:Attempt missed. Marco Cassetti (Watford) right footed shot misses to the right.

45+3 mins:Corner, Watford.

45+3 mins:Corner, Watford.

45+1 mins:Marco Cassetti (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45 mins:Troy Deeney (Watford) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

44 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

44 mins:Lloyd Doyley (Watford) wins a free kick.

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

41 mins:James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

40 mins:Christian Battocchio (Watford) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

38 mins:Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

36 mins:Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

36 mins:Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt missed. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

29 mins:Christian Battocchio (Watford) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

28 mins:Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Craig Forsyth (Watford).

25 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

25 mins:Nyron Nosworthy (Watford) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

20 mins:Corner, Watford.

17 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

17 mins:James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12 mins:Hand ball by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

7 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Forsyth (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) header from the centre of the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 12,522
WatfordWatfordvHuddersfieldHuddersfield
4
  • Deeney, pen 45+8
  • Vydra, 57
  • Vydra, 74
  • Battocchio, 86
0

match report

Matej Vydra won a penalty and scored twice as Watford maintained their play-off push with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Huddersfield at Vicarage Road.

Hornets striker Troy Deeney was involved in all of the home side's best moves in the first half, firing wide after rounding goalkeeper Alex Smithies and striking the Huddersfield crossbar before slotting home a penalty just before the break.

Vydra was fouled for that spot-kick and he doubled his side's lead shortly after the interval before grabbing his second of the afternoon from a Deeney assist in the 74th minute.

Cristian Battocchio rounded off a comfortable win with five minutes left, flicking the ball into the far corner after a fantastic passing move.

Craig Forsyth had the first chance of the match, forcing Alex Smithies into a save in the sixth minute from the centre of the penalty area as the Hornets started brightly.

The visitors, without an npower Championship win in 11 games, threatened for the first time six minutes later with winger Sean Scannell firing a snap shot wide from 20 yards.

Watford came into the match having scored 49 times during an impressive first half of the league season and they went close to number 50 seconds later when striker Deeney ran clear but he missed the target from a tight angle after rounding Smithies.

Huddersfield's strike duo of former Everton forwards Jermaine Beckford and James Vaughan kept the Watford defence on their toes and combined in the 20th minute but the latter fired straight at goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.

Vaughan was then inches away from connecting with Scannell's driven ball and Nathaniel Chalobah shot wide at the other end.

Two minutes before the break the home side went incredibly close to breaking the deadlock, with Deeney's curling effort hitting the bar before defender Peter Clarke, making his 150th league start for the club, cleared the former Walsall's men close-range effort on the line.

Marco Cassetti drove wide at the end of a flowing move before Deeney opened the scoring from the spot just prior to the half-time whistle after Calum Woods halted Vydra's run.

Zola's men doubled their lead after 57 minutes when Vydra stretched to meet an inviting cross from Cassetti with an effort that Smithies could only push into the roof of the net.

Former Arsenal man Almunia had been well protected by his defence during the opening hour but was forced into a stunning one-handed save to deny Beckford in the 63rd minute as the Terriers looked to get back into the match.

The 673 travelling fans were starting to believe they could do just that before Vydra put the game to bed with 16 minutes to go, slotting home after being put through by Deeney.

Cristian Battocchio then put the icing on the cake in the 85th minute, meeting Cassetti's cross with a lovely flick into the back of the net with the outside of his boot.

team line-up

1Manuel Almunia
33Nyron Nosworthy
12Lloyd Doyley
40Lars Joel Ekstrand
39Nathaniel Chalobah61
27Marco Cassetti
38Christian Battocchio
11Craig Forsyth
22Almen Abdi
20Matej Vydra76
9Troy Deeney84

substitutes

7Mark Yeates
4John Eustace61
36Alexandre Geijo84
6Fitz Hall
30Jonathan Bond
41Fernando Forestieri76
37Geoffrey Mujangi Bia

referee

Scott Duncan

team line-up

1Alex Smithies
6Anthony Gerrard
3Paul Dixon
2Calum Woods
32Jack Hunt
5Peter Clarke
8Adam Clayton46
20Neil Danns
21Jermaine Beckford
7Sean Scannell79
18James Vaughan57

substitutes

15Murray Wallace
24Keith Southern46
16Scott Arfield79
19Alan Lee
13Ian Bennett
9Lee Novak57
4Oliver Norwood

referee

Scott Duncan

match stats

possession %5346
shots on target53
shots off target91
corners54
tackles won00
offsides31