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  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 13,223
WatfordWatfordvBoltonBolton
2
  • Vydra, 36
  • Abdi, 70
1
  • Sordell, pen 32

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Match ends, Watford 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Watford 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

90+5 mins:Substitution, Watford. John Eustace replaces Christian Battocchio.

90+5 mins:Steve De Ridder (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+4 mins:Foul by Steve De Ridder (Bolton Wanderers).

90+4 mins:Daniel Pudil (Watford) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Almen Abdi (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

90+3 mins:Corner, Watford.

90+2 mins:Corner, Watford.

90+2 mins:Corner, Watford.

88 mins:Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88 mins:Foul by Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers).

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

86 mins:Foul by Matej Vydra (Watford).

86 mins:Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

85 mins:Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Watford).

85 mins:Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Substitution, Watford. Jonathan Hogg replaces Nathaniel Chalobah.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

83 mins:Foul by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

83 mins:Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Foul by Christian Battocchio (Watford).

82 mins:Steve De Ridder (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Substitution, Watford. Nyron Nosworthy replaces Joel Ekstrand.

76 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Davies replaces Marvin Sordell.

76 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Davies replaces Joshua Vela.

75 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Steve De Ridder replaces Chris Eagles.

75 mins:Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

74 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

70 mins:Goal! Watford 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Almen Abdi (Watford) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

67 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

67 mins:Attempt blocked. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

66 mins:Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

63 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

63 mins:Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

62 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

62 mins:Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Joel Ekstrand (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

57 mins:Corner, Watford.

56 mins:Corner, Watford.

54 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

54 mins:Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by Matej Vydra (Watford).

52 mins:Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Corner, Watford.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half begins Watford 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Watford 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Fitz Hall (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Almen Abdi.

43 mins:Corner, Watford.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

37 mins:Offside, Watford. Marco Cassetti tries a through ball, but Marco Cassetti is caught offside.

36 mins:Goal! Watford 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Almen Abdi.

34 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

33 mins:Foul by Fitz Hall (Watford).

33 mins:Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Goal! Watford 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

31 mins:Penalty conceded by Daniel Pudil (Watford) after a foul in the penalty area.

31 mins:Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Sam Ricketts draws a foul in the penalty area.

30 mins:Foul by Matej Vydra (Watford).

30 mins:Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

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

20 mins:Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

20 mins:Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Foul by Fitz Hall (Watford).

16 mins:Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Foul by Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers).

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

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

8 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

7 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Marvin Sordell tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

3 mins:Foul by Joshua Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

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

1 mins:Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

1 mins:Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 13,223
WatfordWatfordvBoltonBolton
2
  • Vydra, 36
  • Abdi, 70
1
  • Sordell, pen 32

match report

Matej Vydra scored his 19th league goal of the season as Watford came from behind to beat Bolton 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

Bolton caused Watford a host of problems in the first half and former Hornets striker Marvin Sordell gave his side the lead from a penalty in the 32nd minute following Daniel Pudil's foul on Sam Ricketts.

The home side responded four minutes later when on-loan Udinese striker Vydra eased past Bolton's defence to stroke home from 10 yards out, and the winner arrived 20 minutes from time when Almen Abdi stroked the ball into the bottom corner of Adam Bogdan's goal.

The Hornets went into the clash still smarting from Tuesday's defeat against npower Championship strugglers Bristol City, but were boosted by the return of 30-goal strike duo Vydra and Troy Deeney who each featured for just 30 minutes in midweek.

Bolton arrived at Vicarage Road looking for their sixth successive victory over Watford in all competitions and enjoyed the lion's share of the possession in the opening stages of the match.

But it was Watford striker Deeney who almost put his side in front after just 11 minutes when he beat Bolton's offside trap only to see his 18-yard strike saved by the legs of Trotters goalkeeper Bogdan.

The hosts continued to dominate for the next 20 minutes of the match but were held off by some resolute Bolton defending as the league's top scorers continued to draw a blank.

The visitors then turned defence into attack and were awarded a penalty in the 32nd minute when defender Ricketts was brought down in the box by Pudil.

Sordell struck low and hard from the spot to give his side a 1-0 lead over his former employers.

Gianfranco Zola's men equalised just four minutes later when Cristian Battocchio flicked the ball forward to Vydra who dummied before skipping past the defender to slot home from the centre of the penalty area.

Watford then piled the pressure on their opponents, who managed to hold them off to keep it 1-1 going into the break.

Watford had the best of the chances in what was a largely scrappy second half.

Eventually the home side's pressure told as Abdi gave them the lead in the 70th minute from the edge of the area after a sustained spell of possession.

The Hornets dominated in the closing stages as Bolton ran out of ideas, and comfortably saw out the remaining 20 minutes.

team line-up

1Manuel Almunia
18Daniel Pudil
39Nathaniel Chalobah84
27Marco Cassetti
12Lloyd Doyley
6Fitz Hall
40Joel Ekstrand78
22Almen Abdi
38Christian Battocchio95
20Matej Vydra
9Troy Deeney

substitutes

8Jonathan Hogg84
41Fernando Forestieri
33Nyron Nosworthy78
16Sean Murray
36Alexandre Geijo
4John Eustace95
30Jonathan Bond

referee

James Adcock

team line-up

1Adam Bogdan
12Zat Knight
5Tim Ream
18Sam Ricketts
3Marcos Alonso
20Jay Spearing
25Joshua Vela76
27Lee Chung-Yong
21Darren Pratley
7Chris Eagles75
19Marvin Sordell76

substitutes

14Kevin Davies76
15Craig Dawson
42Steve De Ridder75
11Gregg Wylde
28Craig Davies76
24Andy Lonergan
9David Ngog

referee

James Adcock

match stats

possession %4554
shots on target33
shots off target63
corners75
tackles won00
offsides11