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Watford back to winning ways

Watford
2 - 0
Preston North End

Vicarage Road

15.00

Attendance: 13 524

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Watford got back to winning ways on Saturday with a convincing 2-0 victory over Alan Irvine's Preston North End outfit. The visitors had suffered a slip in form of late and were themselves looking to get back on track after suffering a run of just one win in six. Make that one in seven now as the Hornet's ran out comfortable winners at Vicarage Road.

Malky Mackay made just one change to the side comprehensively stuffed up at West Brom and that change paid dividends as it was the returning Heidar Helguson that got the ball rolling. Just nine minutes in, the Iceman nodded Don Cowie's inch-perfect cross straight back where it came from, over Lonergan into the far corner.

Helguson was in for Jon Harley who had started four consecutive games for the first time since January and the decision to move Tom Cleverley out to left midfield paid off too as it was the Manchester United youngster who grabbed the Hornets second.

Thirty-three minutes in fellow loanee Henri Lansbury drove the Hornet's forward on the break before rolling the ball into the path of Cleverley to slot the ball between 'keeper and post to get the Golden Boys second of the afternoon and his sixth since arriving on loan.

Preston threatended only rarely and mainly from big Jon Parkin's even bigger throw-ons, the powerful forward had one chance of note late on as he drove an effort against the base of Scott Loach's post but the Hornet's were not to be denied their first clean sheet since October the 17th.

Full Time: 2-0

Watford
Loach ,Doyley ,Mariappa ,Cathcart ,Hodson ,Eustace ,Lansbury ,Cleverley (Harley ,73 ) ,Cowie ,Graham (Henderson ,83 ) ,Helguson (Ellington ,71).

Subs not used: Severin,Bennett,Bryan,Bond.

Preston
Lonergan ,Jones ,Chilvers ,Davidson (Parry ,66 ) ,Collins ,Hart ,Ross Wallace ,Shumulikoski ,Sedgwick (Brown ,72 ) ,Mellor (Elliott ,66 ) ,Parkin.

Subs not used Carter,Henderson,Nolan,Mawene.


Writer:wfc123
Date:Sunday November 8 2009
Time: 4:13PM

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Comments

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Quality performance. Well done boys!!
goatswilly
09/11/2009 08:40:00
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Yes great all-round team performance , including the much maligned defence with Cathcart finally looking the part. However, can you please get a picture of Heidar in his Watford kit, he just doesn't look right in hoops!
RFB-gloryhornetboys
09/11/2009 17:50:00
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There's a couple sitting in our box of images to download through our image partners, hopefully we'll get them through sooner or later - or at least before his loan spell ends!
wfc123
09/11/2009 18:08:00
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craig has done well in defence,marriappa has been the one out of position at centre back. Don't think he is strong enougth for centre back position,good in the air and pace but we need jay back then we will be more solid at the back. Lansbury in mid-field was better,and heider up front with danny was far more effective for us! just hope our boys come back injury free from international duty,an injury to either player is going to leave us short very short.
Golden Looney
09/11/2009 18:44:00
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