Watford smash Scunny
Attendance: 13 241
A perfect day at the office for Watford who picked up three goals, three points, a clean sheet, and saw Danny Graham bag his first goal since September.
The Hornet's started with the same eleven that beat Preston at the Vic' last time out and it took just nineteen minutes for Heidar Helguson to repeat his feat of a fortnight before. A cross from loanee Tom Cleverley from the left was pefectly placed on the Icelander's head to give Watford a deserved lead.
The Hornet's domination continued and just three minutes later he added Watford's second. Another cross was thumped home by the Icelandic cap, this time his striker partner Graham providing the cross.
Helguson's fifth goal back in a Watford shirt in just his second start and only his fourth appearance in total since he returned on loan from Queens Park Rangers.
Aidy Mariappa then came close in an almighty goalmouth scramble which saw Scunny 'keeper Josh Lillis stranded on the floor amidst any number of bodies.
Half Time: 2-0
Scunthorpe did settle a bit more towards the end of the first half so it was always going to be important to not let the Iron back into the game as the second half began. As it turned out, Watford did exactly the opposite grabbing their third of the afternoon.
Henri Lansbury robbed the full back down the right and powered forward to pick out the run of Danny Graham who took his time, steadied himself and slotted into the bottom right-hand corner of Lillis' net.
Late on, substitute Nathan Ellington nearly added a fourth as he raced past the Iron defence before rounding another and slashing well wide on his left foot. It was a chance that simply required the striker to calm down and slide the ball past a virtually already grounded 'keeper. Still, that's the sort of quality we paid £3.5m for!
Full Time: 3-0
Lillis; Bryne (c), Jones (Ngala), Mirfin, Friend; Togwell, Sparrow (O'Connor), J.Wright, Woolford; Hayes and Hooper.
Both were at the centre of everything good for the Hornet's, grabbing an assist each, and of course a great goal for Golden Graham.
Scott Loach - 6
Lee Hodson - 7
Aidy Mariappa - 6
Craig Cathcart - 5
Lloyd Doyley - 6
Tom Cleverley - 6
Henri Lansbury - 7
John Eustace - 7
Don Cowie - 6
Heidar Helguson - 7
Danny Graham - 7