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Reading 1 - Watford 1

Madjeski Stadium

Sat 19th Feb - 3:00pm

Attendance: 16,934

Royals and Hornets Play Out Draw

Watford edged another point towards safety with a hard fought point at Reading.

Watford, who made two changes from the midweek draw with Preston, started brightly with Martin Taylor and Matt Whichelow both had early efforts on goal.

Reading, too, looked dangerous going foward and Jobi McAnuff's snap shot just went wide of Scott Loach's post.

Both sides continued to go forward and Andy Wiemann had another effort beaten away by Federici. Watford took the lead just before the half hour when Adam Thomspon broke down the right and John Eustace's cross found Andy Weimann whose first effort was brilliantly saved by Federici but he smashed in the rebound.

Watford should have doubled their lead when Whichelow and Graham broke away and the former then crossed for Graham whose header was brilliantly saved by Federici.

Reading who struggled to get going in the first half had one effort of note. Mikele Ligertwood sidestepped most of the Watford midfielder before shooting forcing Loach into a low save to his left.

Half Time

Second Half

Reading equalised early on in the second half. Brian Howard's corner was dropped by Scott Loach under no pressure and Noel Hunt headed in from virtually on the goal line.

The game then turned into a drab affair with McAnuff and Kebe not finding their range with their crossing. Watford attacked sporadically with Eustace and substitute Jenkins both having efforts before the end.

Star Player

Thompson - The MOM award could be given to Thompson, Taylor or Mariappa but given it was his first start Thompson gets my vote with a solid and assured performance.




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Date:Saturday February 19 2011

Time: 10:12PM

Your Comments

Happy with that a result. Bit gutted we gave away a regrettable goal but that it indicative of our luck at the moment. We need something to go our way sooner rather than later to buck the trend! COYHs
wfc123
I would have settled for a point prior, 3 on tuesday and a result against Doncaster...
ANDY710
We need a win... I'm feed up with losing or drawing... We need 3 points very soon... Come on.....
watford1881
Winnable game Tuesday. COYHs!
wfc123
 

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