Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Royals and Hornets Play Out Draw

Reading
1 - 1
Watford

Madjeski Stadium

Sat 19th Feb - 3:00pm

Attendance: 16,934

Referee:

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.


Writer:chrisgwfc
Date:Saturday February 19 2011
Time: 10:12PM

Comments

0
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
19/02/2011 23:12:00
0
I would have settled for a point prior, 3 on tuesday and a result against Doncaster...
ANDY710
20/02/2011 21:25:00
0
We need a win... I'm feed up with losing or drawing... We need 3 points very soon... Come on.....
watford1881
20/02/2011 21:33:00
0
Winnable game Tuesday. COYHs!
wfc123
20/02/2011 23:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford v Liverpool
Suggested By:
Watford win1%
Liverpool win66%
Draw33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 33 19 8 6 65 28
5 Man Utd 33 17 13 3 64 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

May 1 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football