Newcastle Utd 1-2 Watford (19.09.2015) Live Commentary

90+5′
It was an entertaining 90 minutes of football. Both sides had good opportunities. The Watford fans must be pleased with the performance of their team. They were absolutely better of the two sides. Both teams attempted to hold onto the ball for as long as possible.
90+5′
The match has just finished.
90+4′
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) is caught offside!
90+3′
Roland Aarons (Newcastle Utd) perfectly skips past challenges and misdirects his shot from the edge of the box. The ball flies a few yards wide of the right post.
90+1′
Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle Utd) makes a driving run into the box but he cannot work any space for a shot.
90′
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
90′
Allan Nyom (Watford) makes a good run with the ball into the box, but he mishits his shot as it goes high over the bar.
89′
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) picked up a yellow card from referee.
89′
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) jumps into tackle, but Roger East blows his whistle for a foul.
88′
Steve McClaren prepares a substitution. Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) is replaced by Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle Utd).
88′
Here’s the change. Ben Watson (Watford) goes off the pitch and Adlene Guedioura (Watford) comes on.
86′
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
86′
The game is interrupted now, Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
85′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
84′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Roger East saw the whole situation.
84′
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) sends a long ball in, but Heurelho Gomes comfortably gathers the ball.
83′
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence.
82′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
80′
Caution goes to Etienne Capoue (Watford).
80′
Foul! Etienne Capoue (Watford) is penalised for pulling back the opponent.
80′
Steve McClaren has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Roland Aarons (Newcastle Utd) replacing Massadio Haidara (Newcastle Utd).
80′
Substitution. Nathan Ake (Watford) has come on for Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford).
79′
Siem De Jong (Newcastle Utd) wastes a great scoring opportunity! He latches on to a precise pass and releases a nice first-time shot from a promising distance. His low effort, aimed to the middle of the goal, is denied by Heurelho Gomes (Watford).
78′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
78′
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared.
77′
A cross from the side of the pitch flies into the box, but it doesn’t reach its intended target. Allan Nyom (Watford) would have to aim better in order to get more out of it.
76′
Manager makes a subsitution with Steven Berghuis (Watford) coming on for Almen Abdi (Watford).
74′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) got rid of the defending players and unloads a powerful, but inaccurate effort from long distance. The goalkeeper can stay completely calm as the ball ends near the right corner flag.
73′
This one will not go through. Troy Deeney (Watford) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender.
72′
Etienne Capoue (Watford) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Roger East has a clear vision and blows his whistle.
71′
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) commits an attacking foul.
69′
Siem De Jong (Newcastle Utd) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Heurelho Gomes (Watford), who smothers the ball.
69′
Heurelho Gomes (Watford) doesn’t have to worry about that one. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) puts a cross in towards Siem De Jong (Newcastle Utd), who is unable to keep his header on target from the centre of the box. He sends the ball far wide of the left post.
68′
A pass by Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
68′
Massadio Haidara (Newcastle Utd) got to a rebounded ball from the corner kick and unleashes a long-range shot. Promising try, but it goes way wide of the left post.
67′
The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. Newcastle Utd will take it.
67′
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) takes a shot from the edge of the box after a brilliant solo effort. The ball was directed towards the right post, but the goalkeeper denies him with a fantastic save.
67′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) launches a cross from the corner, but Heurelho Gomes (Watford) is alert to thwart the effort.
66′
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Newcastle Utd will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
65′
Almen Abdi (Watford) takes the resulting corner which is averted.
65′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) sends a low pass into the box, towards Troy Deeney (Watford). However, he takes one touch too many and loses it to one of the defenders. Watford get a corner.
62′
GOAL! Superb work from Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd), who plays vital role in the build-up. He squares it up for Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd), who beats Heurelho Gomes (Watford) with a brilliant shot into the bottom left corner. 1:2.
61′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down.
60′
Troy Deeney (Watford) skips past his man but can’t keep the ball in play.
59′
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) presents himself with a close-range shot after a cross. One of the defenders gets in the way of the ball and thwarts the effort.
57′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) is not given a chance to finish after receiving a sweet pass by Etienne Capoue (Watford).
57′
Almen Abdi (Watford) sends a chip pass into the box, but Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) is quickest to intercept the ball.
56′
He should have done it better. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) is afforded space to connect with a Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) cross, but his header from the centre of the box flies well wide of the left post.
55′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
55′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance. Newcastle Utd force a corner. They send men into the box.
51′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) collects a pass and finds himself in a good position to strike from the edge of the box, but his attempt is blocked.
49′
Almen Abdi (Watford) takes the corner kick and sends the ball among the huddle of players inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders clears it to safety.
48′
Troy Deeney (Watford) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from distance, but it is blocked. The ball is out-of-play and Watford manage to earn a corner.
47′
A cross into the penalty area from Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) would have to be more accurate in order to create a goal-scoring opportunity for his team.
46′
Everything is ready for the beginning of the second half, so the match is about to get going again.
46′
Steve McClaren has made a change at the break. Siem De Jong (Newcastle Utd) has come on in place of Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd).
45+3′
So far we have been witnesses to an entertaining encounter between these two teams. Let’s hope there will not be a decline in attractiveness in the second half. Great display from Watford so far, looking at stats you have to say that they were the better side during that opening 45 minutes. Both teams attempt to hold onto the ball for as long as possible.
45+3′
The end of the first half.
45+1′
Massadio Haidara (Newcastle Utd) sends a cross into the box, but Heurelho Gomes (Watford) comes off his line to gather the ball.
45′
Fourth official shows 2 min. of added time.
44′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates managed to outjump the defence.
43′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) floats the ball in from the corner which is intercepted. The referee signals for a corner kick, Newcastle Utd are awarded.
43′
The ball goes out-of-play. Newcastle Utd are awarded a corner kick. Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle Utd) receives a good pass just outside the box, unleashes a strike from a promising position, but the shot is thwarted by the defender.
43′
Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
41′
Roger East blows his whistle and it is Almen Abdi (Watford) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.
41′
Sebastian Prodl (Watford) produces a cross from the resulting free kick far from the goal, but there’s no one to really attack the ball and the goalkeeper gathers easily.
40′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) meets a precise pass with a nice touch on the edge of the box and produces a shot to the middle of the goal. What an excellent save by the goalkeeper!
39′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) jinks his way through multiple challenges and fires from the edge of the box to the middle of the goal, but Heurelho Gomes (Watford) is equal to it.
38′
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) dances his way past two defending players and gets to the edge of the box from where he unleashes a shot that goes well over the bar.
36′
The whistle is blown for infringement and Almen Abdi (Watford) receives a yellow card!
36′
Roger East blows the whistle. Almen Abdi (Watford) committed a foul when he hit the opponent’s legs instead of the ball.
36′
The resulting corner, taken by Almen Abdi (Watford), comes to nothing.
35′
One of the defending players blocks a long-range shot which was unleashed by Allan Nyom (Watford). The assistant referee makes a right call and Watford will have a corner.
34′
Allan Nyom (Watford) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and loses the ball.
32′
Attempted cross from Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) is cleared.
31′
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) is penalised for holding. Roger East signals for a set piece.
28′
Goal – 0:2! Troy Deeney (Watford) laid the ball off to Odion Ighalo (Watford), who fired from close range into the bottom right corner, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.
28′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) zig-zags his way into the box and drills a low shot towards the middle of the goal, but the goalkeeper shows a great reaction and stops the effort.
27′
Almen Abdi (Watford) makes a driving run into the box but he cannot work any space for a shot.
25′
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted.
24′
Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) with a wonderful solo effort. He blasted from long range, but the low shot directing towards the middle of the goal was thwarted by Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd).
23′
Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) is adjudged offside.
23′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
22′
What a chance by Troy Deeney (Watford) as he produced a stunning snap shot from the edge of the box! The goalkeeper was a bit lucky as the ball went just wide of the right post.
20′
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
19′
It’s a weak and poor shot by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) as he flashes a first-time shot from the edge of the box. The ball flies well wide of the right post.
18′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
17′
Heurelho Gomes (Watford) makes a brilliant save! Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) weaves easily through the defence and fires the ball from mid-range. His effort goes towards the middle of the goal, but it is denied by the mentioned goalkeeper!
16′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) with a teasing cross into the area, but Heurelho Gomes (Watford) intercepts the ball.
14′
Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) receives a brilliant pass and wastes a big opportunity as his shot from inside the penalty area flies narrowly wide of the left post.
13′
The corner from Almen Abdi (Watford) is cleared away by the defence.
13′
Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. The ball is out-of-play. Watford win a corner kick.
10′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) latches on to a precise pass deep inside the box, which was sent by Etienne Capoue (Watford), and he beats the goalkeeper with a low accurate shot into the bottom left corner. He makes it 0:1.
8′
Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) sends in the corner, but the keeper steps in and makes a save.
8′
Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Watford.
7′
Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) finds himself some space inside the box, collects a rebound and produces a goal-bound effort. Heurelho Gomes (Watford) pulls off a fantastic reflex save to stop the ball which went low to the middle of the target.
6′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) released a superb first-time shot from the edge of the box. His effort flies narrowly wide of the left post.
6′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) dances his way past two defending players and gets to the edge of the box from where he unleashes a shot that goes well wide of the right post.
5′
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) sends a long ball in, but Heurelho Gomes comfortably gathers the ball.
4′
The referee blows his whistle. Almen Abdi (Watford) makes a foul while attacking.
4′
Watford are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing the ball around seamlessly but finally one of the defending players makes an intereception.
2′
The ball is cleared after Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
1′
Here we go, today’s match is starting right now.
The players are out at last! Newcastle Utd will take the kick-off.
Roger East is the one to supervise the game today.
Both teams starting lineups are available at this moment, so you can have a look at them.
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