Watford 2-1 Newcastle Utd (23.01.2016) Live Commentary

90+5′
Today’s game has been very poor. There hasn’t been many thrilling moments. The control of the game belonged to the home side. The home side relied on getting in chances mostly with counter-attacking. The away side’s tactic was kick and rush football.
90+5′
Nothing more will happen today, Andre Marriner has blown his whistle and the game is over.
90+5′
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
90+4′
Newcastle Utd are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing the ball around seamlessly but finally one of the defending players makes an intereception. Newcastle Utd have a corner.
90+3′
Substitution. Troy Deeney is replaced by Nordin Amrabat (Watford).
90+2′
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) didn’t manage to convert the resulting corner kick into a goal. He produced a header from a dangerous position inside the box, but he missed far to left.
90+2′
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) looks like he will be the one to try and deliver a quality ball into the penalty box from the corner kick.
90+2′
Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out. Newcastle Utd win a corner.
90′
4 additional min. will be played.
90′
Etienne Capoue (Watford) has the ability to send the ball deep into the penalty area from throw-ins and it can lead to very promising situations for his team.
89′
Quique Flores decides to make a substitution. Juan Carlos Paredes is going off the pitch and Allan Nyom (Watford) is coming on.
88′
That will be all from Fabricio Coloccini who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle Utd).
87′
Etienne Capoue (Watford) creates himself a good chance and goes for goal from mid-range, but it’s just a bit too high and misses the bar by a whisker. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
86′
Corner kick, taken by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
85′
A lofted cross from Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area. The ball goes out-of-play. Newcastle Utd are awarded a corner kick.
84′
Well-received pass by Juan Carlos Paredes (Watford). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but he blazes it high over the bar. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
83′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
82′
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) whips in a cross from the corner, but Heurelho Gomes (Watford) is well prepared and punches the ball away.
81′
Yoan Gouffran (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. Newcastle Utd earn a corner.
79′
Ben Watson (Watford) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
79′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) produces a promising shot after his wonderful solo run, but Rob Elliot thwarts the effort which goes to the left side of the goal and the score doesn’t change. Watford get a corner.
78′
Juan Carlos Paredes (Watford) sends a cross into the box, but Rob Elliot comes off his line to gather the ball.
77′
Substitution. Almen Abdi (Watford) in, Jose Manuel Jurado out.
76′
Excellent touch by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd)! He latches on to a precious pass on the edge of the box but produces a miskick that goes high above the bar. Poor effort. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Watford.
73′
A player from Watford commits an attacking foul. The referee blows his whistle.
71′
A perfectly taken corner kick. Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle Utd) gets on the end of it and produces a fantastic bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes inside the right post, increasing the score of today’s match โ€“ 2:1.
71′
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) goes over to take a corner kick that has been awarded by the referee.
71′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) sends a cross into the box that is cleared. The ball is out-of-play and Newcastle Utd manage to earn a corner.
69′
This is how the both teams are doing in shots on target โ€“ 5:2.
68′
Miguel Angel Britos Cabrera (Watford) receives a yellow card from the referee for a foul that he committed a little earlier.
68′
Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat.
65′
Watford players perform combination football, attempting to create a goal-scoring opportunity, but they will have to wait for that as they have just lost possession due to an inaccurate pass.
64′
He should have done it better. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) is afforded space to connect with a Daryl Janmaat cross, but his header from the centre of the box flies well wide of the right post.
62′
Valon Behrami (Watford) sends over a cross, but he can’t find any teammate inside the box. Poor delivery.
59′
Here is a change. Rolando Aarons is going off and Steve McClaren gives the last tactical orders to Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd).
59′
It’s time for a substitution. Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) comes on in place of Henri Saivet.
58′
Goal! Craig Cathcart (Watford) fires the rebound into the bottom left corner after the ball breaks to him in the box. The score is 2:0.
56′
What was Valon Behrami (Watford) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.
56′
Odion Ighalo (Watford) sent a pass onto Troy Deeney (Watford), who didn’t get a chance to finish.
54′
Watford show off their ball keeping skills as they’re exchanging one-two passes and that is only interrupted when the final pass is intercepted. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
51′
Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle Utd) commits a foul and is shown a yellow card without any hesitation from the referee.
50′
Troy Deeney (Watford) wastes a big opportunity! He controls the ball after a nice low pass and shoots the ball towards the goal from a promising distance. His poor effort goes miles wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Newcastle Utd.
48′
A player from Watford commits an attacking foul. The referee blows his whistle.
46′
It’s in the back of the net! Troy Deeney slips the ball through to Odion Ighalo (Watford), and he darts into the box to unleash a magnificent shot that goes into the bottom right corner. He makes it 1:0.
46′
Andre Marriner blows his whistle and the second half starts.
45+2′
Let’s hope the managers of both teams will be able to stir the players to much bigger passion. Until now the game presented by them has lacked any interesting and exciting moments. We can’t see either of the teams enjoying any significant control of the game. The home team makes a lot of passes and attempts to maintain possession. The away side’s tactic is what is called kick and rush football.
45+2′
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
45′
We will have 1 min. of added time.
45′
Craig Cathcart (Watford) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
44′
Newcastle Utd are ruled offside.
43′
A player from Watford commits an attacking foul. The referee blows his whistle.
40′
Watford use small space to exchange short passes and thus control the game. Now they made a mistake, lost the ball, and the whole situation changes completely.
38′
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
36′
Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) wastes a big opportunity! He controls the ball after a nice low pass and shoots the ball towards the goal from a promising distance. His poor effort goes into the stands. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
34′
Juan Carlos Paredes (Watford) plays a one-two with Odion Ighalo, but the move breaks down.
32′
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) is averted and cleared away to safety.
32′
Andre Marriner blows the whistle. Craig Cathcart (Watford) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle.
30′
Nathan Ake (Watford) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
29′
The ball is behind the sideline. Nathan Ake (Watford) takes a throw-in.
28′
Troy Deeney (Watford) breaks past challenges, but puts too much pace on his pass to Nathan Ake (Watford).
27′
Andre Marriner interrupts the game. One of the players from Newcastle Utd got the ball, but his effort is judged as a rough play.
26′
The Newcastle Utd players are exchanging fine passes and wait for an opportunity to start an attack, but here comes a mistake and loss of possession. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Watford.
24′
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) sends an inaccurate cross from the corner kick as he overhits his effort. The ball goes out-of-play.
24′
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) meets a pass on the edge of the penalty area and finishes to the bottom right corner. He didn’t put enough power into the effort, and Heurelho Gomes pulls off an easy save. The ball goes out-of-play. Newcastle Utd are awarded a corner kick.
23′
Troy Deeney (Watford) receives an accurate pass and attempts to threaten the goalkeeper with his long-range strike. Unfortunately for him, his effort goes high above the crossbar. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
21′
Valon Behrami (Watford) and Nathan Ake (Watford) attempts to split the opposition’s defence with a series of short passes and to win some extra space for the attack, but one of the defenders steps in and puts an end to the combination.
20′
The Newcastle Utd players find open spaces, and they are able to move the ball from one to another. But now comes an error, and they involuntarily pass the ball to their opponent. The ball has crossed the sideline. Newcastle Utd are taking a throw-in.
18′
Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) has a good chance to score with a mid-range attempt after collecting a pass. He fires to the right side of the goal, but he can’t generate enough power to trouble Rob Elliot.
17′
Troy Deeney (Watford) collects a pass and finds himself in a good position to strike from the edge of the box, but his attempt is blocked.
16′
Watford keep possession of the ball by producing one-two passes, but the opponent steps in and wins the ball.
15′
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) receives a precise pass on the edge of the box and shoots. His poorly placed shot flies way wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Watford will have a goal kick.
14′
Troy Deeney (Watford) crosses the ball from the free kick, but it goes out-of-play.
14′
The player from Newcastle Utd commits a rough challenge. Andre Marriner blows for a foul and keeps the game under his control. Watford will take a free kick.
12′
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner kick but the ball finds only the head of an opponent.
11′
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle Utd) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders. Newcastle Utd will take a corner kick.
9′
Troy Deeney (Watford) wastes a big opportunity! He controls the ball after a nice low pass and shoots the ball towards the goal from a promising distance. His poor effort goes miles wide of the left post.
7′
Valon Behrami (Watford) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance.
6′
Watford are happy showing off their ball keeping skills and that is only interrupted when the defender steps in. It will be a corner kick for Watford.
4′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and produces a poor effort, which sails miles wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Watford.
2′
Watford are showcasing great team work as they are exchanging one-two passes, but one inaccuracy caused the loss of possession.
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Today’s match has just started, enjoy yourself!
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The players are on the pitch and Watford will have the kick-off.
Andre Marriner will referee today’s match.
The starting lineups of both teams are already revealed and you can check them out in the details of this match.
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