11th February 2006- Championship, Watford 4 Coventry City 0

Ashley Young scored one and set up two more as Watford thrashed Coventry.

Watford are the form side in the Championship and they continued their good run with a victory romp inspired by Ashley Young. He opened the scoring and set up goals for Marlon King and Darius Henderson before Jay DeMerit wrapped up the points.

Eighteen goals in six games, six wins on the trot and the first sell-out for six seasons. Yet Watford’s manager Adrian Boothroyd says: “I don’t want anybody to get excited.” Who is he trying to kid?

Eleven goals in three games, five wins in a row, third in the table and Sheffield United suddenly looking human and utterly catchable meant that the challenge provided by the arrival of Coventry City, on a good run themselves, was clear. Could Boothroyd keep his players’ feet on the ground, stave off complacency and follow up the excellent win at Bramall Lane with another three points? More questions being asked of this Watford team, and more answers being emphatically provided.

Independent, 12 Feb 2006
Sunday Mirror, 12 Feb 2006

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