22nd August 2017- League Cup Second Round, Watford 2 Bristol City 3

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary  Goals:  1 2

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BBC SportChampionship side Bristol City came from behind to beat Premier League Watford in the EFL Cup second round.

skyBristol City secured a memorable 3-2 victory as Marco Silva’s promising start to life at Watford came to a shuddering halt in the Carabao Cup.

BHappy imageYou have to ask yourself, at what point does an odd pattern stop being an odd pattern and start becoming accepted as “the new normal”, to adopt a horrible phrase.  When does it stop being surprising?  I suppose it depends on the circumstances…  Britain’s naval supremacy was unchallenged until the advent of the submarine, which changed the game entirely but at least there was an event.  Something to point at and say “this has changed because of that”.  Difficult to accept, difficult to reconcile to, but nonetheless cause and effect.  Easy to understand.

FranAfter the cracking performances in the first two games of the season, it was a happy band who met at the West Herts prior to this match.  Those who had been at Bournemouth were assuring those who hadn’t that the game had been as much fun as it sounded on the radio and in reports.  We also took time to teach them the new chant for Doucouré.

The Hornets NestWe’re all disappointed, frustrated, maybe a little pissed off, but deep (deep) down, are you really surprised?  I could literally go back to my report on the Gillingham game last season, copy and paste it in here, alter the score and the team and you would be none the wiser.  Or maybe go back to Preston from two seasons ago? Even better because we had a man sent off. Perhaps I could combine the two?

Hornet effectThe Hornets’ poor league cup record continued after Bristol City came from behind to book their place in the third round with a 3-2 victory at Vicarage Road. The big question going into the tie was how strong a starting eleven Silva would field and the answer was comprehensive, he would be taking the competition seriously.

22 Aug 2017 Accrington Stanley 1:3 West Bromwich Albion
22 Aug 2017 Aston Villa 4:1 Wigan Athletic
22 Aug 2017 Birmingham City 1:2 AFC Bournemouth
22 Aug 2017 Bolton Wanderers 3:2 Sheffield Wednesday
22 Aug 2017 Brighton and Hove Albion 1:0 Barnet
22 Aug 2017 Cardiff City 1:2 Burton Albion
22 Aug 2017 Carlisle United 1:2 Sunderland
22 Aug 2017 Crystal Palace 2:1 Ipswich Town
22 Aug 2017 Doncaster Rovers 2:0 Hull City
22 Aug 2017 Fulham 0:1 Bristol Rovers
22 Aug 2017 Leeds United 5:1 Newport County
22 Aug 2017 Middlesbrough 3:0 Scunthorpe United
22 Aug 2017 Milton Keynes Dons 1:4 Swansea City
22 Aug 2017 Norwich City 4:1 Charlton Athletic
22 Aug 2017 Queens Park Rangers 1:4 Brentford
22 Aug 2017 Reading 3:1 Millwall
22 Aug 2017 Sheffield United 1:4 Leicester City
22 Aug 2017 Watford 2:3 Bristol City
23 Aug 2017 Blackburn Rovers 0:2 Burnley
23 Aug 2017 Cheltenham Town 0:2 West Ham United
23 Aug 2017 Huddersfield Town 2:1 Rotherham United
23 Aug 2017 Newcastle United 2:3 Nottingham Forest
23 Aug 2017 Southampton 0:2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
23 Aug 2017 Stoke City 4:0 Rochdale

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