This was the first home game since the death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. The programme had a special wraparound with a tribute from club CEO Scott Duxbury.
Sky Sports: Colombian teenager Yaser Asprilla curled a clever ball into space on the left for Hassane Kamara to chase. The full-back’s cross was shovelled into the path of Keinan Davis by Sunderland goalkeeper Patterson, leaving the on-loan Aston Villa striker the easiest of tap-ins on his first Watford start.
BHappy: It’s bloody awful. Or at least, we’re bloody awful… Blackburn do a reasonable job of looking like a competent football team. So we’re bloody awful. Or rather… we’re not completely awful, but the bits that are awful are so awful that they render the less problematic bits sort of obsolete. For instance, I don’t really think there’s much wrong with our defence as far as actual defending goes. Nothing that something more cohesive going forward to release the pressure wouldn’t relegate to merely something to work on in the goodness of time, for all Christian Kabasele’s generosity with possession. Kortney Hause’s number has come up on the “who’s missing today?” spinning dial – a worryingly non-specific sprained ankle depriving us of the option of his surges out of defence and swinging crossfield balls.
After the death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th September all football due to take place the following weekend was postponed. However the programme for the game had already gone to press.
BHappy: The other significant contributor to the first half was Kortney Hause, making his full debut on the left side of the defence in front of us… indeed, so tall and broad is Hause that he blocked our view of much of the rest of the pitch during the first half from our position three rows back in the corner.