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9th April 2021- Championship, Watford 2 Reading 0

BBC Sport: Two goals from Ismaila Sarr saw second-placed Watford take another step towards promotion back to the Premier League with a win over Reading at Vicarage Road.

Sky Sports: Watford took the lead when Kiko Femenia, Nathaniel Chalobah and Sarr linked up brilliantly, with the latter cutting the ball from his right onto his left and then curling a powerful effort and, less than two minutes later, they had a second.

BHappy: For the second, within two minutes, Chalobah robs Gibson, perhaps yet to get his head back into the game, and Philip Zinckernagel plays the pass. In both cases, they’re situations we weren’t even interested in, let alone involved in, under previous managers; we were too busy getting our shape, tucking in, locking up. They come with risk, as we’ll see, but so much reward.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56611869

9th April 2012- Championship, Cardiff City 1 Watford 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=5011

Nyron Nosworthy’s late leveller dealt a blow to Cardiff City’s stuttering play-off charge as the defender rescued mid-table Watford a Championship point.

Nosworthy’s conversion of Sean Murray’s free-kick with eight minutes left earned a deserved point for the visitors, who have now lost only once in nine league games.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2012-04-09
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/09-april-2012/

9th April 2011- Championship, Watford 1 Hull City 2

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4960

Hull’s fine away form continued at Watford as another smash-and-grab win gave them renewed hope of making the Championship play-offs.

The hosts struggled to offer anything beyond long balls but Andreas Weimann did have their first effort as his run and shot crept past the post. The Austrian crashed a volley wide but it was Graham’s involvement that brought them closest to a leveller. The big striker turned at the edge of the area and let fly with a shot that seemed destined for the top corner – until Guzan brilliantly turned it over the bar. 

It’s hard to escape the impression of a team that’s gone about as far as its legs will carry it, walking home because it couldn’t afford the bus ticket and stumbling exhausted through the front door. That we’ve made it at all, let alone with several games to spare, is deeply, deeply admirable. But the eager zest that surrounds our best play has been replaced by something slightly heavier, slightly more saggy. One incident summed it up: Danny Graham breaking forward in the first half, delaying his pass too long, and running clumsily into a defender; just one moment, but so untypical of the player. We lacked a keen mental edge, a certain brightness. Who knows what effect a win might’ve had – that’s rather my point – but nothing about us suggests a team that’s ready to push on towards the playoffs.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2011-04-09
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/09-april-2011/

9th April 2008- Championship, Watford 0 Barnsley 3

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4807

Barnsley striker Kayode Odejayi put his FA Cup semi-final miss behind him to score twice at Watford and lift the Tykes out of the relegation places.

Watford missed out on the chance to leap to the top of the Championship and extended their recent run of form to one win in 10 after a desperate performance against struggling Barnsley, for whom a second away win of the season was enough to soothe any FA Cup hangover and send them surging out of the bottom three.

This week I’ve seen a house purchase fall through, spent any amount of time with a bored toddler in queues on the M1, and my tickly cough is back.   I really didn’t need last night’s gutless, passionless, utterly undistracting shower of shit.

They could have gone top and that was the best they could come up with.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2008-04-09
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/09-april-2008/

9th April 2006- Championship, Watford 1 Luton Town 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4708

Ahmet Brkovic’s first goal of 2006, 17 minutes from time, rescued a point for Luton at Vicarage Road to virtually end Watford’s hopes of automatic promotion. It also means Luton’s slim hopes of gaining a play-off spot were extinguished.

The point confirms Watford’s play off place, but almost certainly means they won’t catch Sheffield United in the race for second spot.

Asked if he was concerned at his team’s poor form, Boothroyd said: “Yeah, 73 points. Awful.”

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2006-04-09
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/09-april-2006/