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21st August 2012- Championship, Watford 0 Ipswich Town 1

Att: 12,422

BBC SportMichael Chopra ended his long wait for a goal with a last-minute winner as Ipswich took the points from Gianfranco Zola’s Watford.

skyIpswich goalkeeper Scott Loach, who had left Watford for Portman Road in the summer, was called into action four minutes from the end of normal to deal with a 20-yard shot from Matej Vydra. Ipswich had conceded 45 goals on their Championship travels last term, more than any other club in the division, but Loach was all smiles on the final whistle as he gained a clean sheet on his return to Vicarage Road.

guardianThere was a banner in the crowd that read “Forza Watford”, reflecting the new Italian feel at the club, but many more performances like this and it will have to be changed to “Arrivederci” instead. If Gianfranco Zola thought life in the Championship was going to be easy after his new side’s victory on the opening day on Saturday, Michael Chopra’s winner in the 90th minute for Ipswich showed him how punishing the division can be.

BHappy imageAll is unfamiliar. Sunshine and joyous victory in Croydon; torrential rain for the first home game, followed by last-minute defeat to our favourite opponents. The names of the new loan signings currently resemble a set of characters from an obscure role-playing game: “Vydra – The Scorpion” (X-Factor: 4.9); “Abdi – The Thinker” (Patience: 0.7%); “Pudil – The Unknown” (?: ?); “Anya – The Midget” (Turning Circle: 0.1); “Geijo – The Ghost” (Invisibility: 95%); “Beleck – The Giant” (Fear Factor: x3). It’s all a bit weird. There’s a moment when Manuel Almunia cack-handedly fumbles a cross onto the penalty spot and everyone almost breathes a sigh of relief at seeing something so thoroughly in its place.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2012-08-21
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/21-august-2012/

21st August 2010- Championship, Hull City 0 Watford 0

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4920

skyHull City failed to bounce back from their drubbing last weekend after they could only manage a 0-0 draw against Watford. The Tigers, who suffered a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Millwall last weekend, were unable to find the net in a forgettable clash at the KC Stadium, while the Hornets maintained their unbeaten start to the season. Hull went close on three occasions thanks to new signing Robert Koren, while goalkeeper Matt Duke managed to keep a clean sheet, denying Danny Graham and Jordon Mutch after half-time.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2010-08-21
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/21-august-2010/

21st August 2004-Championship, Leicester City 0 Watford 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4611
 
 
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21st August 2001,League Cup First Round, Watford 1 Plymouth Argyle 0

It’s only his second home game as manager and Vialli is already having a dig about the size of the crowd.

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Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 22.52.13BSAD report:the Worthington Cup First Round is really a test of the sophistication of the football fan’s palette.

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21st August 1999- Premier League, Watford 1 Bradford City 0

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http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4363

BSAD imageBSAD report: Familiar ground, then.

In reality, the whole “WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!” celebration extended no further than awkward greetings between two people who used to be at the same school but never really had anything in common. Initial pleasantries followed by edgy silences, not a memorable occasion.

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