BHappy: The first half was a one-sided farce. Daniel Bachmann, for all that he almost gave an opening goal away with a sloppy clearance before redeeming himself by throwing himself across goal to block Bradshaw’s resultant shot, kept us in the game with a number of brave stops, none better than a reaction save to deny Voglsammer after yet another Cooper knock-down. By that stage however we were already a goal down after a rare Cathcart error contributed to Bradshaw setting up Voglsammer to stroke past Bachmann. “That had been coming”, said everyone in the stadium.
Fran’s Watford Blog: There was then a long break in play after João Pedro was fouled by Saville and seemed to slip as he went down. After treatment on the field, he limped off the pitch and was sat on the sideline while his ankle was strapped up. In the meantime, the Hornets won a corner, the delivery from Sema was met by Ngakia whose header was straight at Long in the Millwall goal. While João Pedro was being treated, Asprilla had stripped and was ready to come on, but the Brazilian returned to the field even though he was limping heavily. It didn’t look like there was any chance that he could run it off, so it was no surprise when he went down again. He was clearly distraught as he left the pitch to be replaced by Asprilla. Losing our best player was pretty upsetting, but Christmas was properly ruined soon after when Kamara chased a ball in the Millwall box and collided with the goalkeeper. An altercation with McNamara followed, Kamara lashed out and the referee showed a straight red. It was an utterly stupid thing to do and there was no sympathetic applause as he left the pitch, instead he received a smattering of boos.