Tag: Fernando Forestieri

21st March 2015- Championship, Watford 0 Ipswich Town 1

Referee: Andy D’Urso
Attendance: 19,038

Substitute Richard Chaplow scored in injury time to earn Ipswich three points against high-flying Watford.

It was a tight contest throughout with clear-cut chances at a premium, but the Hornets appeared to have come the closest to winning it when Odion Ighalo stabbed a Troy Deeney cross narrowly over the bar.

 If there was a turning point – of the match, hopefully not of the season – it was the five minute break in play for a horrible injury to Joel Ekstrand. His replacement, Gabriele Angella, was almost immediately booked for an, um, assertive aerial challenge on Murphy…and suddenly it all got very tetchy and irritable, a series of inconsequential decisions going against us to disproportionate outrage in the stands. We lost our concentration amid the hullabaloo, we lost the initiative and the momentum. We didn’t get any of them back.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2015-03-21
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/20-march-2015/

3rd May 2014- Championship, Watford 1 Huddersfield Town 4

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=5119

Substitute Danny Ward scored a hat-trick to help Huddersfield Town finish the season on a high and end Watford’s 10-game unbeaten run at Vicarage Road.

The “lap of honour” at the end of the game was peculiar in the extreme.  The stands were… not empty, but not thronging with acclaim as they surely would have been given any kind of performance on the day.  It’s been a disappointing season, given the expectations we went in with… but it’s not been that bad for the most part.  There have been good wins, good performances, and everyone wants to leave happy.  As it was, those that remained were surely largely there for one man only.