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29th August 2018- League Cup Second Round, Reading 0 Watford 2

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Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 20.38.01Referee:Andy Davies    Attendance:9,265

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-23-36-22clips of Jon Marks BBC 3CR commentary   Goals:  1   2

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BBC SportDomingos Quina scored a stunning goal on his Watford debut help them progress to the Carabao Cup third round at the expense of Championship side Reading.

skyWatford – fourth in the Premier League after winning their opening three games – made 11 changes from the side that defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

BHappy imageThere are certain prerequisites when it comes to the early stages of the Rumbelows Cup.  Some of these are met in sunny Berkshire tonight…  a half-empty stadium (albeit a respectable enough 2500 make the short journey from Hertfordshire), much-changed starting line-ups (eleven changes for the Golden Boys in the green away kit’s first outing).  Check, check.

FranTeam news was that Gracia had made 11 changes with debuts for Navarro, Masina, Wilmot and Quina and the return of Chalobah, so the starting line-up was Gomes; Navarro, Mariappa, Prödl, Masina; Femenía, Chalobah, Wilmot, Quina, Sema; Success.  I have to say that looked like a pretty decent team.  Reading had also made 8 changes, but the main Watford connection with the opposition was in the dug out in the person of Sir Nigel Gibbs.

The Hornets NestWatford’s record in this competition is infamous. In the past ten seasons we’ve been knocked out by lower league opposition a total of eight times. So it’s no wonder I was surprised when Watford won comfortably away at Reading on Wednesday evening.

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14th March 2015- Championship, Watford 4 Reading 1

Referee: Darren Bond
Attendance: 16,660

Watford moved into the second automatic promotion place in the Championship with a comfortable win over Reading.

Goals from Almen Abdi, Matej Vydra, Troy Deeney and Fernando Forestieri ensured the Hornets remained level on points with Middlesbrough and Bournemouth at the top of the table, but Slavisa Jokanovic’s men moved into the automatic promotion places having scored more than Boro.

Watford would have been looking to make a strong start against a weakened Reading – Steve Clarke having made nine changes with Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay against Bradford very much in mind – and they took the lead with 53 seconds on the clock.

11th January 2014- Championship, Watford 0 Reading 1

Kaspars Gorkss scored as Reading subjected Beppe Sannino to his first defeat as Watford head coach.

Reading’s aggressive approach did at least dispel any illusions Alexander Merkel may have had regarding the sort of football games he’s going to be involved in.  Nominally an attacking player he sat deep in the midfield in this one, Iriney’s decent run-out at Ashton Gate obviously not pushing him back up the pecking order. The German took a while to settle, twice giving the ball away in circumstances that suggested he’d have preferred rather more thinking time.  As the game went on, particularly as we got onto the front foot on the second half, he became increasingly influential… comfortable in possession, happy to receive the ball in tight corners and find space, find the pass and as he stepped forwards Reading, looking leggy after their first-half efforts, began to creak.  Slight of frame, he nonetheless demonstrated early and with some gusto that he likes a tackle…  already on a yellow, his silly, reckless challenge on Nick Blackman late on was always going to see him departing early – a straight red, it turned out. Irritating.  As was the smattering of applause he received.  Quite what was to applaud about a needless high tackle in the centre circle was beyond me.

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17th August 2013-Championship, Reading 3 Watford 3

Diego Fabbrini scored a late goal to rescue a draw for Watford at Reading. The home side took the lead through Adam Le Fondre’s powerful left-footed strike and Jem Karacan bundled in from a set-piece to add a second. Watford’s Marco Faraoni scored a header but Karacan slotted in a Le Fondre knock down to restore a two-goal lead. Troy Deeney converted a penalty for the visitors after Danny Guthrie’s foul on substitute Fabbrini, who prodded home in the 89th minute.

It’s easy to paint the game as being of two halves.  Actually, for the first fifteen minutes or so of the second period we looked perhaps even less likely to get back into the game…  possession was suddenly being ceded cheaply as we struggled to up the pace and looked for ambitious passes.  A recurring theme under Gianfranco Zola however has been that of continuous improvement; we saw it through much of last season, and within a game he’s proven himself capable of changing the lie of the land to our benefit.  It helps to have such quality on the bench of course, and we’ll get to that.  But no small credit is due to the manager here for a bold substitution that changed our shape subtly and gave Reading something else to think about.  Reading fans will naturally focus on the contrast in their own team’s performance vs earlier in the game, but the R’s didn’t just “lose it”.  Much of the game is psychological of course and as things started to run for us belief grew in our camp whilst doubts entered Reading minds on and off the pitch.  Everyone who’s watched a football match has seen that before.  But something had to start that ball rolling, something had to change the game and give us an edge.  Sometimes it’s a lucky break, or a piece of individual skill…

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14th January 2012- Championship, Watford 1 Reading 2

Substitute Adam Le Fondre scored late on as Reading came from behind to overcome a battling Watford. The comeback ensured Shaun Cummings’ blushes were spared after he turned into his own goal in the 29th minute to put the hosts in front. Jimmy Kebe struck back for Reading just before the break when he headed in Hal Robson-Kanu’s cross from close range.

 When – and if – people talk of how television has revolutionised football, this is probably not what they have in mind. When – and if – it ever comes to a blessed end, the Sky era will chiefly be remembered for wall-to-wall blaring hype, monumental amounts of crassly-spent cash, endless slow motion replays of ball-to-hand incidents accompanied by the phrase “I’ve seen them given”, Andy bloody Gray, and the systematic obliteration of all football before 1993. It won’t be remembered for Watford v Reading on a Saturday teatime in January, episode twenty-five of a low-budget daytime soap opera watched by a dwindling audience. I’ve no idea who was doing the punditry for this one, but full credit to them if they managed to avoid letting out a lengthy sigh at some point.

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