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Vicarage Road Stadium (ATT 11,437) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 17:15 Ref: R Madley

Watford Watford vs Nottingham Forest N Forest


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I Miller (61)

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Last Updated at 7:12 pm, September 24th 2011

  1. It's all over here at Vicarage Road and it has finished 1-0 to the visitors. A rather soft goal on 61 minutes from Ishmael Miller was enough for Nottingham Forest to defeat Watford and pick up the much needed three points. I hope that you enjoyed our live commentary here on From me, it's goodbye for now. Have a nice evening.

  2. 90+1

    The hosts are making a change now. Mark Yeates comes off and is replaced by Sean Murray.

  3. 90

    Normal time is up now, and we are to have three minutes of injury time.

  4. 88

    Lee Camp makes a fine save off a John Eustace strike from inside the Forest penalty area amidst a cluster of bodies.

  5. 87

    Lee Camp makes a fine save off a John Eustace strike from inside the Forest penalty area amidst a cluster of bodies.

  6. 85

    Scott Loach makes a good save from a Marcus Tudgay strike from around 20 yards.

  7. 84

    Six minutes of normal time remain on the clock for Watford to pick up a point at home.

  8. 84

    Forest substitution: Marcus Tudgay replaces Ishmael Miller.

  9. 83

    Watford substitution: Chris Iwelumo comes on for Joe Garner.

  10. 82

    Corner for Watford and once again Sordell is involved in the process of earning it. But nothing productive comes from it, as Eustace's smothered effort is way off target.

  11. 80

    10 minutes remain in the match. The Hornets do not seem to be able to think of a way to conjure up an equaliser, and Forest are defending their citadel well. 1-0 to Forest, it looks likely to end here...

  12. 78

    Forest substitution: McGugan goes off for Reid.

  13. 77

    And now Watford make their first change of the evening. Deeney comes on for Forsyth, who played well in this match I should say.

  14. 75

    15 minutes left on the clock here - 15 minutes for Watford to equalise and gain a point.

  15. 75

    Guy Moussi is shown a yellow card.

  16. 74

    Nottingham Forest make their first change of the evening. Derbyshire comes on for Findley, who doesn't look very pleased I have to say. I can also hear some boos and whistles, probably from the Watford supporters.

  17. 71

    Nottingham Forest are about to make a substitution from what I can...

  18. 70

    20 minutes remain in this Championship game and Forest are on their way to garnering a much needed three points.

  19. 69

    Interestingly, there has been no yellow card in this game yet. When was the last time we had a football match that had no yellow or red card...?

  20. 67

    Morgan makes an important clearance for Forest as he intercepts a headed pass from Garner intended for Eustace inside the penalty area.

  21. 65

    25 minutes remain in this match and much against the run of play Forest have taken the lead here at Vicarage Road. Watford have yet to show any sign of a real comeback, as McClaren's side have the possession of the ball at the moment.

  22. 62

    Watford have to blame themselves for conceding what was a rather soft goal. A Lee Camp goalkick threaded its way to Ishmael Miller, who just slotted it home from close range almost unopposed. The hosts are now on the backfoot here. Will they stage a comeback in the final 30 or so minutes?

  23. 61

    GOAL! Nottingham Forest score through Miller just a minute after the hour-mark. 1-0 to the visitors.

  24. 60

    Half an hour left in this match. Would we see a goal between now and the full-time whistle?

  25. 59

    Sean Dyche's side are pressing themselves on Forest at the moment and could have gone 1-0 ahead in the last few minutes.

  26. 57

    Sordell shoots at the Nottingham Forest goal from an acute angle on the right from inside the penalty area but cannot keep his shot on target.

  27. 56

    The hosts go agonisingly close once again, this time Joe Garner failing to find the target with a close-range header from a well-measured John Eustace delivery from the right.

  28. 54

    Sordell strikes the ball with his left foot shot from just outside the box but it goes wide.

  29. 53

    Once again Watford come close to breaking the deadlock and once again it is Craig Forsyth. Lloyd Doyley sends in a brilliant cross from the right that Forsyth heads towards the Forest goal, but it goes on the roof of the net.

  30. 51

    Camp makes a sensational save for Forest and keeps them in the game. Forsyth is sent through on goal but his attempt from close range is brilliantly blocked by the visitor's goalkeeper. Close one, that was.

  31. 50

    Five minutes gone in the second half and the deadlock is yet to be broken.

  32. 49

    Nottingham Forest go on the attack down the left flank as a cross is carved out, but Watford eventually parry away the danger.

  33. 47

    As with the first half, it is Watford who start the second session the brighter of the two teams. Yeates floats in a free-kick from the right but his delivery is cleared away with ease.

  34. 46

    And Nottingham Forest get the second half underway...

  35. We are now about to start the second-half action here at Vicarage Road. There have been no changes to the line-ups for either of the two teams.

  36. So what are your thoughts on the game so far? What do you think will happen in the second half? Send me your views and opinions at

  37. 45+1

    It's half time here at Vicarage Road and it is goalless between Watford and Nottingham Forest. Chances have been few and far between, with Joe Garner going close for the hosts and Ishmael Miller doing the same for the visitors.

  38. 45

    One minute of additional time has been awarded here at the end of the first half.

  39. 43

    Another good ball is whipped in from the right for Watford but it goes abegging. I think it was Yeates who made the delivery.

  40. 40

    Exciting action in front of the Forest goal as the initial corner is cleared away, but then a ball in floated in from the left across the face of the goal, but the visitors do eventually scrap it away. The last five minutes of the first half should be exciting.

  41. 38

    Hill makes a very good challenge inside the Watford penalty area on Garner and clears the ball away.

  42. 35

    Will we get a goal in the final 10 minutes of this half? What do you think? Send them at

  43. 34

    Once again Sordell is in the thick of the action as he floats a lovely cross from the right flank. Watford are stepping up their game now. How will Nottingham Forest respond?

  44. 32

    Garner goes close with a header from just yards out, but Camp makes an excellent save. It is Sordell who carves out a cross from the right flank with his left foot. Best chance of the game so far - most eventful action surely.

  45. 31

    Findley is released down the right flank but his cross is terrible as it is nowhere near the goal. That was a waste really.

  46. 30

    15 minutes of normal time remain in the first half here at Vicarage Road and it remains goalless between Watford and Nottingham Forest. What are your thoughts on the game so far? Can Steve McClaren's side conjure up something between now and the half-time whistle? Send them at

  47. 28

    Lynch goes close with the resulting corner as he heads the ball towards the Watford goal, but cannot keep it on target.

  48. 27

    Nottingham Forest go close as Lynch forces Loach into make a good save and push the ball on to the sidenet.

  49. 25

    Watford have been the more active and brighter side in this match but they have been struggling to make some real inroad into the Nottingham Forest penalty area.

  50. 23

    Some stats for you now. Watford appear to have 56 per cent of the possession so far, while Nottingham Forest have had 44 per cent.

  51. 20

    20 minutes gone in the match and it is still goalless between Watford and Nottingham Forest. Things are quite dull here at Vicarage Road at the moment.

  52. 17

    Nothing exciting happening yet, as Watford and Forest are unable to conjure up anything magical.

  53. 15

    A quarter of an hour gone here at Vicarage Road and it remains goalless. It has not been a very lively game, to be perfectly honest with you, but hopefully the momentum will increase soon.

  54. 13

    Nottingham appear to be gaining confidence as the match progress, as they get another free-kick down the right but eventually fail to make it count.

  55. 11

    Forest earn a free-kick as Mariappa is adjudged to have pulled back Miller. The free-kick is drilled in but it bounces off the wall and goes for a corner, which yields nothing fruitful in the end.

  56. 10

    Ten minutes gone in the first half and it does look like this could be 'one of those games'. There has been no shot on goal and no clear-cut chances. Are we in for a dull 90 minutes? Or will the pace of the game pick up soon? Send me your thoughts at

  57. 8

    Forsyth sends in another good ball inside the Nottingham penalty area but nothing concrete comes out of it.

  58. 6

    Watford are making all the noises here at Vicarage Road as Nottingham are firmly on the backfoot.

  59. 5

    Garner tries his luck at the Nottingham goal from just inside the penalty area but cannot get it past Camp. Mariappa sends a long ball from inside the Watford half to Forsyth on the left wing whose cut-back reaches Garner, but the Watford forward cannot break the deadlock in this instanace.

  60. 3

    It's been a relatively quiet start here at Vicarage Road, and understandably so. Both sides are struggling for points in the early stages of the season.

  61. 2

    A cross is drilled in from the left wing but there is no Watford player inside the Nottingham penalty area to take advantage of what was an inviting ball.

  62. 1

    Watford on the attack right from the start as a delivery is floated in from the right, but I think it was Garner who was flagged offside.

  63. 1

    And here we go as Watford kick off proceedings here at the Vicarage Road Stadium...

  64. Watford are unbeaten in four matches but have collected just seven points from as many matches. As for Nottingham Forest, they are in the bottom three of the Championship, but just two points behind Watford.

  65. So what do you think of these line-ups? How do you think the game will pan out? Do Nottingham have a chance, or will Watford pick up maximum points in front of their own supporters? Send me your thoughts and prediction at

  66. Kick-off is still around 20 minutes away and I will upload the teamsheet here in a moment. And feel free to send me your thoughts at

  67. Hello and welcome to's live commentary of the Championship game between Watford and Nottingham Forest from the Vicarage Road Stadium. I am Subhankar Mondal and I will be bringing you all the action live here.



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1 Watford 12 24
2 Derby County 12 23
3 Middlesbrough 12 23
4 Norwich City 12 21
5 Nottingham Forest 12 21
6 Ipswich Town 12 20
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 20
8 Charlton Athletic 12 19
9 Bournemouth 12 18
10 Brentford 12 18
11 Sheffield Wednesday 12 17
12 Cardiff City 12 16
13 Blackburn Rovers 12 16
14 Leeds United 12 15
15 Rotherham United 12 15
16 Reading 12 15
17 Huddersfield Town 12 15
18 Millwall 12 13
19 Wigan Athletic 12 11
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 11
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Fulham 12 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 12 8
24 Blackpool 12 6