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Vicarage Road Stadium (ATT 11,293) 6th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Ward

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Hornets and Lions share the spoils with a drab 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road

Last Updated: 06/11/12 11:23pm

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Fernando Forestieri: Went close for Watford

Fernando Forestieri: Went close for Watford

Watford's unimpressive Championship campaign continued with a drab 0-0 draw against Millwall at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

Watford impressed in the opening stages, keeping Millwall pegged back with some neat football that yielded the opening chance, which Almen Abdi hit over.

Millwall's Chris Wood went close to grabbing the first goal, seeing his shot blocked after the ball ricocheted off Lloyd Doyley, before Mark Beevers headed over from the resulting corner.

As the first period drew towards a conclusion, the Lions continued to edge proceedings and almost went ahead as Liam Trotter's 30-yard piledriver skimmed the outside of the post.

The home side, though, had the better of the play at the end of the half; after Abdi's low shot was saved, Beevers had to be on high alert to head Fernando Forestieri's clever chip off the line.

The Lions re-emerged from the interval positively and came agonisingly close to going ahead, only for Wood to hit straight at Manuel Almunia.

The increasingly end-to-end nature of the game continued as Troy Deeney hit narrowly wide for the Hornets.

As the second half wore on, both sides were unwilling to drive forward, seemingly more worried about conceding than displaying invention.

That meant chances were increasingly few and far between, making Forestieri's wasteful effort - he hit a good opening wide - all the more frustrating.

Seemingly unwilling to let the game meander into a draw, Watford played with more urgency following the introduction of Matej Vydra without creating any real openings.

That changed in the dying moments when Abdi rattled the woodwork before Daniel Pudil hit narrowly wide as the Hornets had to settle for a point.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Middlesbrough 35 66
2 Derby County 35 65
3 Watford 35 65
4 Bournemouth 35 63
5 Norwich City 34 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 34 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Cardiff City 35 44
14 Birmingham City 34 42
15 Huddersfield Town 35 42
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 35 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Millwall 35 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22