Watford and Rotherham United draw 1-1 on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

WATFORD. Rotherham United and Watford draw 1-1. S. Ferguson scored the first goal (21') for Rotherham United. J. Ferreira settled the score (53').

Watford and Rotherham United draw 1-1 on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

WATFORD. Rotherham United and Watford draw 1-1. S. Ferguson scored the first goal (21′) for Rotherham United. J. Ferreira made it even (53′). Watford was not able to win even if it was better in terms of ball possession (59%)

The match was played at the Vicarage Road stadium in Watford on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was David Webb with the collaboration of Lee Venamore and George Byrne. The 4th official was David Rock. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 2.4 degrees Celsius or 36.36 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 81%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 59 Ball Possession 41
Shots
  • 18 Total 11
  • 5 On Target 4
  • 13 Off Target 7
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 97 Attack 135
  • 64 Dangerous attack 57
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 9 Corners 3
  • 1 Off Sides 2
Fouls
  • 9 Total 8
  • 3 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 1

Ball possession

Watford had a superior ball possession 59% while Rotherham United was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Watford was more pushing with 64 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, that was not enough Watford to win the match​.

Watford shot 18 times, 5 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Rotherham United shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Watford received 3 yellow cards (Mario Gaspar, Daniel Bachmann and F. Sierralta). On the opposite side, Rotherham United received 3 yellow cards (L. Hjelde, Shane Ferguson and Lee Peltier).

Match Timeline

21'
Shane Ferguson(goal)
30'
Leo Hjelde- Yellow
Mario Gaspar- Yellow
39'
45'
Shane Ferguson- Yellow
Daniel Bachmann- Yellow
45'
Hassane Kamara- sub ->J. Morris
46'
João Ferreira(goal)
53'
Yaser Esneider Asprilla Martínez- sub ->Ismaël Koné
65'
65'
Cohen Bramall- sub ->Shane Ferguson
Francisco Sierralta- Yellow
90'
90'
Lee Peltier- Yellow

Standings

After playing this contest, Watford will have 44 points to hold in the 3rd place. Talking about the opposition, Rotherham United will have 31 points to hold in the 20th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Championship, Watford will host Stoke City on the 6th of May with a 6-5 head to head in favor of Watford (3 draws).

Rotherham United will play away agasint Wigan Athletic on the 6th of May with a 6-3 head to head record in favor of Wigan Athletic (3 draws).

Watford – Formation

Watford
G
Daniel Bachmann 1.Austria
7.4
45'
D
Craig Cathcart 15.Northern Ireland
7.6
D
6.9
90'
D
João Ferreira 13.Portugal
8.0
Goals53'
D
J. Morris 42.England
6.8
46'
M
Mario Gaspar 3.Spain
6.8
39'
M
Hamza Choudhury 4.England
7.4
M
6.4
79'
M
Ismael Koné 11.Côte d'Ivoire
6.4
65'
M
Ismaila Sarr 23.Senegal
6.8
F
Vakoun Issouf Bayo 19.Côte d'Ivoire
7.3
72'
Substitutes
G
Maduka Okoye 35.Germany
D
D
Hassane Kamara 14.Gambia
7.1
46'
M
Leandro Bacuna 25.Curaçao
M
6.0
65'

Watford started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Slaven Bilić decided to play with the following team: Daniel Bachmann (7.4), João Ferreira (8.0), Francisco Sierralta (6.9), Craig Cathcart (7.6), James Morris (6.8), Mario Gaspar (6.8), Hamza Choudhury (7.4), Matheus Martins (6.4), Ismael Koné (6.4), Ismaïla Sarr (6.8) and Vakoun Issouf Bayo (7.3).

The home team had on the bench: William Troost-Ekong, Hassane Kamara (7.1), Leandro Bacuna, Maduka Okoye, Tobi Ademeyo (6.8), Yaser Asprilla (6.0) and Michael Adu-Poku (6.5).

Substitutions

Watford made 4 changes: J. Morris for Hassane Kamara (46′), Ismaël Koné for Yaser Asprilla (65′), Vakoun Issouf Bayo for T. Adeyemo (72′) and Matheus Martins for M. Adu-Poku (79′).

Best player: João Ferreira​

The player that probably impressed the most for Watford was João Ferreira.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 32 passes (68% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses.

Rotherham United – Formation

Rotherham United
G
Viktor Johansson 1.Sweden
6.9
D
Lee Peltier 21.England
7.1
90'
D
Sean Morrison 23.England
6.8
D
6.8
D
Leo Hjelde 29.Norway
6.7
30'
M
Hakeem Odofin 22.England
7.0
M
Daniel Barlaser 4.England
6.2
M
Oliver Rathbone 18.England
6.8
F
Shane Ferguson 17.Northern Ireland
7.1
65' 45' Goals21'
F
Tarique Fosu-Henry 7.England
5.8
F
Chiedozie Ogbene 11.Republic of Ireland
6.2
Substitutes
G
Robbie Hemfrey 26.Scotland
D
Peter Kioso 30.Congo DR
D
Richard Wood 6.England
D
Grant Hall 20.England
D
Wes Harding 2.England
D
Cohen Bramall 3.England
6.2
65'
M
Jamie Lindsay 16.Scotland

Rotherham United started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Matthew Taylor played with: Viktor Johansson (6.9), Lee Peltier (7.1), Sean Morrison (6.8), Cameron Humphreys (6.8), Leo Fuhr Hjelde (6.7), Hakeem Odofin (7.0), Daniel Barlaser (6.2), Oliver Rathbone (6.8), Shane Ferguson (7.1), Chiedozie Ogbene (6.2) and Tariqe Fosu-Henry (5.8).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Peter Kioso, Richard Wood, Robbie Hemfrey, Grant Hall, Jamie Lindsay, Wes Harding and Cohen Bramall (6.2).

Substitutions

Rotherham United made only 1 change substituting Shane Ferguson for Cohen Bramall (65′)​.

Best player: Shane Ferguson​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Rotherham United was Shane Ferguson.

His rating is (7.1) with 1 goal, 19 passes (94% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 5. He performed 3 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship.​