WATFORD. Watford finds its way back against Sunderland with a goal on the A. Alese 45′ and a goal on the J. Bennette 87′. Watford was not able to win even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%)
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 Robert Madley who was helped by Jonathan Hunt and Lee Venamore. The 4th official was Tim Robinson. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 17 degrees Celsius or 62.6 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 44%.
Watford had a superior ball possession 56% while Sunderland was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Watford was more pushing with 50 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Watford to win the match.
Watford shot 14 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Sunderland shot 12 times, 5 on target, 4 off target.
Watford didn’t receive any yellow card. Talking about the opposition, Sunderland received 4 yellow cards (P. Roberts, C. Evans, J. Bennette and J. Matete).
After this contest, Watford will have 14 points like Rotherham United and Bristol City to sit in the 10th place. Talking about the opposition, Sunderland will have 15 points like Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers to sit in the 5th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Watford will play away against Cardiff City on the 2nd of November with a 8-7 head to head stats in favor of Watford (5 draws).
Sunderland will play away agasint Huddersfield Town on the 2nd of November with a 0-0 head to head statistic.
Watford – Formation
Watford started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Rob Edwards decided to play with the following team: Daniel Bachmann, Craig Cathcart , William Troost-Ekong , Kortney Hause , João Pedro , Hamza Choudhury , Edo Kayembe , Hassane Kamara , Ken Sema , Keinan Davis and Yaser Asprilla .
The home team had on the bench: Joseph Hungbo, Christian Kabasele, Dan Gosling , Francisco Sierralta, Maduka Okoye, Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Samuel Kalu.
Watford made 3 changes: H. Kamara for V. Bayo (73′), K. Davis for D. Gosling (81′) and C. Cathcart for C. Kabasele (84′).
Best player: João Pedro
The player that probably impressed the most for Watford was João Pedro.
His rating iswith 38 passes (57% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 20. He performed 12 crosses.
Sunderland – Formation
Sunderland started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Tony Mowbray played with: Anthony Patterson, Lynden Gooch , Luke O’Nien , Danny Batth , Ajibola-Joshua Alese , Patrick Roberts , Daniel Neil , Corry Evans , Jack Clarke , Elliot Embleton and Alex Pritchard .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Abdoullah Ba, Alex Bass, Amad Diallo , Jewison Bennette , Trai Hume, Jay Matete and Leon Dajaku .
Sunderland made 5 changes: E. Embleton for A. Diallo (63′), D. Neil for L. Dajaku (72′), J. Clarke for J. Bennette (73′), C. Evans for A. Ba (79′) and A. Pritchard for J. Matete (79′).
Best player: Jewison Bennette
The player that probably impressed the most for Sunderland was Jewison Bennette.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 3 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 2 crosses.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 73′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Wigan Athletic – Reading – 0-1
- Watford – Sunderland – 2-2
- Swansea City – Hull City – 3-0
- Queens Park Rangers – Stoke City – 0-0
- Preston North End – Sheffield United – 0-2
- Norwich City – West Bromwich Albion – 1-1
- Millwall – Blackpool – 2-1
- Middlesbrough – Rotherham United – 0-0
- Luton Town – Blackburn Rovers – 2-0
- Huddersfield Town – Cardiff City – 1-0
- Burnley – Bristol City – 2-1
- Birmingham City – Coventry City – 0-0