Watford and Sunderland draw 2-2 on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

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 and Sunderland draw 2-2 on Saturday. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 56 Ball Possession 44
Shots
  • 14 Total 12
  • 3 On Target 5
  • 6 Off Target 4
  • 5 Shots blocked 3
  • 122 Attack 84
  • 50 Dangerous attack 44
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 8 Corners 3
Fouls
  • 8 Total 6
  • 0 Yellow Cards 4
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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).

Match Timeline

K. Davis(goal)
34'
45'
A. Alese(goal)J. Clarke
59'
P. Roberts- Yellow
61'
C. Evans- Yellow
L. O\'Nien(own-goal)
62'
63'
A. Diallo- sub ->E. Embleton
72'
L. Dajaku- sub ->D. Neil
73'
J. Bennette- sub ->J. Clarke
V. Bayo- sub ->H. Kamara
73'
79'
A. Ba- sub ->C. Evans
79'
J. Matete- sub ->A. Pritchard
D. Gosling- sub ->K. Davis
81'
C. Kabasele- sub ->C. Cathcart
84'
87'
J. Bennette(goal)P. Roberts
88'
J. Bennette- Yellow
90'
J. Matete- Yellow

Standings

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.

Next matches

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
G
D. Bachmann 1.Austria
6.2
D
C. Cathcart 15.Northern Ireland
7.1
84'
D
W. Troost-Ekong 5.Nigeria
6.5
D
K. Hause 30.England
6.7
M
H. Kamara 14.Gambia
7.4
73'
M
H. Choudhury 4.England
7.2
M
E. Kayembe 39.Congo DR
7.0
M
J. Junqueira de 10.Brazil
7.4
F
K. Sema 12.Sweden
6.8
F
Y. Asprilla Martínez 18.Colombia
6.3
F
K. Davis 7.England
7.1
81' Goals34'
Substitutes
G
M. Okoye 35.Germany
D
C. Kabasele 27.Belgium
6.3
84'
D
F. Sierralta 31.Chile
M
D. Gosling 16.England
6.3
81'
F
J. Hungbo 36.England
F
V. Bayo 19.Côte d'Ivoire
6.4
73'
F
S. Kalu 28.Nigeria

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 (6.2), Craig Cathcart (7.1), William Troost-Ekong (6.5), Kortney Hause (6.7), João Pedro (7.4), Hamza Choudhury (7.2), Edo Kayembe (7.0), Hassane Kamara (7.4), Ken Sema (6.8), Keinan Davis (7.1) and Yaser Asprilla (6.3).

The home team had on the bench: Joseph Hungbo, Christian Kabasele (6.3), Dan Gosling (6.3), Francisco Sierralta, Maduka Okoye, Vakoun Issouf Bayo (6.4) and Samuel Kalu.

Substitutions

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 is (7.4) with 38 passes (57% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 20. He performed 12 crosses.

Sunderland – Formation

Sunderland
G
A. Patterson 1.England
6.6
D
D. Batth 6.England
7.1
D
A. Alese 42.England
7.5
Goals45'
D
L. O'Nien 13.England
6.7
D
L. Gooch 11.USA
7.4
M
C. Evans 4.Northern Ireland
6.5
79' 61'
M
P. Roberts 10.England
6.9
59'
M
D. Neil 24.England
6.4
72'
M
J. Clarke 20.England
6.2
73'
F
A. Pritchard 21.England
6.8
79'
F
E. Embleton 8.England
6.2
63'
Substitutes
G
A. Bass 12.England
D
T. Hume 32.Northern Ireland
M
A. Ba 17.France
6.5
79'
M
J. Matete 27.England
6.6
79' 90'
F
A. Traoré 16.Côte d'Ivoire
6.9
63'
F
J. Bennette 19.Costa Rica
7.8
73' 88' Goals87'
F
L. Dajaku 7.Germany
6.5
72'

Sunderland started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Tony Mowbray played with: Anthony Patterson (6.6), Lynden Gooch (7.4), Luke O’Nien (6.7), Danny Batth (7.1), Ajibola-Joshua Alese (7.5), Patrick Roberts (6.9), Daniel Neil (6.4), Corry Evans (6.5), Jack Clarke (6.2), Elliot Embleton (6.2) and Alex Pritchard (6.8).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Abdoullah Ba (6.5), Alex Bass, Amad Diallo (6.9), Jewison Bennette (7.8), Trai Hume, Jay Matete (6.6) and Leon Dajaku (6.5).

Substitutions

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 is (7.8) with 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.​