Watford came from a goal behind to secure a draw at home to Charlton, but they remain without a win in their past four matches.

Yann Kermorgant gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot after Essaid Belkalem had fouled Lawrie Wilson.

The Hornets equalised when Daniel Pudil reacted quickest after Ben Hamer could only parry a shot from Diego Fabbrini.

Johnnie Jackson and Lewis McGugan both went close for Charlton and then Troy Deeney fired over for Watford.

Seeking a shutout

Chris Powell's Charlton are still to register a clean sheet in the league, and are pursuing a first shutout in five months.

Fernando Forestieri started brightly for the home side, twice creating good openings, but he was unable to get a shot on target.

Charlton thought they had opening the scoring when Richard Wood bundled the ball over the line, but the assistant's flag was already up for offside.

Belkalem, who had already tripped Simon Church on the edge of the box, did not learn from his mistake and gave away the penalty for an unnecessary sliding challenge on Wilson.

Kermorgant, who missed a penalty for Leicester in the semi-final play-off defeat against Cardiff City in 2010, made no mistake this time.

Gianfranco Zola's side responded well and Deeney went close twice before the equaliser finally arrived.

It was Watford's 1,000th draw in league football and sees them slip to ninth while Charlton remain 17th with just five points.

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola:

"The expectations were different for today's match and things didn't go the way we wanted. But it is a good point considering we went down and it wasn't easy, so I take it as a positive thing.

"There are obviously a lot of things that didn't work as I wanted and I know exactly what those things are and we're going to be addressing them tomorrow and working a little bit on that."

Charlton boss Chris Powell:

"It's a tough place to come, a decent team and we had the victory in our last game and we wanted to build on it.

"Obviously taking the lead, you want to try and see it out and try and take three points but I think it was a well earned away point.

"It was quite a heated battle at times but of course it was definitely a penalty. They obviously got their equaliser, it was a little bit nip and tuck and they put us under pressure towards the end but our players stood up to it."

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 1-1 Charlton FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Pudil 71
  • Kermorgant (pen) 47

Watford

  • 01 Almunia
  • 04 Angella
  • 05 Belkalem yellow card
  • 27 Cassetti
  • 10 McGugan
  • 18 Pudil
  • 19 Faraoni yellow card (Anya 57)
  • 20 Fabbrini (Murray 83)
  • 23 Iriney yellow card
  • 09 Deeney
  • 11 Forestieri (Acuna 73)

Substitutes

  • 30 Bond,
  • 12 Doyley,
  • 07 Battocchio,
  • 16 Murray,
  • 15 Acuna,
  • 21 Anya,
  • 28 Smith

Charlton

  • 01 Hamer
  • 04 Jackson
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Dervite
  • 08 Stephens yellow card
  • 14 Pritchard
  • 15 Wood
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 23 Wilson
  • 09 Church yellow card (Cousins 90+2)
  • 18 Kermorgant (Pigott 65)

Substitutes

  • 12 Alnwick,
  • 03 Evina,
  • 24 Cousins,
  • 27 Gower,
  • 32 Stewart,
  • 10 Sordell,
  • 35 Pigott
Ref: WoolmerAtt: 16,431
WATFORD
CHARLTON

Possession

  • Watford 38%
  • Charlton 62%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 4
  • Charlton 2

Attempts off target

  • Watford 11
  • Charlton 3

Corners

  • Watford 3
  • Charlton 4

Fouls

  • Watford 14
  • Charlton 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:57 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+5:39 Sean Murray takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+5:21 Joe Pigott is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
  • 90:00+4:00 Booking
  • 90:00+4:00 Santos Iriney is booked.
  • 90:00+3:57 Booking
  • 90:00+3:41 Clearance made by Dorian Dervite.
  • 90:00+3:20 Clearance made by Manuel Almunia.
  • 90:00+2:19 Clearance made by Gabriele Angella.
  • 90:00+1:27 Substitution (Charlton) makes a substitution, with Jordan Cousins coming on for Simon Church.
  • 90:00+1:04 Shot by Troy Deeney went wide of the right-hand post.
  • 90:00+0:34 Daniel Pudil takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:12 Rhoys Wiggins concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriele Angella.
  • 88:33 Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
  • 88:20 Essaid Belkalem is caught offside.
  • 87:59 Free kick crossed by Lewis McGugan.
  • 87:38 Unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Michael Morrison results in a free kick.
  • 86:00 Lewis McGugan takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
  • 85:01 The ball is swung over by Bradley Pritchard.
  • 83:54 A cross is delivered by Ikechi Anya.
  • 83:19 Shot by Johnnie Jackson missed to the right of the target.
  • 83:04 Centre by Rhoys Wiggins.
  • 82:56 Michael Morrison takes the free kick.
  • 82:48 Lewis McGugan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Pritchard.
  • 82:18 Substitution Sean Murray comes on in place of Diego Fabbrini.
  • 81:48 Diego Fabbrini has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 81:13 Corner taken by Dale Stephens from the left by-line.
  • 80:51 Joe Pigott crosses the ball.
  • 80:23 Centre by Rhoys Wiggins.
  • 78:48 Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.
  • 78:28 Marco Cassetti fouled by Michael Morrison, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 78:24 Free kick taken by Dale Stephens.
  • 78:06 Gabriele Angella is penalised for a handball.
  • 78:01 Michael Morrison restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dale Stephens by Ikechi Anya.
  • 75:55 Daniel Pudil manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:39 Dorian Dervite takes the free kick.
  • 75:09 Santos Iriney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Pritchard.
  • 74:07 Clearance made by Rhoys Wiggins.
  • 73:49 Clearance by Marco Cassetti.
  • 73:36 Ikechi Anya takes the free kick.
  • 73:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriele Angella by Lawrie Wilson.
  • 72:45 Substitution Javier Acuna is brought on as a substitute for Fernando Forestieri.
  • 72:22 The ball is swung over by Ikechi Anya.
  • Correction - 70:16 GOAL - Daniel PudilWatford 1 - 1 Charlton Daniel Pudil scores with their right foot. Watford 1-1 Charlton.
  • 70:16 GOAL - Daniel PudilWatford 1 - 1 Charlton Daniel Pudil scores with a right foot finish. Watford 1-1 Charlton.
  • Correction - 70:02 Shot by Diego Fabbrini. Ben Hamer parries the ball but the danger is not over.
  • 70:02 Lewis McGugan takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 69:17 Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.
  • 68:43 Clearance made by Ben Hamer.
  • 68:28 Headed chance falls to Daniel Pudil.
  • 68:22 The ball is crossed by Gabriele Angella.
  • 65:45 Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
  • 64:48 Substitution Yann Kermorgant goes off and Joe Pigott comes on.
  • 64:25 Diego Fabbrini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant.
  • 63:44 Clearance by Johnnie Jackson.
  • 63:16 Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.
  • 62:20 Free kick taken by Marco Cassetti.
  • 62:09 Unfair challenge on Daniel Pudil by Lawrie Wilson results in a free kick.
  • 61:43 Clearance by Essaid Belkalem.
  • 61:06 Troy Deeney takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
  • 60:32 Dale Stephens takes a shot.
  • 59:48 Corner from the left by-line taken by Dale Stephens.
  • 59:26 Clearance made by Essaid Belkalem.
  • 59:19 The ball is swung over by Rhoys Wiggins.
  • 56:36 Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Ikechi Anya coming on for Marco Faraoni.
  • 56:14 Ben Hamer takes the free kick.
  • 56:01 Marco Faraoni challenges Richard Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 55:27 Free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.
  • 53:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Bradley Pritchard.
  • 52:06 Lewis McGugan takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
  • 50:40 Ben Hamer takes the free kick.
  • 50:23 Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line.
  • 49:58 Shot by Troy Deeney.
  • 48:50 Fernando Forestieri sends in a cross.
  • 46:06 GOAL - Yann KermorgantWatford 0 - 1 Charlton Penalty scored by Yann Kermorgant. Watford 0-1 Charlton.
  • 45:26 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson by Essaid Belkalem.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:05 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:45 Dale Stephens fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes left of the net.
  • 45:00+1:32 Dale Stephens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Santos Iriney.
  • 45:00+0:19 Dorian Dervite makes a clearance.
  • 42:39 Essaid Belkalem restarts play with the free kick.
  • 42:34 Simon Church is caught offside.
  • 41:28 Lewis McGugan has an effort direct from the free kick. Dale Stephens gets a block in.
  • 40:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri by Dale Stephens.
  • 39:10 Gabriele Angella makes a clearance.
  • 39:06 Rhoys Wiggins sends in a cross.
  • 37:06 Marco Cassetti takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
  • 36:40 Clearance by Santos Iriney.
  • 36:33 Corner from the left by-line taken by Dale Stephens.
  • 35:23 Dorian Dervite restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:07 The official flags Troy Deeney offside.
  • 34:15 Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:57 Yann Kermorgant is penalised for a handball.
  • 33:40 Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.
  • 33:03 The referee books Marco Faraoni for unsporting behaviour.
  • 33:03 Booking
  • 32:55 Simon Church booked.
  • 32:55 Booking
  • 31:37 Corner from the right by-line taken by Johnnie Jackson.
  • 31:12 Johnnie Jackson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Gabriele Angella.
  • 30:11 Essaid Belkalem receives a caution.
  • 30:11 Booking
  • 30:07 Simon Church fouled by Essaid Belkalem, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 29:34 Header at goal by Simon Church. Manuel Almunia safely holds on.
  • 29:21 Lawrie Wilson crosses the ball.
  • 24:35 Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:47 Clearance by Gabriele Angella.
  • 23:35 Johnnie Jackson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 23:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marco Cassetti on Lawrie Wilson.
  • 21:03 Ben Hamer takes the free kick.
  • 20:33 Fernando Forestieri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Pritchard.
  • 20:04 Dorian Dervite restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:49 Foul by Santos Iriney on Bradley Pritchard, free kick awarded.
  • 18:36 Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.
  • 18:29 The referee blows for offside.
  • 18:19 Dorian Dervite produces a cross.
  • 18:01 Dale Stephens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis McGugan on Yann Kermorgant.
  • 17:18 Dorian Dervite restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:58 Diego Fabbrini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson.
  • 16:29 Fernando Forestieri takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
  • 12:43 Johnnie Jackson takes the free kick.
  • 12:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Dale Stephens.
  • 11:46 Shot by Diego Fabbrini went over the crossbar.
  • 8:40 Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.
  • 8:16 Lewis McGugan fouled by Bradley Pritchard, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 7:32 The ball is sent over by Johnnie Jackson.
  • 6:32 Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.
  • 6:29 Simon Church is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 5:37 Essaid Belkalem manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:31 Lawrie Wilson sends in a cross.
  • 4:04 Lewis McGugan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:49 Dale Stephens goes into the book.
  • 3:49 Booking
  • 3:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Stephens on Fernando Forestieri.
  • 2:53 Lawrie Wilson delivers the ball.
  • 1:53 Fernando Forestieri takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
  • 1:13 Fernando Forestieri takes a shot.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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