Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Watford XI: Gomes, Nyom, Prodl, Cathcart, Holebas, Capoue, Behrami, Anya, Ighalo, Jurado, Deeney.
  2. Southampton XI: Stekelenburg, Yoshida, Fonte, Caulker, Targett, Wanyama, Romeu, Soares, Mane, S Davis, Pelle.

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Looks like Southampton have sold to many of there creative players! #bbcfootball

FULL-TIME

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Game over and not one to remember. Both teams were as bad as each other and earn a point apiece.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Two minutes of stoppage time. Groans from the home crowd and I don't know if they're not happy that it's too much or they want more.

Alessandro Diamanti
AFP

Analysis

Watford 0-0 Southampton

We're into the last four minutes and neither side will want to give anything away at this stage.

Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Cedric Soares leads a Southampton counter-attack and plays a ball to Shane Long but, instead of curling a shot into the top corner, sends his effort high into the stands. Sums up the game really.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 0-0 Southampton

The visitors make their third and final change as striker Jay Rodriguez comes on for Graziano Pelle. Can he get a winner?

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

#bbcfootball #WatfordFC can count. 1 point from each of 38 games will go far in staying up. No shame at all. A win would be nice though!

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has a pop from 25 yards but Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes gets down low to save. Cedric Soares then sends a rasping shot just over the home goal from long range as well.

Victor Wanyama
AFP

Analysis

Watford 0-0 Southampton

You get the impression that one goal will decide this game.

Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington

CLOSE

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Watford should be in front. Hornets striker Troy Deeney flicks on a corner and Etienne Capoue looks set to nod in at the far post but heads over from two yards.

Troy Deeney
PA

Watford 0-0 Southampton

The match in graphic form so far...

Watford v Southampton
.

YELLOW CARD

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is booked after a late challenge on Etienne Capoue.

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Southampton look like a team that is suffering a crisis on confidence. Totally underwhelming performance today. #saintsfc #bbcfootball

Shane Long
Getty Images

Get Involved

The phone lines are open! Join @IanWright0 & @KellyCates for #BBC606 by calling 0500909693 or text 85058.

The phone lines are open! Join @IanWright0 & @KellyCates for #BBC606 by calling 0500909693 or text 85058.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Hello, are things starting to liven up at Vicarage Road? Southampton striker Graziano Pelle angles a rising shot at the home goal and keeper Heurelho Gomes tips the ball over the bar.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Watford striker Troy Deeney has a shot blocked by Steven Caulker when he might have laid a ball across for Alessandro Diamanti, who was unmarked running into the box.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores brings on playmaker Alessandro Diamanti for his debut as he replaces Jose Holebas. Let's hope it improves the game as the second half gets under way.

Quique Sanchez Flores
Getty Images

HALF-TIME

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Here is a picture of every shot on target in that half. There were two. Both were for Southampton.

Shots on target
Opta

Half-time Analysis

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Ikechi Anya has caused problems down Southampton's right and he has hit two dangerous balls into the area but they were wasted. Southampton have to match the work-rate that Watford are showing.

Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington

HALF-TIME

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Now, that's a half that won't live long in the memory. Two shots on target from Southampton but neither side looked like scoring.

CLOSE

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Watford's Ikechi Anya sends in a low and hard cross into the Southampton area but striker Odion Ighalo, whose view is obscured by two defenders, fails to get a touch as the ball goes through his legs. 

Watford 0-0 Southampton

When you get excited about the first corner of the game you know you are not watching a classic. The set piece - unsurprisingly judging by the match so far - doesn't amount to anything.

Watford flag
PA

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle gets in front of defender Sebastian Prodl to meet a Shane Long cross but glances a header wide.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

The game in graphic form so far...

Watford v Southampton
.

Analysis

Watford 0-0 Southampton

It's just worries me that Southampton haven't looked a threat so far. The only time we did was when Sadio Mane ran in behind Watford but he has gone off.

Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington

YELLOW CARD

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Just after Victor Wanyama picks up a booking, Watford send a cross into the area which Troy Deeney nods down for Jose Jurado only for Jose Fonte to crucially clear.

Victor Wanyama
Gett

Ouch

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Jose Holebas strikes a left-foot effort sweetly from 20-yards but Watford striker Troy Deeney can't get out of the way and takes a blow to the midriff.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton have to make an early substitution as Sadio Mane can't continue. Shane Long replaces him.

Sadio Mane
AFP

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Sadio Mane is down for the third time in as many minutes much to the frustration of the home crowd, but he does look in a bit of bother as Southampton's medical staff attend to him.

Sadio Mane
Getty Images

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

#bbcfootball this is a dire, dire game at Watford. Both teams look as though they belong in the Championship

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton forward Sadio Mane surges past left-back Craig Cathcart and puts in a cross for striker Graziano Pelle but Allan Nyom intercepts.

Ronald Koeman
Getty Images

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Ikechi Anya has looked lively at the start of the game and he gets to the right side of the Southampton box and puts a ball across the face of the visitors' area but there's no-one there to get on the end of it.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Cedric Soares is back on the pitch with a bandage around his head. 

Watford 0-0 Southampton

There's a bit of a hold-up in play as Southampton's Cedric Soares requires some treatment to a facial injury.

Cedric Soares
Reuters

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Watford produce some decent approach play but it's not backed up by the shot of right-back Allan Nyom as he sends his effort well, well wide. 

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Jose Jurado tries to play a long diagonal ball into the angled run of Ikechi Anya from the right flank but the pass is too close to Southampton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg, who gathers.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores was succeeded at Valencia by Southampton counterpart Ronald Koeman and also played against him for Real Madrid when the Dutchman was with Barcelona.

There doesn't appear to be any hard feelings between the pair though as they shared a warm embrace just before kick-off.

Quique Sanchez Flores and Ronald Koeman
AFP

And we're off

Watford 0-0 Southampton

We are under way at Vicarage Road with Watford in their yellow and black kit and Southampton sporting red and white striped shirts.

Away day struggles

Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

Southampton
.