EFL Cup - Second Round
WatfordWatford1DoncasterDoncaster Rovers2

Watford 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

Liam Wakefield
Doncaster Rovers Liam Wakefield scored the winner to secure a place in the third round

League One Doncaster upset Championship side Watford to secure a place in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Nathan Tyson opened the scoring from the penalty spot against a sluggish Watford, who made a host of changes.

The Hornets sparked into life in the 31st minute when Lloyd Dyer scored from a smart flick from Odion Ighalo.

But after the break, Doncaster were quickly into their stride and when Liam Wakefield converted on 52 minutes there was no way back for Watford.

Doncaster travel to Premier League Fulham in the third round.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov: "I thought we were outstanding. We've come to a very good team who are flying high at the minute and really took the game to them.

"I've just looked at some of the stats. I think they had one shot on target so defensively that shows you how good we were, especially with a really young back four.

"And I thought going forward, some of the breaks, we kept the ball, we moved the ball at pace and I'm delighted for the boys."

Watford head coach Beppe Sannino: "For me tonight, this was a night I was disappointed for a lot of people, the fans here at Vicarage Road and they deserve another show.

"Doncaster played better than us and they deserved it."

Line-ups

Watford

  • 30Bond
  • 17Tamas
  • 12DoyleySubstituted forPudilat 69'minutes
  • 31Hoban
  • 10McGuganSubstituted forMunariat 69'minutes
  • 23Dyer
  • 21Anya
  • 5AndrewsBooked at 35mins
  • 16MurraySubstituted forFabbriniat 75'minutes
  • 24Ighalo
  • 20Vydra

Substitutes

  • 3Munari
  • 4Angella
  • 18Pudil
  • 19Fabbrini
  • 27Doherty
  • 32Byers
  • 34Gilmartin

Doncaster

  • 1Steer
  • 12McCullough
  • 22Wabara
  • 15Wakefield
  • 3Evina
  • 26Coppinger
  • 23Bennett
  • 21De Val FernandezBooked at 78minsSubstituted forWellensat 79'minutes
  • 18Keegan
  • 4Furman
  • 14TysonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Robinson
  • 13Marosi
  • 19Wellens
  • 25Peterson
  • 30Askins
  • 31Lund
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,318

Match Stats

Home TeamWatfordAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ikechi Anya (Watford).

  4. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gianni Munari (Watford).

  7. Post update

    Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Booking

    Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Tommy Hoban (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Pudil (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

  13. Post update

    Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Richard Wellens replaces Marc.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.