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Bournemouth 2-0 Watford

Gabriele Angella
Watford defender Gabriele Angella was sent off against Bournemouth after 28 seconds

Bournemouth moved clear at the top of the Championship with victory over a Watford side that played all but the first 28 seconds with 10 men.

Watford defender Gabriele Angella was sent off for a lunge on Callum Wilson, even though he was not the last man.

Bournemouth were awarded a penalty when Wilson was brought down by Craig Cathcart and Yann Kermorgant converted.

The Hornets responded positively but Matt Ritchie added a second after the break with an angled finish.

Bournemouth are now three points above Derby County, who travel to mid-table Cardiff City on Saturday.

Quickest sending offs
David Pratt, Bashley v Chippenham, 2008 - three secondsGiuseppe Lorenzo, Bologna v Parma, 1990 - 10 secondsKevin Pressman, Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves, 2000 - 13 seconds

The task for Eddie Howe's side, who drew 1-1 with Watford at Vicarage Road in September, was made easier when Italian centre-back Angella received a straight red card after he brought down Wilson.

Watford's players protested against referee Lee Probert's decision, arguing that covering defender Cathcart was the last man.

There was less disputing the penalty Probert awarded to the Cherries just after the half-hour mark when Cathcart felled Wilson inside the box.

Kermorgant elected to go straight down the middle with the spot-kick and was relieved to see the ball go past Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

Ritchie effectively sealed the contest 12 minutes into the second half when he struck a low shot into the net.

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 31Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 5ElphickBooked at 87mins
  • 3S CookBooked at 28mins
  • 11Daniels
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forA Smithat 89'minutes
  • 6Surman
  • 8ArterBooked at 39mins
  • 7Pugh
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forPitmanat 90+4'minutes
  • 18KermorgantSubstituted forO'Kaneat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Camp
  • 10Pitman
  • 15A Smith
  • 19Stanislas
  • 20Fraser
  • 22Ward
  • 32O'Kane

Watford

  • 1Gomes
  • 15Cathcart
  • 4AngellaBooked at 1mins
  • 31Hoban
  • 7Layun
  • 3MunariSubstituted forPudilat 45'minutes
  • 8Tozser
  • 23Watson
  • 21Anya
  • 9DeeneySubstituted forMensahat 90+3'minutes
  • 24IghaloSubstituted forVydraat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Doyley
  • 17Savic
  • 18Pudil
  • 20Vydra
  • 26Mensah
  • 30Bond
  • 32Byers
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
10,904

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamWatford
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home18
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home15
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Watford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Watford 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Callum Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Bernard Mensah replaces Troy Deeney.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Watford).

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Adam Smith replaces Matt Ritchie.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Heurelho Gomes.

Attempt saved. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane.

Attempt blocked. Miguel Layún (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Booking

Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tommy Hoban.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tommy Hoban.

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

Daniel Pudil (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Eunan O'Kane replaces Yann Kermorgant.

Attempt saved. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Arter.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.

Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Matej Vydra replaces Odion Ighalo.

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant with a headed pass.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Heurelho Gomes.

Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tommy Hoban.

Attempt saved. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Watson (Watford).

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Steve Cook.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 30th January 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth28166659283154
2Derby27156650252551
3Middlesbrough27148542182450
4Ipswich27148546271950
5Brentford2715484436849
6Watford28145956332347
7Wolves2712873133-244
8Norwich27127850341643
9Sheff Wed2791172123-238
10Blackburn279993637-136
11Birmingham279993139-836
12Nottm Forest2781093739-234
13Cardiff2797113640-434
14Fulham27104134047-734
15Huddersfield2797113545-1034
16Bolton2796123137-633
17Charlton2761472434-1032
18Reading2787123142-1131
19Brighton27611103035-529
20Leeds2778122838-1029
21Rotherham27611102535-1029
22Millwall2759132544-1924
23Wigan2749142636-1021
24Blackpool2738162150-2917
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