EFL Cup - Third Round
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Watford 2-1 Swansea City: Hornets reach Carabao Cup fourth round

Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring
Danny Welbeck has played two Premier League and two EFL Cup games this season

Danny Welbeck scored his first goal for almost a year as Watford beat Swansea to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Watford, thrashed 8-0 by Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, opened the scoring at Vicarage Road through Welbeck's header from Roberto Pereyra's cross.

Sam Surridge equalised for Championship side Swansea when he converted Nathan Dyer's centre from close range.

Swansea's Yan Dhanda shot wide before substitute Gerard Deulofeu's cross gave Pereyra an easy tap-in.

England striker Welbeck, who joined Watford from Arsenal on a free transfer in August, had not scored for 334 days.

His last goal came for Arsenal against Sporting CP in the Europa League in October 2018. He suffered a broken ankle in November that kept him out for six months.

Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores: "The important thing was to win after the weekend. It was a bad experience for all of us.

"I told the players we don't have reasons to be sad. We have reasons to react. We need to show everyone we can do much better.

"We felt the support from the fans so I say 'thank you' to them.

"It's in the past and now we have another important game against Wolves in a few days."

Swansea manager Steve Cooper: "The performance was much better than the result. We were the best team for large parts.

"Obviously we were disappointed to concede from a set-play, but we scored a good goal from the move of the match.

"We showed great bravery on the ball and wanted to win the game. We were unlucky to lose."



Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1Gomes
  • 2Janmaat
  • 5Prödl
  • 27Kabasele
  • 11Masina
  • 14Chalobah
  • 16DoucouréSubstituted forSarrat 61'minutes
  • 20QuinaSubstituted forCleverleyat 56'minutes
  • 37PereyraBooked at 90mins
  • 18GraySubstituted forDeulofeuat 77'minutes
  • 10Welbeck


  • 4Dawson
  • 7Deulofeu
  • 8Cleverley
  • 23Sarr
  • 24Dele-Bashiru
  • 35Bachmann
  • 36Foulquier


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 23Roberts
  • 44Cabango
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 3John
  • 28Byers
  • 8GrimesBooked at 90mins
  • 12DyerSubstituted forGarrickat 80'minutes
  • 21DhandaSubstituted forRoutledgeat 66'minutes
  • 11PetersonSubstituted forMcKayat 70'minutes
  • 19Surridge


  • 7McKay
  • 9Bastón
  • 14Carroll
  • 15Routledge
  • 25Mulder
  • 36Cooper
  • 41Garrick
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Watford 2, Swansea City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Watford 2, Swansea City 1.

  3. Booking

    Matt Grimes (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matt Grimes (Swansea City).

  5. Post update

    Ismaila Sarr (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Adam Masina.

  7. Booking

    Roberto Pereyra (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Watford).

  10. Post update

    Jordan Garrick (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Watford).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Christian Kabasele.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Barrie McKay (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Sam Surridge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Christian Kabasele (Watford).

  18. Post update

    Offside, Watford. Adam Masina tries a through ball, but Danny Welbeck is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Roberto Pereyra.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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