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Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Right then, that’s all from me.

    But you can follow all the reaction to today’s games, including this one, over here.

    See you again soon.

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    There's no winner. 

    But plenty of warm farewells for Flores from the Watford faithful instead as he applauds the fans. 

    For Big Sam, a very decent showing from a mix of fringe players and academy graduates. He's got a grin on. 

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Troy Deeney

    One last goal for Watford under Quique Sanchez Flores?

    A corner thrown in deep, Britos meets it unmarked and strongly but the ball was already out of play. Goal kick, and one minute to play of the four.

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Watford are too slow with it. A bit of space opens up for Lens on the Sunderland right but the home side win it back, swarming forward is Paredes but his cross is weak. 

    Straight at Jordan Pickford with Ighalo and Deeney queuing up!

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    There are four minutes added on...

  6. CHANCE!

    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Sam Allardyce

    Odion Ighalo can win it with a shot on target here! He turns inside the box but snatches one wide of the Sunderland goal. He took an absolute age with it too. A corner, which is cleared. 

    Sam Allardyce is waving his men into the trench they've dug on the edge of their area.

    There's still time...

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Sunderland have been sitting deep, maybe that's why they've just given it away with a misplaced pass? 

    Not used to having much of the ball? Three minutes to go...

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Juan Carlos Paredes

    Hmm. Something of that Watford buzz seems to have slipped slightly. 

    Adlene Guedioura breezes into the box with a wonderful little run but throws it all away with a wayward pass towards Ighalo. Or was the Nigerian striker just snoozing?


    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    A change in the Watford midfield now with Jurado off and Nordin Amrabat on to replace him.

    Just under 10 to go...

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Mario Suarez

    It's a case of all hands to the pump for Sunderland right now. Duncan Watmore is still running gallantly up top (does he ever tire?) but the momentum's definitely with the home side. 

    Vicarage Road has been treated to a lot of Sunderland songs today but now the Hornets fans are in full voice.

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Just under 15 minutes for somebody to find a winner then. Watford have come from behind to win plenty of times before at Vicarage Road...


    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Billy Jones comes on for the away side, replacing DeAndre Yedlin.

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Quique Sanchez Flores

    Oooooh. A lot of noise from the home fans who think Kone brought down Troy Deeney clear on goal. 

    The challenge, outside the box, looked very clumsy indeed. For some reason Kone slowed down and let Deeney in when he had things under control, shepherding the ball back towards his keeper. 

    So was that a slip or a professional foul as the Watford man stole in? Referee Kevin Friend takes the lenient view.


    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Almen Abdi's been busy, had a couple of good chances with which he should have done more, and now he's off. It's Mario Suarez in his place.

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    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Both these sides obviously very keen to provide some last day entertainment! How many more twists and turns will we have? 

    The home fans are bouncing now.


    Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Yann M'Vila is on for Seb Larsson in a change in the Sunderland midfield.

  17. GOAL Watford 2-2 Sunderland

    Troy Deeney (61 mins)

    Troy Deeney scores

    Troy Deeney converts it! Low and into the corner, with the keeper going the other way. 


    Watford 1-2 Sunderland

    A high boot from John O'Shea on Jurado in the box is given!


    Watford 1-2 Sunderland

    Dame N'Doye has one chalked off - he met Seb Larsson's low free-kick but the flag was up.

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    Watford 1-2 Sunderland

    Ben Watson

    Argh! Ben Watson and Adlene Guedioura get in the way of one another on the edge of the box! 

    The ball was sitting up beautifully to be hit, and in the end it was Guedioura who got their first, firing over the bar under pressure from his own player. Watson looked better placed.