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Summary

  1. Brighton are looking for their first point
  2. Watford are unbeaten since the start of the season

Live Reporting

By Kris Holland

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    That's all from Vicarage Road.

    Our coverage of today's Premier League action continues here.

    Thanks for joining me.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton are off the mark in the Premier League, despite failing to score for a third consecutive match.

    Watford can be happy with a point having played most the match with 10 men.

    The two managers
  3. INJURY TIME

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    We'll have three added minutes.

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    Jose Izquierdo has a go...

    The new signing for Brighton cuts onto his right, but his 25-yard effort brushes the roof of the net.

  5. 83 mins

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    Watford's final change sees Troy Deeney replace Andre Gray.

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    Anthony Knockaert makes way for Brighton's record signing Jose Izquierdo.

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    Attacking quality has been at a premium at Vicarage Road, this afternoon.

    A point illustrated perfectly as Andre Gray makes a rare foray into the Brighton box before lashing well wide of Ryan's goal.

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    Two more chances come and go for Brighton.

    Gomes has to be at full stretch, to tip Knockaert's low drive wide of his left post, while Duffy heads wide from the resulting corner.

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    This touch map tells you all you need to know about Watford's afternoon.

    They've had just eight touches of the ball in Brighton's box, but it's a different story at the other end for their defensive rearguard.

    Heurelho Gomes hasn't had that much to do in goal, though.

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    At the other end, Richarlison breaks with pace for Watford, cutting inside his man...but the finish is poor as he fires way, way over Mat Ryan's goal

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    Another dangerous ball into the area, and another opportunity escapes Brighton.

    This time it's Knockaert who is unable to direct his header on target.

    Anthony Knockaert of Brighton goes close
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    It's still all Brighton in this match, but Watford are defending with resolve.

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    The answer is no, but Brighton have an even better chance now from an in-direct free-kick inside the Watford 18 yard box...

    It's an unusual one, as Abdoulaye Doucoure goes in with a high foot competing for the ball with Knockaert.

    But Lewis Dunk's effort deflects wide for a corner, which comes to nothing.

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    Corner to Brighton, is this the moment?

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    Another chance goes begging for Brighton.

    This time it's Tomer Hemed, who hit the post in the first-half, who volleys just wide after a corner is headed back across goal.

    Will the Seagulls be left to regret these missed chances?

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    More problems for Watford, as substitute Craig Cathcart, brought on in place of Nordin Amrabat, is taken off because of an injury.

    Andre Carrillo - on loan from Benfica - is on for his Hornets debut.

    Craig Cathcart is injured
  17. KICK-OFF

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    Off we go again...

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    Change for the Seagulls.

    Their captain Bruno, who was on a yellow card, makes way for Liam Rosenior. The word from the Brighton bench is that he has a back injury.

    Lewis Dunk takes the armband.

  19. Where has the ball been?

    Watford 0-0 Brighton

    While Brighton have had their chances, but the ball hasn't spent long in Watford's third of the pitch so far.

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    No question that the talking point of that first-half is the red card to Watford's Miguel Britos midway through the half.

    The home side had looked the more likely to score in the early exchanges, but the Uruguayan's dismissal, coupled with a tactical decision from Marco Silva to take off Nordin Amrabat has stifled their attacking opportunities, save for a Nathaniel Chalobah shot which flashed wide.

    But what of Brighton? They've certainly had the better chances, hitting the post twice through Knockaert and Hemed, but their wait for a Premier League goal is now up to 225 minutes.

    Davy Propper seeks Brighton's first goal