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Summary

  1. West Brom are 20th and lost last four league games
  2. WBA make two changes - Livermore & Brunt for Barry & McClean
  3. One change for Watford - Carrillo for Deulofeu
  4. Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

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By Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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Watford 1-0 West Brom

That's all from Vicarage Road.

West Brom have been cut further adrift after another damaging defeat - their fifth in a row in the league.

Thanks for joining me.

You can read the report here.

FULL-TIME

Watford 1-0 West Brom

James McClean fouls Will Hughes and concedes a free-kick.

Warford happy to play in the corner.

But that's it now as the referee blows the whistle.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-0 West Brom

Miguel Britos comes on for Holebas.

Watford 1-0 West Brom

We're well into injury time here.

Jose Holebas is down in a lot of pain. He winces as the physio plays with his ankle.

Watford 1-0 West Brom

One minute of normal time remaining.

West Brom need a goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-0 West Brom

Double sub by Alan Pardew.

Sam Field and Oliver Burke on for Jay Rodriguez and Jake Livermore.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-0 West Brom

Grzegorz Krychowiak off and James McClean on.

Watford 1-0 West Brom

That is a killer goal for Watford, absolute heartbreak for West Brom.

GOAL - Watford 1-0 West Brom

Troy Deeney

Lovely finish by the Watford captain.

Grzegorz Krychowiak loses the ball and Will Hughes plays in Troy Deeney who chips the ball over Ben Foster.

Troy Deeney
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CLOSE!

Watford 0-0 West Brom

A Watford corner drops to Stefano Okaka in the box, the substitute spins and shoots but Kieran Gibbs is there to clear off the line.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Chris Brunt goes low but Troy Deeney puts it out for a throw-in.

YELLOW CARD

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Adrian Mariappa pulls back Salomon Rondon and is booked.

Free-kick to the visitors from the right of the box.

Adrian Marriapa
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Watford 0-0 West Brom

Matt Phillips whips in a great cross from the right and Jay Rodriguez dives to the near post but he collides with Daryl Janmaat, who puts it out for a corner.

Chris Brunt goes to the back post with the corner, Craig Dawson nods it down and Orestis Karnezis fumbles the ball, but Watford clear.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Andre Carrillo has a pop from distance, he catches it well but it's over the crossbar.

That's the end of his afternoon and he is replaced by Will Hughes.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Ahmed Hegazi makes a vital header to prevent Stefano Okaka heading in.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Richarlison throws a massive strop as he is taken off for Stefano Okaka.

Toys out of the pram there.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Kieran Gibbs clips in a cross to the back post but Salomon Rondon mistimes a header and goes wide.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Already a better game this.

West Brom threaten at one end as Jonny Evans hits the post.

Then up the other end, as Abdoulaye Doucoure cushions down a header to Richarlison who goes wide with a very ambitious overhead kick.

Jonny Evans
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Watford 0-0 West Brom

Salomon Rondon beats the offside trap, he runs at the Watford goal and shoots from the left but Ben Foster saves with his foot.

Rondon chance
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Watford 0-0 West Brom

Richarlison make a driving run into the West Brom box, but comes into a wall of Chris Brunt and Ahmed Hegazi.

The Brazilian stays down as the Baggies clear, but after a brief stoppage he's back up.

No changes for either side at the break.

KICK-OFF

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Back under way.

Troy Deeney meanders out with the rest of the Watford team.

Let's hope for an improvement in the second-half.

On a plus note I have a lovely turkey and chorizo sandwich, so every cloud...

HALF-TIME

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Not a great half of football, that was short on chances.

Daryl Janmaat's shot was the pick of a very small bunch, but Ben Foster did well to keep it out.

Oh and the fire service were called into action...

fire service
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Watford 0-0 West Brom

In the end Brunt tries to curl it in and it goes into the roof of the net.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Enough of that, back to the action on the pitch.

West Brom have a free-kick in a good position on the right, can they make it count.

What a time this would be to score. Chris Brunt over it.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Here is that incident...

FIRE
PA

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Things you don't expect to write in a live text number 184:

The fire service are at Vicarage Road as an advertising hoarding started smoking.

GREAT SAVE!

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Roberto Pereyra plays in Daryl Janmaat on the right, the Dutch full-back shoots for the far corner but Ben Foster manages to save with an outstretched foot.

Sebastian Prodl then heads over from the resulting corner.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Corner to West Brom.

Chris Brunt swings it in from the left, it reaches Craig Dawson but he concedes a throw-in.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

One-way traffic at the moment, with Watford in the ascendancy, but we're still yet to have a shot on target.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Matt Phillips puts in a cross for Salomon Rondon, but he can't quite get his header on target.

YELLOW CARD

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Etienne Capoue catches Grzegorz Krychowiak with a high foot and goes into Paul Tierney's book.

Watford are enjoying more of the ball at the moment, while West Brom are trying to nick the ball in midfielder and counter-attack.

No real clear chance by either side yet though.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Salomon Rondon nicks the ball off Etienne Capoue and attacks with a three-on-one, but instead of passing to Chris Brunt or Grzegorz Krychowiak, the Venezuelan is greedy and runs to the byline, where the ball goes out for a goal kick.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Some full bloodied defending from Craig Dawson, who hurls himself into Troy Deeney to clear a header in his own box and leaves the Watford captain on the ground.

Dawson
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Watford 0-0 West Brom (15:00 GMT)

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Watford 0-0 West Brom

A let off for West Brom.

The ball falls to Roberto Pereyra in the box, who hits a half-volley from about six yards but it is blocked by Kieran Gibbs, off his chest and then his head.

Roberto Pereyra
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Watford 0-0 West Brom

Jay Rodriguez jinks his way into the box, Watford eventually clear and the ball goes in the air and drops to Grzegorz Krychowiak who connects first time with a volley from close range that is blocked by Etienne Capoue.

Watford 0-0 West Brom

Early injury worry for Watford.

Craig Dawson crossed from the right and as he struck the ball he followed through into Etienne Capoue, catching the midfielder's ankle and leaving the player on the ground.

He's eventually on his feet and jogs off the pain.

KICK-OFF

Watford 0-0 West Brom

We are under way at Vicarage Road as Paul Tierney blows his whistle.

If you're just joining me, here's a reminder of the line-ups...

Watford: Karnezis, Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Holebas, Carrillo, Pereyra, Capoue, Richarlison, Doucoure, Deeney.

West Brom: Foster, Evans, Gibbs, Dawson, Hegazi, Phillips, Brunt, Krychowiak, Livermore, Rondon, Rodriguez.