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Saj Chowdhury

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    Watford 1-1 Newcastle

    That is it.

    Points shared but Abdoulaye Doucoure should have won it for Watford.

  2. HOW DID HE MISS?!!!

    Watford 1-1 Newcastle


    Yes, he got the equaliser but he should have scored the winner.

    Abdoulaye Doucoure heads wide from four yards out with just Martin Dubravka to beat.



    Watford 1-1 Newcastle

    There is only a minute plus stoppage time left.

    It has the feeling of a late winner, and Watford are most likely to get it.

    The home side win a free-kick after Fabian Schar brings down Isaac Success. He also earns a yellow.

  4. GOAL - Watford 1-1 Newcastle

    Abdoulaye Doucoure

    That didn't seem to be coming, but it has come.

    Gerard Deulofeu, who was looking a little lost on the Vicarage turf, delivers a peach of a ball from the right which is headed in by sub Abdoulaye Doucoure.

    Fabian Schar appeared to lose his marker.

    Will Watford clinch a winner? We have eight minutes remaining.

    Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Jonjo Shelvey is on for his first appearance in a month because of a thigh injury.

    He replaces Isaac Hayden.

    Meanwhile, Jose Holebas is on for Adam Masina.

  6. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Adan Masina's cross from the right almost finds Abdoulaye Doucoure but Newcastle just about clear - from the following cross Troy Deeney's heads straight at Martin Dubravka.

    13 to go.

    Newcastle now have a corner.

    Cranked up!

  7. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    The ball is cleared but Gerard Deulofeu once again loses the ball in Newcastle's final third which gives the Magpies a chance to break.

    This time Matt Ritchie's powerful strike from 25 yards is patted down by keeper Ben Foster.

  8. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Watford - for the moment - seem a little devoid of ideas of how to break down this Magpies defence.

    Meanwhile, Newcastle win another free-kick - on the left with Matt Ritchie behind the delivery.


    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    DeAndre Yedlin sees yellow for pulling back Isaac Success' shirt - the Watford fans are no doubt thinking, "about time".

    DeAndre Yedlin
  10. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    The Hornets press forward again, but once again Newcastle clear and use Rondon as a sponge-like outlet before breaking once more.

    The tactic keeps on delivering.

  11. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle have defended very well so far.

    Watford play the ball into the Magpies area but Newcastle's defenders surround the ball like flies on a discarded mince pie.

    The visitors clear.

  12. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle break at pace with DeAndre Yedlin leading the charge, but the American has to hold up play on the right before delivering a ball that Ben Foster takes with ease.


    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    The big men are on.

    Abdoulaye Doucoure and Troy Deeney replace Will Hughes and Domingos Quina.

    35 left.

    Watford's Troy Deeney
  14. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Salomon Rondon digs Newcastle out of trouble by winning the ball on the edge of his own area.

    He then breaks forward but nothing comes of the move.

    Gracia to twist...

  15. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Pressure o'clock.

    Newcastle earn yet another corner - this time Salomon Rondon fails to get over the ball from Matt Ritchie's delivery.

    It goes behind for a GK.

    But this has been an impressive start by the Magpies.

    When will Watford boss Javi Gracia twist and bring on subs?

    Will Hughes of Watford
  16. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    The corner is cleared, but then Gerard Deulofeu concedes a free-kick on the left after he is judged to have pulled the shirt of Paul Dummett.

  17. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Back up the other end, the Magpies earn a corner.

    Rondon's got a taste for it.

  18. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Watford have free-kick on the edge of the area after Mo Diame pushes Will Hughes over - Diame had given the ball away, initially.

    Roberto Pereyra's free-kick comes off the wall.


  19. KICK-OFF

    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    And we are back under way.


    Watford 0-1 Newcastle

    Fabian Schar is on for Federico Fernandez, who appeared to have suffered an injury to the ribs at the end of the first half.