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Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

  1. FULL-TIME

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    A great day for Watford. Villa are in real trouble going into 2020.

    Thanks for your company.

    You can read a report on this match on the BBC Sport website.

    Until next time...

  2. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Seconds to go and Jack Grealish is at the centre of a scuffle on the pitch. Yellow card for the Villa captain.

  3. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Villa's next match is away to Burnley on New Year's Day. They have picked up four points out of 30 on the road this season.

  4. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    No Watford fans are leaving Vicarage Road early. Days like this have been rare this season.

  5. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Five additional minutes.

  6. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    This has been a gutsy, spirited performance by Watford. They're very much up for a scrap at the bottom going into 2020.

  7. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Villa boss Dean Smith signed a new four-year contract last month.

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    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Villa have had two shots on target. They've been playing with an extra man since the 57th minute.

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    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Watford were SEVEN points from safety on 4 December.

    This win will leave them three points from 17th.

    Nigel Pearson. What a man.

  10. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Watford are coasting to three points.

    Villa are angry and upset that the second and third goals were allowed but the visitors have never once looked like taking advantage of the extra man.

  11. Post update

    Watfrod 3-0 Aston Villa

    Watford have scored three goals in a Premier League game for the first time since a 4-1 win against Fulham in April.

    Happy days at Vicarage Road!

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    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Absolutely no sign of Villa getting back into this.

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    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    A gentle reminder, Watford are playing with 10 men.

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    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Villa are unhappy. They don't believe the second goal should have stood because Matt Targett was down injured while they are upset about Capoue's challenge on Grealish for the build up to the third goal.

  15. Post update

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    The goal stands!

    Villa are furious as they feel Jack Grealish was fouled by Etienne Capoue in the build-up. Capoue delivers a lovely cross for Ismaila Sarr who lashes the ball home from close range.

    Sarr has been brilliant.

  16. Video Assistant Referee

    Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Wait a minute....VAR is having a look.

  17. GOAL - Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

    Ismaila Sarr

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    Watford 2-0 Aston Villa

    Troy Deeney has scored his 5th PL brace, three of which have come in 2019.

  19. GOAL - Watford 2-0 Aston Villa

    Troy Deeney

    Straight down the middle!

    Troy Deeney goes for power and Watford are within sight of three points.

  20. PENALTY TO WATFORD

    Watford 1-0 Aston Villa

    Troy Deeney goes down inside Villa's penalty area after a challenge by Douglas Luiz. The referee points to the penalty spot.

    VAR is looking at it and the penalty stands. The 10 men have a golden chance to go 2-0 up.