• Troy Deeney 10'
  • M'Baye Niang 45'+2'
2
Regular Season
Finished
  • Ashley Barnes 78' (pen.)
1
WAT
BUR
KO
  • Reckless stuff from Niang, whose high pressure proves costly as he's issued a very early yellow card by referee Michael Oliver for absolutely clattering Ward, sliding through the full-back and sending him hard to the ground.
    Watford
    Yellow card
    WAT - M'Baye Niang
    6'
  • BURNLEY DOWN TO 10 MEN! Unbelievable! Less than 60 seconds after Niang goes into the book, Hendrick says well look what I can do! The Burnley midfielder lunges into a terrible challenge with his cleats showing, catching Holebas quite clearly midway up the shin. That could have broken the full-back's leg! Full credit to Oliver, who was perfectly positioned, and didn't hesitate to pull out the red.
    Burnley
    Red card
    BUR - Jeff Hendrick
    6'
  • WATFORD TAKE ADVANTAGE! It sure didn't take long for the 10-men of Burnley to concede! Niang pulls up on the right and floats in a marvellous left-footed cross and Deeney does expertly to drift off the back shoulder of Lowton and head home at the far post! Dream start for the Hornets here at Vicarage Road!
    Watford
    Goal
    WAT - Troy Deeney
    10'
  • That's a high one! Holebas only has eyes on the ball as gets his foot up to try and control a loose ball and winds up catching Barton in the face. It looks a bit of a nasty one, but in all fairness the full-back knew little about it, thus manages to escape with a yellow, despite incessant cries from the Burnley supporters to get him sent off.
    Watford
    Yellow card
    WAT - José Holebas
    20'
  • Capoue concedes a free-kick and inexcusably loses his cool afterwards, punching the ball on the ground. He picks up an entirely avoidable yellow card as a result.
    Watford
    Yellow card
    WAT - Etienne Capoue
    33'
  • ABSOLUTE STUNNER! It's a dream end to the first half for the Hornets, and it's Niang who provides it! The Frenchman runs on to meet Holebas' cross, and from the outer edge of the six-yard box he manages to direct a masterful header all the way in at the far post to double their lead!
    Watford
    Goal
    WAT - M'Baye Niang
    47'
HT
  • Gray sees a frustrating match come to an end as he's replaced here by club record signing Robbie Brady, who makes his Clarets debut.
    Burnley
    Burnley
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Andre Gray
    Substitution - In12 - Robbie Brady
    55'
  • Behrami has had an underwhelming afternoon for the Hornets and he's to be replaced here by Abdoulaye Doucoure.
    Watford
    Watford
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Valon Behrami
    Substitution - In16 - Abdoulaye Doucouré
    65'
  • It's Arfield's last contribution of the afternoon as he's replaced by another January signing, Ashley Westwood.
    Burnley
    Burnley
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out37 - Scott Arfield
    Substitution - In18 - Ashley Westwood
    77'
  • BURNLEY HAVE A PENALTY! It's really no less than they deserve, either! Prodl can have little dispute with this decision, as he quite clearly blocks the shot of Barton with his arm, denying the Clarets a goal. In fact, he may be a bit lucky not to be sent off!
    Watford
    Yellow card
    WAT - Sebastian Prödl
    77'
  • GAME ON! A lifeline for Burnley as Barnes pings his penalty off the inside of the post and into the back of the net to cut the deficit in half. There's no keeping that one out!
    Burnley
    Goal
    BUR - Ashley Barnes
    78'
  • Sensing the need to bring on some fresh legs, Mazzarri makes his first change of the afternoon as Isaac Success replaces Niang, who can hold his head high and proud after his display this afternoon.
    Watford
    Watford
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out23 - M'Baye Niang
    Substitution - In7 - Isaac Success
    81'
  • A final roll of the dice here for Sean Dyche, who brings on striker Sam Vokes in place of Boyd for the final few minutes.
    Burnley
    Burnley
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out14 - George Boyd
    Substitution - In9 - Sam Vokes
    86'
  • Watford's final change sees full-back Daryl Janmaat replace Zarate. The Hornets are just hanging on here, despite being up a man.
    Watford
    Watford
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out99 - Mauro Zárate
    Substitution - In53 - Daryl Janmaat
    87'
  • THREE FOR BURNLEY! But it won't count! Deeney's goal is called back and Burnley quickly get back the other way, with Watford caught a bit, and Cathcart slides into a clear foul, taking one for the team to halt a break.
    Watford
    Yellow card
    WAT - Craig Cathcart
    94'
FT
Watford
Match stats
Burnley
60%
Possession
40%
16
Shots
11
7
Shots (On goal)
7
3
Corners
6
5
Saves
5
12
Fouls
10

Line-ups

1
Heurelho Gomes
15
Craig Cathcart
4
Younes Kaboul
4
Sebastian Prödl
25
José Holebas
6
Etienne Capoue
11
Valon Behrami
8
Tom Cleverley
23
M'Baye Niang
9
Troy Deeney
99
Mauro Zárate
Watford
4-3-3
22
Tom Heaton
2
Matthew Lowton
5
Michael Keane
16
Ben Mee
3
Stephen Ward
14
George Boyd
19
Joey Barton
0
Jeff Hendrick
37
Scott Arfield
10
Ashley Barnes
0
Andre Gray
Burnley
4-4-2

Team stats

Watford

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
015
ForwardsGGASFCFW
10'
10220
87'
00202
81'
47'
11301
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00211
00100
65'
00012
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
65'(Valon Behrami)
00000
81'(M'Baye Niang)
00000
87'(Mauro Zárate)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Burnley

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
025
ForwardsGGASFCFW
78'
10315
55'
00000
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00121
86'
00011
77'
00100
00010
DefendersGGASFCFW
00010
00021
00100
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
55'(Andre Gray)
00212
77'(Scott Arfield)
00000
86'(George Boyd)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Watford
Match stats
Burnley
60%
Possession
40%
16
Shots
11
7
Shots (On goal)
7
3
Corners
6
5
Saves
5
12
Fouls
10