• Emmanuel Dennis 10'
  • Ismaila Sarr 42'
  • Cucho Hernández 67'
3
Regular Season
Finished
  • John McGinn 70'
  • Danny Ings 90'+7' (pen.)
2
WAT
AVL
KO
  • GOAL! Watford take the lead after 10 minutes, it’s 1-0! It comes from their first attack of the game, with Sarr doing brilliantly down the right wing, getting into the final third and then pulling it back to Dennis in the box. However, he sees his first effort well blocked by Konsa, but the rebound falls straight back to him and this time he makes no mistakes, firing it underneath Martinez and into the back of the net.
    Watford
    Goal
    WAT - Emmanuel Dennis
    10'
  • The first yellow card of the game is shown to Kucka for a late challenge on McGinn, as the Villa midfielder just got to the ball first and the Watford man caught him.
    Watford
    Yellow Card
    WAT - Juraj Kucka
    23'
  • GOAL! Watford double their lead just before the break, it's 2-0! They counter quickly and catch Villa out at the back, with Dennis laying it out to Sarr on the overlap, who drills a shot towards goal and it takes a big deflection off Mings, which sends it up and over Martinez and into the back of the net.
    Watford
    Goal
    WAT - Ismaila Sarr
    42'
HT
  • Mings is the first Villa player to be booked, after he dives into a challenge with Cathcart and catches the Watford defender late.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow Card
    AVL - Tyrone Mings
    54'
  • Another booking, this time it's for Sema, after Cash nicks the ball away from him and Sema then pulls his shirt and drags him back.
    Watford
    Yellow Card
    WAT - Ken Sema
    55'
  • Here is the Villa change, with El Ghazi the man coming off and Bailey is his replacement.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Anwar El Ghazi
    Substitution - In31 - Leon Bailey
    60'
  • Here is the enforced Watford change, with Dennis having to come off with the injury picked up a few minutes ago. Hernandez is his replacement.
    Watford
    Watford
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out25 - Emmanuel Dennis
    Substitution - In29 - Cucho Hernández
    66'
  • GOAL! What a strike by Hernandez to make it 3-0! Villa commit a couple of fouls on the halfway line, but the referee allows play to continue as Watford break up the pitch through Hernandez. He then cuts inside onto his right foot and curls the ball into the top right corner of the net. Martinez had no chance of saving that!
    Watford
    Goal
    WAT - Cucho Hernández
    67'
  • Watford make a change of their own now, with Gosling replacing Kucka.
    Watford
    Watford
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out33 - Juraj Kucka
    Substitution - In16 - Dan Gosling
    69'
  • GOAL! McGinn pulls one back for Villa, it's 3-1! Another terrific strike, with McGinn finding space on the edge of box and he fires it into the back of the net, with Bachmann having no chance of stopping it. Surely it is only a consolation strike for the visitors, but it gives them hope with 20 minutes left to play!
    Aston Villa
    Goal
    AVL - John McGinn
    70'
  • Another Villa change now, with Buendia the man coming off and he has been replaced by Traore.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out10 - Emi
    Substitution - In15 - Bertrand Traoré
    72'
  • Cleverley has been excellent today, he makes way for Deeney, who takes the captains armband.
    Watford
    Watford
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out8 - Tom Cleverley
    Substitution - In9 - Troy Deeney
    79'
  • Etebo gives away a clear free-kick, just tripping Ramsey as he sprinted foward. The referee had no choice but to show him a yellow card.
    Watford
    Yellow Card
    WAT - Peter Etebo
    86'
  • GOAL! Ings makes it 3-2 from the penalty spot! What an end to the game here at Vicarage Road. The striker sends Bachmann the wrong way, firing it into the middle of the net. Can Villa nick a draw in stoppage time?
    Aston Villa
    Goal
    AVL - Danny Ings
    97'
FT
Watford
Game Stats
Aston Villa
38%
Possession
62%
13
Shots
11
7
Shots (On goal)
2
2
Corners
4
0
Saves
4
18
Fouls
13

Lineups

26
Daniel Bachmann
15
Craig Cathcart
5
William Troost-Ekong
27
Christian Kabasele
11
Adam Masina
4
Peter Etebo
23
Ismaila Sarr
8
Tom Cleverley
33
Juraj Kucka
12
Ken Sema
25
Emmanuel Dennis
Watford
4-1-4-1
1
Emiliano Martínez
2
Matthew Cash
4
Ezri Konsa
5
Tyrone Mings
3
Matt Targett
7
John McGinn
19
Marvelous Nakamba
21
Anwar El Ghazi
10
Emi
18
Ashley Young
20
Danny Ings
Aston Villa
4-2-3-1

Team Stats

Watford

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
020
ForwardsGASFCFW
66'
10'
11331
MidfieldersGASFCFW
00012
42'
10325
00031
79'
01011
69'
00221
SubstitutesGASFCFW
66'(Emmanuel Dennis)
67'
10201
69'(Juraj Kucka)
00000
79'(Tom Cleverley)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Aston Villa

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
034
ForwardsGASFCFW
97'
10111
MidfieldersGASFCFW
00042
70'
10302
00112
72'
00000
60'
00001
DefendersGASFCFW
00112
00013
00020
45'
00010
SubstitutesGASFCFW
45'(Matt Targett)
00122
60'(Anwar El Ghazi)
01101
72'(Emi)
00002
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Watford
Game Stats
Aston Villa
38%
Possession
62%
13
Shots
11
7
Shots (On goal)
2
2
Corners
4
0
Saves
4
18
Fouls
13