Coventry City 2-0 Watford

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Watford’s play-off dreams suffered a further setback as they lost 2-0 to Championship strugglers, Coventry City

Watford started brightly and would’ve took the lead but Andreas Weimann’s shot went wide. Watford nearly went ahead after a Danny Graham cross was headed by Andreas Weimann but Keiren Westwood did well to tip the ball behind the post for a corner. 

But for all Watford’s early pressure, they fell behind when some sloppy defending allowed Gary McSheffrey to fire home after collecting a pass from David Bell. Watford would’ve scored minutes after the goal but Martin Taylor’s header only just went over the crossbar.

Coventry City would’ve gone 3-0 up as both Gary McSheffrey and Aron Gunnarsson had efforts on goal but were denied heroically by Scott Loach and Lee Hodson. Watford then made a double substitution at the start of the second half with Will Buckley and Daniel Drinkwater coming on for Matt Whichelow and Ross Jenkins.

Watford then had three good chances to equalise with Danny Graham and Andreas Weimann both guilty of missing guilt-edged chances. Watford were then made to pay for these misses as Coventry City substitute, Lukasz Jutkiewicz, scored after being set-up by ex-Watford striker, Marlon King.

Watford then ended the match with a flat performance and I have to question why Matt Whichelow was in the starting XI instead of Will Buckley. The pitch was perfect for a player like Will Buckley to take on people with pace.

So, if Watford do want to make the play-offs then this result must make Watford’s two next games against Hull City and Norwich City vital games. Both games are at home so Watford have a great chance in both but they have to play well to get the three points.

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