Watford 0-4 West Ham
Watford 0 - 4 West Ham
West Ham recorded back-to-back away wins for the first time since December 2007 by thrashing Watford.
James Tomkins opened the scoring for the Hammers with a powerful back-post header from Matt Taylor's corner.
Joey O'Brien prodded home after bustling his way into the penalty area, before Carlton Cole slotted home Herita Ilunga's low cross.
And Scott Parker added the fourth late on to leave Sean Dyche still searching for his first win as Watford boss.
The Hornets almost went ahead in the first minute when Robert Green fumbled John Eustace's long-range drive, but the England keeper recovered to beat Marvin Sordell to the rebound.
The visitors soon took the lead when Taylor's corner, which he had earned when his sweetly struck 30-yard free-kick was deflected around the post, was met by the head of Tomkins at the back post and found its way to the opposite corner of the net.
Watford crafted chances of their own, Mark Yeates' through ball released Sordell, whose goalbound effort produced a fine reflex save from Green and Eustace kept the Hammers keeper working with his stooping header from a Yeates corner.
But the visitors continued to be a threat, with Winston Reid and Cole going close before Jack Collison and O'Brien combined well for West Ham's second.
It looked like the chance had passed when Collison was closed down while cutting in across the penalty area, but the ball broke nicely for him and he placed the ball past Loach.
Watford started the second period brightly with Green fumbling a Sordell drive around the post, but the Hammers struck back when Kevin Nolan, playing in a forward role, was able to find Ilunga, who fizzed in a low cross which Cole converted to notch his first goal of the campaign.
And Parker, who had given a warning of what was to come with an off-target effort, completed the rout in injury time with a tidy finish from the edge of the area.
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Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.90:00 +1:33
Foul by Troy Deeney on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. Mark Noble takes the free kick.90:00 +0:09
Julien Faubert provided the assist for the goal.90:00 +0:09 Goal scored
Goal! - Scott Parker - Watford 0 - 4 West Ham Scott Parker fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-4 West Ham.89:56
The ball is swung over by Troy Deeney.89:42
Julien Faubert concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Jenkins. Adrian Mariappa takes the direct free kick.88:53
The ball is sent over by Carl Dickinson, Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Carl Dickinson, Martin Taylor takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.87:43
Abdoulaye Faye challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Dickinson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel. The official flags Martin Taylor offside. Free kick taken by Robert Green.87:09
Matthew Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.86:17
Julien Faubert crosses the ball, save made by Scott Loach.85:29
Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.85:29 Booking
Booking Mark Noble booked for unsporting behaviour.85:23
Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on John Eustace.84:47
Close range shot by Kevin Nolan clears the bar.83:08
Scott Parker has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.81:21
Free kick crossed right-footed by Julien Faubert from right wing, save made by Scott Loach.81:21 Booking
Booking Booking for John Eustace for unsporting behaviour.81:03
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne by John Eustace.80:22
Mark Noble is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.79:19
A cross is delivered by Marvin Sordell, Unfair challenge on Robert Green by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
The referee gives a free kick against Kevin Nolan for handball. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.77:49
The ball is sent over by Gavin Massey, clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.74:47 Substitution
Substitution Jack Collison leaves the field to be replaced by Julien Faubert.73:20 Substitution
Substitution Mark Yeates leaves the field to be replaced by Troy Deeney.73:20 Substitution
Substitution Frederic Piquionne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlton Cole.72:24
Gavin Massey takes a shot. Robert Green makes a comfortable save.70:04
Assist by Herita Ilunga.70:04 Goal scored
Goal! - Carlton Cole - Watford 0 - 3 West Ham Carlton Cole scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Watford 0-3 West Ham.68:43
Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Robert Green makes a comfortable save.66:57 Substitution
Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Abdoulaye Faye coming on for James Tomkins.66:12
The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, James Tomkins makes a clearance.65:37
A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, Scott Parker makes a clearance.64:16
The referee blows for offside against Gavin Massey. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.63:08
Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.62:27
The referee blows for offside against Gavin Massey. Robert Green takes the free kick.61:09
Lloyd Doyley produces a cross, save made by Robert Green.60:43
Marvin Sordell fouled by James Tomkins, the ref awards a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.55:31 Substitution
Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Gavin Massey coming on for Chris Iwelumo.54:27
The ball is sent over by Matthew Taylor, Scott Loach makes a save.54:07
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Noble.53:03
Centre by Matthew Taylor, blocked by Mark Yeates. Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the left by-line.52:10
The official flags Carlton Cole offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.49:45
Carl Dickinson fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Taylor takes the free kick.48:30
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kevin Nolan.47:08
The offside flag is raised against Marvin Sordell. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.46:00
The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson.45:01
The referee starts the second half.45:00 +2:53 Half time
Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.45:00 +1:29 Goal scored
Goal! - Joey O'Brien - Watford 0 - 2 West Ham A goal is scored by Joey O'Brien from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 0-2 West Ham.45:00 +0:06
Matthew Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Craig Forsyth manages to make a clearance.45:00 +0:06 Booking
Booking Marvin Sordell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.44:43
Carlton Cole takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.43:14
Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Taylor. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.41:56
Jack Collison crosses the ball, Carl Dickinson gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Matthew Taylor. The ball is sent over by Scott Parker, Close range headed effort by Jack Collison clears the crossbar.40:57
The ball is swung over by Mark Noble.38:33
Craig Forsyth has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.37:40
Centre by Matthew Taylor.36:36
Jack Collison handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.32:43
Mark Yeates takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.32:06
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Carlton Cole. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.31:47
Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.31:10
Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Blocked by Herita Ilunga. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the right by-line played to the near post, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.30:59
The ball is delivered by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Jack Collison.29:40
Marvin Sordell is ruled offside. Robert Green takes the free kick.29:21
The official flags Kevin Nolan offside. Free kick taken by Martin Taylor.28:22
Lloyd Doyley delivers the ball, clearance by Joey O'Brien.28:12
Centre by Marvin Sordell, Herita Ilunga manages to make a clearance.24:50
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Taylor.23:55
Ross Jenkins is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed by Matthew Taylor, clearance made by Chris Iwelumo.23:17
The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, save made by Robert Green.22:50
James Tomkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth. Carl Dickinson takes the direct free kick.22:13
The ball is sent over by Jack Collison.21:39
Matthew Taylor produces a cross.20:21
Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Winston Reid. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.19:39
The ball is sent over by Lloyd Doyley, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.14:56
Mark Yeates crosses the ball, Joey O'Brien makes a clearance. Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the right by-line to the near post, John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.14:28
Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green. Mark Yeates takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Carlton Cole makes a clearance.12:28
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Collison by Adrian Mariappa. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Matthew Taylor.9:18
Centre by Joey O'Brien, Craig Forsyth gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line played to the near post, Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.8:13
Centre by Mark Yeates, Header from deep inside the area by Craig Forsyth goes harmlessly over the crossbar.7:43
Kevin Nolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.4:48
Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.3:09
Effort on goal by Mark Yeates from long range goes harmlessly over the target.2:23
Assist on the goal came from Matthew Taylor.2:23 Goal scored
Goal! - James Tomkins - Watford 0 - 1 West Ham James Tomkins finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 0-1 West Ham.1:05
Adrian Mariappa challenges Carlton Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick, save made by Scott Loach. Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor,0:47
John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.0:38
Carl Dickinson delivers the ball.0:00
The match gets underway.
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