Goals in each half from Troy Deeney and Joe Garner saw Watford pull away from the relegation zone with victory at fellow strugglers Millwall.

Debutant Alex Kacaniklic fed Deeney to fire the visitors ahead with a neat finish from the edge of the area.

Watford keeper Scott Loach saved from Liam Trotter before Garner slotted home after Deeney was denied by David Forde.

Trotter's header hit a post and Loach saved a Darius Henderson penalty after John Marquis was fouled by the keeper.

The result ended a run of three successive league defeats for Watford, while Millwall are now just one place above the relegation zone.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 03 Craig
  • 16 Barron Booked
  • 18 Ward
  • 21 Smith
  • 06 Trotter
  • 15 Feeney
  • 26 Abdou Booked
  • 32 Mason (Hackett - 57' )
  • 07 Henderson
  • 37 Kane (Marquis - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Allsopp
  • 31 Lowry
  • 12 Hackett
  • 44 Wright
  • 09 Marquis

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hodson Booked
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 04 Eustace
  • 18 Kacaniklic (Iwelumo - 74' )
  • 22 Murray
  • 32 Hogg
  • 09 Deeney Booked
  • 25 Garner (Buaben - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bond
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 07 Yeates
  • 19 Buaben
  • 10 Iwelumo
Ref: Stroud
Att: 9,294

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

2 4

Corners

7 1

Fouls

20 12

Live Text Commentary

93:19 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +1:53

Scott Barron concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Iwelumo. Lee Hodson takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:16 Penalty

Penalty taken by Darius Henderson is saved by Scott Loach. Millwall 0-2 Watford.

89:24

Chris Hackett fouled by Scott Loach, the ref awards a Penalty.

88:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Trotter by Sean Murray. Scott Barron takes the indirect free kick.

87:36 Substitution

Substitution Prince Buaben replaces Joe Garner.

87:36

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney from the left by-line, Tony Craig produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

86:44

Foul by Joe Garner on Chris Hackett, free kick awarded. Chris Hackett restarts play with the free kick.

85:04

Effort on goal by Chris Hackett from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

84:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Tony Craig. Free kick taken by Scott Barron.

84:05

David Forde takes the free kick.

84:05 Booking

Booking Troy Deeney goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

83:34

Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Trotter.

81:47

Jack Smith has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

80:14

Jonathan Hogg is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Barron.

79:34

Header from inside the area by John Marquis strikes the post.

79:11

Handball by Jonathan Hogg. Free kick taken by Liam Trotter.

78:05

Unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy by Darius Henderson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

74:46

John Eustace fouled by Liam Trotter, the ref awards a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the indirect free kick.

73:24

Indirect free kick taken by Lee Hodson.

73:24 Substitution

Substitution Chris Iwelumo on for Alex Kacaniklic.

73:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Marquis on Lee Hodson.

72:26

The referee blows for offside against Darius Henderson. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

71:24

The referee blows for offside against John Marquis. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

68:44

Unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy by Liam Feeney results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

67:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Murray on John Marquis. Liam Feeney restarts play with the free kick.

66:49

Shot from inside the area by Darius Henderson clears the bar.

65:48

Joe Garner fouled by Tony Craig, the ref awards a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the indirect free kick.

65:07

The referee penalises John Marquis for handball. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

63:28

Free kick taken by Scott Barron.

63:28 Booking

Booking Scott Barron is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

63:20 Booking

Booking The referee books Lee Hodson for dissent.

63:10

Unfair challenge on Liam Feeney by Lee Hodson results in a free kick.

60:20

Liam Feeney challenges Sean Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the indirect free kick.

58:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Garner - Millwall 0 - 2 Watford Joe Garner gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 0-2 Watford.

57:12

Darren Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Sean Murray takes the free kick.

56:02 Substitution

Substitution John Marquis on for Harry Kane.

56:02 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Mason leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Hackett.

55:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Barron played to the near post, Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.

53:02

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Barron.

49:26

Foul by Alex Kacaniklic on Liam Feeney, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Barron.

47:47

Troy Deeney is ruled offside. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.

46:59

Darius Henderson challenges Jonathan Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

45:12

Joe Garner produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

44:09

Troy Deeney takes a shot.

42:55

Liam Trotter takes a shot. Brilliant save by Scott Loach. Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Henderson on Scott Loach. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

41:04

Corner taken left-footed by Alex Kacaniklic from the left by-line, Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by David Forde.

39:02

Ryan Mason challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

36:48

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Troy Deeney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

35:43

Darius Henderson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

34:35

Alex Kacaniklic provided the assist for the goal.

34:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Troy Deeney - Millwall 0 - 1 Watford Troy Deeney grabs a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 0-1 Watford.

33:58

Alex Kacaniklic fouled by Nadjim Abdou, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

33:15

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Barron from the right by-line played to the near post, Troy Deeney makes a clearance.

31:55

Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on John Eustace. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

30:07

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Barron from the right by-line played to the near post, Jonathan Hogg manages to make a clearance.

28:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Trotter by John Eustace. David Forde takes the indirect free kick.

28:07

Nadjim Abdou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

25:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Tony Craig. John Eustace restarts play with the free kick.

24:06

Harry Kane is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

22:03

Tony Craig fouled by Joe Garner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Craig.

20:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Ward by Troy Deeney. Free kick taken by David Forde.

19:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Garner. David Forde takes the free kick.

18:04

Corner taken by Scott Barron from the right by-line, Darius Henderson has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

15:20

Harry Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

14:53

Ryan Mason takes a shot.

13:16

Ryan Mason takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

11:00

Shot from deep inside the area by Troy Deeney clears the crossbar.

10:31

Shot from just outside the area by Joe Garner goes over the bar.

9:51

Joe Garner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Forde takes the indirect free kick.

9:30

Tony Craig concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Deeney. Jonathan Hogg takes the indirect free kick.

8:58

Shot from just outside the box by Harry Kane misses to the right of the target.

8:13

Effort from the edge of the area by Joe Garner goes wide of the right-hand post.

5:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadjim Abdou by Joe Garner. David Forde takes the indirect free kick.

4:50 Booking

Booking Nadjim Abdou booked for unsporting behaviour.

3:59

Foul by Nadjim Abdou on Alex Kacaniklic, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

3:06

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney to the near post, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.

1:10

Darius Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

0:55

Joe Garner takes a shot. Save made by David Forde.

0:28

Foul by Liam Trotter on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Hodson.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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