Chris Iwelumo scored in extra-time as Watford beat League Two Wycombe in the Capital One Cup in Gianfranco Zola's first competitive match in charge.

This was the first meeting between the two sides in the League Cup and only the sixth clash in all competitions.

Richard Logan went closest for Wycombe, who had right-back Marvin McCoy taken off with an injury in the first half.

Substitute Iwelumo netted from close range after Matej Vydra's pull-back to win for the Championship side.

Joe Garner had Watford's best chance in normal time, while Logan fired wide on the breakaway for the visitors.

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Watford manager Gianfranco Zola told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"They made it difficult for us because they didn't concede us a lot of space.

"In the first half, especially, we were too slow moving the ball and there were a lot of individual mistakes, so we didn't get the rhythm we wanted.

"I was expecting and looking for a game like this.

"Our friendlies have been very good but sometimes you need something like this to improve because we need to take our game to a higher level."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Watford

  • 01 Almunia
  • 03 Dickinson (Forsyth - 77' )
  • 05 Taylor
  • 12 Doyley (Hodson - 70' )
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 04 Eustace
  • 07 Yeates
  • 08 Hogg Booked
  • 22 Abdi
  • 20 Vydra
  • 25 Garner (Iwelumo - 97' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bond
  • 02 Hodson
  • 29 Thompson
  • 11 Forsyth
  • 19 Buaben
  • 21 Anya
  • 10 Iwelumo

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Bull
  • 18 Dunne (Basey - 98' )
  • 19 McCoy (Johnson - 20' )
  • 27 Stewart Booked
  • 30 Doherty
  • 08 Lewis
  • 09 Spring
  • 10 Bloomfield (Angol - 100' )
  • 11 Wood
  • 17 Grant
  • 16 Logan

Substitutes

  • 13 Ingram
  • 03 Basey
  • 06 Johnson
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 25 Angol
  • 26 Kewley-Graham
  • 33 Taylor
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 5,343

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

6 4

Corners

7 6

Fouls

14 15

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +1:20

The referee signals the end of extra time.

120:00 +0:14

Richard Logan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

118:38

Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stewart. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

116:20

The ball is swung over by Grant Basey, blocked by Jonathan Hogg.

113:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Logan by Martin Taylor. Free kick taken by Matt Spring.

113:07

The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, Effort from outside the area by Almen Abdi goes wide right of the goal.

111:06 Booking

Booking Jonathan Hogg receives a yellow card.

110:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Stuart Lewis. Anthony Stewart takes the direct free kick.

108:58

The assist for the goal came from Matej Vydra.

108:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Iwelumo - Watford 1 - 0 Wycombe Chris Iwelumo scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Watford 1-0 Wycombe.

107:37

Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Basey. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

106:21

Anthony Stewart challenges Jonathan Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

105:01

The referee starts the second half of extra time.

105:00 +1:11

Craig Forsyth delivers the ball, clearance by Nikki Bull.

105:00 +0:08

A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson, Chris Iwelumo has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

104:08

The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, save by Nikki Bull.

103:38

Sam Wood delivers the ball.

101:38

Chris Iwelumo produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

100:02

Unfair challenge on Sam Wood by John Eustace results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant Basey.

99:10 Substitution

Substitution Lee Angol is brought on as a substitute for Matt Bloomfield.

97:47 Substitution

Substitution Grant Basey comes on in place of Charles Dunne.

96:09 Substitution

Substitution Joe Garner goes off and Chris Iwelumo comes on.

96:09

Centre by Mark Yeates.

95:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Stuart Lewis. Direct free kick taken by Joe Garner.

95:12

Sam Wood takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Manuel Almunia.

94:42

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Spring from the left by-line, Manuel Almunia makes a clearance.

94:25

Charles Dunne delivers the ball, clearance by Lee Hodson.

91:13

The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, Charles Dunne manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:39

The whistle goes to signal the end of normal time, with extra time looming.

90:00 +2:08

Matej Vydra takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Stuart Lewis.

90:00 +0:47

Foul by Stuart Lewis on Almen Abdi, free kick awarded. Mark Yeates produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Matt Spring.

89:48

Matt Spring takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sam Wood, Manuel Almunia makes a save.

84:29

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates. Matej Vydra produces a cross, clearance made by Nikki Bull.

84:29 Booking

Booking Anthony Stewart shown a yellow card.

84:09

Centre by Craig Forsyth, Stuart Lewis manages to make a clearance.

82:59

Handball decision goes against John Eustace. Stuart Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

79:13

Stuart Lewis has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

77:35

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates to the near post, Almen Abdi produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

77:18

The ball is delivered by Matej Vydra, blocked by Charles Dunne.

76:35 Substitution

Substitution Craig Forsyth replaces Carl Dickinson.

74:24

Stuart Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

72:15

Richard Logan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

71:41

Charles Dunne has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

70:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Johnson on Joe Garner. Mark Yeates takes the free kick.

69:13

Free kick taken by Gary Doherty.

69:13 Substitution

Substitution Lee Hodson comes on in place of Lloyd Doyley.

69:13

Foul by Almen Abdi on Stuart Lewis, free kick awarded.

68:40

Joe Garner is caught offside. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

67:47

Centre by Matej Vydra, clearance made by Charles Dunne.

66:53

The ball is crossed by Richard Logan, clearance made by Manuel Almunia.

66:21

The ball is swung over by Almen Abdi, Anthony Stewart makes a clearance.

65:42

Richard Logan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

64:16

The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Gary Doherty.

63:43

Stuart Lewis challenges Almen Abdi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Almen Abdi takes the direct free kick.

62:36

Joel Grant is adjudged to have handled the ball. John Eustace restarts play with the free kick.

61:59

Corner taken by Sam Wood played to the near post, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

61:35

Matt Spring takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

58:49

Joe Garner takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

58:04

Carl Dickinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

57:15

Richard Logan challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.

55:45

Anthony Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matej Vydra. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Anthony Stewart.

54:02

John Eustace challenges Stuart Lewis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Doherty takes the free kick.

53:24

Richard Logan produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

50:16

Carl Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Stewart. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

49:45

A cross is delivered by Joel Grant, save by Manuel Almunia.

49:07

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

48:06

Mark Yeates is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Gary Doherty takes the indirect free kick.

47:07

Effort from outside the penalty box by Mark Yeates goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +4:05 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +3:40

Anthony Stewart produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:00 +2:57

Foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Sam Wood, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Spring.

45:00 +1:17

Centre by Matej Vydra.

45:00 +0:46

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matej Vydra.

44:46

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

44:07

A cross is delivered by Matej Vydra, clearance made by Stuart Lewis.

43:01

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Doherty by Martin Taylor. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

40:44

Matt Bloomfield takes a shot. Blocked by Matej Vydra.

39:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy by Matt Bloomfield. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

39:00

Stuart Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matej Vydra. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hogg.

37:42

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley.

37:08

The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates.

35:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Carl Dickinson. Matt Spring takes the free kick.

34:13

Close range header by Richard Logan misses to the right of the target.

33:19

Foul by Jonathan Hogg on Matt Bloomfield, free kick awarded. Sam Wood takes the direct free kick.

30:42

Leon Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. Mark Yeates delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Charles Dunne.

27:34

A cross is delivered by John Eustace, Joe Garner takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.

25:26

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Spring, clearance made by Manuel Almunia.

24:55

Matej Vydra concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles Dunne. Leon Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

23:02

Matej Vydra delivers the ball.

22:22

Foul by Joel Grant on Carl Dickinson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Almen Abdi.

19:24 Substitution

Substitution Leon Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Marvin McCoy.

16:35

The ball is crossed by Carl Dickinson, clearance made by Anthony Stewart.

13:10

Matt Bloomfield challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates takes the direct free kick. The official flags Joe Garner offside. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

11:41

The referee blows for offside against Richard Logan. Free kick taken by Martin Taylor.

10:13

Inswinging corner taken by Matej Vydra from the right by-line.

9:28

Corner taken left-footed by Carl Dickinson, John Eustace takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a save.

7:51

Matej Vydra crosses the ball, Gary Doherty makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Carl Dickinson. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

4:08

Marvin McCoy takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Wood. Nyron Nosworthy fouled by Richard Logan, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

1:49

The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson. Carl Dickinson delivers the ball, Joe Garner has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

0:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Doherty on Jonathan Hogg. Free kick taken by Matej Vydra.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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