Ishmael Miller scored on his debut as Yeovil moved off the bottom of the Championship table to consign Watford to a fourth successive home defeat.

Watford enjoyed early possession but Byron Webster nodded the visitors in front from a Liam Davis corner on the stroke of half-time.

Joe Edwards crossed for Miller's second-half header, before Edwards steered home in stoppage time.

Watford remain 10th, four points off the play-off places.

Watford hardest hit at home

  • Watford have not lost four successive home league games in the same season for 20 years

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson included Miller and fellow loanees Adam Morgan and John Lundstram, who all signed for the club on Thursday.

And they appeared to make a difference as the visitors earned their first win in four games to move above Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.

The hosts enjoyed the lion's share of possession in the early stages and came close to taking the lead, but Marco Cassetti's strike was blocked by Davis.

Yeovil stood firm and broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage time when Webster got on the end of Davis's corner to nod the ball past Hornets goalkeeper Jonathan Bond at the back post.

The Glovers continued to soak up pressure from Gianfranco Zola's side in the second half and soon doubled their advantage.

Edwards flew down the wing before delivering a precise ball towards Miller, who headed into Bond's net.

The away side continued to frustrate Watford, who came closest to pulling one back when Diego Fabbrini let fly from range, but his effort was blocked by Edwards.

Yeovil added to their lead in the third minute of stoppage time when Edwards steered the ball past Bond from the middle of the area after good build-up play from on-loan Everton midfielder Lundstram.

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola on whether his his job was at risk: "There is no point asking questions that I can't answer. But I don't need the threat of being fired or sacked to push me to react or do more. There is no need for that.

"Today was a game where we couldn't really [afford to] lose so we are certainly in a difficult moment but I believe in this group and in these players.

"I believe we can get out of it. We will have to work harder."

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson: "It is a massive win. Watford would have been fighting for a play-off place with a win this afternoon and most of the Watford fans would have seen this as an easy three points because of our poor league position.

"But we have been unlucky this season and should have seven or eight points more than we do."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Watford

  • 30 Bond
  • 03 Bellerín
  • 18 Pudil (Faraoni - 79' )
  • 06 Ekstrand
  • 33 Nosworthy (Fabbrini - 56' )
  • 27 Cassetti
  • 29 Thorne
  • 16 Murray (Acuña - 56' )
  • 11 Forestieri
  • 09 Deeney
  • 10 McGugan

Substitutes

  • 07 Battocchio
  • 15 Acuña
  • 17 Hall
  • 19 Faraoni
  • 20 Fabbrini
  • 23 Iriney
  • 24 Woods

Yeovil Town

  • 24 Dunn
  • 02 Ayling
  • 21 Davis
  • 31 Lundstram
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 04 Edwards
  • 08 Upson
  • 29 Morgan (Hoskins - 69' )
  • 27 Miller Booked (Hayter - 70' )
  • 23 Grant Booked (Dawson - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Dawson
  • 09 Hayter
  • 10 Foley
  • 12 Stewart
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 20 Fontaine
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
Ref: Scott Mathieson
Att: 15,263

Match Stats

Shots

27 10

On target

1 5

Corners

15 2

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Watford 0, Yeovil Town 3.

90:00 +4:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Watford 0, Yeovil Town 3.

90:00 +4:22

Attempt blocked. Joel Ekstrand (Watford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini with a cross.

90:00 +3:38

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Liam Davis.

90:00 +2:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Yeovil Town 3. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Lundstram with a through ball following a fast break.

90:00 +1:42

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

90:00 +1:35

Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Troy Deeney with a headed pass.

90:00 +1:06

Offside, Yeovil Town. Edward Upson tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.

89:07

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Edwards tries a through ball, but Liam Davis is caught offside.

88:28

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Marco Cassetti.

87:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Joel Grant.

87:02

Offside, Watford. George Thorne tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

85:59

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

84:45

Corner, Watford. Conceded by John Lundstram.

84:43

Attempt blocked. Marco Cassetti (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:26

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Grant.

84:23

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Watford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

82:57

Attempt missed. Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

82:44

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Byron Webster.

81:42 Booking

Booking Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:37

Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:37

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

80:17

Attempt missed. Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini.

78:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Marco Davide Faraoni replaces Daniel Pudil.

78:23

Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Watford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Marco Cassetti.

76:56

Joel Ekstrand (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:56

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

75:30

Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Grant with a cross.

74:56

Attempt missed. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Hoskins with a headed pass.

72:27

Offside, Yeovil Town. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

72:18

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Watford).

72:18

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:01

Attempt blocked. Diego Fabbrini (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis McGugan.

70:42

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:42

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

69:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Ishmael Miller.

68:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Adam Morgan.

68:19

Attempt blocked. Héctor Bellerín (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Pudil with a cross.

68:12

Attempt saved. Diego Fabbrini (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:07

Attempt saved. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini.

67:02

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Byron Webster.

66:57

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66:41

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:17

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Liam Davis.

64:42

Lewis McGugan (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:42

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

64:00

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:00

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

62:25

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Watford).

62:25

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:27

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:18

Attempt blocked. Javier Acuña (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

60:49

Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

60:06

Hand ball by Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town).

59:24

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Javier Acuña.

59:11

Attempt blocked. Diego Fabbrini (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Pudil.

57:35

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Watford).

57:35

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Javier Acuña replaces Sean Murray.

55:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Diego Fabbrini replaces Nyron Nosworthy.

55:03

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

55:03

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Yeovil Town 2. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a cross.

51:47

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:47

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

49:27

Attempt blocked. Héctor Bellerín (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Cassetti.

45:38

Offside, Yeovil Town. Byron Webster tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Watford 0, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Watford 0, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 +1:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Yeovil Town 1. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Davis with a cross following a corner.

45:00 +0:58

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joel Ekstrand.

45:00 +0:52

Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:49

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

44:49

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:14

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:14

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

43:38

Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a corner.

43:13

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Grant.

40:35

Hand ball by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

39:22

Attempt missed. Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a cross.

37:24

Attempt missed. Marco Cassetti (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

36:56

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

36:10

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Watford).

36:10

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:41

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

35:37

Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

35:05

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Byron Webster.

34:30

Foul by Lewis McGugan (Watford).

34:30

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:30

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

30:40 Booking

Booking Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30:32

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:32

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

27:03

George Thorne (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:03

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

26:27

Offside, Yeovil Town. Edward Upson tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

24:49

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Pudil.

23:20

Attempt blocked. Marco Cassetti (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Troy Deeney with a cross.

23:15

Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joel Ekstrand.

22:43

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Byron Webster.

19:21

Attempt missed. George Thorne (Watford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a corner.

18:55

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

16:05

Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Watford).

16:05

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:42

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Troy Deeney with a headed pass.

11:59

Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a corner.

11:34

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

7:15

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

7:15

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:36

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

6:36

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:03

Foul by Lewis McGugan (Watford).

6:03

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:17

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:17

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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