Troy Deeney's late goal earned Watford a draw at Ipswich Town in Beppe Sannino's first game in charge of the Hornets.

The hosts took a controversial lead through David McGoldrick's penalty after Gabriele Angella was adjudged to have handled Frank Nouble's cross.

But Sannino, who became Watford's new head coach on Wednesday, saw his side level with nine minutes remaining.

Watford's winless run continues

Watford have now gone 10 games without a victory. Their last win came on 5 October when they won 2-1 at Huddersfield.

Deeney slid the ball home from Cristian Battocchio's low cross to equalise.

However, Ipswich nearly grabbed a late winner when Luke Hyam headed against the crossbar after McGoldrick's shot had been parried by Watford goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.

Sannino took charge at Watford after former boss Gianfranco Zola resigned on Monday following a run of just one win in 10 matches.

The hosts went ahead through McGoldrick's 73rd-minute penalty, his ninth goal of the season, but their advantage only lasted eight minutes before Deeney's leveller.

Watford finished third in the Championship last season and are now 14th in the table, while Ipswich, unbeaten in five games, are ninth, three points off a play-off position.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy said:

"I will take a point as Watford are a good side. Last year they came here and absolutely murdered us. So it shows how far we have come.

"Overall, maybe they deserved a point because we weren't that dominant.

"I like him [Sannino], I like his passion on the side and he had a smile on his face."

Watford head coach Beppe Sannino said:

"It was a dream for me to land in England and this game was 90 minutes of my life that I was always dreaming about.

"I have only been here for two days and I am not a magician. I knew the kind of football in the Championship but my first thoughts are with Gianfranco Zola.

"He did an amazing job last season and this was his team. I was able to show my passion on the touchline and I thought, tactics-wise, we were good, but there is a lot of work to do."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 19 Hyam
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith Booked
  • 08 Skuse
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 35 Nouble
  • 09 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 07 Edwards
  • 11 Anderson
  • 15 Mings
  • 17 Graham
  • 18 Tabb
  • 26 Taylor

Watford

  • 01 Almunia
  • 27 Cassetti
  • 18 Pudil Booked (Anya - 80' )
  • 06 Ekstrand Booked
  • 04 Angella
  • 12 Doyley
  • 16 Murray (Battocchio - 77' )
  • 29 Thorne Booked
  • 09 Deeney
  • 20 Fabbrini (Forestieri - 83' )
  • 10 McGugan

Substitutes

  • 07 Battocchio
  • 08 McEachran
  • 11 Forestieri
  • 21 Anya
  • 23 Iriney
  • 30 Bond
  • 33 Nosworthy
Ref: Graham Scott
Att: 16,385

Match Stats

Shots

17 5

On target

5 2

Corners

5 1

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Watford 1.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Watford 1.

90:00 +3:35

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town).

90:00 +3:35

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:02

Hand ball by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

89:24

Attempt missed. Ikechi Anya (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis McGugan.

87:09

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

87:06

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

87:00

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

84:37

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:37

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

82:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Fernando Forestieri replaces Diego Fabbrini.

82:27

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

82:27

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

80:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Watford 1. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

79:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Ikechi Anya replaces Daniel Pudil because of an injury.

77:42

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

77:42

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

77:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Cristian Battocchio replaces Sean Murray.

76:34 Booking

Booking George Thorne (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

72:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Watford 0. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

71:45 Booking

Booking Joel Ekstrand (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

70:43

Penalty conceded by Gabriele Angella (Watford) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

67:50

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

67:50

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

66:28

Offside, Watford. Lewis McGugan tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

65:54

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.

64:44

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

63:44

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

60:00 Booking

Booking Daniel Pudil (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:45

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:45

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Watford).

57:57

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Lloyd Doyley.

55:38

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

55:30

Attempt saved. Sean Murray (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini with a through ball.

54:11

Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:07

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:59

Offside, Ipswich Town. Dean Gerken tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

51:46

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

50:18

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

45:00

Second Half begins Ipswich Town 0, Watford 0.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Watford 0.

45:00 +0:54

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:54

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

44:39

Hand ball by Sean Murray (Watford).

43:43

Hand ball by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town).

42:59

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Manuel Almunia.

42:57

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

40:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

39:44

Delay in match Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

38:59

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cole Skuse following a set piece situation.

37:46

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:46

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Watford).

35:05

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by David McGoldrick with a cross.

32:36

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

32:36

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

30:23

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass following a corner.

29:47

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Manuel Almunia.

29:44

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

28:50

Offside, Watford. Lewis McGugan tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

26:00

Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

25:36

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Joel Ekstrand.

25:32

Attempt blocked. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hyam.

24:47

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Troy Deeney with a headed pass.

21:50

Attempt missed. Gabriele Angella (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

21:15

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

21:15

Daniel Pudil (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:19 Booking

Booking Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:02

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

11:02

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:32

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

9:32

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

2:17

Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Watford).

2:17

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:51

Offside, Watford. Marco Cassetti tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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