League One Doncaster upset Championship side Watford to secure a place in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Nathan Tyson opened the scoring from the penalty spot against a sluggish Watford, who made a host of changes.

The Hornets sparked into life in the 31st minute when Lloyd Dyer scored from a smart flick from Odion Ighalo.

But after the break, Doncaster were quickly into their stride and when Liam Wakefield converted on 52 minutes there was no way back for Watford.

Doncaster travel to Premier League Fulham in the third round.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov: "I thought we were outstanding. We've come to a very good team who are flying high at the minute and really took the game to them.

"I've just looked at some of the stats. I think they had one shot on target so defensively that shows you how good we were, especially with a really young back four.

"And I thought going forward, some of the breaks, we kept the ball, we moved the ball at pace and I'm delighted for the boys."

Watford head coach Beppe Sannino: "For me tonight, this was a night I was disappointed for a lot of people, the fans here at Vicarage Road and they deserve another show.

"Doncaster played better than us and they deserved it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Watford

  • 30 Bond
  • 17 Tamas
  • 12 Doyley (Pudil - 69' )
  • 31 Hoban
  • 10 McGugan (Munari - 69' )
  • 23 Dyer
  • 21 Anya
  • 05 Andrews Booked
  • 16 Murray (Fabbrini - 75' )
  • 24 Ighalo
  • 20 Vydra

Substitutes

  • 03 Munari
  • 04 Angella
  • 18 Pudil
  • 19 Fabbrini
  • 27 Doherty
  • 32 Byers
  • 34 Gilmartin

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Steer
  • 12 McCullough
  • 22 Wabara
  • 15 Wakefield
  • 03 Evina
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 23 Bennett
  • 21 De Val Booked (Wellens - 79' )
  • 18 Keegan
  • 04 Furman
  • 14 Tyson Booked

Substitutes

  • 09 Robinson
  • 13 Marosi
  • 19 Wellens
  • 25 Peterson
  • 30 Askins
  • 31 Lund
  • 32 Whitehouse
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 7,318

Match Stats

Shots

8 13

On target

1 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

90:00 +5:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

90:00 +4:23

Foul by Ikechi Anya (Watford).

90:00 +4:23

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:24

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

90:00 +1:24

Foul by Gianni Munari (Watford).

90:00 +1:24

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:45 Booking

Booking Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:25

Tommy Hoban (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:25

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

88:57

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

87:43

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

85:26

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

85:26

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

84:00

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:00

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

81:35

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:35

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

78:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Richard Wellens replaces Marc.

78:25

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77:30 Booking

Booking Marc (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

77:23

Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:23

Foul by Marc (Doncaster Rovers).

74:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Diego Fabbrini replaces Sean Murray.

74:05

Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

73:12

Keith Andrews (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:12

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

70:42

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

70:21

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Gianni Munari replaces Lewis McGugan.

68:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Daniel Pudil replaces Lloyd Doyley.

65:39

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

65:21

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

64:41

Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:41

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

63:34

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:41

Foul by Keith Andrews (Watford).

62:41

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:09

Foul by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

62:09

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:31

Attempt missed. Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

61:12

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

61:02

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

59:36

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

58:41

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

51:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 2. Liam Wakefield (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dean Furman.

51:09

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tommy Hoban.

50:11

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46:04

Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:04

Foul by Marc (Doncaster Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

43:34

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

40:43

Foul by Matej Vydra (Watford).

40:43

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:00

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:55

Foul by Tommy Hoban (Watford).

37:45

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

35:29

Attempt saved. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:16 Booking

Booking Keith Andrews (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

34:10

Foul by Keith Andrews (Watford).

34:10

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:36

Foul by Keith Andrews (Watford).

31:36

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Lloyd Dyer (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

27:20

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lloyd Doyley.

25:26

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

20:17

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

15:13

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

14:53

Lewis McGugan (Watford) hits the bar with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards.

13:26

Foul by Marc (Doncaster Rovers).

13:26

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

11:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Watford 0, Doncaster Rovers 1. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

11:00

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett draws a foul in the penalty area.

10:58

Penalty conceded by Gabriel Tamas (Watford) after a foul in the penalty area.

7:40

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

7:09

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:09

Foul by Gabriel Tamas (Watford).

3:30

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:48

Tommy Hoban (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:48

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

2:13

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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