Championship
Sheff Wed1Watford4

Sheffield Wednesday 1-4 Watford

Troy Deeney scored twice for Watford as his side recorded their first away victory since October against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.

Gabriele Angella opened the scoring for the away side after just five minutes, tapping home from close range.

Lewis McGugan extended the lead with a header before Deeney struck twice in the space of two second-half minutes.

On-loan striker Benik Afobe headed a consolation goal for the hosts, who had won their previous four home games.

The Owls were without head coach Stuart Gray, who was attending his son's wedding.

But counterpart Giuseppe Sannino was able to inspire his side to their first win in three league games and first away win in 15 attempts.

The Hornets went ahead early on as McGugan headed down a free-kick that was initially saved by goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, before defender Angella slotted home the loose ball for his seventh goal of the season.

Midfielder McGugan extended the visitors' lead after 23 minutes, heading home Daniel Pudil's cross.

The game was over soon after the interval as frontman Deeney netted his first by calmly slotting the ball past Kirkland, before tapping home a minute later after Mathias Ranegie's shot came back off the post.

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Watford coach Chamberlain on Sheffield Wednesday win

Owls youngster Afobe, on loan from Arsenal, powered a header past Manuel Almunia from Liam Palmer's cross just three minutes later and American defender Oguchi Onyewu hit the crossbar with another header late on, but the visitors' lead was never threatened.

Sheffield Wednesday coach John Deehan: "We've just had a chat in the dressing room between all of us and we've had some very strong opinions.

"Football players don't like getting beaten in games and they don't like getting beaten in the manner they did today.

"The performance fell below the level we've been performing at before."

Watford manager Giuseppe Sannino: "It's a long time since Watford have won away; too many losses and too many draws. I'm very happy for our fans and our players.

"The confidence grew during the game because we were able to pass the ball and move the ball better than in the past."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 2Buxton
  • 19Mattock
  • 22Palmer
  • 8Onyewu
  • 36Loovens
  • 18MaguireSubstituted forNuhiuat 64'minutes
  • 20LeeBooked at 71mins
  • 28AfobeSubstituted forJohnsonat 79'minutes
  • 42Best
  • 17HelanSubstituted forLaveryat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 14Coke
  • 25Lavery
  • 26Martinez
  • 32Llera
  • 34Nuhiu
  • 35Oshilaja

Watford

  • 1Almunia
  • 21AnyaSubstituted forFaraoniat 79'minutes
  • 18PudilBooked at 42minsSubstituted forRieraat 62'minutes
  • 6Ekstrand
  • 4AngellaBooked at 38mins
  • 12Doyley
  • 28TözsérBooked at 56mins
  • 10McGuganSubstituted forAbdiat 70'minutes
  • 13Ranegie
  • 9Deeney
  • 7Battocchio

Substitutes

  • 8Merkel
  • 15Riera
  • 16Murray
  • 19Faraoni
  • 22Abdi
  • 30Bond
  • 31Hoban
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
22,057

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamWatford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home19
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Watford 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Watford 4.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Manuel Almunia.
Attempt saved. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leon Best.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.
Chris Kirkland (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).
Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.
Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Albert Riera (Watford).
Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Chris Kirkland following a set piece situation.
Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Almen Abdi (Watford).
Foul by Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday).
Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Albert Riera.
Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Davide Faraoni.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Benik Afobe.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Marco Davide Faraoni replaces Ikechi Anya.
Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer.
Offside, Watford. Cristian Battocchio tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Mathias Ranégie (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Troy Deeney.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.
Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Caolan Lavery replaces Jeremy Helan.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lloyd Doyley.
Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Booking

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).
Cristian Battocchio (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Almen Abdi replaces Lewis McGugan.
Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).
Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Palmer.
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis McGugan (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Chris Maguire.
Offside, Watford. Albert Riera tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Albert Riera replaces Daniel Pudil.
Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).
Joel Ekstrand (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.
Attempt saved. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gabriele Angella.
Foul by Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday).
Daniel Tözsér (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Booking

Daniel Tözsér (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Watford 4. Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Joel Ekstrand.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Watford 4. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Mathias Ranégie (Watford) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Watford 3. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis McGugan.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Watford 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Watford 2.
Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).
Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

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1Leicester3826753785
2Burnley39221343179
3QPR39201091570
4Derby39209102469
5Wigan38189111463
6Reading391612111460
7Nottm Forest3914169858
8Ipswich39151311758
9Brighton38151112656
10Bournemouth39151014-255
11Watford381313121352
12Blackburn38131312-152
13Middlesbrough39111612649
14Sheff Wed39121215148
15Leeds3813817-647
16Huddersfield39121017-446
17Bolton39101514-545
18Doncaster39111018-2243
19Blackpool39101217-2142
20Birmingham39101019-1040
21Charlton3681117-2135
22Barnsley3881119-2735
23Millwall3971220-3233
24Yeovil3971121-2532
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