EFL Cup - Third Round
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Watford 2-1 Swansea City: Hornets reach Carabao Cup fourth round

Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring
Danny Welbeck has played two Premier League and two EFL Cup games this season

Danny Welbeck scored his first goal for almost a year as Watford beat Swansea to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Watford, thrashed 8-0 by Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, opened the scoring at Vicarage Road through Welbeck's header from Roberto Pereyra's cross.

Sam Surridge equalised for Championship side Swansea when he converted Nathan Dyer's centre from close range.

Swansea's Yan Dhanda shot wide before substitute Gerard Deulofeu's cross gave Pereyra an easy tap-in.

England striker Welbeck, who joined Watford from Arsenal on a free transfer in August, had not scored for 334 days.

His last goal came for Arsenal against Sporting CP in the Europa League in October 2018. He suffered a broken ankle in November that kept him out for six months.

Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores: "The important thing was to win after the weekend. It was a bad experience for all of us.

"I told the players we don't have reasons to be sad. We have reasons to react. We need to show everyone we can do much better.

"We felt the support from the fans so I say 'thank you' to them.

"It's in the past and now we have another important game against Wolves in a few days."

Swansea manager Steve Cooper: "The performance was much better than the result. We were the best team for large parts.

"Obviously we were disappointed to concede from a set-play, but we scored a good goal from the move of the match.

"We showed great bravery on the ball and wanted to win the game. We were unlucky to lose."

Line-ups

Watford

  • 1Gomes
  • 2Janmaat
  • 5Prödl
  • 27Kabasele
  • 11Masina
  • 14Chalobah
  • 16DoucouréSubstituted forSarrat 61'minutes
  • 20QuinaSubstituted forCleverleyat 56'minutes
  • 37PereyraBooked at 90mins
  • 18GraySubstituted forDeulofeuat 77'minutes
  • 10Welbeck

Substitutes

  • 4Dawson
  • 7Deulofeu
  • 8Cleverley
  • 23Sarr
  • 24Dele-Bashiru
  • 35Bachmann
  • 36Foulquier

Swansea

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 23Roberts
  • 44Cabango
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 3John
  • 28Byers
  • 8GrimesBooked at 90mins
  • 12DyerSubstituted forGarrickat 80'minutes
  • 21DhandaSubstituted forRoutledgeat 66'minutes
  • 11PetersonSubstituted forMcKayat 70'minutes
  • 19Surridge

Substitutes

  • 7McKay
  • 9Bastón
  • 14Carroll
  • 15Routledge
  • 25Mulder
  • 36Cooper
  • 41Garrick
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
8,903

Match Stats

Home TeamWatfordAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Watford 2, Swansea City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Watford 2, Swansea City 1.

Booking

Matt Grimes (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Swansea City).

Ismaila Sarr (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Adam Masina.

Booking

Roberto Pereyra (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Watford).

Jordan Garrick (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Watford).

Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Christian Kabasele.

Attempt blocked. Barrie McKay (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Surridge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Kabasele (Watford).

Offside, Watford. Adam Masina tries a through ball, but Danny Welbeck is caught offside.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Roberto Pereyra.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Daryl Janmaat.

Attempt saved. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Jordan Garrick replaces Nathan Dyer.

Goal!

Goal! Watford 2, Swansea City 1. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Gerard Deulofeu replaces Andre Gray.

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Welbeck (Watford).

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Mike van der Hoorn.

Offside, Swansea City. Nathan Dyer tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

Barrie McKay (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Barrie McKay replaces Kristoffer Peterson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge replaces Yan Dhanda.

Attempt missed. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.

Attempt missed. Ismaila Sarr (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andre Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Ismaila Sarr replaces Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Attempt missed. George Byers (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Connor Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Tom Cleverley replaces Domingos Quina.

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