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Mandeep Sanghera

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    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Game over and not one to remember. Both teams were as bad as each other and earn a point apiece.

  3. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Two minutes of stoppage time. Groans from the home crowd and I don't know if they're not happy that it's too much or they want more.

    Alessandro Diamanti
  4. Analysis

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Quote Message: We're into the last four minutes and neither side will want to give anything away at this stage. from Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
    Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
  5. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Cedric Soares leads a Southampton counter-attack and plays a ball to Shane Long but, instead of curling a shot into the top corner, sends his effort high into the stands. Sums up the game really.

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    Shane Long

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    The visitors make their third and final change as striker Jay Rodriguez comes on for Graziano Pelle. Can he get a winner?

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  9. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has a pop from 25 yards but Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes gets down low to save. Cedric Soares then sends a rasping shot just over the home goal from long range as well.

    Victor Wanyama
  10. Analysis

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Quote Message: You get the impression that one goal will decide this game. from Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
    Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
  11. CLOSE

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Watford should be in front. Hornets striker Troy Deeney flicks on a corner and Etienne Capoue looks set to nod in at the far post but heads over from two yards.

    Troy Deeney
  12. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    The match in graphic form so far...

    Watford v Southampton

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is booked after a late challenge on Etienne Capoue.

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    Shane Long
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  16. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Hello, are things starting to liven up at Vicarage Road? Southampton striker Graziano Pelle angles a rising shot at the home goal and keeper Heurelho Gomes tips the ball over the bar.

  17. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Watford striker Troy Deeney has a shot blocked by Steven Caulker when he might have laid a ball across for Alessandro Diamanti, who was unmarked running into the box.

  18. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores brings on playmaker Alessandro Diamanti for his debut as he replaces Jose Holebas. Let's hope it improves the game as the second half gets under way.

    Quique Sanchez Flores

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Here is a picture of every shot on target in that half. There were two. Both were for Southampton.

    Shots on target
  20. Half-time Analysis

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Quote Message: Ikechi Anya has caused problems down Southampton's right and he has hit two dangerous balls into the area but they were wasted. Southampton have to match the work-rate that Watford are showing. from Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
    Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Now, that's a half that won't live long in the memory. Two shots on target from Southampton but neither side looked like scoring.

  22. CLOSE

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Watford's Ikechi Anya sends in a low and hard cross into the Southampton area but striker Odion Ighalo, whose view is obscured by two defenders, fails to get a touch as the ball goes through his legs. 

  23. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    When you get excited about the first corner of the game you know you are not watching a classic. The set piece - unsurprisingly judging by the match so far - doesn't amount to anything.

    Watford flag
  24. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton striker Graziano Pelle gets in front of defender Sebastian Prodl to meet a Shane Long cross but glances a header wide.

  25. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    The game in graphic form so far...

    Watford v Southampton
  26. Analysis

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Quote Message: It's just worries me that Southampton haven't looked a threat so far. The only time we did was when Sadio Mane ran in behind Watford but he has gone off. from Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
    Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Just after Victor Wanyama picks up a booking, Watford send a cross into the area which Troy Deeney nods down for Jose Jurado only for Jose Fonte to crucially clear.

    Victor Wanyama
  28. Ouch

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Jose Holebas strikes a left-foot effort sweetly from 20-yards but Watford striker Troy Deeney can't get out of the way and takes a blow to the midriff.


    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton have to make an early substitution as Sadio Mane can't continue. Shane Long replaces him.

    Sadio Mane
  30. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Sadio Mane is down for the third time in as many minutes much to the frustration of the home crowd, but he does look in a bit of bother as Southampton's medical staff attend to him.

    Sadio Mane
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  32. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton forward Sadio Mane surges past left-back Craig Cathcart and puts in a cross for striker Graziano Pelle but Allan Nyom intercepts.

    Ronald Koeman
  33. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Ikechi Anya has looked lively at the start of the game and he gets to the right side of the Southampton box and puts a ball across the face of the visitors' area but there's no-one there to get on the end of it.

  34. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Cedric Soares is back on the pitch with a bandage around his head. 

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    There's a bit of a hold-up in play as Southampton's Cedric Soares requires some treatment to a facial injury.

    Cedric Soares
  36. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Watford produce some decent approach play but it's not backed up by the shot of right-back Allan Nyom as he sends his effort well, well wide. 

  37. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Jose Jurado tries to play a long diagonal ball into the angled run of Ikechi Anya from the right flank but the pass is too close to Southampton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg, who gathers.

  38. Watford 0-0 Southampton

    Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores was succeeded at Valencia by Southampton counterpart Ronald Koeman and also played against him for Real Madrid when the Dutchman was with Barcelona.

    There doesn't appear to be any hard feelings between the pair though as they shared a warm embrace just before kick-off.

    Quique Sanchez Flores and Ronald Koeman
  39. And we're off

    Watford 0-0 Southampton

    We are under way at Vicarage Road with Watford in their yellow and black kit and Southampton sporting red and white striped shirts.

  40. Away day struggles

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

  41. Take stat

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    In the last season that these two sides met (2011-12), Southampton won both home and away without conceding a goal in either match.

    The next goal scored at Vicarage Road will be the 100th Premier League goal scored at the home of Watford. 

    Watford tally of 58 interceptions after the first two matches of the Premier League was more than any other side.

  42. Analysis

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    Quote Message: Southampton cannot afford to let any players go. Once you have got your squad together you should close the transfer window. It does distract players, whatever people say. from Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
    Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington
  43. Mane not for sale

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    Southampton have had clubs beating down their door and trying to sign the club's players so often it appears manager Ronald Koeman has had enough.

    Sadio Mane is the latest of the south coast side's players to be courting admiring glances, with Manchester United rumoured to be targeting the attacking midfielder.

    "We know we still have the transfer deadline on 1 September that we have to deal with," Koeman told BBC Radio Solent. "It’s not nice, it’s sometimes difficult, but everybody knows that we don’t sell any more players.

    "If they are interested, then maybe they come back next year."

    Southampton's Sadio Mane
  44. Flores food for thought

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores

    Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores: "We want to get our first win. We are ready to get off the mark.

    "Southampton play with the ball, they try to play well with quick, fast players on the counter-attack. They sometimes mix their play, so we will need to think about these things."

  45. Hawk-eye test

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    One of the eagle-eyed officials at Vicarage Road noticed a crossbar wasn't straight. It had to be sorted before referee Andre Marriner then made sure Hawk-eye was working properly in some early action before the game.  

    Referee Andre Marinner tests Hawk-eye at Watford's Vicarage Road
  46. LINE-UPS

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    Southampton line-up
  47. LINE-UPS

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    Watford line-up
  48. Team News

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

  49. Team news

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    Let's get straight into the team news.  Watford make one change from their draw with West Brom last time out as defender Jose Holebas comes in for Miguel Layun. 

    Watford XI:  Gomes, Nyom, Prodl, Cathcart, Holebas, Capoue, Behrami, Anya, Ighalo, Jurado, Deeney.

    Southampton make two changes from their midweek Europa League outing as defender Cedric Soares and midfielder Steven Davis replace James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez.

    Southampton XI:  Stekelenburg, Yoshida, Fonte, Caulker, Targett, Wanyama, Romeu, Cedric Soares, Mane, Steven Davis, Pelle.

  50. Premier League predictor

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

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    You can see how your guess compares to BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson and the average user. 

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  51. Welcome

    Watford v Southampton (16:00 BST)

    Watford and Southampton - based on the expectation on them - have both had differing starts to the season as they go into this game searching for their first league win of the season.

    The Hornets have looked good in their opening two top flight outings as they have drawn with Everton and West Brom.

    Southampton were last season's surprise package but followed up a draw at Newcastle with defeat by Everton. They have also played three Europa League qualifiers - the latest seeing them held 1-1 by FC Midtjylland at home.

    Game on at Vicarage Road then.

    Vicarage Road