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Summary

  1. Sunderland start the day 20th in Premier League, Watford 14th.
  2. Both teams without a win in four games
  3. Four changes for Watford with captain Troy Deeney on the bench
  4. Sunderland make one change with Lamine Kone replacing Sebastian Larsson

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    And it hits the wall.

    All over. Follow reaction to this game here .

  2. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    One. Last. Chance. 

    Free-kick to Sunderland. 30 yards out. Wahbi Khazri to take.

  3. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Watford boot the ball clear. A minute remaining and the ball is with Jordan Pickford.

  4. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Could this be Sunderland's chance? 

    Bryan Ovideo is fouled. One last chance to pump the ball into the box?

  5. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    We're into added four minutes of added time.

    Sunderland need the ball and fast but John O'Shea has given away a free-kick.

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    A final change for Watford as M'Baye Niang is replaced by Juan Zuñiga. 

  7. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    That is by far Sunderland's best effort on goal this afternoon.

    Fabio Borini's shot from the edge of the box looked to be finding the bottom-right corner but Heurelho Gomes throws himself down low to push the ball wide.

    That gives the visiting fans some encouragement to get behind their team as they roar David Moyes' side forward.

    Fabio Borini
  8. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland have created very little in this match but they really need something now. They're seven points from safety as things stand. Defoe looks to get a sight of goal but loses possession.

  9. YELLOW CARD

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    That yellow card header is getting quite a workout in the last few minutes.

    Lamine Kone hauls down M'Baye Niang on the touchline.

    He's the third Sunderland man in the book.

  10. YELLOW CARD

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri has now earned himself a yellow card for furiously shouting in the face of the linesman.

    The Tunisian thinks he should have won his side a corner but a goal-kick was given.

    After seeing a replay, I'm not sure.

    Wahbi Khazri
  11. YELLOW CARD

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Watford look to break but Billy Jones drags back Isaac Success.

    Jones gets his name taken by referee Lee Probert. As cynical as you get.

  12. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Watford have yet another corner after Jose Holebas' fierce shot is deflected narrowly over the Sunderland goal. 

    Another corner follows - Watford's 13th of the match - and Fabio Borini just manages to clear ahead of Etienne Capoue. 

    A second Sunderland change, Wahbi Khazri, a key member of Sunderland's escape from relegation last season, replaces Adnan Januzaj. 

  13. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Didier Ndong, who has looked good in the few minutes he has been on the field, feeds Adnan Januzaj but the Belgian forward's shot from the edge of the box is tame.

    That is probably Sunderland's best chance and it was a weak, weak, weak effort.

  14. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    How big a save could this be? 

    Isaac Success is clear through on goal but his shot is saved by the legs of Jordan Pickford. Abdoulaye Doucoure's follow-up is blocked.   

    If Sunderland are to have any chance of winning this game, and saving their season, they'll have Jordan Pickford to thank.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    David Moyes makes a change straight away bringing on Didier Ndong for Darron Gibson. 

  16. Britos break the deadlock

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    It's a first goal for Watford for Miguel Britos. 

    A corner comes in from the right, Stefano Okaka is completely unmarked and his header deflects off Fabio Borini and onto the crossbar. The ball is then headed back towards the far post where Uruguayan Britos climbs high to head home.

    Sunderland can count themselves a little unlucky with the goal but they left Okaka unmarked in the first place.

    Watford 1-0 Sunderland
  17. GOAL - Watford 1-0 Sunderland

    Miguel Britos

    Miguel Britos
  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 0-0 Sunderland

    A second change for Watford.

    Nordin Amrabat is replaced by Isaac Success. Amrabat doesn't look too pleased to be going off. This is only his second game since New Year's Day. He was probably enjoying himself.

  19. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland see off the danger from the corner and another which followed.

    M'Baye Niang has a shot from distance but it goes harmlessly wide.

  20. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Sunderland

    Defoe is back on the pitch Sunderland fans! He looks as though he'll battle on. 

    Watford have won themselves a corner after Daryl Janmaat's cross was blocked by Jason Denayer.