Stoke vs Watford
8:00pm Wednesday 31st January
STOKE 0-0 WATFORD
A game to forget at the bet365 Stadium but both sides will be relatively happy I suppose. It's a first point for Javi Gracia as Watford boss and Paul Lambert continues his unbeaten start in charge at Stoke.
90+2: YELLOW! There's a coming together bewteen Crouch and Doucoure which sees the Watford midfielder cautioned. The replay shows Crouch caught Doucoure on the back of his head with his arm and that's why the midfielder reacted angrily.
90: There will be four minutes of added time...
88: SUB! Watford make their final change as Deulofeu is replaced by Carrillo.
85: SUB! Berahino replaces Diouf for the hosts.
84: SAVE! Doucoure flicks the ball on for Pereyra, whose shot looks to beat Butland at his near post, but the England goalkeeper gets down well to tip the ball around the post.
83: Space for Bauer on the right but his cross is a poor one, allowing Mariappa to head clear.
80: CHANCE! Diouf gets in behind Kabasele but his cross, which is meant for Crouch is cut out by Prodl.
77: Choupo-Moting does brilliantly to get away from Mariappa but his cross is easily cleared by Prodl.
74: Shaqiri's free-kick is cleared by Capoue, who goes down clutching his shin after taking a knock from Diouf. Crouch tries to pick the midfielder up but he eventually gets to his feet of his own accord and is okay to continue.
71: SUB! Cleverley has picked up an injury. he's replaced by Pereyra.
69: CHANCE! Deeney's pass releases Gray and the striker pulls the ball back to Doucoure. The midfielder takes a touch before getting a shot away but Shawcross dives in to make a tremendous block.
STOKE 0-0 WATFORD
67: SUB! Watford make their first change and Richarlison is not happy as he trudges off to be replaced by Gray.
65: WIDE! Crouch gets on the end of Diouf's cut back but Holebas does well to get his body in the way as the ball squirts wide of the upright.
62: SAVE! Shaqiri latches onto Prodl's poor back header before firing a powerful shot goalwards. Karnezis stands tall to parry the ball away but the danger is not over for the visitors. Crouch rises highest to head the ball goalwards but again, Karnezis gets his body behind the ball to make the save.
61: SUB! Crouch replaces Adam for the hosts.
60: Diouf tries to run away from Prodl but the defender gets a foot to the ball, poking it out for a throw in.
59: YELLOW! Pieters trips Deulofeu and protests his innocence but the referee shows no hesitation in brandishing another yellow card.
58: Choupo-Moting's cross picks out Allen, who controls the ball on his chest before volleying the ball high over the crossbar.
57: Deulofeu injects some pace into the game, fizzzing a pass into the path of Richarlison. The forward cuts onto his left foot before attempting to bend a shot into the far corner. The deflects up and wide off a defender.
55: FREE-KICK! Shaqiri's free-kick is a poor one as the ball hits the wall.
54: The challenges are flying in as Cleverley catches Adam late. Free-kick to Stoke 25 yards from goal...
52: YELLOW! Diouf s called over and shown a yellow card.
50: Kabasele goes down off the ball after a coming together with Diouf. There's then a bit of a scuffle between Diouf and Prodl as the referee goes over to have a chat to his assistant. A bit to sort out for Jon Moss.
47: YELLOW! Holebas catches Diouf in the face with his shoulder and is shown a yellow card.
46: Watford get us back underway...
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45: There will be a minute of added time...
43: CHANCE! Deulofeu is picked out in space on the right. He carries the ball forward before whipping in an early cross which Richarlison gets on the end of. However, the forward fails to hit the target.
41: Stoke lose the ball in a dangerous position as Cleverley fizzes the ball into the feet of Doucoure. The midfielder takes on a first-time shot but it's a weak effort which doesn't trouble Butland.
40: Capoue's long ball picks out Deulofeu but the Spaniard's touch lets him down as the ball rolls away for a goal kick.
37: CORNER! Holebas swings in another corner, forcing Butland into tipping the ball over the crossbar.
36: CLOSE! Doucoure flicks Holebas' free-kick on at the near post. Luckily for Stoke, Pieters is there to head behind for a corner.
35: YELLOW! Bauer slides in and catches Cleverley. The full-back is brandished with a yellow card.
33: Capoue's punts a long-free-kick into the Stoke box. Prodl wins the header but the ball bounces safely out for a goal kick.
30: Richarlison looks to counter for the visitors but Bauer does brilliantly to win the ball back for his side.
26: Stoke break quickly again as Diouf lays the ball off for Shaqiri. The Swiss star in turn picks out Adam in the penalty area but the midfielder's shot is blocked. The danger's not over for Watford though as Choupo-Moting picks up the loose ball. He shifts the ball onto his right foot before bending the ball wide of the far post.
23: Stoke break through Shaqiri, who plays the ball forward for Allen. Holebas does well to get back and track the run, forcing the ball out of play.
20: YELLOW! Adam picks up the second yellow card of the game after tripping Richarlison in the middle of the park.
17: YELLOW! Shaqiri bursts past Kabasele but the defender hauls him to ground to stop Stoke's attack in its tracks.
15: Richarlison turns sharply in the penalty before laying the ball off the Celverley. The midfielder takes the shot on first time, striking the ball over the crossbar.
13: Cleverley hooks the ball forward for Richarlison to chase but Zouma is alert to the danger, clearing the ball to touch.
11: PENALTY? Zouma nips in to win the ball off Deulofeu but has he dragged him to the ground? Watford certainly think so but referee Jon Moss allows play to continue.
8: The corner is easily cleared at the near post by Diouf.
7: It's been a cagey opening from both sides. However, Deulofeu brings the ball forward for the visitors and wins a corner...
4: Adam whips in a dangerous cross and Diouf gets on the end of it, but cannot direct his effort on target..
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