Report: Millwall 0-2 Watford

Troy Deeney put Watford ahead

MILLWALL'S three-match unbeaten run was brought to a shuddering halt by bogey side Watford.

The Lions went into the game full of confidence on the back of recent wins against Dagenham & Redbridge and Barnsley, in addition to a respectable draw against Southampton on Saturday, but were undone by two goals either side of half time.

First, Troy Deeney drilled home from the edge of the area in the 35th minute following neat build-up play from Fulham loanee Alex Kacaniklic, before Joe Garner tapped-in from close range shortly after the restart to put the visitors in control.



Millwall were unconvincing in front of goal all evening, and, after Liam Trotter's second-half header hit the post, Darius Henderson saw his last-minute penalty well-saved by 'keeper Scott Loach to compound the Lions' misery.

Kenny Jackett's side, who have now lost their last four matches against the Hornets, missed the chance to pull clear of relegation rivals Nottingham Forest, who were beaten 2-0 by Burnley.

Millwall: Forde, Smith, Barron, Abdou, Ward, Craig, Mason (Hackett, 56mins), Trotter, Henderson, Kane (Marquis, 56mins), Feeney.

Watford: Loach, Hodson, Eustace, Mariappa, Deeney, Doyley, Kacaniklic (Iwelumo, 75mins), Murray, Garner, Hogg, Nosworthy.

3 thoughts on “Report: Millwall 0-2 Watford

  • February 1, 2012 at 08:55
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    without doubt the worst performance of the season that I have seen. No ideas, no passion either from the manager or the players. Watford seemed bothered and seemed to have watched us, although to be fair, all you need to do is double mark Feeney and have a big CB against Henderson. Why Mason who was clearly unfit was playing escapes me but it would be unfair to pick on one player, they were all awful. Is Jackett the right man to turn this around? I know I am in a very small minority with my view on this one but I hope for all our sakes someone does.

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  • February 1, 2012 at 15:18
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    It's hard to know where to start when picking over last night, no one had even a half-decent game. But, for me, the midfield was just not right. As admirable as his attitude and work rate are, Abdou is a liability in possession. Trotter is far too timid against teams that press and battle in the middle. And Watford seem to have worked this out. Eustace especially got in their faces as soon as we got the ball, and we surrendered far too easily.

    On top of that, the lack of movement among the forwards and wingers has been an obvious weakness all season. We're not going to win many if we do nothing other than punt it up towards Henderson. For all the talk about having `turned the corner' after the Birmingham game, we're back to where we started. I still think we'll have just enough to stay up, but I wouldn't put any money on it.

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