Watford 3 Derby County 0 15.01.11
Watford played Derby on a chilly day at Vicarage Road and secured a 3-0 victory ensuring the Hornets are unbeaten in 7 games, 6 in the league.
Watford’s best run in a decade came at the expense of (the recently dumped from the FA Cup by Crawley) Derby, a team lacking in confidence.
Robbie Savage played a wonderful pantomime villain, falling ballet-like to the floor within 120 seconds of kick off after a clash with Stephen McGinn. As the game went on his giving the ball away, falling over and backchat provided much amusement to the home support.
The first 20 minutes passed with little event, bar a heart-fluttering mix up at the back between Bennett and Loach, and it wasn’t til the opening Watford goal that the game came to life.
Within moments, the Hornets were 2 up, and then 3 up, in the space of ten minutes Watford obliterated any hope County may have had of fixing what was undoubtedly left broken following their cup exit.
The second half was largely a non-event, with Watford containing and frustrating their opponents whose confidence-less performance will be a worry to Rams fans.