Watford v. Reading has been an encounter with a little added spice in recent years. The ghost goal, Brendan Rodgers, Jobi McAnuff, relegation deciders… what more could you want to give pre-match expectations a boost in the stands?
Watford haven’t had much luck of late, with dodgy penalties awarded against, a bunch of goal of the season contenders conceded, and the ball not bouncing in quite the right way.
And do it was with Reading’s opener. A lifeless first half punctuated with another controversial goal,a hand used by Shane Long in controlling the ball before squaring for Hunt to score.
Watford, despite a 4-3-3 formation, looked limp and it took a corner before half time for the Hornets to get back into the match. Deeney nodded in from a corner to tie the game shortly before the break.
Troy needs goals and slowly he’s notching them up. But for an investment of half a million quid plus, much more is needed.
The second half started with a blistering pace, Watford tearing into the reading back four time after time again. Reading were rocking but Watford couldn’t find a break through.
1-1 was, in the end, probably the correct result, despite both teams huffing and puffing to try and find a winner.
Watford: It’s now six games without a win, this isn’t a time to panic of course, but 3 points sooner rather than later would be quite nice please thanks very much. Martin Taylor had his best performance in a Watford shirt, complete with broken nose, an injury sustained in the first half. It is exactly that sort of fighting attitude we’ll need through the cold winter months.
Reading: A poor away record indicated they’d be happy with anything from today, they probably will be. On today’s showing they don’t look a playoff worthy team, but on that note, neither do we.