Discuss today's game between Watford and Charlton Athletic before, during and after the match

Discuss the action as Watford take on Charlton

Discuss the action as Watford take on Charlton

First published in Sport

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Key points

• Watford were beaten 4-3 to suffer just their second defeat in 12 league outings.

• Daniel Pudil gave Watford the lead with his first goal for the club, but Charlton led 2-1 at the interval through a Tommie Hoban own goal and Yann Kermorgant's header. Almen Abdi's penalty and an Alex Geijo strike put the hosts back in front midway through the second half, only for Kermorgant to equalise within a minute before Johnnie Jackson headed in what turned out to be the winner.

• Watford started the day sixth in the table following their 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, while Charlton are 18th in the table on the back of a 1-1 draw with Derby.

• Gianfranco Zola made five changes for the game, with Neuton replacing injured Fitz Hall and Marco Cassetti, who was back after suspension, returning for Ikechi Anya. Sean Murray started his first match since September in place of Jonathan Hogg, while the Hornets had a new front line in Alex Geijo and Fernando Forestieri, as Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra dropped to the bench.

Watford: Almunia; Hoban, Ekstrand, Neuton; Cassetti, Abdi, Chalobah, Murray, Pudil; Geijo, Forestieri.

Substitutes: Yeates, Deeney, Vydra, Anya, Bond, Nosworthy, Battocchio.

Charlton Athletic: Hamer; Evina, Jackson, Stephens, Pritchard, Kermorgant, Fuller, Solly, Wilson, Cort, Dervite.

Substitutes: Taylor, Wright-Phillips, Kerkar, Cook, Seaborne, Button, Hulse.

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12:17pm Tue 1 Jan 13

CARDIFFHORN says...

Great to see Murray getting a chance. COYH.
Great to see Murray getting a chance. COYH. CARDIFFHORN
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12:26pm Tue 1 Jan 13

MUSTOITALIA says...

Gutted I can't make it today it's my nans anniversary meal today. I hope were focused to get the 3 points today and don't have an eye on sat for me I would rather 3 points than beat city
Gutted I can't make it today it's my nans anniversary meal today. I hope were focused to get the 3 points today and don't have an eye on sat for me I would rather 3 points than beat city MUSTOITALIA
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1:00pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Bringe says...

A lot of changes. I know we have City on Saturday but this is wholesale and we are risking points. Of course we have a strong bench and should still win but it might be a lot tighter than it should be.
A lot of changes. I know we have City on Saturday but this is wholesale and we are risking points. Of course we have a strong bench and should still win but it might be a lot tighter than it should be. Bringe
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1:02pm Tue 1 Jan 13

poole-horn says...

Would rather see Troy and Matej in starting line up. Would be great to beat City but 3 more points far more important. COYH
Would rather see Troy and Matej in starting line up. Would be great to beat City but 3 more points far more important. COYH poole-horn
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1:53pm Tue 1 Jan 13

JohnnyHornet says...

Why, why, why change a winning team the league is more important than the cup, so they played Saturday, years ago it would have been 2 games in 2 days, we cannot sacrifice league points for pointless cup games.
Why, why, why change a winning team the league is more important than the cup, so they played Saturday, years ago it would have been 2 games in 2 days, we cannot sacrifice league points for pointless cup games. JohnnyHornet
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3:08pm Tue 1 Jan 13

endean2 says...

when you defend like that what can you expect, that was really poor at the back.

I said earlier that Halls absence would be MAJOUR FACTOR, the other boys simply were boys lost.

gutted like all the fans but what entertainment for the neutrals,
when you defend like that what can you expect, that was really poor at the back. I said earlier that Halls absence would be MAJOUR FACTOR, the other boys simply were boys lost. gutted like all the fans but what entertainment for the neutrals, endean2
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3:08pm Tue 1 Jan 13

MUSTOITALIA says...

I love GFZ but I have to say it today's result and line up was an amature mistake we dot have city until sat so why change 5 players for ? Now if we lose to city today's result was for nothing who cares for a cup run ? We needed 3 points today at home we got none stupid risk.
I love GFZ but I have to say it today's result and line up was an amature mistake we dot have city until sat so why change 5 players for ? Now if we lose to city today's result was for nothing who cares for a cup run ? We needed 3 points today at home we got none stupid risk. MUSTOITALIA
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3:19pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Poppet Bear says...

I know it's not the end of the world but I haven't felt so disappointed, for a long time. Really gutted.
I know it's not the end of the world but I haven't felt so disappointed, for a long time. Really gutted. Poppet Bear
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3:22pm Tue 1 Jan 13

JohnnyHornet says...

What guts me more is we had an opportunity to add another 1500 to the crowd on a regular basis with a good win, naive management I'm afraid, still what's done is done. COYH
What guts me more is we had an opportunity to add another 1500 to the crowd on a regular basis with a good win, naive management I'm afraid, still what's done is done. COYH JohnnyHornet
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3:38pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Bringe says...

admittedly our biggest loss was Hall who is injured but if Hogg needed resting then surely Eustace was the man.

Gianfranco you are my God but this wasn't in the contract!
admittedly our biggest loss was Hall who is injured but if Hogg needed resting then surely Eustace was the man. Gianfranco you are my God but this wasn't in the contract! Bringe
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7:22pm Tue 1 Jan 13

philthehorn says...

Murray has lost all the good things from last season. Shows very little interest in game and if wanted a replacement for Hog should have played Yeates who has been a revelation when played in centre midfield.
Neuton should never wear the shirt again
Murray has lost all the good things from last season. Shows very little interest in game and if wanted a replacement for Hog should have played Yeates who has been a revelation when played in centre midfield. Neuton should never wear the shirt again philthehorn
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7:26pm Tue 1 Jan 13

philthehorn says...

Todays game is far more important than Saturdays so should not have made 5 changes to a winning team. Geijo is no replacement for Deeney. Apart from his goal did nothing else in the whole game.
Todays game is far more important than Saturdays so should not have made 5 changes to a winning team. Geijo is no replacement for Deeney. Apart from his goal did nothing else in the whole game. philthehorn
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11:36am Wed 2 Jan 13

dolly33 says...

Why change a winning team, zola
gambled but was it worth while.
Not in my opinion, just hoping for a good game agaist City
Why change a winning team, zola gambled but was it worth while. Not in my opinion, just hoping for a good game agaist City dolly33
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