Championship: Blackburn Rovers beats Watford 2-0 on Tuesday

BLACKBURN. Blackburn Rovers prevails over Watford with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Hedges (38') and a goal from D. Hyam (83').


BLACKBURN. Blackburn Rovers conquers Watford with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Hedges (38′) and a goal from D. Hyam (83′).

The match was played at the Ewood Park stadium in Blackburn on Tuesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Steve Martin with the assistance of Paul Hodskinson and Geoffrey Liddle. The 4th official was Dean Whitestone. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 12.5 degrees Celsius or 54.41 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 91%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Blackburn Rovers was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Watford that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.

Blackburn Rovers was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Blackburn Rovers won the match.

Blackburn Rovers shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Watford shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.


Blackburn Rovers received 2 yellow cards (D. Hyam and R. Hedges). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Watford.

After this contest, Blackburn Rovers will have 12 points to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Watford will stay with 13 points like Burnley to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 24'

    D. Hyam

  • 30'

    K. Davis

    I. Sarr

  • 38'

    R. Hedges

    T. Dolan

  • 46'

    D. Gosling

    F. Sierralta

  • 74'

    Mario Gaspar

    J. Ngakia

  • 74'

    Y. Asprilla

    H. Choudhury

  • 79'

    R. Hedges

  • 82'

    D. Hyam

    D. Ayala

  • 90'

    G. Hirst

    R. Hedges

  • 90'

    C. Mola

    B. Brereton Diaz

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Blackburn Rovers will play away with Luton Town on the 17th of September with a 2-2 head to head.

Watford will host Sunderland on the 17th of September with a 2-1 head to head stats in favor of Watford (1 draw).

Blackburn Rovers: Formation and Lineups

Blackburn Rovers started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Jon Dahl Tomasson chose to play with the following team: Thomas Kaminski (7.1), Dominic Hyam (7.3), Daniel Ayala (7.1), Scott Wharton (6.5), Hayden Carter (7.1), Lewis Travis (7.5), Tyler Morton (7.4), Harry Pickering (6.8), Tyrhys Dolan (7.6), Ryan Hedges (8.0) and Ben Brereton Díaz (6.6).


Blackburn Rovers made 2 changes: R. Hedges for G. Hirst (90′) and B. Brereton Diaz for C. Mola (90′).

Top player: Ryan Hedges

Probably the most impressive player in Blackburn Rovers was Ryan Hedges.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 28 passes (75% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

Watford: Formation and Lineups

Watford started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

On the other side, Rob Edwards played with: Daniel Bachmann (7.1), Christian Kabasele (6.9), Francisco Sierralta (6.9), Craig Cathcart (6.6), Jeremy Ngakia (7.2), Edo Kayembe (6.5), Hamza Choudhury (6.7), Ken Sema (6.4), João Pedro (6.9), Ismaïla Sarr (6.6) and Vakoun Issouf Bayo (6.6).

Watford could not rely on the presence of K. Davis (injured) and Mario Gaspar (injured).


Watford made 3 changes: I. Sarr for K. Davis (30′), J. Ngakia for Mario Gaspar (74′) and H. Choudhury for Y. Asprilla (74′).

Top player: Jeremy Ngakia

The player who no doubt impressed Watford the most was Jeremy Ngakia.

His rating is (7.2) with 21 passes (66% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 12. He performed 1 cross.

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