Sordell strikes again in Hornets win

Marvin Sordell was on target yet again as Watford beat Ipswich 2-1 at Vicarage Road to go third in the Championship table.

Last Updated: 19/10/10 at 22:01 Post Comment

Sordell: Scored sixth goal in eight games

Sordell: Scored sixth goal in eight games

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Roy Keane's visitors bossed the opening 40 minutes of an open game before the Hornets took control with two goals in two minutes before the break.

Stephen McGinn opened the scoring and Sordell then struck his sixth league goal in his last eight appearances to leave Ipswich with a mountain to climb.

David Norris headed in for the visitors after the break but Watford held on for an important three points.

Ipswich's Jason Scotland had the first chance of the night but blasted over from former Watford striker Tamas Priskin's flick on before the Hungarian raced onto a long ball but failed to get a shot away.

Keane's men looked menacing on the break and Scotland almost gave them the lead after a lovely turn but placed his curling shot a foot wide of the far post.

Unlike previous Watford sides, Mackay's men were perhaps guilty of overplaying at times and youngster Michael Bryan almost put them in trouble when an ambitious pass on the edge of his own area was intercepted.

Danny Graham then created the first chance for the hosts with a direct run down the left but his pass inside was easily cut out by Brian Murphy in the Town goal.

Graham was then narrowly wide with a header before McGinn struck the 41st-minute opener.

A long throw from the right was headed on at the near post by Martin Taylor and the midfielder was left with the simple task of volleying home from the six-yard line.

The hosts were buoyant and doubled the lead just two minutes later through Sordell.

Andrew Taylor crossed from the left and the Championship's young player of the month rose magnificently to flick a brilliant header over Murphy and into the top corner.

Watford began the second half in similar style, and Lloyd Doyley should have found a team-mate after bursting into the area.

Priskin was then replaced - to the delight of the home fans - by giant teenager Connor Wickham as Keane looked for a response.

And captain Norris handed the away side a lifeline in the 69th minute with a fabulous header.

Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach punched away a set-piece but was on the floor as Norris arched in a header from fully 20 yards with two defenders on the line.

And Keane's men almost grabbed an equaliser in the dying moments when substitute Ronan Murray touched in a Grant Leadbitter set-piece but the linesman's flag was already raised.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Martin Skrtel's late header earns Liverpool 2-2 draw with Arsenal

A 97th-minute bullet header from defender Martin Skrtel earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.

Transfer news: Labour MP Iain Wright warns Hartlepool against signing Ched Evans

Labour MP Iain Wright has told Hartlepool to "think again" over their interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property