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90' + 5'
P. Jansson
C. Eriksen
1 - 2
I. Louza
Yellow Card
I. Toney
Yellow Card
E. Dennis
I. Sarr
1 - 1
C. Nørgaard
K. Ajer
0 - 1

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 395 382
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Watford remain 19th and six points from safety, with just six games left to play and they will face Manchester City next time out. Meanwhile Brentford move up to 11th and they face Tottenham next weekend.
Brentford come out on top in a thrilling game at Vicarage Road that Watford should have won after Louza had a great chance in stoppage time. However, the visitors went up the other end and Jansson scored the winner in the 95th-minute to nick all three points. The Bees led 1-0 at the break through Norgaard, but Dennis equalised for Watford on 55 minutes, with VAR overturning the initial offside decision. The hosts piled the pressure on their opponents in search of a late winner, but couldn't find one and Brentford made it 2-1 to make it three wins on the bounce.
C. Eriksen
90' + 5' Eriksen put it on a plate for Jansson, who only had to get his head to it and he made no mistakes with the finish to nick all three points for Brentford.
P. Jansson
90' + 5' GOOOAAALLL! BRENTFORD HAVE WON IT IN STOPPAGE TIME! Watford should have won it at the other end just moments earlier, but they didn’t take their chances and Jansson has punished them! It’s another superb delivery from Eriksen as he delivers a deep free-kick into the box and Jansson meets it, powering his header past Foster to make it 2-1.
90' + 3' HUGE CHANCE! HOW DID HE NOT SCORE? There is a big scramble inside the box as Brentford fail to clear the danger and it falls to King, who fires a shot towards the near post, but it cannons off the woodwork and then falls straight to the feet of Louza, who had an open goal to aim at. However, he can't sort his feet out quickly enough and his effort flies wide. That should have gone in!
90' + 2' The home crowd are urging their side forward in the final stages of this match. They just need to be careful of leaving space for Brentford to counter at the other end.
90' There will be a minimum of FIVE minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
89' OFF THE BAR! Dennis whips a free-kick towards the near post, trying to catch Raya out and the keeper has to be alert to tip it onto the crossbar and then out of play.
88' There are just a few minutes, plus any stoppage time to be added on now. Can Watford nick a late winner to steal all three points at the end?
C. Cathcart
Kiko Femenía
87' Third and final Watford change coming up, with Femenia replaced by Cathcart.
I. Louza
Yellow Card
87' Louza is booked for a poor challenge on Jansson, catching the Brentford skipper late and the referee initially waves play on, but makes sure he comes back to show the Watford man a yellow card.
86' Good move! Cleverley does really well down the right and sneaks into the box, gets to the byline and tries to find King in the middle. However, his cross is well blocked.
T. Cleverley
J. Kucka
84' The other change sees Kucka replaced by Cleverley.
J. King
João Pedro
84' Watford have made a double change, with Joao Pedro the first to come off and he has been replaced by King.
82' Watford have lost their last nine home Premier League matches and could become only the third team to lose 10 consecutive top-flight home games in a row, after Birmingham City in February 1986 and Sunderland in August 2005. Birmingham are the only top-flight team to lose 10 in a row within the same season.
80' Watford have stepped off the pace now and it's Brentford who are on top at the moment, keeping it well in midfield and frustrating the hosts.
78' Brentford win a couple of corners in quick succession and Eriksen's delivery has been excellent today. Can they create something here? Not quite, but they keep the ball in the final third.
76' If Watford could get all three points here today, then they would move up to 18th and just three points behind Everton, putting their rivals under some pressure ahead of their next game.
74' CLOSE! Toney almost makes it 2-1 out of nowhere! The striker catches everyone off guard as he turns and volleys a shot towards goal from distance, trying to loop the ball over Foster. However, it flies just wide of the left post.
M. Jensen
V. Janelt
74' Another Brentford change now, with Janelt replaced by Jensen.
72' There is still plenty of time for either side to nick a winner here and at the moment, you would fancy Watford to get that. They just need to show more quality going forward.
70' The pace of the game is excellent at the moment, with Watford turning the screw, but they just need to try and create a bit more in the final third to test Raya.
68' Watford have lost their last two league games against Brentford, as many as they had in their previous 16 (W9 D5). They last lost more consecutively against the Bees between 1929 and 1931 (5).
S. Ghoddos
Y. Wissa
66' Brentford have made their first change now, with Wissa the man heading off and he has been replaced by Ghoddos.
65' CHANCE! Samir chests a cross down that comes in from the left and then volleys a shot towards the bottom right corner of the net, but it flies just inches wide of the post. Not too far away at all!
64' Good move by Watford that ends with Dennis getting into the penalty area and he looks to drill a cross into the six-yard box, but Henry gets across and makes the block.
I. Toney
Yellow Card
62' Toney is booked after he collides with Sarr and brings him down around 25 yards out and hands Watford a free-kick in a decent shooting position.
61' Watford look like a totally different team now since the equaliser, with Brentford unable to keep hold of the ball and they are under a lot of pressure at the back.
59' Vicarage Road is bouncing now as the Watford supporters get behind their side and urge them forward in search of another to clinch all three points.
57' That's just what Watford needed right now, a huge slice of luck and they are back in this game! Can they go on and turn it around?
I. Sarr
55' Sarr just managed to get a flick on at the near post, which sends the ball into the path of Dennis and the striker does the rest with a great finish.
E. Dennis
55' WATFORD GOAL! VAR HAS OVERTURNED THE DECISION! It looked like the goal had been ruled out for offside, but VAR has taken a look at the goal and have decided that Sarr wasn't offside as the cross came in from the right. Therefore the goal from Dennis, which was an excellent finish at the far post, is allowed to stand and it's 1-1!
55' GOAL RULED OUT! Dennis thinks he has equalised for Watford and wheels away in celebration but the flags goes up for offside and it’s ruled out! Sarr flicks the ball on as a cross comes in from the right and it then falls to Dennis at the far post, who produces a superb finish from a tight angle to beat Raya.
54' CHANCE! Eriksen chips a lovely free-kick over the top of the Watford defence, catching the hosts off-guard and it falls to the feet of Toney, who only has Foster to beat from a tight angle. However, his strike flies just wide of the post. That was a great chance to make it 2-0!
H. Kamara
Yellow Card
53' Kamara is shown the first yellow card of the game for a clear foul on Mbeumo, stopping him from breaking forward on the attack.
52' The opening to the second half has been quite cagey from both sides, with neither team able to get the ball down and control possession.
50' After picking up just four points in an 11-game run between December and February (W1 D1 L9), Brentford have won four of their last five Premier League games (L1) and are looking to win three in a row in the top-flight for the first time since September 1946.
48' No changes for either side at the break, but it will be interesting to see how long Watford leave it before doing anything as they need something to change to get back into the game,
46' The second half is under way!
Brentford look very comfortable at the moment, with Eriksen very lively in the final third and he's already tested Foster on a couple of occasions. Meanwhile Watford need to come out fighting in the second half, as they are lacking any urgency considering they are in a relegation battle.
As it stands Watford are on course for another home defeat, as Brentford lead 1-0 at the break, thanks to a well-worked move by the visitors on 15 minutes. Pinnock delivered a long throw-in from the right, which was flicked on by Ajer at the near post and Norgaard was there to turn it in from close range. Watford haven't shown much at the other end and the closest they came was just before the break, when Ajer almost scored an own goal, but the hosts haven't tested Raya themselves.
45' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
43' ALMOST! Watford whip a deep free-kick delivery into the penalty area from the right wing and Ajer has to try and clear it as he thinks there is a Watford man lurking behind him. However, Ajer gets his clearance all wrong and almost scores a spectacular own goal! Luckily for the Bees defender, it flies just wide of the post.
41' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can Watford score an equaliser before the half-time whistle? Or, will Brentford be able to extend their lead?
39' Blocked! Brentford have looked very dangerous at corners and again the delivery from Eriksen is good, with Mbeumo meeting it at the far post, he lays it back to Wissa. However, his strike is blocked and goes out for another corner.
37' The home supporters are getting impatient with their sides performance, as they aren't showing any signs of scoring an equaliser any time soon. They haven't seen their team pick up any points at home since November.
35' This is a bit better from Watford, keeping the ball well in the Brentford half and they've increased the intensity of their passes, but are still yet to test Raya.
33' Eriksen is causing all sorts of problems today, he once again picks up the ball in the final third and is allowed time to fire a shot at goal, but it's too close to Foster, who makes a good save.
32' Decent chance! Eriksen whips a deep corner into the box and Janssen meets it at the far post, heading it back to Janelt, who gets away from his marker and drills a shot towards goal, but it flies well wide.
30' We’re at the half an hour mark now and it remains Brentford who lead 1-0 here, thanks to Norgaard's goal after 15 minutes and the visitors have looked the more dangerous side so far.
28' Watford are keeping the ball well in midfield at the moment, but Brentford are playing a high press, not allowing them to get anywhere near the final third to create an opportunity.
26' Watford have kept fewer clean sheets than any other side in the Premier League this season (3), while at the other end of the pitch, only Norwich (17) have failed to score in more different games than the Hornets this term (16).
24' Dennis has been given an opportunity today to get back amongst the goals, as he had a terrific opening half to the season, but has trailed off in recent months and has been on the bench for the last couple of games.
22' Well wide! Kucka finds time and space on the edge of the box and lines up a shot, but he gets it all wrong as the ball flies high and wide of the Brentford goal.
M. Sørensen
E. Pinnock
21' Here is the enforced Brentford substitution, with Pinnock coming off and he has been replaced by Bech Sorensen.
19' Stoppage in play here as Pinnock has an issue and the medical team are on the pitch, but it doesn't look good for the Brentford defender and he may have to come off.
17' The early Brentford goal is a huge blow for Watford and again it has come from some poor defending at the back, as Ajer should never have been allowed to win the first header to send the ball to Norgaard.
K. Ajer
15' It's far too easy for Ajer to flick the throw-in on at the near post and Norgaard then reacts quickest and fires the ball into the back of the net, past Foster who couldn't stop it.
C. Nørgaard
15' GOOOAAALLL! BRENTFORD TAKE THE LEAD! Norgaard fires the visitors 1-0 ahead after 15 minutes! A long throw comes into the penalty area from the right by Pinnock and it’s easily flicked on at the near post by Ajer and it falls straight to the feet of Norgaard, who drills the ball home from close range.
13' Brentford are looking to complete their first league double over Watford since 1976-77 in the fourth tier. However, they’re winless in their last seven league visits to Vicarage Road (D2 L5).
11' Not too far away! Sarr rises highest in the box and tries to turn a header towards goal from close range, but his effort flies over the Brentford crossbar.
11' The ball falls to Sissoko just inside the box after Brentford fail to clear a corner and the midfielder fires an effort towards goal, but it flies wide and none of his team-mates are able to flick it in.
9' Decent chance! Eriksen is allowed far too much time and space on the edge of the penalty area and he fires a low shot towards the bottom right corner of the net. However, it flies just wide of the post. Foster is very unhappy with his defence, as Eriksen could have caused a lot of problems from there.
7' Poor header out from the back by Kabasele, as a long ball comes over the top of the Watford defence and the centre-back heads it out of play, despite being under no pressure at all from Brentford.
5' Both teams are struggling to keep the ball at the moment, with possession going back and forth in midfield, with neither side able to get a grip of it.
3' Watford have started games well recently and have created a few chances to score, but they just haven't been able to take them and then poor defending at the back has come back to haunt them.
1' We're under way!
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Brentford have also only made one change, with Jansson returning to the side and out drops Mathias Jorgensen, who isn’t involved in the matchday squad.
Roy Hodgson has made just one change to the Watford side that were beaten by Leeds, with Dennis coming into the starting line-up to replace the injured Cucho Hernandez.
BRENTFORD SUBS: Alvaro Fernandez, Mathias Jensen, Josh Dasilva, Saman Ghoddos, Tariqe Fosu-Henry, Shandon Baptiste, Mads Bech Sorensen, Mads Roerslev, Fin Stevens.
BRENTFORD (4-3-3): David Raya; Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock, Pontus Jansson, Rico Henry; Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Christian Eriksen; Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney.
WATFORD SUBS: Daniel Bachmann, Jeremy Ngakia, Peter Etebo, Joshua King, Tom Cleverley, Craig Cathcart, Edo Kayembe, Dan Gosling, Shaqai Forde.
WATFORD (4-3-3): Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Samir, Christian Kabasele, Hassane Kamara; Imran Louza, Juraj Kucka, Moussa Sissoko; Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro, Emmanuel Dennis.
Meanwhile Brentford are almost at the magic 40-point mark, on 36 points in 13th position and a win could move them up to 10th. The Bees are in good form, having secured two excellent wins recently, beating Chelsea 4-1 at Stamford Bridge, before overcoming West Ham 2-0 last weekend.
Watford need to pick up three points today to try and close the gap on Everton in 17th position. The Hornets are currently 19th, two points behind Burnley and six behind Everton. Both of whom they still have left to play. The hosts have lost their last two games, 2-0 against Liverpool and then 3-0 at home to Leeds last weekend.
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