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O. Etebo
E. Kayembe
86'
C. Cathcart
S. Kalu
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S. Coleman
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Samir
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18'
M. Holgate
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48% 51%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 5
Total Passes 470 488
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Commentary

Thanks for joining us for live coverage of the 0-0 draw between Watford and Everton in the Premier League.
The point for the Toffees means that they remain in 16th, though they extend the gap to the relegation zone to two points. They will host Brentford on Sunday as they look to further push themselves away from the drop. The Hornets meanwhile remain second bottom, but they do end a run of six straight defeats. Although they are already relegated, they will play Leicester City next as they try and finish with a flourish.
The final whistle blows, and the game finishes goalless. It was a quiet first-half, with neither side able to create a shot-on-target. The visitors started the second half the better, and could've gone in front on 53 minutes when Foster made an excellent save to tip a deflected Richarlison shot wide. Gray then should've put his side into the lead after 62 minutes, but he scuffed a shot wide of the left post after Iwobi had picked him out. Keane and Mykolenko also saw efforts saved by Foster, and the scoreline ends 0-0.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: WATFORD 0-0 EVERTON
90' + 3' The ball is swung in and momentarily causes havoc, but Pickford is able to come and claim before any Watford player can head it home.
90' + 2' The hosts will have a late free-kick in good crossing position, after Iwobi catches Goslimg.
90' The fourth official puts up his board, indicating that there will be four minutes of additional time at the end of this match.
O. Etebo
E. Kayembe
89' Etebo is on for Kayembe.
88' A Gordon cross is flicked onto Mykolenko at the back post, before the Ukrainian decides to shoot. His effort is poor though, and Foster is down to gather it with relative ease.
C. Cathcart
S. Kalu
86' Kalu is replaced by Cathcart.
84' Time is quickly running out on these teams to find a late winner. The Toffees will be the more desperate of the two teams to find one as they continue to battle relegation.
82' Iwobi lays the ball to Doucoure in the penalty area, but the midfielder's effort is weak and rolls straight through to the waiting Foster.
Allan
F. Delph
81' Allan comes on for Delph.
80' Gordon curls a free-kick over from the right-hand side, but it's far too close to the goalkeeper and Foster is able to come and claim it.
78' Gordon tries his luck from 30 yards out, but his effort is tame and easily saved down to his right by Foster.
D. Calvert-Lewin
D. Gray
77' Gray makes way for Calvert-Lewin in the first substitution of the contest.
75' The Hornets have lost their last six Premier League games, only suffering more consecutive league defeats (nine) in the 1972/73 season.
73' Which manager will look to their bench first in an attempt to win the game?
71' Lampard has won all three of his Premier League meetings against teams managed by Hodgson.
69' Richarlison flashes a dangerous delivery across the face of goal, but none of his teammates are able to meet it and the ball runs all the way out for a throw-in on the other side.
68' Gray hammers a shot at goal from distance, but his effort is high and wide of Foster's goal.
67' Everton have certainly been the better team so far in this second period, but are still yet to break the deadlock.
S. Coleman
Yellow Card
65' Coleman is booked for a late tackle on Gosling.
65' Keane does well to meet an Iwobi corner, but his header is straight at Foster. He'll be frustrated not to have done better there.
64' Mykolenko is momentarily down in pain after a coming together with Sissoko. However, the Ukrainian looks okay to continue.
62' Close for the visitors! Iwobi lays the ball into the feet of Gray in the box, but the former Leicester man scuffs his shot wide of the left post as Samir closed on him. That was a big chance for Lampard's men.
Samir
Yellow Card
60' Samir is yellow-carded for an earlier challenge on Richarlison, after which referee Mike Dean played advantage. The attack came to nothing though.
59' Masina blocks a Keane shot at the near post behind for a corner. Gray then delivers the set-piece into the middle, but the Hornets are able to scramble it clear.
57' Gray swings a corner into the box, but Foster is able to punch it behind for another corner.
55' With three points here, the Toffees will win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since March 2021.
53' What a save! Foster makes a great stop to tip a Richarlison shot wide, after it deflected off Kabasele. It looked to be heading in the far corner, but the Watford goalkeeper got a strong hand on it to tip it wide for a corner.
52' Sema whips a free-kick into the Everton box, and Sissoko leaps highest to meet it. However, his header is poor and skims well wide for a goal-kick.
50' Pickford is alert and out quickly to intercept a long through ball, before Pedro can get on the end of it.
48' The visitors have started the second half the better of the two teams, but haven't been able to fashion a chance yet.
46' The hosts get us back underway for the second period. Will the second half be livelier than the first?
Both teams really struggled to create anything of note in that first-half, and will need to change something if they want to win this game. Will Hodgson and Lampard to their benches to create more of an attacking spark?
The referee blows the whistle to bring an end to the first-half, with the scoreline 0-0. It's been a very quiet first-half, with neither side able to register a shot-on-target in the first 45 minutes. Kalu has gone the closest for the hosts, with his free-kick from range flying over Pickford's crossbar on the stroke of half-time. Foster in the Watford goal is yet to make a save.
45' HALF-TIME: WATFORD 0-0 EVERTON
45' Kalu lets fly with a free-kick from distance, but the ball goes over Pickford's bar. The England goalkeeper had it covered anyway.
43' Gordon picks out Richarlison in the middle, and the Brazilian tries to lay the ball back for Doucoure on the edge of the box. However, Sissoko is well-placed to nip in and take the ball off the toes of the Everton midfielder.
41' The hosts have conceded 41 Premier League home goals this season. Only three teams have ever given away more home goals in a campaign.
39' Gray swings the set-piece in, and it's flicked towards the back post by a Watford defender. Doucoure tries to head the ball back across goal, but Foster is able to gather it.
38' Sissoko brings down Richarlison during an Everton counter, and the visitors have a free-kick in a great crossing position.
35' With 10 minutes to go until the break, there hasn't been a single shot-on-target in this match so far.
33' As we near half-time, can either side create something and grab the opening goal of the game?
31' This is the third time that the Hornets have been relegated before the final game of the Premier League season.
29' Gordon tries to volley an Iwobi cross at goal, but he gets well underneath it and his effort flies over Foster's crossbar into the Everton fans.
27' Richarlison drives from inside his own half to the edge of the Watford box, but Sissoko makes a brilliant challenge to halt his progress and clear the danger.
25' It's been a cagey first 25 minutes, with both sides struggling to create clear-cut chances.
23' The Hornets have lost their last 11 home league games, which is the longest run of home losses in top-flight history.
21' A long Pickford kick upfield sets the visitors away on the counter. Gordon then drags the ball back to the edge of the box for Gray, but Sissoko gets in with an important sliding challenge.
19' The free-kick isn't properly cleared by Everton and the ball squirms out to Kalu in space in the box, but the winger's powerful effort is blazed over the crossbar.
M. Holgate
Yellow Card
18' Holgate is booked for a heavy sliding challenge on Sema.
16' The corner ends up at the feet of Richarlison, but his shot is blocked behind for another corner. Gordon swings the set-piece in, but the delivery is poor and cleared at the near post.
15' Gordon charges into the penalty area and has teammates screaming for the ball in the middle, but he takes too long and his eventual cross is blocked behind for a corner.
13' The Toffees won in their last away Premier League game at Watford, which ended a run of three straight defeats at Vicarage Road.
11' The Hornets won the reverse fixture at Goodison Park 5-2, and are looking to record consecutive league victories over Everton for the first time ever.
9' The visitors are really struggling to get into the game so far, and Richarlison has looked very isolated up front.
7' Sema and Kayembe link up in the box, but the latter takes a heavy touch at the wrong time and Pickford collects.
5' Holgate shows good strength to outmuscle Pedro and prevent the Brazilian striker getting on the end of a Gosling through pass, as the ball runs through to Pickford.
3' The hosts have had the majority of the early possession, and have forced the Everton defence to deal with a couple of crosses.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are underway.
The two teams make their way onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.
Visiting boss Frank Lampard names only one alteration from the team that beat Leicester with Keane starting in place of Yerry Mina, as the Colombian is suffering from a calf injury. Richarlison continues to start up top on his own.
Home manager Roy Hodgson, who is leaving at the end of the season to be replaced by Rob Edwards, makes seven changes from the side that lost at Selhurst Park with the entire front three changed as Sema, Pedro and Kalu come in for Emmanuel Dennis, Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr. Gosling is preferred to Tom Cleverley in midfield, while Masina replaces the suspended Hassane Kamara at left-back. Ngakia and Kabasele are the other players chosen to start, as Cathcart drops to the bench while Kiko Femenia misses out altogether.
SUBS: Asmir Begovic, Dele Alli, Allan, Jarrad Branthwaite, Salomon Rondon, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes, Jonjoe Kenny, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
EVERTON (5-4-1): Jordan Pickford; Alex Iwobi, Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate, Vitalii Mykolenko; Anthony Gordon, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Fabian Delph, Demarai Gray; Richarlison.
SUBS: Tiago Cukur, Daniel Bachmann, Adrian Blake, Jack Grieves, James Morris, Oghenekaro Etebo, William Troost-Ekong, Francisco Sierralta, Craig Cathcart.
WATFORD (4-3-3): Ben Foster; Jeremy Ngakia, Christian Kabasele, Samir, Adam Masina; Moussa Sissoko, Edo Kayembe, Dan Gosling; Ken Sema, Joao Pedro, Samuel Kalu.
The visitors meanwhile are still very much embroiled in their own fight against the drop, sitting just one point above the drop zone. They have however won two successive games, firstly beating Chelsea at home before overcoming Leicester City 2-1 last weekend. They would love a third victory in a row here to further strengthen their hopes of being in the Premier League next season.
The hosts come into this game knowing that their fate of relegation back to the Championship has already been sealed, after a 1-0 away defeat at Crystal Palace last time out. They are on a run of six consecutive losses, but will be looking for a result here to restore some pride before the end of the season.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Watford and Everton at Vicarage Road.