Hedges and Hyam score as Blackburn beat Watford – Ghanasoccernet.com

  • September 14, 2022

Ryan Hedges applied the finish after being set up by Tyrhys Dolan
Ryan Hedges and Dominic Hyam scored their first goals for Blackburn as they beat Watford in the Championship at Ewood Park.
Hedges struck seven minutes before half-time, firing home after Tyrhys Dolan had pulled the ball back from the right.
And defender Hyam sealed the victory with eight minutes remaining.
Tyler Morton’s right-wing corner was headed towards the edge of the six-yard box by Daniel Ayala, and Hyam, with the ball behind him, brilliantly improvised to hook it into the net.
The Hornets have now failed to win in nine away league matches – a run stretching back to last season, when they were relegated from the Premier League.
They had a second-half goal disallowed for offside when Rovers were unable to clear a corner and Christian Kabasele forced the ball in following Keinan Davis’ header.
Blackburn dominated the first half – Watford keeper Daniel Bachmann produced saves to deny Dolan and Ben Brereton Diaz – but came under some pressure after the interval.
Davis, on as a substitute for the injured Ismaila Sarr, caused Rovers problems as Rob Edwards’ side searched in vain for an equaliser.
Their hopes of a comeback were ended by Hyam’s fine finish.
The result leaves Rovers third in the Championship table and Watford seventh.
Line-upsBlackburn
Formation 3-4-3
1Kaminski5Hyam4Ayala16Wharton17Carter27Travis6Morton3Pickering10Dolan19Hedges22Brereton
Substitutes
Watford
Formation 3-4-1-2
1Bachmann27Kabasele31Sierralta15Cathcart2Ngakia39Kayembe4Choudhury12Sema10João Pedro23Sarr19Bayo
Substitutes
Referee:Steve MartinAttendance:11,803Match StatsHome TeamBlackburnAway TeamWatfordPossessionHome46%Away54%ShotsHome15Away6Shots on TargetHome6Away2CornersHome9Away5FoulsHome9Away12Live TextPost update
Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Watford 0.
90’+4’Full Time
Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Watford 0.
90’+3’Substitution
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Clinton Mola replaces Ben Brereton.
90’+2’Substitution
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. George Hirst replaces Ryan Hedges.
90’+1’Post update
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by João Pedro.
89’Post update
Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Harry Pickering tries a through ball, but Ben Brereton is caught offside.
88’Post update
Attempt missed. Ryan Hedges (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Brereton.
86’Post update
Foul by Vakoun Issouf Bayo (Watford).
86’Post update
Tyrhys Dolan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
85’Post update
Hand ball by Yáser Asprilla (Watford).
82’goalGoal!
Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Watford 0. Dominic Hyam (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Ayala following a corner.
82’Post update
Attempt missed. Daniel Ayala (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
81’Post update
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Christian Kabasele.
81’Post update
Attempt blocked. Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Pickering.
80’Post update
Corner, Watford. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.
79’Booking
Ryan Hedges (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
78’Post update
Ken Sema (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
78’Post update
Foul by Ryan Hedges (Blackburn Rovers).
76’Post update
Corner, Watford. Conceded by Scott Wharton.
75’Post update
Attempt missed. Keinan Davis (Watford) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ken Sema with a cross.
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