Watford’s indifferent away form continued as they played out a 0-0 draw at fellow promotion hopefuls Bristol City. The Hornets had the best chances of a game that rarely had any clear cut opportunities.
The result means both sides remain inside the play off places in the same positions they occupied before kick off in 3rd and 5th respectively.
The Visitors were restricted to long range efforts for the majority of the first half as they struggled to break down a well organised City side. Domingos Quina having the best of the shots, with his dipping over the bar.
On the stroke of half time Watford had their best chance of the game when James Garner’s free kick bounced up off the surface with defender Craig Cathcart somehow heading wide unmarked at the back post.
The 2nd half followed a similar pattern of play with Vladimir Ivic’s side dominating possession but failing to threaten Daniel Bentley in The Robins goal.
Watford had to wait till the 73rd minute for their first shot on target with Bentley denying the impressive Quina with a smart reaction save from inside the penalty area.
The Hertfordshire side then had penalty shouts waved away in the final five minutes when subsitute Troy Deeney appeared to be bundled over by Bentley, however, replays showed that the Bristol City Keeper did get the ball.
The result means that Watford remain with just one home win this season and continue to lack a cutting edge which is frustrating supporters.
Next up is Preston at Vicarage Road this Saturday while Bristol City travel to the Madejski to face Reading.
Bristol City 0-0 Watford
Man Of The Match: Domingos Quina