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EFL: Swansea lead at Wycombe, Watford goalless with Luton

Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryClick play icon to watch Final Score on this page from 14:30 BSTWatford v Luton and Wycombe v Swansea started Saturday’s Championship action at 12:30 BSTLuton and Reading aiming to extend…

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Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryClick play icon to watch Final Score on this page from 14:30 BSTWatford v Luton and Wycombe v Swansea started Saturday’s Championship action at 12:30 BSTLuton and Reading aiming to extend 100% winning starts in second tierTwo games off in League Two after positive coronavirus tests at Leyton Orient and GrimsbyGet involved using #bbcefl on social mediaLive Reporting Jay Freeman, Matt Newsum and Phil CartwrightAll times stated are UKHALF-TIMEWatford 1-0 LutonPA MediaCopyright: PA MediaWatford are ahead at the break in this Championship derby with rivals Luton Town.Joao Pedro tucked in at the back end of the half, just as Luton were rueing a close-range miss from James Collins – striking the bar.Good, open game, still anyone’s points to be had.HALF-TIMEWycombe 0-2 SwanseaPA MediaCopyright: PA MediaThe half-time whistle is sounded and not a moment too soon for Wycombe who’ve looked way off the pace.Swansea really ought to be about a few more up and have eased to the break at a canter.Post updateWatford 1-0 LutonHarry Cornick again the Luton outlet down the right but his cross is bulleted out by the Watford defence.If someone attacks one of those deliveries in an orange shirt, there could be some joy for the Hatters.Post updateWatford 1-0 LutonLuton showing plenty of confidence about their play despite going behind, but attempts to get James Collins into the game are foiled by the flag of the referee’s assistant.He is playing right on the shoulder of the Hornets’ centre-backs… if he keeps plugging away, law of averages, he’ll get another chance.PA MediaCopyright: PA MediaPost updateWycombe 0-2 SwanseaFred Onyedinma picks up the ball in the Swansea box and tries his luck with a curling effort.It sails narrowly wide but that’s much better from the hosts.Post updateWycombe 0-2 SwanseaThere’s a little bit of Swansea showboating going on, which says a lot about how they must feel playing against this Wycombe defence.Half-time can’t come soon enough for the hosts, really.They are alarmingly lacking answers.GOAL: Watford 1-0 LutonJoao Pedro (34 mins)Having seen Luton smack the bar at one end, Watford pile forward at the other end and score.Great play by Ken Sema, who won the header and then galloped forward, teased the full-back before dropping the shoulder and rolling in a cross which was begging to be dispatched.Joao Pedro obliged, scuffing it in via a nick off Sonny Bradley beyond Simon Sluga to put Watford ahead.Luton hit the barWatford 0-0 LutonLuke Berry snaffles possession midway inside the Watford half and releases Harry Cornick like a *greyhound down the right…Great ball in… James Collins rattles the woodwork. He almost caught it too cleanly and it flew up onto the bar.*I put terrier originally, but it was quicker than that.Post updateWatford 0-0 LutonRex FeaturesCopyright: Rex FeaturesReally like the way Luton break, using the pace of Harry Cornick. He’s a livewire.However, it’s Watford who have grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck.They look composed at the back, mopping up, and have plenty of speed of their own going forward.Matty Pearson cynically hacked Joao Pedro a moment ago as Watford worked a counter, he’s now on a warning…Post updateWycombe 0-2 SwanseaRyan Tafazolli spills an interception from a Swansea pass towards the box which allows the visitors to eventually win another corner.It flies into the box and is eventually deflected into the path of Morgan Gibbs-White who works the ball onto his right foot.The on-loan Wolves man’s shot fires well wide of the mark, however.Post updateWatford 0-0 LutonSonny Bradley has to block in the box after a saunter forward from Jeremy Ngakia went unchecked. Corner to Watford.The recycled set-piece sees Ismaila Sarr overcook the cross, far too deep.Nathan Jones is barking out instructions, he wants his team to tighten up a bit here…Opposing midfielders Luke Berry and Tom Cleverley get into a pickle in the box as Watford build up for a cross… it was a bit like two kids fighting over a toy.Post updateWycombe 0-2 SwanseaSwansea race into the box again, this time through Morgan Gibbs-White who tries to work onto a bouncing high ball in the box.Wycombe keeper Ryan Allsop almost seems afraid of the ball before it bounces but fortunately for him, Gibbs-White can’t quite work onto it.The Chairboys need to steady themselves here after those two quick Swansea goals from Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe.Rex FeaturesCopyright: Rex FeaturesPost updateWatford 0-0 LutonLuton broke through Harry Cornick, who rode a few challenges to guide them into range of the Watford goal, but despite some tidy build-up play they just wanted one pass too many. It’s cleared…On the break, Watford are much more direct, getting down the left, crossing into the box and looking to get the shot away. It’s cleared in the end but much more purposeful in terms of an end result.No goals yet though.Post updateWycombe 0-2 SwanseaSwansea are playing with Wycombe right now.No sooner has Jamal Lowe scored do the visitors win a corner, which Morgan Gibbs-White coolly rolls to an unmarked Matt Grimes on the edge of the box.He fires just over the bar and probably should have buried that into the net.GOAL: Wycombe 0-2 SwanseaJamal Lowe (22 mins)I get no pleasure from saying this but Wycombe look an absolute mess at the minute.Swansea double their lead and it’s been coming. Jamal Lowe taps in from a couple of yards out and scores his first goal since joining from Wigan this summer.Arms go up from the hosts as they try to claim offside but there’s nothing doing and the goal stands.Post updateWatford 0-0 LutonTom Cleverley’s shot on the edge of the box pings off a Luton defender and out for a corner, the first of the game.It goes out for another corner and from the second, Ismaila Sarr balloons it off his head for a goal-kick, very strange effort.The lack of atmosphere has definitely drained some of the venom from this game.Rex FeaturesCopyright: Rex FeaturesPost updateWycombe 0-1 SwanseaThe only thing stopping Swansea adding to their early goal is themselves at this point.Yet another drive upfield sees Jake Bidwell float a cross across goal into the path of team-mates Morgan Gibbs-White and Andre Ayew.Both rise to head into what is an empty net at the far post but they collide and Ryan Allsop swiftly collects the ball.Post updateWatford 0-0 LutonJust seen Mick Harford on the Luton bench and he would be looking on thinking how much he could put himself about in this game.It needs a bit of that old fashioned bash and crash to stir this game up for me, it’s a bit tame.Classic example a moment ago as Harry Cornick did brilliantly to squeeze himself through a gap on the right but no one attacked his near-post cross. Would have been manna from heaven for Harford in his day.Post updateWycombe 0-1 SwanseaSwansea’s comfortable start to this match shows no signs of stopping after Andre Ayew’s opener.Ayew almost fires in his second soon after the restart, this time from a near post strike that Ryan Allsop deals with.The visitors are knocking the ball around with ease, pinging crossfield balls with quite some regularity and Wycombe so far have no answers.GOAL: Wycombe 0-1 SwanseaAndre Ayew (14 mins)Rex FeaturesCopyright: Rex FeaturesAndre Ayew works onto a clever Swansea through ball and plays a ball inside the box towards Jamal Lowe, who’s well marked by Wycombe.Morgan Gibbs-White was clear near the penalty spot and surely would have put the Swans 1-0 up had Ayew chose to play the ball to him instead.However, Ayew atones for his error as he stretches to poke home from close range at the far post from Jake Bidwell’s cross.to-topLatest PostScoresFilter by section. 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