Apr 8, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Vicarage Road
Watford
3-0
LeedsLeeds United
Abdi (9'), Anya (31'), Deeney (67')
Cassetti (28')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Wootton (49'), Hunt (61')

Half-Time Report: Watford in control against Leeds United

Watford lead 2-0 against Leeds United at half time in their Championship encounter at Vicarage Road.

Watford are on course for a vital win in their quest to sneak a Championship playoff place, thanks to first-half headers from Almen Abdi and Ikechi Anya against Leeds United.

Almen Abdi of Watford celebrates with his manager Beppe Sannino after opening the scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Leeds United at Vicarage Road on April 8, 2014© Getty Images

The Swiss midfielder rose highest on nine minutes to head Anya's cross beyond the reach of Jack Butland to the delight of the Vicarage Road crowd.

In truth, the Hornets could have taken the lead earlier when the Whites defence needed to be alert to block Marco Faraoni's shot as Watford started the brighter.

Leeds looked to respond, but only Ross McCormack could trouble Manuel Almunia's goal with a shot from distance.

Just after the half-hour mark, Watford doubled their advantage when Anya headed Faraoni's cross beyond the helpless Butland as the hosts seized control.

Brian McDermott. manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on January 11, 2014
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