Oct 6, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​Vicarage Road
Watford
1-2
Middlesbrough
Deeney (1')
Vydra (43')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Emnes (30'), McDonald (77')
McEachran (75'), Ledesema (90')

Half-Time Report: Watford 1-1 Middlesbrough

Marvin Emnes
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Marvin Emnes scores a 30th-minute equaliser to earn Middlesbrough a 1-1 scoreline at the break against Watford.

Marvin Emnes scored on his return to the Middlesbrough starting lineup to earn them parity at the break against 10-man Watford at Vicarage Road.

The Dutch striker cancelled out Troy Deeney's first-minute effort to put Boro on level terms before Watford top-scorer Matej Vydra was sent off just prior to the break.

Deeney's opener came with a helping hand from Boro defender Andre Bikey, whose attempted back pass put Deeney in one-on-one with Jason Steele.

The England Under-21 keeper saved Deeney's initial effort but the striker converted the rebound to give the hosts an early advantage.

Emnes levelled the scores on the half-hour mark with a clever turn and shot after Steven McManus had headed down Grant Leadbitter's corner.

Boro had greater reason for optimism when Vydra was controversially dismissed for a challenge on Nicky Bailey, leaving Gianfranco Zola's side with an uphill second-half task.

Marvin Emnes
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