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Watford 1 - Hull City 2

Vicarage Road

Sat 08th Dec - 3:00pm

Attendance: 12,156

Hull End Watford's Unbeaten Run

A DISAPPOINTING display saw Watford lose for the first time in eight matches against Steve Bruce`s high flying Hull.

Watford made one change from the side that beat Barnsley last weekend with Matej Vydra coming in for the injured Fernando Forestieri.

Hull City started the game quickly and made most of the early running. Jay Simpson was denied at the near post by a good block from Fitz Hall after a run from David Meyler. Robbie Brady missed a good chance when he found space in the box from an Ahmed Elmohamady cross but fired over.

Hull City took the lead just before half time through David Meyler. Hull City broke forward quickly following a Watford throw in and Corry Evans found space on the edge of the box. His shot cannoned back off the crossbar but Meyler was on hand to head in from inside the penalty area.

Watford did their best to get back into the game before half time but the best they could muster was Troy Deeney`s effort which found the side netting.

Half Time: 0-1

Watford looked to start the second half in a brighter manner than the first bringing on Ikechi Anya at half time and he provided more pace for Watford going forward on the right hand side.

But it was Hull who continued to have most of the chances with Elmohamady and Brady testing Almunia from the edge of the box. Watford, however, looked brighter themselves and Deeney twice tested David Stockdale in the Hull goal from long range.

Watford nearly equalised midway through the second half through substitute Almen Abdi. Following a cleared corner Mark Yeates picked the ball up and his cross was met by Abdi whose effort came back off the post.

Moments later Hull doubled their lead after Fitz Hall fouled David Meyler, Brady scored directly from the free kick into the top corner from 25 yards out.

Watford did pull a goal back in stoppage time through Deeney, who now has scored in 6 consecutive games. An over hit through ball from Abdi was chased down by Deeney who pressured Stockdale into a mistake and knocked the ball in. Unfortunately Watford could not conjure a second and head to Burnley next week to face former manager Sean Dyche.

Watford: Almunia (c); Ekstrand (Anya), Hall (Geijo), Hoban; Cassetti, Hogg, Chalobah, Yeates, Pudil (Abdi); Deeney & Vydra.

Subs Not Used: Bonham (GK), Thompson, Battocchio & Mujangi Bia

Hull City: Stockdale; Chester, Bruce, McShane (Hobbs); Elmohamady, Evans, Meyler, Quinn, Brady (Proschwitz); Koren (Rosenior); Simpson

Subs Not Used: Jakupovic (GK), Cairney, Olofinjana & McLean.




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Date:Saturday December 8 2012

Time: 7:34PM

 

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