Hull 0-0 Watford

21 August 2010 04:58
Watford ground out a point in a forgettable clash with Hull to keep their unbeaten start going.New Tigers signing Robert Koren was at the heart of the hosts' best football and he forced Scott Loach into a flying save with a long-range drive.

The game opened up after the break and home keeper Matt Duke tipped a snapshot from Danny Graham around the post.

Both sides had chances late on but Richard Garcia headed wide for Hull and Duke parried Jordon Mutch's volley.

Those moments of excitement apart, it was a drab game that always looked to be heading for a stalemate.

Watford carved out the first opening of the contest when Will Buckley brushed aside Paul McShane and cut inside but his curling effort drifted wide.

At the other end, Koren combined with another new signing, striker Jay Simpson, but the midfielder just failed to pick out the former Arsenal man with a superb cross.

The hosts began to look the most likely side to score with Koren easily the most creative player on display.

First, he forced Loach into an acrobatic save with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area. Then the Slovenian's dipping 20-yard volley went just over.

The visitors should have taken the lead just after the break when Martin Taylor headed wide from six yards after getting on the end of Don Cowie's free-kick.





But Hull continued to look marginally more threatening and Tom Cairney drilled an angled drive across the face of goal before Mark Cullen scuffed a shot from a good position.

Troy Deeney failed to make the most of a decent opening for Watford as he headed wide from close range after Cowie had picked him out with a pinpoint cross.

However, Duke was forced into action moments later when he tipped wide Graham's effort from 18 yards.

Koren then went close for a third time with a cross from the left wing that nearly sneaked in at the far post.

As the clock ticked down, the game finally started to open up but a lack of cutting edge continued to frustrate at both ends.

Nick Barmby's cross was headed wide by the unmarked Garcia for Hull, before Watford nearly snatched a late winner when a low half-volley from Mutch was well saved by Duke.



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Saturday, 21 August 2010

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Home Team Score Away Team Time Hull 0-0 Watford FT (HT 0-0) Hull 01 Duke 02 Zayatte 03 Dawson 05 McShane 17 Cooper 04 Ashbee 11 Kilbane yellow card (Cullen 56) 12 Bostock (Garcia 69) 14 Cairney 22 Koren 23 Simpson (Barmby 69 yellow card) Substitutes 13 Oxley, 06 Gardner, 18 Barmby, 19 Atkinson, 24 Solano, 07 Garcia, 21 Cullen Watford 01 Loach 02 Hodson 05 Taylor 06 Mariappa 12 Doyley 04 Eustace 07 Cowie 11 Buckley yellow card (Mutch 59) 15 McGinn (Walker 76) 10 Graham 20 Sordell (Deeney 59) Substitutes 30 Bond, 17 Bennett, 08 Walker, 14 Jenkins, 18 Mutch, 09 Deeney, 19 Henderson Ref: MathiesonAtt: 20,426 HULL WATFORD Possession Hull 50% Watford 50% Attempts on target Hull 6 Watford 5 Attempts off target Hull 8 Watford 2 Corners Hull 3 Watford 4 Fouls Hull 9 Watford 8 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:16 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle. 90:00+2:42 Defending throw-in by Paul McShane (Hull). 90:00+2:05 Mark Cullen (Hull) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 90:00+1:15 Robert Koren (Hull) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 89:49 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 89:18 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 88:51 Cross by Jordon Mutch (Watford), clearance by Kamil Zayatte (Hull). 87:56 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 87:24 Attacking throw-in by Paul McShane (Hull). 86:20 Robert Koren takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach. 85:44 Attacking throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford). 85:16 Unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee by Martin Taylor results in a free kick. Andy Dawson restarts play with the free kick. 84:15 Shot by Jordon Mutch (Watford) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Kamil Zayatte (Hull). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Richard Garcia (Hull) to far post, resulting in open play. 83:56 Danny Graham produces a cross, Richard Garcia makes a clearance. 83:50 Cross by Troy Deeney (Watford), resulting in open play. 82:49 Foul by Martin Taylor (Watford) on Paul McShane (Hull). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Tom Cairney (Hull) from right wing, passed. Shot by Robert Koren (Hull) drilled left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Martin Taylor (Watford). 82:20 Attacking throw-in by Paul McShane (Hull). 81:50 Goal kick taken long by Matt Duke (Hull). 81:24 Mark Cullen (Hull) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 80:41 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 80:05 Shot by Jordon Mutch from 20 yards. Save made by Matt Duke. 79:56 Lee Hodson produces a cross. 79:05 Booking Nick Barmby (Hull) booked for unsporting behaviour. 79:05 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 77:32 Nick Barmby produces a cross, Header by Richard Garcia from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. 77:12 Defending throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 76:18 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to far post, resulting in open play. 75:40 Substitution Josh Walker is brought on as a substitute for Stephen McGinn. 75:34 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 75:09 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 73:28 Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Garcia. Tom Cairney delivers the ball, Close range header by Robert Koren goes wide of the left-hand post. 72:34 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 71:57 Stephen McGinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Garcia. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Tom Cairney from right wing, clearance made by Martin Taylor. 70:58 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 70:29 Attacking throw-in by Paul McShane (Hull). 69:57 Danny Graham (Watford) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Matt Duke (Hull) from own half, resulting in open play. 68:33 Attacking throw-in by Paul McShane (Hull). 68:33 Substitution Hull substitution: Jay Simpson replaced by Nick Barmby (tactical). 68:33 Substitution Hull substitution: John Bostock replaced by Richard Garcia (tactical). 67:34 Cross by Robert Koren (Hull), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 67:12 Defending throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 66:20 Shot by Danny Graham (Watford) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (blocked) by Matt Duke (Hull). Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford). 65:49 Shot from just outside the box by Robert Koren goes over the bar. 65:43 John Bostock produces a cross, clearance made by Martin Taylor. 64:03 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to far post, header by John Eustace (Watford) from right side of penalty area (20 yards), clearance by Robert Koren (Hull). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to near post, clearance by John Bostock (Hull). Cross by Don Cowie (Watford), header by Troy Deeney (Watford) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. 63:36 Shot by Robert Koren (Hull) mishit left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 62:10 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Cairney, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance. Effort from the edge of the box by Tom Cairney goes wide of the left-hand upright. 61:38 The official flags Danny Graham offside. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick. 61:21 Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Hull) on Troy Deeney (Watford). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) from right channel, resulting in open play. 59:45 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 59:16 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 58:19 Substitution Troy Deeney is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Sordell. 58:19 Substitution Will Buckley leaves the field to be replaced by Jordon Mutch. 58:12 Defending throw-in by John Bostock (Hull). 57:40 Cross by Mark Cullen (Hull), resulting in open play. 57:18 Cross by Lloyd Doyley (Watford), clearance by Ian Ashbee (Hull). 56:55 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 56:22 Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 55:44 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 54:02 Goal kick taken long by Matt Duke (Hull). 54:02 Substitution Kevin Kilbane leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Cullen. 54:02 Kevin Kilbane takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach. Free kick awarded for a foul by John Bostock on Stephen McGinn. Centre by Don Cowie, Header from close range by Martin Taylor misses to the right of the goal. 53:23 Tom Cairney takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in. 53:12 A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson. 52:04 The official flags Marvin Sordell offside. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick. 50:15 Shot by Tom Cairney (Hull) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Adrian Mariappa (Watford). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Tom Cairney (Hull) to centre, resulting in open play. Shot by Robert Koren (Hull) volleyed right-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 49:52 Attacking throw-in by Paul McShane (Hull). 48:01 Foul by Marvin Sordell (Watford) on Kamil Zayatte (Hull). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Paul McShane (Hull) from own half, passed. 47:22 Goal kick taken long by Matt Duke (Hull). 46:54 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 45:01 The match restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:22 The referee calls an end to the first half. 45:00+2:02 The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson, save by Matt Duke. 45:00+1:25 Foul by Robert Koren on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick. 45:00+0:49 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 45:00+0:33 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 44:59 Effort by John Bostock from a long way out goes over the crossbar. 44:19 Booking Kevin Kilbane goes into the book. 44:16 Booking The referee shows Will Buckley a yellow card. 43:57 Will Buckley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Bostock. Robert Koren restarts play with the free kick. 43:00 Lee Hodson crosses the ball, Paul McShane makes a clearance. 42:39 Foul by John Bostock (Hull) on John Eustace (Watford). Direct free kick taken right-footed by John Eustace (Watford) from own half, passed. 41:09 Short corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line, A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson, clearance by Robert Koren. 40:46 Foul by Ian Ashbee (Hull) on Stephen McGinn (Watford). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 39:53 Martin Taylor (Watford) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Matt Duke (Hull) from own half, resulting in open play. 39:04 Cross by Lee Hodson (Watford), clearance by Kevin Kilbane (Hull). 38:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Bostock on John Eustace. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick. 38:12 Attacking throw-in by Marvin Sordell (Watford). 36:40 Cross by Paul McShane (Hull), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford). 35:51 The ball is sent over by Danny Graham, Matt Duke makes a save. 34:05 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).Shot by Marvin Sordell (Watford) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Liam Cooper (Hull). Cross by Lloyd Doyley (Watford), clearance by Kamil Zayatte (Hull). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Don Cowie (Watford) to centre, header by John Eustace (Watford) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Matt Duke (Hull). 33:11 Cross by Paul McShane (Hull), shot by Jay Simpson (Hull) volleyed left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 32:58 The ball is swung over by Adrian Mariappa, Robert Koren makes a clearance. 32:47 Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 32:07 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 31:48 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). Correction - 31:10 Ian Ashbee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn. Lloyd Doyley restarts play with the free kick. 31:10 Foul by Ian Ashbee (Hull) on Stephen McGinn (Watford). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lloyd Doyley (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 30:43 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 30:03 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Kilbane (Hull). 29:18 Foul by Kamil Zayatte on Marvin Sordell, free kick awarded. Don Cowie produces a cross, Martin Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke. 28:58 Defending throw-in by Adrian Mariappa (Watford). 28:26 Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 28:04 Cross by Lee Hodson (Watford), save (caught) by Matt Duke (Hull). 27:56 Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 27:30 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).Cross by Lloyd Doyley (Watford), clearance by Kamil Zayatte (Hull). Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 27:21 The ball is swung over by Danny Graham, Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance. 25:21 Attacking throw-in by Paul McShane (Hull). 24:29 The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick. 23:46 Shot from 18 yards from Robert Koren. Scott Loach makes a save. 23:17 Header by Stephen McGinn (Watford) from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Matt Duke (Hull). 22:05 Foul by Kevin Kilbane (Hull) on Adrian Mariappa (Watford). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 21:20 Will Buckley crosses the ball. 20:18 Shot by Andy Dawson (Hull) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by John Eustace (Watford). Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull).Cross by Kevin Kilbane (Hull), shot by John Bostock (Hull) volleyed left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Scott Loach (Watford). 19:25 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 17:47 Foul by John Eustace on John Bostock, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Tom Cairney from right wing. 17:18 Cross by Kevin Kilbane (Hull), resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Lloyd Doyley (Watford). 16:18 Attacking throw-in by Don Cowie (Watford). 15:43 Foul by Will Buckley (Watford) on Kamil Zayatte (Hull). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Matt Duke (Hull) from own half, resulting in open play. 14:32 Cross by John Bostock (Hull), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 13:51 Goal kick taken long by Matt Duke (Hull). 13:23 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 12:44 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 11:21 Foul by Kevin Kilbane (Hull) on Lee Hodson (Watford). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 10:31 Will Buckley challenges Andy Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke. 10:18 Attacking throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 9:30 Cross by Robert Koren (Hull), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Scott Loach (Watford). 9:05 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 8:20 Danny Graham (Watford) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Matt Duke (Hull) from own half, resulting in open play. 6:19 Defending throw-in by Lee Hodson (Watford). 5:53 Defending throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 5:17 Cross by Will Buckley (Watford), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Matt Duke (Hull). 3:59 Jay Simpson (Hull) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Scott Loach (Watford) from own half, resulting in open play. 3:17 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 2:46 Cross by Tom Cairney (Hull), clearance by Martin Taylor (Watford). 2:18 Attacking throw-in by Andy Dawson (Hull). 0:00 The referee gets the match started. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.

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