• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 25 August 2012
  • Kick-off: 17:20
  • Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium
Watford

Watford

Abdi 3" (P)

Vydra 16"

2 - 0

Watford vs Birmingham City


Team Lineups

Watford

1 Almunia
12 Doyley
5 Taylor
33 Nosworthy
18 Pudil
7 Yeates
8 Hogg
22 Abdi3"
16 Murray
10 Iwelumo
20 Vydra16"
Substitutes
30 Bond
2 Hodson
3 Dickinson
11 Forsyth
13 Beleck
21 Anya
25 Garner

Birmingham City

1 Butland
23 Spector
4 Caldwell
6 Davies
16 Gordon
7 Burke
10 Ambrose
8 Mullins
22 Redmond
19 Zigic
9 King
Substitutes
13 Doyle
5 Ibanez
11 Lovenkrands
12 Morrison
14 Gomis
15 Elliott
17 Rooney

Possession Stats

54%
46%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Watford

L W W W D W W L

Birmingham City

L L W W D D D L
Head to Head
Birmingham
3-0
Watford 21-Jan-2012
Watford
2-2
Birmingham 28-Aug-2011
Watford
0-1
Birmingham 18-Apr-2009
Birmingham
3-2
Watford 06-Dec-2008
Birmingham
3-2
Watford 23-Feb-2002
Watford
3-3
Birmingham 26-Sep-2001

Live Text Commentary
91:43 +1.43
 

The offside flag is raised against Steve Beleck. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

88:26
Substitution
 

Lee Hodson is brought on as a substitute for Sean Murray.

85:05
 

Curtis Davies fouled by Steve Beleck, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Curtis Davies.

84:12
 

Unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Ravel Morrison from the free kick.

81:10
Substitution
 

Ben Gordon leaves the field to be replaced by Ravel Morrison. Steve Beleck comes on in place of Chris Iwelumo.

79:18
 

Headed effort from inside the area by Curtis Davies misses to the left of the goal.

78:08
 

Martin Taylor challenges Marlon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Taylor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Christopher Burke.

77:03
Substitution
 

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Carl Dickinson coming on for Matej Vydra.

76:23
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon King. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

74:43
 

Mark Yeates concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgaro Gomis. Jonathan Spector takes the direct free kick.

72:42
 

Daniel Pudil takes the inswinging corner, Effort on goal by Almen Abdi from just inside the area clears the bar.

72:02
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Murray by Curtis Davies. Free kick crossed by Mark Yeates, Ben Gordon makes a clearance.

70:30
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Chris Iwelumo. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

69:54
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Spector on Sean Murray. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

67:24
 

Christopher Burke has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

62:36
 

Effort on goal by Nathan Redmond from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

61:28
 

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Almen Abdi gets a block in.

59:11
 

Matej Vydra fouled by Morgaro Gomis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy.

55:18
Substitution
 

Sean Murray has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal. (Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Morgaro Gomis coming on for Darren Ambrose. Nikola Zigic goes off and Peter Lovenkrands comes on.

54:17
 

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

52:27
 

Header by Almen Abdi from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

45:28 +0.28
 

Sean Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ambrose. Jack Butland takes the free kick.

44:59
 

Christopher Burke takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

42:48
 

Corner from the right by-line taken by Christopher Burke, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.

36:00
 

Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Almen Abdi. Almen Abdi takes the free kick.

35:12
 

Foul by Marlon King on Martin Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

34:18
 

Matej Vydra has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

31:57
 

Martin Taylor fouled by Marlon King, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

30:29
 

Mark Yeates produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

29:45
 

Sean Murray produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

28:59
 

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Nathan Redmond results in a free kick. Sean Murray takes the direct free kick.

25:34
 

Unfair challenge on Jack Butland by Chris Iwelumo results in a free kick. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

24:07
 

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.

23:30
 

Curtis Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Iwelumo. Direct free kick taken by Chris Iwelumo.

16:38
Goal
 

Goal scored by Matej Vydra from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 2-0 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Hogg.

15:28
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray, save made by Jack Butland.

11:43
 

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Burke from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Curtis Davies goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

8:57
 

Almen Abdi has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:07
 

Martin Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

7:45
 

Short corner worked by Sean Murray.

7:10
 

Inswinging corner taken by Sean Murray from the left by-line, clearance made by Darren Ambrose.

6:30
 

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Pudil, Nathan Redmond makes a clearance.

3:04
 

Assist on the goal came from Matej Vydra.

2:04
Goal
 

Steven Caldwell concedes a Penalty for a foul on Matej Vydra. Almen Abdi scores a placed penalty. Watford 1-0 Birmingham.

:55
 

Chris Iwelumo challenges Curtis Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

:20
 

Unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Chris Iwelumo results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Bournemouth 39 42 73
2 Watford 39 32 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 29 72
4 Norwich 39 33 70
5 Derby 39 26 67
6 Ipswich 39 16 67
7 Brentford 39 12 66
8 Wolverhampton 39 11 65
9 Nottm Forest 39 8 57
10 Blackburn 39 1 54

Full Sky Bet Championship Table