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Peter Lovenkrands gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristian Battocchio. Sean Murray restarts play with the free kick.
Wade Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.
Almen Abdi fires in a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-4 Watford.
Manuel Almunia fouled by Peter Lovenkrands, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.
Corner taken by Nathan Redmond from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Marco Cassetti.
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah by Wade Elliott results in a free kick. Matej Vydra goes off and Jonathan Hogg comes on. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.
Peter Lovenkrands is shown a yellow card.
Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nathan Redmond from the left by-line, save by Manuel Almunia.
Shot by Curtis Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Sean Murray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ikechi Anya.
Nathan Redmond has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
The referee blows for offside. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.
Matej Vydra produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Adam Thompson on for Daniel Pudil. (Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Mitch Hancox coming on for Paul Robinson.
Corner taken by Almen Abdi, Jack Butland makes a comfortable save.
Troy Deeney gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-3 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Ikechi Anya.
Robert Hall leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Redmond.
Short corner worked by Almen Abdi.
Ikechi Anya fouled by Paul Caddis, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Robert Hall. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Hall, Marco Cassetti manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Almen Abdi, save made by Jack Butland. Corner from the right by-line taken by Matej Vydra, Jack Butland makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken by Robert Hall played to the near post, clearance by Matej Vydra.
Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy. Corner taken left-footed by Robert Hall from the left by-line, save by Manuel Almunia.
Christopher Burke is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.
Ikechi Anya finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-2 Watford.
Steven Caldwell challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathaniel Chalobah takes the direct free kick.
Troy Deeney grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Birmingham 0-1 Watford.Assist by Ikechi Anya.
Effort on goal by Wes Thomas from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ikechi Anya on Robert Hall. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Hall, Manuel Almunia makes a save.
Robert Hall takes the inswinging corner, Troy Deeney makes a clearance.
Cristian Battocchio challenges Morgaro Gomis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Hall delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Pudil by Peter Lovenkrands results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Matej Vydra from the free kick, save made by Jack Butland.
Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line to the near post, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.
Matej Vydra is ruled offside. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.
Almen Abdi takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.
Robert Hall takes the inswinging corner, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance. Morgaro Gomis challenges Cristian Battocchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.
Matej Vydra takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.
Matej Vydra takes a shot. Steven Caldwell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Almen Abdi from the left by-line, Header from close in by Troy Deeney misses to the right of the target.
Effort by Matej Vydra from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Almen Abdi. Paul Robinson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Nathaniel Chalobah takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Christopher Burke, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
Long distance effort from Morgaro Gomis misses to the left of the goal.
Wes Thomas takes a shot.
Ikechi Anya takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.
Nathaniel Chalobah fouled by Wes Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Nathaniel Chalobah restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Almen Abdi, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Ikechi Anya by Wes Thomas results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marco Cassetti.
Striker shortage for Blues
Birmingham are set to be without strikers Marlon King and Nikola Zigic as they aim to continue their recent resurgence at home against Watford.
King is doubtful due to a knock picked up in last weekend's last-gasp 1-1 draw at Charlton as Blues made it seven points from a possible nine in their last three games.
Meanwhile, towering Serbian striker Zigic has been dropped from manager Lee Clark's matchday squad in advance of the match following his unsatisfactory training this week.
Clark has been angered by Zigic's poor work ethic and attitude during sessions at the club's Wast Hills training base.
Deadline-day loan signing Wes Thomas will be champing at the bit for a recall as he looks to prove his worth, as will the likes of Nathan Redmond, Peter Lovenkrands and Hayden Mullins.
Darren Ambrose, David Murphy, Stephen Carr and Will Packwood remain sidelined due to injury.
Nyron Nosworthy is available for Watford but fellow defenders Joel Ekstrand and Tommie Hoban remain doubts.
Nosworthy was not considered for last Friday's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, in which the Hornets threw away a two-goal lead, having only returned from international duty with Jamaica hours earlier.
Ekstrand also missed the clash having been forced off late on in the 2-1 win over Bolton nursing a knee injury, while Hoban is struggling with an ankle complaint.
Midfielders Ikechi Anya (hamstring) and Connor Smith (knee) as well as defender Neuton (back) remain sidelined.
Watford currently sit fourth in the npower Championship table, three points adrift of the automatic promotion places, but have lost each of their last five visits to St Andrew's.
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