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Corner taken by Scott Allan from the left by-line.
Lee Novak is booked.
Corner taken by Wade Elliott.
Christopher Burke is brought on as a substitute for Shane Ferguson.
Header at goal by Lee Novak misses to the right.
The ball is delivered by Shane Ferguson.
Daniel Pudil is brought on as a substitute for Ikechi Anya.
Marco Cassetti takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Darren Randolph back into danger.
Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Cristian Battocchio results in a free kick.
Lewis McGugan goes off and Cristian Battocchio comes on.
Dan Burn takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Manuel Almunia prevents the goal.
Foul by Marco Cassetti on Matt Green, free kick awarded.
Kyle Bartley challenges Fernando Forestieri unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Santos Iriney challenges Andrew Shinnie unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Wade Elliott has an effort at goal. Blocked by Lloyd Doyley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Wade Elliott.
Ikechi Anya takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.
The official flags Matt Green offside.
Matt Green crosses the ball.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lewis McGugan. Darren Randolph parries the ball away.
Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.
Handball by Lewis McGugan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Novak on Fernando Forestieri.
Marco Cassetti restarts play with the free kick.
Lewis McGugan fouled by Tom Adeyemi, the ref awards a free kick.
Dan Burn receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Dan Burn.
Lewis McGugan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Darren Randolph parries the effort to safety.
Unfair challenge on Marco Cassetti by Matt Green results in a free kick.
Gabriele Angella makes a clearance.
Shot by Matt Green went wide right of the net.
Header by Lewis McGugan goes to the left of the goal.
Clearance made by Shane Ferguson.
Corner taken by Almen Abdi.
The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan.
Marco Cassetti challenges Wade Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Neal Eardley by Fernando Forestieri results in a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Matt Green.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Almen Abdi.
Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lloyd Doyley on Lee Novak.
Corner taken by Lloyd Doyley.
Troy Deeney scores a right footed goal. Birmingham 0-1 Watford.Assist by Fernando Forestieri.
Centre by Lee Novak.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Green on Marco Cassetti.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Fernando Forestieri.
Randolph ready to rumble
Birmingham boss Lee Clark could hand a debut to as many as 10 players when they host Watford.
Darren Randolph is expected to start in goal following Jack Butland's move to Barclays Premier League outfit Stoke.
Kyle Bartley, Dan Burn and Neal Eardley are all vying for a place in defence, while midfielders Tom Adeyemi, Shane Ferguson, Andrew Shinnie, Scott Allan and Oliver Lee will be hoping for inclusion.
Former Mansfield player Matt Green could be given the nod in attack as Clark prepares to unveil his new-look squad following a busy summer at St Andrews.
Watford boss Gianfranco Zola will be hoping his side can shake off last season's play-off final disappointment.
Zola has been busy strengthening his squad following their Wembley defeat to Crystal Palace as he looks to mount another promotion challenge.
A number of last season's loanees from Granada and Udinese, including Joel Ekstrand, Ikechi Anya, Cristian Battocchio and Daniel Pudil, have all agreed to a permanent switch.
The Hornets have also brought in some new faces from the Serie A side. Defender Gabriele Angella, full-back Marco Davide Faraoni, forward Diego Fabbrini and Paraguayan striker Javier Acuna could all make their debuts following summer moves.
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