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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Kingston Communications Stadium
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The official flags Mark Cullen offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

92mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robert Koren. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

The ball is sent over by Jordon Mutch, Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.

87mins

Robert Koren takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

86mins

Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.

85mins

Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Blocked by Kamil Zayatte. Inswinging corner taken by Richard Garcia.

84mins

Danny Graham sends in a cross, clearance by Richard Garcia.

84mins

The ball is delivered by Troy Deeney.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane by Martin Taylor. Tom Cairney restarts play with the free kick. Robert Koren produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Martin Taylor.

82mins

Mark Cullen is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

81mins

Jordon Mutch takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Matt Duke.

80mins

The ball is sent over by Lee Hodson.

80mins

The referee books Nick Barmby for unsporting behaviour.

78mins

Nick Barmby crosses the ball, Header by Richard Garcia from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

77mins

Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line.

76mins

Stephen McGinn goes off and Josh Walker comes on.

74mins

Lloyd Doyley challenges Richard Garcia unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Tom Cairney, Headed effort from close range by Robert Koren goes wide left of the target.

72mins

Richard Garcia fouled by Stephen McGinn, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Cairney delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Martin Taylor.

70mins

The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Richard Garcia on for John Bostock. Nick Barmby replaces Jay Simpson.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Robert Koren.

67mins

Danny Graham produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Matt Duke. Short corner taken by Don Cowie.

66mins

Shot from just outside the box by Robert Koren goes over the bar.

66mins

John Bostock crosses the ball, clearance by Martin Taylor.

65mins

Don Cowie takes the inswinging corner, John Eustace takes a shot. Robert Koren makes a clearance. Corner taken by Don Cowie played to the near post, clearance by John Bostock. Don Cowie sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Troy Deeney misses to the left of the target.

64mins

Robert Koren has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

63mins

Corner taken by Tom Cairney, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley. Effort from the edge of the box by Tom Cairney goes wide of the left-hand post.

62mins

Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Kamil Zayatte concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Deeney. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Will Buckley goes off and Jordon Mutch comes on. (Watford) makes a substitution, with Troy Deeney coming on for Marvin Sordell.

58mins

The ball is swung over by Mark Cullen.

58mins

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Doyley, Ian Ashbee makes a clearance.

55mins

Kevin Kilbane takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save. Stephen McGinn fouled by John Bostock, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Don Cowie, Martin Taylor has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target. Kevin Kilbane leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Cullen.

54mins

Tom Cairney takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

54mins

Andy Dawson sends in a cross.

53mins

Marvin Sordell is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

51mins

Tom Cairney takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney from the left by-line. Effort on goal by Robert Koren from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kamil Zayatte by Marvin Sordell. Paul McShane takes the direct free kick.

48mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson, Matt Duke makes a save.

47mins

Robert Koren challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

John Bostock takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Bostock by Will Buckley. Free kick taken by Robert Koren. Will Buckley is shown a yellow card. Caution for Kevin Kilbane.

43mins

The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.

43mins

John Bostock challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Eustace.

42mins

Don Cowie decides to take the corner short, Lee Hodson sends in a cross, Robert Koren manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn by Ian Ashbee results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

40mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Martin Taylor. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

40mins

Lee Hodson delivers the ball, clearance made by Kevin Kilbane.

39mins

John Eustace fouled by John Bostock, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie takes the free kick.

37mins

The ball is crossed by Paul McShane, save made by Scott Loach.

36mins

Danny Graham sends in a cross, Matt Duke makes a save.

35mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Liam Cooper gets a block in. The ball is swung over by Lloyd Doyley, clearance by Kamil Zayatte. Corner taken by Don Cowie, John Eustace produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

34mins

Paul McShane crosses the ball, Jay Simpson produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

33mins

Adrian Mariappa delivers the ball, clearance by Robert Koren.

32mins

Ian Ashbee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn. Lloyd Doyley takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Ian Ashbee concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McGinn. Lloyd Doyley takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kamil Zayatte on Marvin Sordell. Centre by Don Cowie, Martin Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.

29mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson, save by Matt Duke.

28mins

Lloyd Doyley sends in a cross, clearance by Kamil Zayatte.

28mins

Danny Graham sends in a cross, clearance by Kamil Zayatte.

25mins

Kevin Kilbane is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

24mins

Robert Koren has a drilled shot. Save by Scott Loach.

24mins

Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

23mins

Kevin Kilbane challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

22mins

Will Buckley delivers the ball.

21mins

Andy Dawson takes a shot. John Eustace gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Kevin Kilbane, Shot by John Bostock. Save by Scott Loach.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Bostock by John Eustace. Free kick crossed left-footed by Tom Cairney from right wing.

18mins

Kevin Kilbane delivers the ball.

16mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Buckley on Kamil Zayatte. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

15mins

The ball is delivered by John Bostock.

12mins

Foul by Kevin Kilbane on Lee Hodson, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Will Buckley challenges Andy Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

10mins

The ball is swung over by Robert Koren.

9mins

Danny Graham is caught offside. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

6mins

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley.

4mins

Jay Simpson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

3mins

The ball is sent over by Tom Cairney, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

The referee gets the game started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The second half has started.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Tigers bow for Simpson Jay Simpson has been added to the Hull squad for their home game against Watford. Simpson joined the Tigers from Arsenal on Thursday evening and is expected to make his debut against the Hornets. Robert Koren could also make his full debut but Craig Fagan is still waiting for his first appearance of the season. Slovenia skipper Koren signed a two-year deal in time to step off the substitutes' bench in last week's 4-0 defeat at Millwall and is expected to be handed a more prominent role. Fellow midfielder Fagan has yet to appear this season due to a groin injury and is not ready to return. Manager Nigel Pearson is expected to make several changes after last week's disappointing display. Pearson could also be tempted to hand Paul McShane a starting place. The Republic of Ireland international impressed after replacing Nolberto Solano at Millwall. Midfielder Jimmy Bullard is still unavailable as the club look to offload their highest earner. Watford manager Malky Mackay has no fresh injury concerns. Back-up goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin is the only injured player at Vicarage Road so academy keeper Jonathan Bond will again be on the bench as cover for Scott Loach. Gilmartin deputised for Loach in the recent Carling Cup win at Aldershot but picked up a knock in the victory and is not yet fit to return. New signing Troy Deeney is likely to be on the bench again as he waits for his full debut following his #500,000 switch from Walsall. Defender Dale Bennett has returned from injury to be on the bench for the last two games. The Hornets` last trip to the KC Stadium saw the Tigers romp to a 4-1 win in the Championship play-off semi-final of 2008.

Formation:4411Manager: Nigel Pearson

Hull

Formation: 442Manager: M Mackay

Watford

  • Matt Duke
  • Paul McShane
  • Kamil Zayatte
  • Liam Cooper
  • Andy Dawson
  • John Bostock
  • Ian Ashbee
  • Kevin Kilbane
  • Tom Cairney
  • Robert Koren
  • Jay Simpson
  • SUBS
  • Mark Oxley
  • Anthony Gardner
  • Richard Garcia
  • Nick Barmby
  • Will Atkinson
  • Mark Cullen
  • Nolberto Solano

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Match Report

Honours even after bore draw Watford kept their unbeaten start to the season going by grinding out a 0-0 draw in a forgettable clash at the KC Stadium. New signing Robert Koren went close on three occasions for Hull from long distance, but the hosts had goalkeeper Matt Duke to thank for preserving a clean sheet as he denied Danny Graham and Jordon Mutch after the break. Jay Simpson went straight into the Hull starting XI after joining from Arsenal, while Watford manager Malky Mackay named the same line-up for the third npower Championship match in a row. Watford carved out the first opening of the contest when Will Buckley brushed aside Paul McShane and cut infield, but his curling effort drifted wide. Koren and Simpson then combined at the other end, with the former just failing to pick out the latter with a superb cross. The hosts began to build some pressure, and Koren went close minutes later when he forced Scott Loach into a flying save with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area. Simpson then fired into the side-netting following McShane's deep cross, but with little separating the two sides in a mediocre encounter, Hull started resorting to ambitious efforts. The early stages of the second half were similarly stop-start, but Koren demonstrated his ability from long range again with a dipping volley just over from 20 yards. The visitors should have taken the lead though when Martin Taylor headed wide from six yards following Don Cowie's inswinging free-kick from the left flank. Mackay tried to shake things up with a double substitution as Troy Deeney and Mutch came on to replace Marvin Sordell and Buckley, respectively. Hull continued to look marginally more threatening though, as Tom Cairney drilled an angled drive across the face of goal and then substitute Mark Cullen scuffed a shot from a good position. 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 snap-shot from 18 yards. Koren was easily the most creative player on display, and he went close for a third time in the match 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 Richard Garcia as Hull tried to commit more men forward. Watford nearly snatched a late winner when a low half-volley from Mutch was parried by Duke, but the contest always seemed certain to end goalless.

possession


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