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  • Date:28 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:11,937
  • Sordell (79)
    Taylor (90)
  • Rooney (38) Wood (87) Wood (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Marvin Sordell challenges Jean Beausejour unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Ridgewell restarts play with the free kick. The official flags Jean Beausejour offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

91mins

Martin Taylor finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 2-2 Birmingham.

90mins

Jonathan Spector concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Davies on Jonathan Hogg. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Chris Wood scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-2 Birmingham.Jean Beausejour provided the assist for the goal.

86mins

Chris Burke produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line.

82mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour, David Murphy produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Jonathan Spector. David Murphy takes the direct free kick.

80mins

A goal is scored by Marvin Sordell from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Birmingham.Andreas Weimann provided the assist for the goal.

79mins

Adam Rooney leaves the field to be replaced by Cameron Jerome.

76mins

Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

73mins

Carl Dickinson challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jean Beausejour delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Scott Loach.

71mins

Carl Dickinson fouled by Chris Burke, the ref awards a free kick. (Watford) makes a substitution, with Troy Deeney coming on for Mark Yeates. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

70mins

Foul by Jean Beausejour on Andreas Weimann, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

69mins

Shot from just outside the box by Stephen Carr goes over the bar.

68mins

Craig Forsyth challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jean Beausejour restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Jonathan Hogg shown a yellow card.

59mins

Craig Forsyth has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

58mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Murphy on Marvin Sordell. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Taylor on Adam Rooney. David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

Andreas Weimann is ruled offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

54mins

John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Spector on Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by John Eustace.

51mins

Craig Forsyth takes a shot.

47mins

The offside flag is raised against Marvin Sordell. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Craig Forsyth fouled by Chris Burke, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.

46mins

Chris Burke has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

45mins

Craig Forsyth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Jean Beausejour has an effort direct from the free kick.

44mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Craig Forsyth misses to the left of the goal.

43mins

Scott Loach fouled by Chris Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Jonathan Spector. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

39mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jean Beausejour, Goal scored by Adam Rooney from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from David Murphy.

36mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Craig Forsyth clears the crossbar.

33mins

Chris Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jean Beausejour.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Redmond on John Eustace. Nathan Redmond booked for unsporting behaviour. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

25mins

Headed effort on goal by Andreas Weimann from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

24mins

Jonathan Spector challenges Mark Yeates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates crosses the ball in from the free kick.

23mins

Corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, Header from close range by Chris Wood clears the bar.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Forsyth on Chris Burke. Stephen Carr takes the free kick.

21mins

Mark Yeates produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

20mins

Lloyd Doyley challenges Adam Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

18mins

Nathan Redmond produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

18mins

Jean Beausejour takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Hogg.

13mins

Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

11mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour played to the near post, clearance by John Eustace. Corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the right by-line played to the near post, Andreas Weimann makes a clearance.

5mins

John Eustace is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Liam Ridgewell restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Chris Wood. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

  • Scott Loach
  • Carl Dickinson
  • John Eustace
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Mark Yeates
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Lee Hodson
  • Troy Deeney
  • Ross Jenkins
  • David Mirfin

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Match Report

Taylor levels dramatic contest Martin Taylor headed a late equaliser against his former team to give Watford a 2-2 draw against Birmingham at Vicarage Road. The goal came in a dramatic conclusion to an otherwise forgettable npower Championship clash. Hornets defender Taylor, who spent six years with Birmingham before switching to Hertfordshire in 2010, scored in stoppage-time after Chris Wood's 89th-minute finish appeared to have handed the visitors all three points. Marvin Sordell had popped up 10 minutes earlier to draw Watford level from long distance with what was only the fourth effort on target of the afternoon. Adam Rooney looked to have settled an encounter lacking any real tempo or drive when he poked Blues into a half-time lead from close range, pouncing after David Murphy had headed Jean Beausejour's corner back across goal. The visitors could have been excused after their European exploits on Thursday night, seeing off Nacional 3-0 to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Europa League, while Watford were winless and the game provided an opportunity to secure their first three-point haul. Birmingham's point gave them their first away from home in the Championship this term, and Watford's was their first on home soil. Fit-again Liam Ridgewell made a timely return for Birmingham in place of centre-back Steven Caldwell, the only change made by boss Chris Hughton. Watford boss Sean Dyche handed debuts to new signings Jonathan Hogg and Andi Weimann following their arrivals from Aston Villa, the pair starting in place of Troy Deeney and Ross Jenkins. But there was little for the 11,937 present at Vicarage Road to get excited about in the opening half an hour, with a distinct lack of quality on display from both sides. The first real clear-cut opening arrived after 36 minutes and it was Watford who could and maybe should have broken the deadlock. Sordell challenged Blues goalkeeper Boaz Myhill in the air and the ball dropped for Craig Forsyth, who drilled over the crossbar from 12 yards. Within three minutes Blues had themselves taken the lead at the other end. Beausejour's corner was nodded back by Murphy and Rooney was on hand to tap home. Watford raised the tempo at the start of the second half and John Eustace forced a parried save from Myhill. But the pressure was hardly sustained and, although Birmingham were posing very little threat in the final third, they were apparently comfortable. Dyche introduced Deeney from the bench in the 72nd minute in an attempt to bring a different dimension to his side's attack. Forsyth saw his shot take a deflection off Curtis Davies before being palmed to safety by Myhill. And then the drama unfolded in the closing stages. First, Sordell fired left-footed into the bottom corner from 20 yards to draw the teams level. And with the encounter looking set to finish 1-1, the hosts gave away possession in midfield and Beausejour set up Wood who finished clinically. Yet there was still time for more late action as Taylor pounced with his close-range header to delight the home support.

Form Guide

    DLLD
  • Watford
  • VS
  • Birmingham
  • LWL

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 18/04/2009
  • Birmingham
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 06/12/2008
  • Birmingham
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 23/02/2002
  • Watford
  • 3 - 3
  • Birmingham
  • 26/09/2001
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 0
  • Watford
  • 02/03/2001
  • Watford
  • 2 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 01/10/2000

Top Scorers

Watford

  • M Yeates 1
  • C Forsyth 1

Birmingham

  • K Fahey 1
  • C Davies 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Birmingham

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

possession


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