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  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 12,156
WatfordWatfordvHullHull
1
  • Deeney, 90+2
2
  • Meyler, 41
  • Robbie Brady, 73

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Match ends, Watford 1, Hull City 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Watford 1, Hull City 2.

90+6 mins:Corner, Hull City.

90+5 mins:Attempt blocked. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

90+2 mins:Goal! Watford 1, Hull City 2. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

90 mins:Corner, Watford.

89 mins:Attempt missed. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

88 mins:Jay Simpson (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85 mins:Attempt saved. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

84 mins:Corner, Watford.

83 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Nick Proschwitz replaces Robbie Brady.

80 mins:Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79 mins:Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

79 mins:Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mark Yeates.

78 mins:Corner, Watford.

78 mins:Substitution, Watford. Alexandre Geijo replaces Fitz Hall.

75 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

75 mins:David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Liam Rosenior replaces Robert Koren.

73 mins:Goal! Watford 0, Hull City 2. Robbie Brady (Hull City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

71 mins:Foul by Fitz Hall (Watford).

71 mins:David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Robbie Brady (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

69 mins:Ikechi (Watford) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Almen Abdi (Watford) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

67 mins:Corner, Watford.

66 mins:Offside, Watford. Troy Deeney tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

65 mins:Substitution, Watford. Almen Abdi replaces Daniel Pudil.

64 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

62 mins:Foul by Robert Koren (Hull City).

62 mins:Daniel Pudil (Watford) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Robbie Brady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

59 mins:Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford).

59 mins:James Chester (Hull City) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Corner, Watford.

57 mins:Attempt blocked. Robert Koren (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56 mins:Hand ball by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

54 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

54 mins:Robbie Brady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

53 mins:Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Corner, Hull City.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46 mins:Substitution, Watford. Ikechi replaces Lars Joel Ekstrand.

Second Half begins Watford 0, Hull City 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Watford 0, Hull City 1.

45 mins:Offside, Watford. Troy Deeney tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

45 mins:Corner, Watford.

41 mins:Goal! Watford 0, Hull City 1. David Meyler (Hull City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Corry Evans.

41 mins:Corry Evans (Hull City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Robbie Brady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36 mins:Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

36 mins:Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt missed. Robbie Brady (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

33 mins:Corner, Hull City.

31 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

30 mins:Corner, Hull City.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Koren (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by David Meyler with a cross.

27 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Jack Hobbs replaces Paul McShane.

20 mins:Offside, Hull City. Robert Koren tries a through ball, but Robert Koren is caught offside.

19 mins:Foul by Matej Vydra (Watford).

19 mins:Robbie Brady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Foul by Fitz Hall (Watford).

18 mins:James Chester (Hull City) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Corner, Watford.

17 mins:Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

17 mins:Corner, Watford.

10 mins:Foul by Fitz Hall (Watford).

10 mins:James Chester (Hull City) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Paul McShane (Hull City).

9 mins:Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by Corry Evans (Hull City).

8 mins:Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Stephen Quinn (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

5 mins:Attempt blocked. Jay Simpson (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

4 mins:Foul by Jay Simpson (Hull City).

4 mins:Lars Joel Ekstrand (Watford) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by Mark Yeates (Watford).

3 mins:Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Vicarage Road
  • Attendance: 12,156
WatfordWatfordvHullHull
1
  • Deeney, 90+2
2
  • Meyler, 41
  • Robbie Brady, 73

match report

Hull maintained their impressive away form to halt Watford's unbeaten run and climb up to fourth in the Championship with a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road with goals from Irishmen David Meyler and Robbie Brady.

The Tigers made it three successive wins on the road, and their sixth victory in their last nine league matches, with a goal just before half-time from on-loan Sunderland midfielder Meyler and winger Brady's thumping free-kick midway through the second half.

Gianfranco Zola's Watford, unbeaten in their previous seven having won five of them, had to settle for Troy Deeney's stoppage-time consolation, while second-half substitute Almen Abdi hit the post for the hosts shortly after replacing Daniel Pudil, but it was not to be their day.

Save for an early shot from Hull striker Jay Simpson and Watford defender Nathaniel Chalobah's blocked 20-yard shot in the 17th minute, neither side mustered a single effort on goal during the opening half-hour.

Hull midfielder Robert Koren let fly with a strike from similar distance that was comfortably held by Manuel Almunia, but the biggest cheer, from the away end at least, came when Tigers defender Jack Hobbs replaced the injured Paul McShane in the 27th minute.

Hobbs made his first appearance for the club since March after undergoing cruciate knee ligament surgery towards the end of last season.

Hull had slowly began to build up a head of steam towards the end of the first period and were rewarded with the game's opening goal in the 41st minute.

Corry Evans smashed a blistering shot from the edge of the penalty area against the crossbar and midfield colleague Meyler reacted quickest to head home the rebound.

Deeney pulled his shot from outside the area off target shortly after the restart and Hull goalkeeper David Stockdale rescued the visitors with a brilliant save to keep out Mark Yeates' free-kick soon after as the home side attempted to step up a gear.

But Hull twice threatened to extend their lead through long-range strikes from Koren and Brady as Watford struggled to make headway.

Hornets substitute Abdi, a 65th-minute replacement for Pudil, struck the woodwork with a superb shot from inside the area shortly after coming on.

Watford were then made to pay. Defender Fitz Hall fouled Meyler in a central position 25 yards from goal and Brady thumped home an unstoppable free-kick, high into the net for the decisive second goal in the 73rd minute.

Deeney did pull one back for the Hornets in the 92nd minute when converting Abdi's cross, but Hull held on for victory.

team line-up

1Manuel Almunia
39Nathaniel Chalobah
31Tommy Hoban
18Daniel Pudil65
27Marco Cassetti
6Fitz Hall78
40Lars Joel Ekstrand46
7Mark Yeates
8Jonathan Hogg
20Matej Vydra
9Troy Deeney

substitutes

36Alexandre Geijo78
38Christian Battocchio
21Ikechi46
22Almen Abdi65
37Geoffrey Mujangi Bia
29Adam Thompson
34Jack Bonham

referee

Mark Haywood

team line-up

34David Stockdale
28Alex Bruce
5James Chester
15Paul McShane27
10Robert Koren74
31David Meyler
29Stephen Quinn
8Corry Evans
27Ahmed Elmohamady
30Robbie Brady83
11Jay Simpson

substitutes

16Seyi Olofinjana
1Eldin Jakupovic
2Liam Rosenior74
6Jack Hobbs27
33Nick Proschwitz83
14Tom Cairney
9Aaron McLean

referee

Mark Haywood

match stats

possession %4653
shots on target54
shots off target45
corners84
tackles won00
offsides21