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Hull City Hull City vs Watford Watford

Penalty blunder costs Tigers

By Adam Marshall.   Last Updated: 05/11/05 4:45pm

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Watford made it four wins on the trot by coming back from Hull City with all three points.

Adrian Boothroyd's charges came from behind to secure victory although Hull would have earned a point had Stuart Green not blasted a penalty wildly over the bar.

Nick Barmby proved a point after being out of the side recently by drawing first blood after only six minutes. The former England international shot under Ben Foster to cheer the home supporters.

Watford soon responded in kind with Gavin Mahon allowed to sink a free header into the City net, just two minutes after Barmby's opener.

Foster showed his quality in goal with a wonderful tip-over to frustrate Curtis Woodhouse while Matthew Spring went close at the other end.

It was Spring who conjured up the winner when Marlon King touched on Ashley Young's corner and the former Leeds United midfielder found the net.

Foster denied Green from close range after the break but the Hull man should have levelled matters with 18 minutes remaining.

Clarke Carlisle's foul on John Welsh granted Green the opportunity from the spot but it was a truly dreadful attempt from 12 yards.

Tigers boss Peter Taylor was philosophical about the spot-kick blunder afterwards.

"I've missed pens in my career but it happens," he commented. "He didn't mean to miss it, that's just life." 

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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