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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 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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