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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 21 39
2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 21 38
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 21 33
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Fulham 21 25
15 Birmingham City 21 25
16 Reading 21 25
17 Huddersfield Town 21 24
18 Bolton Wanderers 21 23
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 21 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13

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