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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 Watford 45 88
2 Bournemouth 45 87
3 Middlesbrough 45 84
4 Norwich City 45 83
5 Ipswich Town 45 78
6 Derby County 45 77
7 Brentford 45 75
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45 75
9 Blackburn Rovers 45 64
10 Charlton Athletic 45 60
11 Birmingham City 45 60
12 Nottingham Forest 45 59
13 Cardiff City 45 59
14 Sheffield Wednesday 45 59
15 Leeds United 45 55
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 45 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 45 51
19 Reading 44 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 45 46
21 Rotherham United 44 42
22 Millwall 45 41
23 Wigan Athletic 45 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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