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Watford 2-2 Birmingham

Watford 2-2 Birmingham

Martin Taylor scored an injury-time equaliser as Watford snatched a point against Birmingham City.

Adam Rooney had put the Blues ahead in the opening half before Marvin Sordell equalised from long distance.

Chris Wood looked to have snatched an 89th-minute winner for the Blues when he finished clinically.

But Taylor, who spent six seasons with Birmingham before moving to Watford in 2010, headed the equaliser from close range to steal a draw for the Hornets.

Watford manager Sean Dyche: "Spirit's a vital ingredient when you're the underdog most weeks and it is a valued ingredient, but I thought the quality of our performance, in the second half particularly, was excellent."

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton: "I couldn't have asked for any more for the players and the effort that they put in and that's what makes it even more disappointing. It's a very disappointing changing room in there that should be a happier place."

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 2-2 Birmingham FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Sordell 80
  • Taylor 90+1
  • Rooney 39
  • Wood 88

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 05 Taylor
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 04 Eustace
  • 07 Yeates (Deeney 72)
  • 11 Forsyth
  • 32 Hogg yellow card
  • 18 Weimann
  • 20 Sordell

Substitutes

  • 13 Gilmartin,
  • 02 Hodson,
  • 21 Mirfin,
  • 14 Jenkins,
  • 09 Deeney

Birmingham

  • 01 Myhill
  • 02 Carr
  • 03 Murphy
  • 06 Ridgewell
  • 23 Spector
  • 24 Davies
  • 07 Burke
  • 11 Beausejour
  • 22 Redmond yellow card
  • 17 Rooney (Jerome 79)
  • 39 Wood

Substitutes

  • 13 Doyle,
  • 37 Hubbins,
  • 18 Fahey,
  • 10 Jerome,
  • 25 Asante
Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 11,937
WATFORD
BIRMINGHAM

Possession

  • Watford 40%
  • Birmingham 60%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 4
  • Birmingham 2

Attempts off target

  • Watford 6
  • Birmingham 7

Corners

  • Watford 1
  • Birmingham 7

Fouls

  • Watford 9
  • Birmingham 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:20 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+1:43 Marvin Sordell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Liam Ridgewell takes the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Jean Beausejour. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 90:00+0:29 GOAL - Martin TaylorWatford 2 - 2 Birmingham Martin Taylor scores a headed goal from close in. Watford 2-2 Birmingham.
  • Correction - 89:14 Foul by Jonathan Spector on Lloyd Doyley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 89:14 Unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Jonathan Spector results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 88:40 Curtis Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Hogg. Carl Dickinson takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:07 Jean Beausejour provided the assist for the goal.
  • 87:07 GOAL - Chris WoodWatford 1 - 2 Birmingham Chris Wood grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-2 Birmingham.
  • 85:45 Shot from just outside the area by Chris Burke misses to the left of the target.
  • 83:56 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Forsyth.
  • 81:40 Corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour, Header from close range by David Murphy misses to the right of the target.
  • 81:05 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. David Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 79:05 Andreas Weimann provided the assist for the goal.
  • 79:05 GOAL - Marvin SordellWatford 1 - 1 Birmingham Marvin Sordell fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 1-1 Birmingham.
  • 78:07 Substitution Adam Rooney goes off and Cameron Jerome comes on.
  • 75:33 Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
  • 72:33 Chris Burke fouled by Carl Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jean Beausejour from right channel, save by Scott Loach.
  • 70:58 Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 70:58 Substitution Troy Deeney comes on in place of Mark Yeates.
  • 70:58 Chris Burke concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Dickinson.
  • 69:28 Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.
  • 68:11 Shot by Stephen Carr from outside the box goes over the target.
  • 67:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Forsyth on Chris Burke. Jean Beausejour takes the free kick.
  • 66:07 Booking Booking for Jonathan Hogg for unsporting behaviour.
  • 58:07 Craig Forsyth produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 57:21 Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by David Murphy results in a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Taylor on Adam Rooney. Direct free kick taken by David Murphy.
  • 54:46 The official flags Andreas Weimann offside. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:33 John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
  • 51:31 Jonathan Spector challenges Marvin Sordell unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Eustace takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:27 Craig Forsyth takes a shot.
  • 46:01 The referee blows for offside against Marvin Sordell. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 45:21 Chris Burke produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:15 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+0:33 Foul by Chris Burke on Craig Forsyth, free kick awarded. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:07 Foul by Craig Forsyth on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. Jean Beausejour produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 43:15 Headed effort from inside the area by Craig Forsyth misses to the left of the goal.
  • 42:13 Unfair challenge on Scott Loach by Chris Wood results in a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:58 John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
  • 38:33 The assist for the goal came from David Murphy.
  • 38:33 GOAL - Adam RooneyWatford 0 - 1 Birmingham Goal scored by Adam Rooney from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Birmingham.
  • 38:05 Corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour,
  • 35:35 Craig Forsyth produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 32:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Wood on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:12 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line.
  • 26:10 Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 26:10 Booking Nathan Redmond is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 25:59 Nathan Redmond challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 24:22 Andreas Weimann has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 23:29 Mark Yeates fouled by Jonathan Spector, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates.
  • 22:24 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, Header from close range by Chris Wood clears the bar.
  • 21:31 Foul by Craig Forsyth on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. Stephen Carr takes the direct free kick.
  • 20:02 Mark Yeates produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 19:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Lloyd Doyley. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 17:50 Nathan Redmond produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
  • 17:20 Jean Beausejour takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Hogg.
  • 12:57 Adam Rooney challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:25 Corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the right by-line to the near post, John Eustace manages to make a clearance. Jean Beausejour takes the inswinging corner, Andreas Weimann manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:33 Handball decision goes against John Eustace. Liam Ridgewell takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Chris Wood. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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28 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 5 6 13
2 Southampton 5 6 12
3 Derby 5 5 12
4 Middlesbrough 5 5 11
5 West Ham 5 7 10
6 Crystal Palace 5 3 10
7 Cardiff 5 1 8
8 Blackpool 5 1 8
9 Peterborough 5 4 7
10 Leicester 5 -1 7
11 Millwall 5 1 6
12 Portsmouth 5 0 6
13 Hull 5 -3 6
14 Ipswich 5 -6 6
15 Burnley 4 -1 5
16 Barnsley 5 -2 5
17 Bristol City 5 -4 5
18 Nott'm Forest 5 -4 5
19 Leeds 5 -1 4
20 Reading 5 -1 4
21 Birmingham 4 -2 4
22 Watford 5 -5 3
23 Coventry 5 -3 2
24 Doncaster 5 -6 1

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