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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 December, 2004, 17:19 GMT
Watford 1-1 Wolves
New Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle
Hoddle's arrival at pitch-side brought a Wolves goal
Glenn Hoddle's first game in charge saw Wolves look second-best at Watford, but still come out with a point.

It looked bad for Hoddle in the fourth minute, when Heidar Helguson fired the Hornets ahead with a 12-yard strike.

Hoddle came down to pitch-side after 35 minutes, just in time to see Seyi George Olofinjana score from close range after a cross from Keith Andrews.

Wolves goalkeeper Michael Oakes made several important saves to keep the scores level.

  • Watford manager Ray Lewington:
    "I was really pleased to get to half-time with the score still at 1-1. We started well and scored, but then I thought Wolves played particularly well, and we had trouble dealing with the lad (Olofinjana) who plays just behind the front two.

    "We debated at half-time whether to change or be positive, and we decided to carry on the way we were, and I thought Wolves faded a bit in the second half."

  • Wolves boss Glenn Hoddle:
    "It's great to be back and prepare a team for a match and come out and have some banter and get some stick from the fans.

    "I thought we played extremely well up until half-time, particularly after we equalised, and really, if we'd got our noses in front then, we might have gone on to win the game."


    Watford: Lee, Chambers, Cox, Demerit, Darlington, Devlin, Mahon, Gunnarsson, Ardley (Fitzgerald 86), Helguson, Dyer (Young 75).
    Subs Not Used: Chamberlain, Doyley, Blizzard.

    Goals: Helguson 4.

    Wolverhampton: Oakes, Lowe, Lescott, Craddock, Naylor, Cooper (Seol 85), Olofinjana, Andrews, Kennedy, Sturridge (Miller 67), Cort.
    Subs Not Used: Newton, Murray, Bjorklund.

    Booked: Naylor.

    Goals: Olofinjana 35.

    Att: 14,605

    Ref: P Armstrong (Berkshire).



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