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Hull v Watford as it happened

Hull 4-1 Watford (agg 6-1)


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By Caroline Cheese

2140: Zenit won 2-0 so no penalties to switch over for. Thanks for your company tonight, it cheered me up immensely. See you on Saturday for the FA Cup final. I leave you with this quirky little text from Cornish Tim: "Nice to see two normal clubs make the play-off final."

2139: "We're in for a difficult game at Wembley. Bristol City have a great manager, they're a great footballing team. Hopefully it will be a good game."
Hull's Nicky Barmby

2135: FULL-TIME Hull 4-1 Watford (agg 6-1)
Mark Clattenburg puts Watford out of their misery by blowing the whistle on the 90. The Hull fans cascade onto the pitch to kick off the celebrations. Their team face Bristol City at Wembley on 24 May.

2134: GOAL Hull 4-1 Watford (agg 6-1)
Horbets defender Jay DeMerit gives the ball away and Nathan Doyle's deflected shot beats Richard Lee.

2132: GOAL Hull 3-1 Watford (agg 5-1)
Richard Garcia waltzes through a demoralised Watford defence and slots under keeper Richard Lee. Cue a pitch invasion, which is quickly brought under control.

2130: Meandering towards a finish at the KC. The Hull fans are celebrating. The Watford fans are... probably on their way home.

2127: "Just logged on. I left the pub full of hull fans after the goal. Hopefully it will be less embarrassing reading on here."
lonely 'orn via text on 81111

2125: Nine minutes left and Watford have a corner. Darius Henderson's powerful header is cleared off the line by Bryan Hughes. Not a lot has gone Watford's way over the two legs.

2124: Caleb Folan's cross comes all the way through to Nathan Doyle at the far post but his header hits the turf and bounces wide.

2121: Lee Williamson and Andy Dawson get the handbags out on the touchline and get a talking-to from Mark Clattenburg. Fraizer Campbell - who's been quiet tonight - is replaced by Nathan Doyle.

2115: Hull bring Craig Fagan on for Nicky Barmby. A millisecond after that goal went in, Zenit went ahead in Manchester. What, no penalties?

2114: GOAL Hull 2-1 Watford (agg 4-1)
Sam Ricketts takes advantage of space down the right and crosses for sub Caleb Folan to head in at the far post. Game over.

2111: It's Hull on the attack and with 22 minutes remaining, it looks bleak for Watford.

2110: Michael Turner brings an abrupt end to a Watford break as he upends Nathan Ellington in the centre circle. He gets a yellow but he'll probably take that.

2106: Sorry, momentarily distracted because there was an actual, real-life chance in the Uefa Cup final. Still 0-0 obviously. Meanwhile, Hull striker Dean Windass is replaced by Caleb Folan. The veteran sprints off - which might please manager Phil Brown as he looks to run down the clock.

2102: And Priskin is in the action already, forcing a good save from Boaz Myhill from Tommy Smith's pass. Looks like three at the back for Watford, with skipper John Eustace protecting them.

2101: First change from Aidy Boothroyd and it looks like it's kitchen sink time already. Defender Adrian Mariappa off, striker Tamas Priskin on.

2100: "Hull don't need to do anything now," says Steve McClaren on BBC Radio 5 Live. Well...

2056: Hull will be playing on the counter-attack in this half it looks like. Watford need to get the ball out to Jobi McAnuff on the left. That's all.

2051: A let-off for Watford as Mark Clattenburg waves away penalty appeals after Adrian Mariappa appears to use his arm to clear the ball. I say 'appear'. He did use his arm.

2049: Second half up and running. No I'm not a Grimsby fan either.

2044: If you're still interested, it's goalless in Manchester. Penalties in about an hour and a half I reckon.

2042: "It's confirmed. Caroline is a Hull fan. She's ignoring my pro-Watford texts!"
Danny via text on 81111
Danny, you are as far from the truth as you possibly could be.

2035: So Nicky Barmby makes it two in two against the Hornets - although he did well to get to the ball before it crossed the line. Good poaching. Aidy Boothroyd will need to put his Winston Churchill hat on at half-time. The 'Orns have a mountain to climb.

2033: HALF-TIME Hull 1-1 Watford (agg 3-1)

2029: GOAL Hull 1-1 Watford (agg 3-1)
Horrific defending from Watford. Lee Williamson's attempt at a clearing header loops straight up in the air and Richard Garcia heads it goalwards, with Nicky Barmby nodding it over the line.

2028: Dean Windass smashes a stunning volley in but it's disallowed because the veteran had to push Darius Henderson out of the way to get the ball.

2026: "We really need to be quite witty to get on the page don't we Caroline? I have nothing."
Calum via text on 81111
No wit required here, Calum.

2022: "Re 2006: multitasking? I'm watching Uefa cup final, reading your updates, texting you, listening to bad rock music, drinking a lager, conforming to every male stereotype AND annoying the girlfriend. Top that!"
Stickolas via text on 8111

2018: Jobi McAnuff - Watford's most dangerous player in the first leg - makes progress down the left but there's no one on the end of his cross. Meanwhile the big screens set up in the centre of Manchester for the thousands of ticketless Rangers fans... have broken. Unbelievable.

2013: Still goalless in the borefest at the City of Manchester Stadium. Meanwhile, it's a thrill a minute at the KC. Hull have settled down a bit now after the shock of conceding but Watford look dangerous on the break.

2009: Nicky Barmby protests but he's in the book for hauling down Lee Williamson.

2006: "Re 1943: I'm watching the Uefa Cup final while reading your updates; and people say men can't multi-task!"
Rob via text on 81111

2005: Nervy from Hull. Very nervy. Darius Henderson steps over the pass and Lee Williamson has the shot but Boaz Myhill is equal to it just about.

2004: Watford skipper John Eustace takes a kick and he has to go off for treatment on head wound. Should be OK to continue.

2001: "Another early goal for Watford. Nice of the officials to allow it this time..."
Chris via text on 81111

1957: GOAL Hull 0-1 Watford (agg 2-1)
Darius Henderson plays a neat one-two with Nathan Ellington and slots the ball past Boaz Myhill. Stuff the Uefa Cup final, it's game on at the KC Stadium.

1957: Adrian Mariappa - starting ahead of Lloyd Doyley today - attempts to head back to his keeper but doesn't count on Fraizer Campbell nipping in - but Richard Lee is out quickly to save his team-mate's blushes.

1955: Nathan Ellington looks for space on the left. He finds it, but then puts his cross straight into Boaz Myhill's arms.

1951: Not much to report so far. Don't leave me though. I sense a goal any minute.

1947: Wayne Brown needs treatment after taking an accidental boot in the head from Watford striker Nathan Ellington. He is OK to continue though.

1946: Off we go then. Mark Clattenburg is the man in the middle. Let's hope he does a better job than Kevin Friend on Sunday.

1943: Here comes the teams. "Dare to dream," says the big screen at the KC Stadium. I am daring to dream that anyone is reading this and not the Uefa Cup final commentary...
Uefa Cup final

1941: "Re 1920: Blimey, Watford are a yo-yo club now! It feels good."
Chris via text on 81111

1939: If Watford are going to reach the final, they'll have to make history. No team has overturned a first-leg deficit in the semi-final at this level when the second leg is away from home.

1933: Of course, one of the first rules of football is that 2-0 is a very dangerous scoreline. Here's Hull boss Phil Brown: "The opposition have had two and a half days to prepare for coming out of that changing room again and throwing everything at you, which I fully expect. You've got be mentally prepared to stand up to that. We've got to try and win the game, end of story."

1929: Here's Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd on the task facing his team... "We have been to the KC Stadium and won and lost, so we know what it's like to do both. But we are playing with a different mentality now because we have nothing to lose." Righto.

1925: I've got the feeling dawsonisking isn't alone. But hey, it's going to be 0-0 and penalties right? So we can enjoy Hull v Watford before switching over for the business end of the Uefa Cup final. Nice.

1920: "I'm afraid I'll be watching the Uefa Cup Final, but I'm wishing Hull City all the best. It would be good to see someone else in the Premier League other than usual suspect yo-yo clubs."
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Hull are unchanged from the first leg, as veterans Nick Barmby and Dean Windass keep their places. Watford make three changes with Jay De Merit replacing the injured Danny Shittu. Adrian Mariappa comes in for Lloyd Doyley at right-back while Darius Henderson returns from suspension to partner Nathan Ellington up front as Tommy Smith switches back to the wing at the expense of Lionel Ainsworth.
Full teams and minute-by-minute commentary

1910: Good day to you. Uefa, in its wisdom, has scheduled one of its showpiece events on the same night that the world's eyes will be watching the Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Hull and Watford. Silly old Uefa. Still, stay tuned and I might drop in a few words about events in Manchester. Otherwise, it's all about who's going to Wembley to face Bristol City on 24 May.

see also
Watford 0-2 Hull
11 May 08 |  Championship
KC must remain a fortress - Brown
12 May 08 |  Hull City
Bristol C 2-1 C Palace (agg 4-2)
13 May 08 |  Championship
Crystal Palace 1-2 Bristol City
10 May 08 |  Championship

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