Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
BBC Homepage feedback | low graphics version
BBC Sport Online
You are in: Football: Eng Div 1  
Front Page 
Champions League 
Uefa Cup 
Eng Prem 
Eng Div 1 
Eng Div 2 
Eng Div 3 
Eng Conf 
Scot Prem 
Scot Div 1 
Scot Div 2 
Scot Div 3 
Rugby Union 
Rugby League 
Other Sports 
Sports Talk 
In Depth 
Results &  Fixtures 
Photo Galleries 
TV & Radio 

Around The Uk


Tuesday, 12 September, 2000, 21:20 GMT 22:20 UK
Blackburn 3-4 Watford
Graeme Souness (left) saw his Blackburn side throw away a two-goal lead
Watford came from two goals down to win a thriller at Blackburn and preserve their undefeated run.

It looked bleak for Graham Taylor's side as Rovers raced into a two-goal lead through David Dunn and Nathan Blake but they scored three times in 19 minutes - a couple from Micah Hyde and another from Heidar Helguson, to stun Rovers.

Watford's fourth from Tommy Mooney midway through the second half proved decisive, despite a second late goal from Blake.

Dunn scored his sixth of the season in the fifth minute, a header from a Matt Jansen cross, and then Blake bundled the ball home at the second attempt after his header had bounced back off the post.

Rovers' joy was short-lived when Hyde hit a left-foot volley out of Alan Kelly's reach and they were further rocked when Jansen was stretchered off with an ankle injury.


Two goals in a minute late in the first half - a fortuitous header for Helguson and a 20-yard drive from Hyde - put Watford in the driving seat.

When Mooney powered home Paul Robinson's cross it looked all over but Blake added his second of the night to set up a grandstand finish.

Rovers wasted several chances and were left kicking themselves, losing their unbeaten run in a storming game neither side deserved to lose.

Blackburn threw everything forward in the second half with Damien Duff a livewire on the left and Blake a constant threat.

But Watford had organisation and discipline and always looked a menace on the break against the Blackburn defence which looked distinctly uncomfortable.

Blackburn: Kelly, Curtis, McAteer, Bjornebye, Short, Flitcroft, Dunn, Duff, Blake, Jansen, Berg.

Subs: Diawara, Johnson, Ostenstad, Carsley, Miller.

Watford: Baardsen, Cox, Robinson, Palmer, Hyde, Mooney, Noel-Williams, Smith, Helguson, Ward, Nielsen.

Subs: Ngonge, Gibbs, Easton, Foley, Chamberlain.

Referee: M Jones (Chester).

Search BBC Sport Online
Advanced search options
Internet links:

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to top Eng Div 1 stories are at the foot of the page.

Links to other Eng Div 1 stories

^^ Back to top