Troy Deeney's strike gives Watford 1-0 half-time lead against Birmingham City in the Championship

Watford Observer: Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring the opener against Birmingham City. Picture: Action Images Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates scoring the opener against Birmingham City. Picture: Action Images

Troy Deeney has scored against his boyhood club Birmingham City to give Watford a 1-0 half-time lead at Vicarage Road in the Championship.

A scrappy and uninspiring half of football yielded few chances with both sides struggling to establish any consistent spells of possession.

Paul Caddis went closest for Birmingham, clattering the woodwork with a long-range effort but the visitors were otherwise largely toothless in attack.

The Hornets weren't much better but the decisive moment in the half came after 33 minutes when Deeney played the ball to Fernando Forestieri who drove to the line and pulled the ball back to his strike partner who had continued his run.

Deeney, inside the area, completely missed the ball with his first effort but he still had time to regain his balance and unleash a second shot which deflected past Darren Randolph and into the net.

Watford have been ahead but failed to win three times in the past four matches and will be hoping to reverse that trend and hold on to a much-needed three points.

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9:51pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

I predict we will win 1-0
I predict we will win 1-0 Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -2

9:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Rogers123 says...

haha , you are so funny you can guess the score once the game has finished
please grow up
haha , you are so funny you can guess the score once the game has finished please grow up Rogers123
  • Score: -2

9:59pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Penrice says...

Rogers123 wrote:
haha , you are so funny you can guess the score once the game has finished
please grow up
Where was the injury time equaliser????? How weird.
[quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: haha , you are so funny you can guess the score once the game has finished please grow up[/p][/quote]Where was the injury time equaliser????? How weird. Penrice
  • Score: 1

10:07pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Rogers123 wrote:
haha , you are so funny you can guess the score once the game has finished please grow up
You really are a humourless saddo that doesnt know how to have fun and have a laugh. Go back to being a librarian, or whatever it is that arouses you.
[quote][p][bold]Rogers123[/bold] wrote: haha , you are so funny you can guess the score once the game has finished please grow up[/p][/quote]You really are a humourless saddo that doesnt know how to have fun and have a laugh. Go back to being a librarian, or whatever it is that arouses you. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 0

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