Watford missed out on automatic promotion in remarkable fashion one year ago today

Watford Observer: Matej Vydra at the final whistle a year ago today. Picture: Holly Cant Matej Vydra at the final whistle a year ago today. Picture: Holly Cant

Saturday, May 4, 2013

12.40 - Five minutes before kick-off at Vicarage Road in Watford's final game of the season against Leeds United, Manuel Almunia is ruled out so Jonathan Bond is in, with Jack Bonham on the bench.

13.09 - Bond severely injured after a collision with Ikechi Anya.

13.21 - Bond carried off on a stretcher and Bonham comes on for his Watford debut.

13.28 - Leeds take the lead through Dominic Poleon.

13.32 - 16 minutes of stoppage time at Vicarage Road.

13.36 - Hull City remain second as the first half at the KC Stadium finishes goalless.

13.37 - Watford draw level through Almen Abdi.

13.49 - The Tigers remain second as the first half at Vicarage Road ends.

13.51 - Hull start the second half.

13.55 - Cardiff take the lead at the KC Stadium through Fraizer Campbell so Watford go second on goal difference.

14.04 - Hull equalise through Nick Proschwitz and regain second place.

14.05 - The second half at Vicarage Road begins.

14.08 - Paul McShane gives Hull the lead so Watford are unable to go up regardless of their result.

14.21 - Troy Deeney sent off for a 'foul' on Michael Brown.

14.39 - Hull awarded a penalty but David Marshall saves Proschwitz's shot.

14.40 - Cardiff give Watford a lifeline as Nicky Maynard scores from the spot.

14.43 - Final whistle; Hull draw with Cardiff so a goal for Watford and they are promoted.

14.45 - Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny makes a double save to deny Abdi and Nathaniel Chalobah.

14.48 - Kenny tips Fernando Forestieri's shot into the side-netting.

14.49 - Leeds take the lead as Ross McCormack lobs Bonham.

14.56 - Full time at Vicarage Road. Leeds claim a 2-1 victory. Watford finish two points below Hull in third in the Championship table.

 

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9:42pm Sun 4 May 14

Roger Joslyn says...

That was painful reading :(
That was painful reading :( Roger Joslyn
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11:18pm Sun 4 May 14

llloydwithathirdl says...

had almost forgotten about Deeney's stupid sending off. Went from villain to absolute god in the next home game..
had almost forgotten about Deeney's stupid sending off. Went from villain to absolute god in the next home game.. llloydwithathirdl
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