Watford lost for the third consecutive game as Hull City’s impressive 14 away matches unbeaten run continued with a smash and grab win.
Hull City got their noses infront with only three minutes on the clock after a neat build up ended with Liam Rosenior’s cross being poked in by Corry Evans at the near post.
Though, Watford were in control for most of the half with Andreas Weimann having his low effort wide of goal before the Austrian crashed his volley just wide of the post.
But, it was Watford’s top scorer, Danny Graham, who was the closest to getting a leveler after his turn and shot looked destined for the top corner but Brad Guzan did remarkably well to tip the ball over the bar.
After the break, Watford were still in firm control and would’ve equalised but John Eustace’s header managed to hit Andreas Weimann and bounce away to safety. Then Marvin Sordell got behind the Hull City’s defence and found Danny Graham in the box but Brad Guzan was there to make a vital save and keep Hull City’s lead in tact. Will Buckley also had a good effort on goal but his effort hit the post and Jack Hobbs cleared to safety.
Scott Loach nearly made a goalkeeping howler when he dallied on the ball and gave Matty Fryatt the chance to score one of the easiest goals of his footballing career. But, lucky for Loach, the ball crept just wide of the left hand post.
Hull City then sealed the points when Watford gave the ball away and Hull City’s promising youngster, Tom Cairney raced down the flank and crossed it for an unmarked Robert Koren to head home past Scott Loach to make sure that Hull City took all three points back to Humberside.
Watford did managed to score through a Martin Taylor header but this proved just to be a consolation goal and the game ended in a defeat for Watford and a win for a very resilient Hull City side.
All eyes will be on Tuesday’s home game against Norwich City in what must be a ‘make or break’ game. If Watford fail to pick up any points then I personally think that Watford’s playoffs hopes will vanish.