Aug 3, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​St Andrew's
BirminghamBirmingham City
0-1
Watford

Burn (37'), Adeyemi (40'), Robinson (45'), Novak (86')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Deeney (11')
Battocchio (71')

Half-Time Report: Troy Deeney gives Watford lead at Birmingham City

Watford lead Birmingham City 1-0 at half time at St Andrew's.

Birmingham City trail Watford 1-0 at half time in their opening game of the new Championship season at St Andrew's.

Watford's Troy Deeney celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Birmingham on August 3, 2013© Getty Images

The hosts made a bright start to the game, putting Watford under early pressure with their pressing and high energy.

However, Troy Deeney's goal after 11 minutes silenced the home crowd as he gave Gianfranco Zola's side the lead after a clever one-two with Fernando Forestieri.

Birmingham responded well to going behind, but were unable to find the breakthrough to level the scores, with Matt Green and Andrew Shinnie going close.

The visitors were able to hold out before enjoying some pressure of their own ahead of the half-time whistle, with Birmingham goalkeeper Darren Randolph stopping a Lewis McGugan free kick.

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola on the touchline during the match against Leicester on May 9, 2013
Read Next:
Season preview: Watford
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City54101621413
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd54101621413
3Chelsea531185310
4Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs52217348
6Huddersfield TownHuddersfield52215328
7Burnley52216518
8Liverpool52219908
9Southampton52214408
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Watford522179-28
12Arsenal521278-17
13Stoke CityStoke512256-15
14Swansea CitySwansea512225-35
15Leicester CityLeicester511379-24
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton511347-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5113410-64
18Everton5113210-84
19Bournemouth510439-63
20Crystal Palace500508-80
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand