Watford were reduced to 10-men as they were swept aside by Hull, ending their 12-game unbeaten run.
Month: March 2008
The red card shown to the Watford captain, John Eustace, in the 22nd minute for a high tackle on Richard Cresswell appeared to be the right decision but, if the player is to believed, there was no malice intended and he was dismissed for a mere miscalculation of timing. It was particularly hard for Eustace to take as he was playing against his former side for the first time since he left the Britannia Stadium in January.
The two major incidents aside, Watford could, and perhaps should have won this game. The Stoke stats of zero shots on target and zero shots off-target tell their own story, and the increasing number of tantrums and hissy-fits from Ricardo Fuller tell you all you need to know about the performance of the Watford defence (or of course further evidence of his suspect temperament).