Former Celta Vigo winger Ikechi Anya put Watford ahead in the 71st minute with a 25-yard effort. Bradford equalised with six minutes remaining when the hosts failed to clear a long ball into the area and Kyel Reid lashed home. And, with the game heading to extra time, Thompson drilled home the winner to put the Championship side out.
Martin Taylor’s late equaliser against his former club, during a thrilling finale, compounded a bad weekend for Birmingham manager Chris Hughton, whose transfer target Nile Ranger was arrested the night before.
BSAD report: Ninety minutes is a long time, relatively speaking. (Relative to a shorter time, natch.) It’s quite easy to forget sometimes. I mean, we all know that football matches can drag unspeakably, sloooowwwwiiiiinnnngggg tiiiiiimmmmmmeeeee until it almost seems to stop entirely. Such occasions are usually accompanied by bitter winter cold, a large entry into the “goals against” column, or the words “Carling Cup”. Oh, and at least four minutes of injury time.
Taken from the programme on 11th September 2004- Championship, Watford 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1