LIVE – Saturday kick-off

Good afternoon and welcome to todays coverage of the football league games being played around Yorkshire starting at 3pm. Our main fixture this afternoon is Huddersfield’s trip down to London as they face Watford. The Terriers are yet to win a game this season whereas Watford have had a bright start to the season.

Huddersfield come in to this game following a 1-0 home to loss to Liverpool last weekend, Watford however are on a back of 2-0 victory away to Wolves. Can Huddersfield pick up their first win of the season or can Watford cap off a successful month? We will find out in the next ten minutes.

The other games that I will be focusing on include is Sheffield Wednesday’s away trip to Birmingham where a win for either sides will put them just outside the top six. Wednesdays fierce rivals, Sheffield United, face Wigan Athletic at home today.

A win for The Blades could see them top the table by the end of the day depending on Leeds and Middlesbrough’s results. Hull travel to Bolton today in a clash at the bottom of the table, Bolton are seven points clear of The Tigers but a win today for Hull would see them take a huge step forward.

I will also be keeping you up to date on Bradford City’s clash with Gillingham as our League One fixture today.

KICK OFF:
1’ The game between Watford and Huddersfield has a minute silence before kick-off to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

3’ Philip Billing launches one of his long throw-ins towards the penalty spot, but Cathcart reads it and clears the ball clear from danger.

5’ Huddersfield chance. A superb switch from Billing to Durm leads to a chance but he is left footed curler is blocked and goes out for a corner.

6’ Huddersfield come close again. This time Aaron Mooy is denied from 20 yards out.

8’ GOAL: BOLTON WANDERERS 0- HULL CITY
A great move from the Tigers leads to a low driven shot by Frazer Campbell that finds the bottom corner. Great stuff.

7’ Another chance for Huddersfield goes begging. Mbenza bursts down the right-hand side and cuts the ball back to Alex Pritchard who’s curling effort just goes over the bar.

10’ GOAL: WATFORD 1-0 HUDDERSFIELD
The hosts take the lead with a great goal from Roberto Pereyra who drives past three of Huddersfield defence before placing the ball in to the back of the net.

19’ GOAL: WATFORD 2-0 HUDDERSFIELD
It goes from bad to worse for The Terriers as Deulofeu worms his way in to the box before unleashing a strike that flies past the keeper. Another bad day for Huddersfield so far.

19’ GOAL: BIRMINGHAM CITY 0-1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
Barry Bannan superb corner causes all sorts of problems for the Birmingham defence as Fox sends the ball back across the box and there’s fletcher to smash it home.

21’ A fantastic save from Ben Foster stops Huddersfield getting one back. A 25-yard effort from Chris Loewe is tipped over the bar by the English international.

20’ So here is how things stand after the first 20 minutes:
Watford 2-0 Huddersfield
Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Hull City
Birmingham City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Sheffield United 0-0 Wigan Athletic
Gillingham 0-0 Bradford City

24’ GOAL: SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-0 WIGAN ATHLETIC
The Blades have taken the lead, courtesy of an own goal from Dunkley

24’ Watford have another chance, Deulofeu is causing trouble down the wing as cuts in from the left, makes a run across the edge of the box before dragging an effort just wide. Still 2-0.

31’ An excellent save from Dawson who got fingertips to Gardener’s header to tip the ball over the bar for a corner.

34’ Philip Billing has been given a yellow card for a late tackle on Isaac Success.

38’ Another chance for Huddersfield, another superb save from Ben Foster! Philip Billing hits a long-range effort that is again tipped over the bar.

39’ GOAL: SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-1 WIGAN ATHLETIC
Wigan’s sub Naismith has made an instant impact as he has levelled for the visitors. A low driven ball in to the box by Bryne finds Naismith in the centre who slots it home for Wigan.

43’ GOAL: BIRMINGHAM CITY 1-1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
In a matter of minutes, both Sheffield sides have conceded an equaliser. Mahoney smashes an unstoppable strike in to the far corner leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

44’ GOAL: SHEFFIED UNITED 2-1 WIGAN ATHLETIC
The Blades have retaken the lead just before half time and it’s the man that is known for scoring goals! Captain Billy Sharp puts United back in to the lead.

HALF TIME.
Watford 2-0 Huddersfield Town
Gillingham 0-0 Bradford City
Sheffield United 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Hull City
Birmingham City 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield continue their poor form but have looked threatening today so far with Ben Foster pulling off some amazing saves to stop The Terriers from getting back in to the game. Goals from Pereyra and Deulofeu have given the hosts the advantage at half time.

Sheffield Wednesday took the lead away to Birmingham, but the hosts got themselves on level terms just before half time. Whereas their rivals United did the exact same but captain Sharp put them back in the lead just before the whistle. Hull go in to the break a goal up and our looking in control of that game so far. Finally, Bradford’s game with Gillingham remains goalless at half time.

SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY.

47’ Gillingham have an early chance of the second half as a low Tom Eaves cross that finds Brandon Hanlan but he fails to convert.

48’ GOAL: GILLINGHAM 1-0 BRADFORD CITY
Regan Charles-Cook gives the hosts the lead after he rounds the defender and smashes a shot just inside the box past the keeper.

49’ Watford have the first chance of the second half as Success tries his from the edge of the area but his shot rolls in to the hands of Jonas Loessl in the Huddersfield net.

50’ Isaac Success slips a ball through to Deulofeu who is clear through on goal and he rounds the goalkeeper put puts his effort wide.

53’ GOAL: SHEFFIELD UNITE 3-1 WIGAN ATHLETIC
United take a 2-goal lead as Billy Sharp strikes home once again and gives The Blades a comfortable lead as they top the table at the moment.

54’ Mariappa is forced to head the ball behind for a corner after great play from Depoitre and Billing cause problems for the Watford defence.

58’ A big chance for Wednesday as Pelupessy blasts his shot just wide of the post from long range.

59’ Watford have another chance to wrap the game up but a fantastic save for Loessl denies Hugh’s from close range.

60’ A massive chance for Huddersfield as Aaron Mooy has his shot blocked before cutting it back to Mbenxa who is 15 yards out but again his shot is met by the hands of Ben Foster.

61’ Gillingham have a penalty, but it is well saved from Richard O’Donnell as he saves Tom Eaves spot kick.

63’ Chris Loewe has Huddersfield recent chance, but he sees his shot saved by Foster just inside the area. Ben Foster is playing out of his skin today.

63’ Huddersfield make their first subs of the day as Ramadan and Mounie come on for Mbenza and Depoitre.

63’ GOAL: SHEFFIELD UNITED 4-1 WIGAN ATHLETIC

What a day it has been for Sheffield United and Billy sharp! United get their fourth and Sharp gets his third of the day. A fantastic performance from a legendary striker.

65’ GOAL: GILLINGHAM 2-0 BRADFORD CITY
Tom eaves picks up the ball from the left side and cuts inside and smashes the ball in to the corner of the net. A fabulous goal which puts Bradford on the brink of another loss.

69’ Alex Pritchard has a go from the edge of the area, but his shot drags wide.

69’ GOAL: SHEFFIELD UNITED 4-2 WIGAN ATHLETIC

Joe Garner pulls one back for The Latics as a great ball in from Josh Windass is hooked in from Garner for his first Wigan goal.

69’ GOAL: GILLINGHAM 3-0 BRADFORD CITY
It’s a third goal for The Gills as Elliot List strikes home to surely give Gillingham all three points in this game. Crisp keeps the ball even with the constant pressure from the Bradford defence, but he comes out on top and smashes the ball in to the back of the net.

70’ Even during a bad run of the form The Town fans have been incredible and our still cheering on their side and backing David Wagner.

78’ Town make their final substitution of the game as Bacuna replaces Billing to make his first Premier League appearance for The Terriers.

80’ GOAL: WATFORD 3-0 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
That’s the killing goal as Isaac Success has scored a third for the hosts and keeps all three points at Vicarage Road. Another game without a win for Huddersfield.

80’ GOAL: BIRMINGHAM CITY 2-1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
It’s a bad day for Wednesday as they have now fallen behind to the hosts as Jutkiewicz headers home from close range with only 10 minutes left.

84’ GOAL: BIRMINGHAM CITY 3-1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
Birmingham look like they secure all three points as a Adam slots the ball in to the bottom corner leaving Wednesday with not much time left to get back in to the tie.

85’ Bolton have a chance late on against Hull, they probe down the left before a ball is fizzed in to the area where David Marshall deals with the attack and cancels it out.

86’ Aaron Mooy picks up a booking for pulling on Will Hugh’s shirt late on.

90’ Three minutes added on time at Vicarage Road.

90’ Sheffield United lead Wigan 4-2 going in to the final minutes where five minutes have been added on.

90’ Sema picks up the ball just inside the Watford half and drives at the defence where is effort slices wide from 20 yards out.

90+1’ GOAL: GILLINGHAM 4-0 BRADFORD CITY
Tom Eaves scores his second of the day and sends Gillingham to a 4 goal to nil victory against The Bantams. Fuller whips in an inviting ball in to the box where Tom Eaves makes a run to the back post to head the ball in from close range.

FULL TIME.
Watford 3-0 Huddersfield Town
Sheffield United 4-2 Wigan Athletic
Birmingham 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Bolton 0-1 Hull City
Gillingham 4-0 Bradford City

We were treated to a goal fest today in our five games with their being 15 goals across the three leagues. Huddersfield were unfortunate not to score today as Ben Foster made some important saves but at the other end the defence just couldn’t cope with the attacking threat Watford had to offer. Goals from Pereyra, Deulofeu and Success made sure Watford were getting all three points. Huddersfield remain winless this season so far as the pressure increases on the team and David Wagner.

It was a fantastic day for Sheffield United as they move up to the of the tree after Billy Sharps hattrick sent them on their way. Leeds United can only knock them off the top if they win later this evening. After the loss, Wigan remain 14th in the table, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Sheffield Wednesday’s afternoon started well when they took the lead but since then it went down hill for The Owls as Birmingham came back from behind to win 3-1. The win for Birmingham sends them to eighth in the table and only two points from the play-off positions, as for Wednesday they remain 15th in the league and only a mere seven points form Reading who occupy the final relegation spot.

In the battle at the bottom, Hull came out on top away at Bolton thanks to a strike from Frazer Campbell which was enough to secure all three points.

The win for Hull means they stay in 23rd place but have extended the gap between them and Ipswich who remain rock bottom.
Bradford City’s day went from worse to awful as they were hammered away from home 4-0 by Gillingham. Tom Eaves was the star of the show scoring two goals and even could have had a hattrick, but his penalty was nicely saved. Bradford remain bottom of League One and our in a fight for survival as they are dropping further and further behind from the rest of the pack.

That’s all from me today and my coverage of Yorkshire’s 3’oclock kick-off’s, Until next time, good bye.

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