Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | English Championship

Watford © Reuters Images

Watford boost promotion push



Gianfranco Zola's Watford boosted their surprise bid for promotion to the Premier League as the in-form Hornets thrashed Nottingham Forest 3-0 on Saturday.

Zola's side climbed to fourth in the Championship thanks to a fifth win in their last six league games and are just one point behind second placed Leicester in the race for automatic promotion.

Inspired by the former Chelsea forward's leadership, Watford have scored in every league game since November 6 and Matej Vydra, the Czech striker signed on loan from Udinese, continued that remarkable run and his own fine form when he netted in the 20th minute at the City Ground.

Vydra turned provider for strike partner Troy Deeney to double the advantage in the 34th minute and the Czech made it 10 goals in his last five Championship starts with his second, a cool lob 18 minutes from fulltime.

With several Championship fixtures postponed due to the weekend's FA Cup fourth round action, attention switched to the bottom of the table, where Bristol City improved their survival chances with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Ipswich.

Ipswich led thanks to Daryl Murphy's 30th minute goal, but just two minutes after the break City substitute Steven Davies levelled with a fine finish.

That set the stage for former Ipswich striker Jon Stead to hit the winner in the closing moments and lift City within seven points of their fourth bottom opponents.

Sheffield Wednesday moved six points clear of the relegation zone with a dramatic 2-1 win at Charlton.

Dave Jones' side trailed to a 47th minute goal from Johnnie Jackson, but Reda Johnson equalised in the 84th minute and five minutes later on-loan Swansea striker Leroy Lita fired the winner on his Wednesday debut.

Birmingham also left it late to take the points as Marlon King's stoppage-time strike secured a 2-1 win at 10-man Burnley, who had Dean Marney sent off after Ross Wallace had cancelled out Curtis Davies's opener for City.

Elsewhere, Liverpool transfer target Thomas Ince underlined his quality with both goals in Blackpool's 2-1 victory at Wolves.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Wed, 23 Apr @ 14:45
Wed, 23 Apr @ 05:00
Wed, 23 Apr @ 18:30

Sports Talk



Abiye Opuamah
Sacking Moyes the right decision?
As the news of David Moyes’s sacking reverberates around the football community, there will be more...

Carol Radull
Was Moyes's appointment deliberate?
I know every football blogger in the world has to blog about David Moyes this week and since I’m...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Finally Moyes is out of his misery
Finally emotions have been replaced by common sense and David Moyes has been put out of his misery...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Coach's behaviour appalling, could lead to deaths of referees
The recent after match comments by the coach of EPL club Chelsea is nothing short of appalling and...

Sunday Oliseh
Do Brazil deserve the favourites tag?
In the build up to the World Cup, I’ll be previewing the teams involved, starting with hosts...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria to win the 2014 World Cup!
If you were a betting man, who would you put your money on to win the 2014 World Cup? Or better...