Watford have taken one other important step nearer within the battle to get into the Premier League, strengthening their grip on an computerized promotion place with a controversial win over ailing Sheffield Wednesday.
An early personal aim from Tom Lees was all that separated the perimeters, however the offside flag had been up when he had tried to beat Isaac Success to Ismaila Sarr’s cross – just for the officers to find out that Success had not been interfering with play.
It was a bitter blow for Wednesday, who have been with out supervisor Darren Moore after he examined constructive for COVID-19 and at the moment are six factors adrift of security.
In distinction, it was a sixth straight win for Watford, who closed the hole on the high behind Norwich to 6 factors as Brad Potts’ stoppage-time strike noticed Preston maintain the leaders to a 1-1 draw.
Emi Buendia had put Norwich forward with an outstanding long-range effort however managerless Preston replied within the fifth minute of time added on as Potts’ strike discovered the web.
Philip Billing scored one and made one other as Bournemouth boosted their play-off hopes with a 3-1 win over supervisor Jonathan Woodgate’s former membership Middlesbrough.
Jefferson Lerma and Dominic Solanke have been additionally on course because the Cherries picked up their second league victory in a row, with Duncan Watmore having briefly put Boro again on degree phrases.
Cardiff’s probabilities of breaking into the highest six suffered a blow as they went down 1-0 at residence to Nottingham Forest, who ended a six-match winless run due to James Garner’s first-half strike.
Coventry, although, might do nothing to tug themselves away from hassle as they went down 3-0 at QPR, leaving them solely 4 factors away from Rotherham who’ve three video games in hand.
Rotherham might have closed the hole additional however noticed Michael Smith’s late penalty saved by Bartosz Bialkowski as they misplaced 1-0 to a Jed Wallace thunderbolt at Millwall.
Wayne Rooney’s Derby took an enormous step in direction of security as they ended a seven-game winless run with a 2-0 victory over Luton.
There was additionally a victory for basement facet Wycombe – solely their seventh of the season – as Fred Onyedinma’s aim was sufficient to see off Blackburn 1-0.
Nigel Pearson continues to be awaiting his first residence win as Bristol Metropolis supervisor after targets in every half from Nick Powell and Steven Fletcher gave Stoke a 2-0 win at Ashton Gate.