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Championship wrap: Watford bounce back
Apr 20, 2013 2:46 PM EST
Watford recovered from two consecutive losses with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Saturday.
Troy Deeney broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute, before doubling the home side's advantage nine minutes later.
Almen Abdi added a third goal soon after, with Matthew Briggs putting the result beyond doubt as Watford atoned for losses to Millwall and Peterborough United in their previous two outings.
Watford, third on the table, secured at least a berth in the playoffs, while Blackburn fell further into danger, with only two points separating them from the relegation zone with two games left to play.
Meanwhile, fourth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion extended their unbeaten run to seven matches with an imposing 6-1 win against Blackpool.
Leicester City twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace, who held on to a place in the top six despite recording their seventh straight match without a win.
Goals from Chris Eagles and Marvin Sordell guided Bolton Wanderers to a 2-1 win over 10-man Middlesbrough, who had Jonathan Woodgate sent off in the 62nd minute.
Wolverhampton Wolves missed a golden opportunity to climb out of the drop zone after going down 2-1 to Charlton Athletic.
Goals from Craig Bryson, Chris Martin and Richard Keogh in the space of 11 minutes helped Derby County to a 3-1 win over Peterborough.
Leroy Lita struck his fifth goal in 15 appearances as Sheffield Wednesday moved another point closer to Championship safety with a 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town.
Hayden Mullins scored the decisive goal in Birmingham City's 1-0 victory over Leeds United, while Nottingham Forest hosted Barnsley in a 0-0 stalemate.