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Watford's Premier League dream continues

Created on Apr. 26, 2013 11:14 PM EST

Watford kept their hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League alive with a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday.

First-half goals from Troy Deeney and Chelsea loanee Nathaniel Chalobah proved sufficient, as the hosts failed to spark a comeback despite Harry Kane's goal on the hour.

The win moved Gianfranco Zola's side within a point of second-placed Hull City in the Championship, having played a game more.

Despite that result, Hull can confirm their promotion to the top flight behind champions Cardiff on Saturday, when they take on relegation-threatened Barnsley at Oakwell.

Victory would hand Steve Bruce's men an unassailable four-point lead over Watford with just the final round of fixtures to come. 

Watford are hoping to seal a return to the Premier League for the first time since their relegation in 2007, while the Yorkshire outfit have not played top-flight football since 2010.

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