Championship round-up: Watford go level with second-placed Brentford

Championship round-up: Watford go level with second-placed Brentford with win against Wycombe… while Darren Moore loses his first game in charge of Sheffield Wednesday after agonising defeat against Rotherham

  • Watford are now level with Brentford, while Swansea are just one point behind 
  • At the bottom, Darren Moore’s Sheffield Wednesday lost late on to Rotherham
  • REPORT: Norwich increase lead at the top to 10 points with win against Brentford

Watford joined second-placed Brentford on 63 points after a 2-0 win over bottom-placed Wycombe at Vicarage Road, with Andre Gray bagging a brace.

Elsewhere, Andre Ayew scored a penalty deep into stoppage time as Swansea moved a point behind with a 2-1 victory at Stoke City.

Nick Powell had given the hosts an early lead with his sixth goal in nine games, but Connor Roberts levelled before the break, and it was Ayew who grabbed the glory with almost the last kick of the game.

Andre Gray (R) scored a brace for Watford as they beat bottom-placed Wycombe Wanderers 

Barnsley, however, kept their hopes of securing a play-off place alive with their sixth consecutive victory, a 3-1 win over QPR.

Charlie Austin’s equaliser cancelled out Daryl Dike’s opener, but Alex Mowatt’s free-kick and Carlton Morris’ second-half goal gave the visitors the points.

At the bottom, substitute Freddie Ladapo’s last-gasp winner earned 10-man Rotherham a dramatic 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, ruining Darren Moore’s first game in charge.

Striker Michael Smith headed the visitors into a first-half lead, only to be red carded midway through the second period for violent conduct.

New Owls boss Moore then looked to have secured a point in his first game since leaving Doncaster when Matt Olosunde put through his own goal, only for Ladapo to strike in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

It was an agonising defeat for Darren Moore in his first game in charge of Sheffield Wednesday

The win took Rotherham to within three points of safety, with Wednesday seven behind fourth-bottom Birmingham.

Nigel Pearson’s winning start as Bristol City manager was ended by a Dan Bentley error and a late Cameron Carter-Vickers goal in a 2-1 home defeat by Bournemouth.

The hosts took a 38th-minute lead when Tyreeq Bakinson headed home, only for Bentley to fumble the ball into his own net for an embarrassing equaliser before Carter-Vickers’ 88th-minute winner.


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