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Watford on the brink of promotion after beating Norwich

Watford on the brink of promotion after beating Norwich

21/4/2021 4:55:00 AM

Watford on the brink of promotion after beating Norwich

Watford put Norwich City's Championship title celebrations on hold after a 1-0 away win that left them on the brink of automatic promotion to the ...

SportWatford put Norwich City's Championship title celebrations on hold after a 1-0 away win that left them on the brink of automatic promotion to the Premier League on Tuesday.Soccer Football - Championship - Norwich City v Watford - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - April 20, 2021 Norwich City manager Daniel Farke Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

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21 Apr 2021 09:30AMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: Watford put Norwich City's Championship title celebrations on hold after a 1-0 away win that left them on the brink of automatic promotion to the Premier League on Tuesday.Dan Gosling's 57th-minute goal earned the visitors the points to put Watford nine points clear of third-placed Swansea with three games remaining and a massively better goal difference.

AdvertisementAdvertisementAlready-promoted Norwich have 90 points to Watford's 85 with Swansea, who lost 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers at the Liberty Stadium, on 76 with three games remaining.Lyndon Dykes scored in the 89th minute with his sixth goal in seven games to send QPR eighth. headtopics.com

Fourth-placed Brentford's slim automatic promotion hopes were all but dashed as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Cardiff City to continue their slump in form.The Bees, who suffered a late season collapse before losing to Fulham in the playoff final last season, have 75 points with four games to play, with Bournemouth on 74 and Barnsley on 71.

AdvertisementAdvertisementAt the bottom, last-but-one Sheffield Wednesday staved off relegation for another day after beating Blackburn 1-0 while Wayne Rooney's Derby County remained in danger after a 3-0 hammering at Preston.Derby are on the edge of the drop zone, four points clear of Rotherham United - who have three games in hand - and Wednesday, whose hopes were kept alive by Josh Windass's deflected winner.

Wycombe Wanderers are bottom, five points behind Wednesday.(Reporting by Martyn Herman/Alan Baldwin; Editing by Ken Ferris/Mitch Phillips) Read more: CNA »

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