Championship round-up: Watford back up to third, Fulham and Rotherham draw

first_img1 Watford are only outside the Championship’s automatic promotion places on goal difference after a comfortable 3-1 victory over 10-man Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.Odion Ighalo opened the scoring from a corner to bring his season’s tally to 20, and Matthew Connolly then doubled the visitors’ lead by rounding off a move he started from defence.Forest’s Kelvin Wilson was sent off for kicking out at Ighalo not long after the break, but Dougie Freedman’s side pulled a goal through Gary Gardner’s brilliant free kick.Michail Antonio squandered a wonderful opportunity to draw the hosts level and was made to pay when Almen Abdi thumped in a third to ensure a vital three points for the Hornets.Elsewhere, Fulham and Rotherham’s 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage means Wigan Athletic have to win their final three games of the season to avoid relegation to League One.Rotherham dominated the first half and could have scored four or five, but were limited to Matt Derbyshire’s scrambled effort after just three minutes.Fulham fans booed their players after a limp first-half display, and it took an equally scuffed Ross McCormack effort to draw the Cottagers level and salvage an unlikely draw for Kit Symons’ beleaguered side. Matthew Connolly last_img read more