Nottingham Forest 4-2 Watford
Nottingham Forest came from two down to beat Watford as four goals from substitutes Simon Cox, Darius Henderson and Jamie Mackie secured victory.
Gabriele Angella's second-half header added to his cleverly flicked opener as the visitors stunned the City Ground.
But Cox converted from six yards to spark a fightback, before Henderson headed level against his old club.
Andy Reid delivered for Mackie to head home, before Cox struck again as Forest consolidated fifth place in the table.
Billy Davies's side have now gone 12 games unbeaten, while Watford, who suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since November, remain 16th.
Giuseppe Sannino's Watford raced into a shock two-goal lead at Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday and repeated the feat against the Championship promotion hopefuls.
Troy Deeney went close for the Hornets and Danny Collins had smashed a header against the bar for the home side before Angella, a defender, finished like an accomplished centre forward.
The 24-year-old audaciously flicked Ikechi Anya's corner goalwards with the outside of his boot and the accuracy of the effort proved too much for Gonzalo Jara, who could not clear the ball off the goal-line.
Davies responded by introducing Cox for Greg Halford during the interval and Forest rallied as the outstanding Andy Reid drew a parried save from Manuel Almunia.
The former Arsenal goalkeeper again thwarted Reid on 58 minutes after Angella doubled the visitors' advantage with help from some charitable defending.
His unmarked run afforded him space to plant a header past Karl Darlow from Sean Murray's inswinging free-kick.
Cox halved the deficit 11 minutes later, applying the finish after Guy Moussi headed Reid's cross into the six-yard box.
Another fine Reid delivery saw Henderson oblige from close range to level the scores.
Cristian Battocchio tested Darlow as Watford rallied, but Mackie, on the field for just 83 seconds, planted a header low past Almunia after Reid had again delivered with accuracy.
Former West Brom striker Cox took his goal tally for the season to seven in injury time when he coolly side-footed home from 10 yards to secure Forest's fourth home league win in five matches.
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