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Summary

  1. Leaders Watford go four points clear
  2. Four clubs chasing automatic promotion
  3. Middlesbrough & Norwich kick-off at 15:00 BST
  4. Second-placed Bournemouth play on Monday

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Will Watford's players be celebrating promotion later? That depends on the outcome of Middlesbrough's game at Fulham and Norwich's result at Rotherham. Both games kick-off at 15:00 BST and you can keep up to date with those matches as well as the rest of the action from the Premier League and Football League on the

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FULL-TIME

Sheff Wed 1-2 Leeds

All over. Leeds United's losing run has come to an end.

Manager reaction

Brighton 0-2 Watford

Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic tells Sky Sports: "It's like we have played a semi-final and we have won the semi-final. Now we need to win the final. We have one game in front of us."

Brighton 0-2 Watford

Watford's last match of the season? Home against Sheffield Wednesday on 2 May. If they don't secure automatic promotion, they will only have themselves to blame.

Brighton 0-2 Watford

Promotion party? What promotion party? Troy Deeney tells Sky Sports that he plans to go to the cinema later to watch the Avengers.

Brighton 0-2 Watford

Jubilant scenes in the Watford end. Goalscorer Troy Deeney goes over before removing his boots and giving them to a fan. A great souvenir.

Brighton 0-2 Watford

So, Watford's return to the Premier League will be sealed if Middlesbrough lose at Fulham and Norwich fail to win at Rotherham. Both those games start at 15:00 BST.

FULL-TIME

Brighton 0-2 Watford

Watford are four points clear at the top of the Championship with one game of their regular season remaining.

GOAL

Brighton 0-2 Watford - Matej Vydra (90+5mins)

Is that the goal that sends Watford to the Premier League? Brighton have committed too many forward and a counter-attack leaves Matej Vydra in a one-against-one with David Stockdale. He calmly fires into the net sparking huge celebrations in the Watford end.

Vydra scores against Brighton
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GREAT SAVE!

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Pin-ball in the Watford penalty area. Craig Mackail-Smith, who grew up supporting Watford, is about to poke the hosts level only for Heurelho Gomes to come charging off his line to snuff out the danger.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Five minutes of added time.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Clever work by Inigo Calderon presents Dale Stephens with a clear sight at goal. Is this the equaliser? Brighton fans are out of their seats but Stephens's first time effort along the ground is tame and Heurelho Gomes gathers easily.

GOAL

Sheff Wed 1-2 Leeds - Steve Morison (72 mins)

Steve Morison gives Leeds the lead, firing home the rebound after Keiren Westwood saved his initial shot.

There are 18 minutes left at Hillsborough.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Three minutes of normal time remaining. Tempers are threatening to boil over. So much for that testimonial feel earlier. Goalscorer Troy Deeney is deservedly booked for a cynical challenge on Joe Bennett.

CLOSE!

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Chris O'Grady has been Brighton's most threatening player and the striker causes another moment of panic inside the Watford area after attacking Inigo Calderon's cross which bounces the wrong side of the post.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Watford remain on top. Flurry of late substitutes break up play. Brighton send on Inigo Calderon while Italian substitute Fernando Forestieri is on for Watford.

TEN MINUTES REMAINING

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Ten minutes of normal time remaining.

Brighton v Watford
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Brighton 0-1 Watford

Lucky Matthew Connolly. The Watford player clearly holds back Craig Mackail-Smith as he chases a long ball but the officials fail to spot the foul.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Troy Deeney almost has another goal following a corner but his effort, which is heading for the net, is blocked, the ball fizzing away for a corner.

GOAL

Sheff Wed 1-1 Leeds - Charlie Taylor (57 mins)

Charlie Taylor levels it up at Hillsborough, scrambling home after a Luke Murphy free-kick hit the Wednesday wall, and Steve Morison set up the defender for his second goal of the season.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Just to remind you, Watford are four points clear of the 'as it stands' Championship table.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Former Brighton defender Guy Butters: "Watford are in control of the game. There is no-one for Brighton who looks willing or able to run in behind their defence and stretch the play at the moment."

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Greg Halford battles with Troy Deeney
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Brighton 0-1 Watford

Twenty minutes of normal time remaining. Watford are closing in on the Premier League.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Holes appearing more frequently in the Brighton defence as the hosts take more and more risks. The ball falls invitingly for Almen Abdi on the edge of the area but his attempted lob flies over the bar. That was a good chance for Watford.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Another burst of Spandau Ballet's 'Gold' from Watford fans as Odion Ighalo, who was involved in his side's goal, is being replaced by Matej Vydra.

YELLOW CARD

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Booking for Watford's Craig Cathcart as Chris O'Grady is caught late as he tries to release Craig Mackail-Smith into the Watford box. Chris Hughton is screaming at his players to get forward.

Chris Hughton urges his players forward
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KICK-OFF

Sheff Wed 1 Leeds 0

Back under way at Hillsborough.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Former Brighton defender Guy Butters: "Craig Mackail-Smith is willing to chase down defenders and that could be what Brighton need. They had to do something different. Brighton have now gone to two up front."

Click on the live coverage tab to listen to commentary from BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Suddenly the home crowd comes to life as Craig Mackail-Smith comes on for Mustapha Carayol. Will that change inject some much needed urgency into Brighton's play?

Brighton 0-1 Watford

Middlesbrough, Bournemouth and Norwich fans will not be happy with this. This has descended into something like a testimonial with very little sign of urgency from Brighton. It's all too comfortable for Watford.

CLOSE!

Brighton 0-1 Watford

How did that stay out? A huge chance for Watford to double their lead but Adlene Guedioura and Odion Ighalo get in one another's way with the net gaping allowing the home side to snuff out the danger.

Sheff Wed 1 Leeds 0

It doesn't get any better for Leeds supporters. After dominating the opening half-hour, they saw their side fall behind to a Chris Maguire penalty.

Neil Redfearn's side will have to be more clinical in front of goal in the second half with Alex Mowatt in particular guilty of failing to take a number of chances in the opening 45.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

There are 3,199 Watford fans inside the Amex. It sounds more like 30,000. The noise from the away end suggests they have started celebrating early.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Former Brighton defender Guy Butters: "Watford have got the firepower up front and it looks like they will always cause Brighton problems."

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Brighton 0-1 Watford

Tidy start to the new half by the Hornets. Early shot from Almen Abdi sparks cries for a corner, but it went behind off team-mate Odion Ighalo. Then a free-kick by substitute Daniel Tozser flies narrowly over.

HALF-TIME

Sheff Wed 1 Leeds 0

KICK-OFF

Brighton 0-1 Watford

One hundred and thirty five minutes of the Football League season remaining for Watford. Four points clear at the top of the 'as it stands' table. We're back under way at the Amex.

Sheff Wed 1 Leeds 0

Three minutes added time at the end of the first half at Hillsborough.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

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Just look at the possession Brighton have enjoyed in the first half - 63% to Watford's 37%. It's no surprise to the locals who have seen their side dominate games but unable to make it count.

Brighton 0-1 Watford

With that in mind, Troy Deeney's 21st goal of the season means Watford are now +40 - two better than fourth-placed Norwich but still seven behind second-placed Bournemouth.