Result: Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Watford

Amex Stadium
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Brighton's play-off hopes are now all but over as they are held to a home draw by Watford.

Brighton & Hove Albion's play-off hopes took another blow this evening as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Watford.

The visitors made a perfect start to the match when they took the lead after just eight minutes through Sean Murray's 25-yard free kick.

Ashley Barnes had a chance to draw the Seagulls level but he sliced his shot wide before Watford doubled their lead courtesy of a Troy Deeney penalty on the stroke of half time.

Albion pulled a goal back 10 minutes after the break when Inigo Calderon broke into the box after exchanging passes with Gary Dicker before finding a way past Thomas Kuszczak at the second time of asking.

Gus Poyet's men completed their comeback 10 minutes from time, this time Will Buckley getting the goal having been found by Vicente.

The result means that Brighton drop down to ninth, now five points off the play-off spots with just two games to go, while Watford move up a place to 13th.

1Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton10640148622
4Birmingham CityBirmingham105321610618
5Hull City10532137618
7Derby CountyDerby10451127517
8Cardiff CityCardiff104421411316
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves104331511415
10Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds104331514115
11Queens Park RangersQPR104331820-215
12Ipswich TownIpswich104331517-215
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest10334910-112
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn102531210211
16Leeds UnitedLeeds10253913-411
17Charlton AthleticCharlton102441114-310
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield102441014-410
19MK Dons10226914-58
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham102261219-78
22Bolton WanderersBolton10154916-78
23Preston North EndPreston10145713-67
24Bristol City101451220-87