Apr 5, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Vicarage Road
FT(HT: 1-0)
Arfield (86')

Result: Scott Arfield earns Burnley a late point

Scott Arfield of Burnley in action with George Thorne of Watford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Watford at Turf Moor on December 03, 2013
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A late equaliser from Scott Arfield earns Burnley a 1-1 draw at Watford in the Championship.

Burnley have edged closer to promotion after securing a late 1-1 draw at Watford in the Championship this afternoon.

The hosts had several chances to double their lead in the second half, but Scott Arfield fired in the equaliser to earn his side a point late on.

Watford could barely have wished for a better start as Troy Deeney fired the ball into the top corner from outside the box, just moments after Keith Treacy had been denied at the other end.

The striker saw a similar effort fly past the post shortly afterwards before a couple of half-chances for the visitors came to nothing.

Burnley improved after half time with Michael Kightly and Ross Wallace going close before Watford somehow failed to double their lead from a corner, as Daniel Pudil, Gabriele Angella and Joel Ekstrand all had efforts blocked during a melee in front of goal.

With five minutes to go, Burnley finally got their equaliser as Arfield found the bottom corner from just outside the box to edge his side closer to promotion.

Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Blackburn Rovers at Vicarage Road on March 25, 2014
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