Result: Watford 1-1 Hull City

Vicarage Road
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Hull's play-off hopes take a blow as they are held to a 1-1 draw by Watford at Vicarage Road.

Nothing could separate Watford and Hull City at Vicarage Road this afternoon as they fought to a 1-1 draw.

The visitors made the perfect start to the match when James Chester headed them ahead from close range after getting on the end of Andy Dawson's corner.

The home side reacted well to the setback, drawing level less than 10 minutes later through Troy Deeney, who netted his ninth of the season.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men just after the hour mark when Adrian Mariappa picked up a second yellow card to receive his marching orders.

Both sides pushed on in the search for a second goal, Hull in particular looking for a winner to keep their play-off hopes alive, but neither could find it and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

The result means that Watford drop to 14th in the Championship table, while Hull remain 10th.

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5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich TownIpswich4622121272541878
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves4622121270561478
8Derby CountyDerby4621141185562977
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham CityBirmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff CityCardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton AthleticCharlton461418145460-660
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461418144349-660
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461514177169259
15Leeds UnitedLeeds461511205061-1156
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton WanderersBolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham461116194667-2146
RMillwall46914234276-3441
RWigan AthleticWigan46912253964-2539
RBlackpool45413283691-5525