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By ESPN Staff

Championship: West Brom slip up as Hornets win

Watford and Bristol City moved level with West Brom at the summit of the Coca-Cola Championship table after the Baggies slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Ipswich.

Tony Mowbray's side remain top by virtue of a vastly superior goal difference but the manner of today's defeat will give hope to the chasing pack.

Ipswich's unbeaten home record never looked in danger as goals from David Wright and Jason De Vos secured three points for Jim Magilton's team.

Watford took full advantage of West Brom's slip-up as they brushed aside an insipid Southampton 3-0 at St Mary's.

Damien Francis opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time and strikes from Marlon King and Darius Henderson ensured a comfortable victory for the Hornets, who can now boast nine away victories this season - the best in the league.

Bristol City secured their fourth straight home win as goals from Darren Byfield and Marvin Elliott helped Gary Johnson's side beat Coventry, who had given themselves hope through Dele Adebola's goal.

Kaspars Gorkss, Ben Burgess and Claus Bech Jorgensen were on target as Blackpool thumped Burnley, while Wolves and Sheffield United played out an uninspiring goalless draw.

Kevin Lisbie scored twice on his return to Charlton as struggling Colchester shocked the Addicks with a 2-1 win.

Lisbie, who only managed to score 13 goals in 12 years at The Valley, was on target with a penalty and a spectacular overhead kick, while substitute Luke Varney pulled one back for Alan Pardew's side.

Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison scored his ninth goal in 11 matches to cancel out Darel Russell's opener as Norwich recorded their third draw in a row.

Francis Jeffers lifted the gloom over Hillsborough with a late penalty winner for Sheffield Wednesday over fellow strugglers Preston.

Preston striker Karl Hawley seized on Owls defender Lee Bullen's blunder to give the visitors a deserved half-time lead, but Akpo Sodje levelled for the home side five minutes into the second half before Jeffers sealed the win.

QPR dominated their relegation clash with Leicester to move further away from the drop zone.

Damion Stewart headed the Hoops in front from a corner before Adam Bolder lashed home to double the advantage at Loftus Road before the break.

Dexter Blackstock scored with another header to make it three before Iain Hume fired in a fabulous free-kick to reduce the arrears.

A penalty five minutes into added time from Brian Howard earned Barnsley a point against Scunthorpe.

Apart from Grant McCann's 74th-minute goal, the Tykes had done little to warrant coming back from the two-goal deficit inflicted by Ian Morris and Kelly Youga.

Caleb Folan cancelled out Leon Cort's opener as Hull held Stoke to a 1-1 draw, while Joe Ledley scored his second goal in as many games to ensure Cardiff edged past Plymouth 1-0 at Ninian Park.