Watford smash six in Championship, QPR held

Blackpool prevailed thanks to an injury-time own goal from Barnsley's Scott Wiseman, while Darius Henderson exploited a stoppage-time error by Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean to earn Forest a first league win at Ewood Park since 1999.

updated: August 10, 2013 23:00 IST
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London: Troy Deeney claimed a second-half hat-trick as last season's beaten play-off finalists Watford crushed Bournemouth 6-1 on Saturday to surge to the top of the fledgling Championship standings.

Deeney found the net 20 times last season and he already has four strikes to his name this term after helping Gianfranco Zola's side put promoted Bournemouth to the sword at Vicarage Road.

Gabriele Angella, a summer signing from Udinese, gave Watford a 13th-minute lead and then restored the hosts' advantage early in the second half after Lewis Grabban equalised for Bournemouth.

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