Troy Deeney scored a late winner to send Watford through to the Championship play-off finals

Amazing 90 seconds send Gianfranco Zola's Watford to Wembley

Manuel Almunia makes double save from an injury-time penalty before Troy Deeney sends Watford back to Wembley

David Nugent scores the goal that separates the two teams

Leicester City 1 Watford 0 match report: David Nugent breaks barren spell to give Foxes Championship play-off advantage

Watford looked set for automatic promotion when they impressively triumphed here a fortnight ago but, after this defeat, even a belated elevation via Wembley now seems a distant dream.

Gianfranco Zola has no first-hand experience of the playoffs

Championship play-offs: Gianfranco Zola claims Watford are ready for 'World Cup'

Zola makes his debut in the play-offs tonight when his Watford side take on Leicester City

Mark Yeates gives his Watford team-mate Matej Vydra a hand up

Gianfranco Zola's body language betrays Watford's promotion disappointment

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Steve Bruce celebrates Hull City’s Premier Legaue return

Final day's triumph and torment: Steve Bruce elated by return but says Hull will spend wisely

Five minutes is all it took for realism to reign at the KC Stadium. Steve Bruce had been talking about one of the strangest days in Championship history with pride and gusto before his attitude changed – and a new focus on the task in hand came to the fore.

Hull chairman Assem Allam celebrates club's promotion

Hull chairman 'proud' of promoted Tigers after emotional final day

Assem Allam reflects on emotional promotion to top flight just two years after saving club

The sporting week ahead (05/05/13)

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Nottingham Forest 2 Leicester City 3 match report: Last-gasp goal gets Foxes out of a hole

The East Midlands' contribution to the last-day Championship drama saw Leicester City sneak into the play-offs with an injury-time winner that torpedoed the promotion hopes of their opponents and local rivals Nottingham Forest.

Substitute goalkeeper Jack Bonham of Watford sits on the ground dejected after the opening goal scored by Dominic Poleon

Watford 1 Leeds United 2 match report: Jack Bonham left in private hell as he lets Watford's chances slip

The Calvin Report: He was the club's most unlikely recruit since wine waiter Gary Plumley

Hull City's George Boyd is mobbed by fans as he leaves the pitch

Hull City 2 Cardiff City 2 match report: Tigers triumphant after a day of ups and staying downs

'I've never seen anything like it,' says Steve Bruce as he leads his side to Premier League riches

Hull eased through to the Premier League despite a dramatic end

Championship Roundup: Hull take automatic promotion as Watford face playoffs

Hull City won automatic promotion to the English Premier League after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on an extraordinary final day of the Championship season on Saturday.

The Championship: Second tier's unpredictable fare provides thrilling finale

Only the Premier League, the Bundesliga and La Liga are better attended

Joel Ekstrand has become a key part of Watford’s defence after signing on loan from Udinese

Joel Ekstrand: Ice-cool Swede keeping calm over Watford's big day in the Championship

The defender can help his side reach Premier League today – but that’s fun not daunting, he tells Jack Pitt-Brooke

Championship preview: All eyes will be on Hull City and Watford this weekend

The Championship is yet again proving why it is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe - only three of Saturday’s fixtures are of no consequence with 12 teams realistically still having something to play for.

Steve Bruce can’t believe his eyes

Championship - final day: George Boyd denies tension has engulfed Hull City

Automatic promotion remains in the Tigers' hands

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