Watford Beat Leicester In Another Incredible Championship Match To Reach Final [VIDEO]

It was another incredible day in the Championship today as Watford beat Leicester City to reach the Championship Playoff final.

Just two weeks ago, there was an unbelievable ending to the final day of the 2012-13 Championship season when Hull City failed to beat Cardiff, with the Tigers thinking they had lost their chance of automatic promotion. That was until Watford managed to lose against Leeds United, which meant that Hull was promoted and Watford would have to play in the Championship playoffs.

In stoppage time between Watford and Leicester this morning in the second leg of their Championship playoff semi-final, Leicester City were awarded a penalty that, if they scored, would have put them in the Championship playoff final. But Watford goalkeeper Manuel Almunia saved the penalty, and the follow-up shot, which then allowed Watford to storm up the pitch and score a 98th minute goal with the last kick of the match to send Watford through to the Championship Playoff Final.

What an incredible ending, which was very reminiscent of the final day of the League One season this year when Brentford were awarded a penalty against Doncaster. Brentford, if they had scored, would have been automatically promoted, but the London side missed the penalty that then allowed Doncaster to break on the counter and score a goal to cement promotion to the Championship.

Congratulations to Watford and manager Gianfranco Zola for managing to win the game especially after their soul-destroying defeat against Leeds United on the final day of the season.

Watford will now face the winner of Brighton against Crystal Palace in the final at Wembley on Memorial Day Weekend.

Here’s the incredible video of Watford beating Leicester City:

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