Championship - Happy day for Inces as Blackpool shock Watford

Tom Ince scored his first goal in six games to spark the comeback that secured father Paul's first win as Blackpool manager as they beat Watford at Vicarage Road.

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Blackpool's Tom Ince celebrates scoring the equalising goal at Watford (PA Photos)

The Tangerines were trailing at half-time thanks to Cristian Battocchio's delightful opener and the hosts felt aggrieved not to be further ahead after they had two penalty claims rejected.

But they were guilty of some errant finishing throughout and were made to pay eventually when the England Under-21 international levelled things up.

The former Liverpool winger also played a part in Gary MacKenzie's decisive winner to record only Blackpool's second league win in their last eight outings.

Nottingham Forest's magnificent run under Billy Davies continued with a fifth straight victory to propel the Reds into the play-off places, seeing off Wolves 3-1.

Henri Lansbury scored either side of Matt Doherty's equaliser for Wolves, who were reduced to 10 men late on when Stephen Ward was shown a straight red card.

Substitute Lewis McGugan sealed the win in the final minute as Forest finished the day in sixth position.

A memorable strike from substitute Albert Adomah set Bristol City on their way to a vital three points to move them off the foot of the table with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough.

The Ghanian found the top corner from 18 yards before Steven Davies added a second shortly after the break as City continued their unbeaten run at Ashton Gate since Sean O'Driscoll took charge.

Boro, without a win on their travels since early December, struggled to create chances throughout as they slipped further behind the play-off places.

Glenn Murray took his goal tally for the season to 30 and preserved Crystal Palace's unbeaten home run as they battled back to draw 2-2 at home to Leeds.

The visitors looked on course for a rare away win - their first since December 1 - after two goals from Steve Morison cancelled out Murray's first-half opener.

But the country's top scorer had other ideas and his second of the afternoon made it 18 home matches without defeat for the promotion-chasing Eagles.

Huddersfield will once again be looking over their shoulders after they were beaten 1-0 by Charlton at the John Smith's Stadium.

Addicks academy product Callum Harriott's early strike - in what was just his second start - won the game for the visitors, who picked up their eighth away win of the season.

The result was a real comedown for the Terriers, who struggled to create chances throughout.

A superb first-half strike from Marcos Alonso was enough to give Bolton a fifth consecutive victory at the expense of fellow play-off chasers Brighton, winning 1-0.

The result sees Albion fall out of the Championship's top six, while Wanderers' late-season surge appears increasingly well timed as they made it eight matches without defeat.

Connor Wickham struck his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday to deal Leicester's promotion chances another blow and boost his own side's survival hopes in a 1-0 win.

The 19-year-old striker, on loan from Sunderland, crashed home a volley from close range in the second half as Wednesday secured only their second win in their last six league matches.

Wickham, relegated to the role of substitute, stepped off the bench to apply a thumping finish to defender Lewis Buxton's cross and heap more pressure on Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, whose side's hopes of a top-two spot have faded in recent weeks.

Substitutes Wes Thomas and Nathan Redmond inspired Birmingham to come from behind to beat Derby 3-1 and climb up to 14th in the table - their highest position since late September.

And Peterborough failed in their bid to depart the bottom three as Ipswich thwarted their efforts in a goalless draw at London Road.

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