Watford FC’s chances of automatic promotion looks bleaker after another disappointing draw away from home, this time against Coventry City.
Xisco Muñoz made three changes to the side that were beaten by QPR on Monday night, bringing in Adam Masina, Ken Sema and Andre Gray.
The first opportunity of the game fell to the hosts inside the first five minutes, when Biamou’s outstretched leg reached a cross, but the shot was dragged wide.
For the Hornets, it was Gray who had the first opportunity on the 17th minute after a good turn in the box led to him attempting a chip over the goalkeeper, but it went just off target.
Coventry almost took the lead on the 25th minute when Hyam was in acres of space at the back post, but Watford were let off as his headed effort went over the bar.
In the second half, Muñoz attempted to steal all three points by bringing on Joao Pedro just after the hour mark, and the Brazilian had a great chance in the final 10 minutes but could only force a good save from the Coventry goalkeeper, and just moments later Troy Deeney’s effort hit the woodwork.
Stipe Perica came on for the final few minutes as he returned from injury, but the points were shared in the end, with the Hornets still searching for their first win in four games.
The result leaves Watford FC still comfortably in the play-off positions in fifth place, however their automatic promotion hopes have taken another hit and are now six points behind Brentford in second.
Next up for the Hornets is a home game against 10th placed Bristol City as they look to return to winning ways on Saturday.
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