Watford and Wigan drew 1-1 at Vicarage Highway, a end result that did neither favor with their respective targets at reverse ends of the Sky Guess Championship.
James McClean’s 51st-minute aim earned the guests a degree, after Keinan Davis put the hosts forward simply earlier than half-time.
Contemporary off their three-goal win over Birmingham final week, Watford head coach Chris Wilder remained assured with the identical beginning XI as they appeared to take care of their play-off push.
Struggling Wigan made a change from their draw with Coventry, with Tom Naylor changing Ashley Fletcher.
The house aspect ought to have taken the lead after seven minutes. A protracted punt into the sector from Daniel Bachmann was left alone by defender Ryan Nyambe who let Joao Pedro in – however the shot might solely discover the aspect netting after rounding goalkeeper Ben Amos.
A protracted save noticed Charlie Hughes on the bottom for a Watford nook, and the defender was changed after simply 11 minutes by Omar Rekik.
The sport was a scrappy affair, with Watford often having the higher of the sport – nevertheless, their crosses within the space have been typically overrun.
Jeremy Ngakia examined Wigan’s aim with a volley seven minutes earlier than the break, however his effort was a foot large.
Wigan provided little within the half, though Danel Sinani fired large from exterior the field on 42 minutes.
Nevertheless, the house aspect lastly and deservedly took the lead simply earlier than the break. Davis collected the ball from Pedro and produced a powerful solo run into the realm earlier than taking pictures by way of a bunch of defenders.
In an try to show the sport of their favour, Wigan changed Steven Caulker with Callum Lang for the second half.
The substitute performed an necessary position for the guests six minutes after the restart, when his cross was met by McClean for the equaliser.
Watford remained harmful and Imran Louza fired on Amos after good work from Ken Sema.
The Moroccan noticed his curled shot hit the put up after the hour mark, whereas Britt Assombalonga fired over the crossbar quarter-hour later.
Each groups appeared for the successful effort, to assist their place at their respective positions within the desk, which started to result in an open finish on the tie.
Lang managed to stretch Watford’s again line six minutes from time, however his shot was weak and comfortably held by Bachmann.
Tempers have been unraveling within the closing phases, which noticed Watford head coach Wilder obtain a yellow card in a heated change with the Wigan bench.
Nevertheless, each groups got here away from Vicarage Highway with one level every.