SPORT

Watford 3-1 Leicester City: Troy Deeney Hits Dramatic Play-Off Winner (PICTURES)

13/05/2013 08:45 BST | Updated 13/05/2013 08:46 BST

Brentford and Doncaster Rovers delivered a final day finale to rival Michael Thomas' winner in 1989, Jimmy Glass saving Carlisle in 1999 and Sergio Agüero's stoppage-time title winner in 2012. And remarkably, Watford and Leicester City produced a similarly surreal end to their Play-off tie.

Watford reached the Championship play-off final after another 60 seconds of drama in the Football League.

Just a fortnight after Brentford's hopes of automatic promotion from League One were dashed in the space of a minute - when Marcello Trotta's stoppage-time penalty hit the crossbar and Doncaster broke away to score the winner and seal the title - the Hornets repeated the trick on Sunday.

With Watford 2-1 ahead on the tie 2-2 on aggregate, Watford's promotion dream looked over when referee Michael Oliver - who coincidentally officiated the Brentford-Doncaster match - pointed to the spot after Marco Cassetti was adjudged to have nudged Anthony Knockaert to the floor in the area.

troy deeney watford leicester

Deeney's day: Watford players celebrate Deeney's decider

Knockaert looked to have dived, and he was set to suffer the cruellest brand of poetic justice when his penalty, and the rebound, was saved by Watford goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.

As some of Leicester's players held their heads in disbelief, Cassetti hacked the ball clear and it was helped on to Fernando Forestieri , who made one last burst down the right wing.

His cross was met by the head of Jonathan Hogg, Matej Vydra helped the ball on and Troy Deeney gleefully lashed in the winner, with 96 minutes and 44 seconds on the clock.