Watford maintained their bullish run, with four successive victories in the tournament by beating Blackburn 3-2, and found all three of the lead players in the net as they maintained the same points with second-placed Brentford. Joao Pedro’s skillful ball – his third goal in many matches – put Watford ahead before doubling down on Ismail Sarr’s close range pass the advantage. PHOTO: Ismaela Sarr celebrates scoring goals for Watford, Harvey Elliott gives Blackburn astonishing hope before half-time, but the Hornets regain control just an hour after Ken Sima’s exact end, Ben Britton made it a tense ending but Watford should have decided the match. That point, frustrated by Thomas Kaminski, drove off the streak at 3-1. But they held on and flagged the rest of the hopefuls as intending to work. It was the fifth consecutive comeback in the league for the first time under Tony Mowbray for Blackburn, who worriedly emerged from the supplement image. Ryan Nyambi passed decently to the Rovers while Dan Gosling started his first match for Watford, as they proceeded to dominate the match and Will Hughes’ decisive pass found Sarr completely unmarked in the area but missed his shot and Kaminski managed to dodge it. The delay was temporary as the Hornets made a well-deserved lead in the 25th minute when striker Tom Cleverley’s ball tricked the defending Rovers’s defense and Pedro beat Kaminski with the ball before quietly struck the goalkeeper to score his ninth goal of the season. But Sarr had to double the lead but saw his shot behind Kaminski, and Blackburn slipped seven minutes into the first half when Jared Branthwaite failed to clear a cross, and although Kaminski deftly blocked Pedro’s skewed shot, he scored the rebound. The Lifeline took hold in the 43rd minute when Adam Massena was robbed and when the ball reached Elliott, he hit hard at the net ceiling from a narrow angle. Rovers knocked out but was indebted to Kaminski early in the second half as he basically blocked to divert Sema’s effort away into a corner kick, but he made no mistake in the 61st minute as Watford regained their lead with two goals. Pedro Sama shot, and after the move gave him space, he shot in the lower right corner, and it would have been Pranthwaite four times had he not defeated Franthwaite Seralta’s improvised off-line shot after Kaminski missed a corner kick in the 69th minute. In the 82nd minute when he hit a corner kick from Stuart Downing from close range, but Watford deserved it.