Championship: Zola keeps Hornets on the ‘carpet’ despite win

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Watford manager Gianfranco Zola urged his side not to get carried away after Saturday’s 6-1 thrashing of Bournemouth sent the Hornets to the top of the fledgling Championship standings.

Troy Deeney netted a hat-trick after new signing Gabrielle Angella’s brace had put the hosts in the ascendancy at Vicarage Road.

The Italian defender notched either side of Lewis Grabban’s equaliser, with Lewis McGugan also on target as Zola’s side signalled their promotion credentials by making it two wins out of two in style.

Zola warned against looking too far ahead. He said: “The best of us comes when we push forward, and we need to keep doing that as much as we can.

“It won’t be like this every week, though. Everyone has to be calm and keep their feet on the carpet.”

Nottingham Forest also boast a 100 per cent record after the opening two weekends. Darius Henderson’s stoppage-time strike secured a 1-0 success at Blackburn for Forest.

Millwall were beaten 3-0 at Ipswich, with own goals from Shane Lowry and Mark Beevers sandwiching a fine header from Tractor Boys centre-back Tommy Smith.

Charlton also suffered their second successive league defeat, going down 1-0 at home to Middlesbrough thanks to a Lukas Jutkiewicz goal midway through the second half.

Derby came from behind to beat Brighton 2-1, with Chris Martin scoring both goals after Jose Ulloa had put the Seagulls in front at the Amex Stadium.

Yeovil’s first home match in the Championship ended in a disappointing defeat to Birmingham, who left with the points after a Danny Seaborne own goal.

QPR striker Junior Hoilett cancelled out an early strike from James Vaughan to earn a point for Harry Redknapp’s side at Huddersfield.

Honours also ended even at the Reebok Stadium, where Darren Pratley put Bolton ahead against the run of play before ex Blades striker Nick Blackman equalised for the Royals from the penalty spot.