Hornets heap more woe on Tractor Boys
Ipswich slipped to a seventh successive npower Championship defeat as Watford came from behind in four second-half minutes to win 2-1 at Portman Road.
Town have not experienced such a disastrous run of results since 1994-95, when they fell to eight consecutive losses in the top flight including a 9-0 mauling at Manchester United.
The writing was certainly on the wall going into what was by and large an evenly-contested and open encounter, with the Suffolk club having failed to win any of their last 13 meetings with Watford.
That sequence looked under threat as skipper Keith Andrews headed Town into the lead on the stroke of half-time with his sixth goal of the season.
But, after Mark Yeates had seen his free-kick hit the crossbar, Marvin Sordell - guilty of a glaring first-half miss - levelled matters from the penalty spot having been brought down by Ibrahima Sonko.
And the transformation was quickly complete as Troy Deeney capitalised on Lee Martin's defensive hesitancy, ensuring Ipswich threw away a winning position for the third time in four games.