|Vydra 36, Tozser 45, Munari 64||Venue: Vicarage Road
MARTYN Woolford's early goal couldn't inspire a first away win since August as Millwall were beaten by Watford, who moved to the top of the Championship.
Woolford gave the Lions a dream start when he latched onto McDonald's pass and placed a low shot into the corner after turning sharply inside the box.
But Matej Vydra restored parity when he poked home Keith Andrew's chip and Daniel Tozser scored with a 20-yard free kick on the stroke of half time.
Gianni Munari slammed in a third goal for the Hornets after Andy Wilkinson was harshly penalised for a foul in the build up to put the result beyond doubt.
Millwall were dealt an injury blow before kick off when striker Lee Gregory was ruled out with a bruised thigh.
Despite his man-of-the-match performance against Cardiff, Danny Shittu was dropped, as was centre-half partner Mark Beevers, with Alan Dunne and Byron Webster replacing them.
Woolford was recalled to the line up in Gregory's absence, starting on the left of the Lions' front three.
Watford, knowing that a win could take them top, started at a blistering pace and penned Millwall back with a string of corners, free kicks and throw-ins early on.
Having been camped inside their own half for the opening five minutes, Ricardo Fuller went on a mazy run to drive the Lions up the other end before winning a corner.
Shaun Williams' delivery was cleared but the visitors kept possession well on the edge of the box and, after a neat passing move, Matthew Briggs flashed a ball across the box.
David Forde made his first save of the afternoon in the eighth minute, getting down to his left to hold on to Deeney's tame effort.
But it was Millwall who broke the deadlock when Woolford finished past Heurelho Gomes from McDonald's through ball.
Forde did well to keep out Juan Carlos Paredes' near-post drive before Munari wasted a good opening, over-hitting a simple pass into Deeney.
Odion Ighalo was the next Hornets player to be denied by Forde as his powerful 20-yard effort was palmed behind by the Lions goalkeeper.
The hosts' pressure finally told, though, when a corner was passed out to Andrews whose lofted pass back into the box was converted by Vydra.
Fuller thought he'd won a penalty when he was clipped inside the box but referee Bobby Madley waved away his protests before booking the striker for dissent.
The Jamaican then teed up Woolford for a shot 20 yards from goal but the winger couldn't add to his tally as his half-volley drifted over.
The game turned moments before the interval when Alan Dunne was penalised for a foul on Troy Deeney and Tozser's free kick went through the wall and in.
In the second half, Woolford found himself unmarked at a Williams corner but could not direct a free header on target from eight yards.
Fuller curled over the bar before before Forde raced off his line to clear at the feet of Vydra as the sides exchanged chances.
But when Millwall switched off at a disputed free kick, Watford extended their advantage.
Wilkinson stopped to contest a dubious foul on the touchline, giving Vydra space to run into behind him, and his cut-back was swept in by Munari.
Woolford saw a shot cleared off the line before substitute Magaye Gueye was thwarted by Heurelho Gomes as the Lions looked to respond.
But it wasn't to be Millwall's day and their last opportunity saw Dunne's header from a corner tipped over the bar.