0 ............ WATFORD towards staying up!
for another penalty shortly afterwards as Laurent Depoitre was wrestled to the ground in the area, but Pawson once again waved away Town’s claims.
It didn’t look as though Town would get a winner after Jonathan Hogg fired wide from the edge of the box, but up stepped Ince in the dying minutes to send Town into dreamland.
Substitute Philip Billing launched a long throw-in towards the box, but Watford were able to clear, with the ball landing at the feet of Terence Kongolo on the halfway line.
The Netherlands international hooked the ball back into the area, where Depoitre was able to beat Sebastian Prodl and flick the ball towards the byline.
Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen was first on the scene for Town, opting to roll a delicious ball across the area for Ince rather than shooting himself.
The ex-Liverpool man made no mistake and converted from eight yards out to spark wild celebrations at the John Smith’s Stadium and send Town closer to Premier League survival.
The win sends Town to 14th in the top-flight table, seven points clear of the relegation zone with four games to play.
On a positive day for the Terriers, Southampton blew a two-goal lead to lose to Chelsea, while Swansea City drew with Everton.
Crystal Palace were Town’s only relegation rivals to earn a victory on Saturday, with Roy Hodgson’s men beating Brighton and Hove Albion 3-2. Tom Ince sweeps in the winner (main picture), Aaron Mooy feels the challenge from Sebastian Prodl (above) and head coach David Wagner and Alex Pritchard celebrate (below)
Aaron Mooy releases Collin Quaner clear on goal with a lovely dinked pass - but Adrian Mariappa makes a fantastic last-ditch tackle in the box.
Steve Mounie meets an Alex Pritchard corner; his header is flicked towards goal three yards out by Quaner, but the shot is saved and the flag goes up for offside.