Highlights : Watford FC Edge Crystal Palace 2 – 1 To Reach FA Cup Semi Finals

Watford FC 2 – 1 Crystal Palace Football Highlights

(FA Cup Quarter Final

Venue : Vicarage Road


Watford FC Andre Gray
Key Moments Recap :
Goal :  Etienne Capoue 1 – 0
Holebas delivery finds Guaita in no-man’s land again at the near post, and another glancing touch on the ball isn’t enough to stop it being played back across goal where Capoue sidefoots high into an empty net.

Goal : 1 – 1 Michy Batshuayi
Watford are under no pressure as Gomes pings the ball out to Femenia, and he heads back to Mariappa. Batshuayi closes the defender down and he plays it against him in trying to clear, but the loose ball runs straight back into the Palace man’s path.
He runs clean through on goal and from a tight angle bends the ball past Gomes into the corner.

Goal : Andre Gray 2 – 1
Palace half get their house back in order but are undone when Pereyra takes the ball onto his right and chips it delicately into the path of Gray, who has timed his run perfectly to beat the offside trap. He slots past Guaita from eight yards with what might be his first touch of the game


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Goals (2 – 1) And Cards
⚽27′ Etienne Capoue 1 – 0
🌕36′ Luka Milivojevic
🌕57′ Adam Masina
⚽62′ 1 – 1 Michy Batshuayi
⚽79′ Andre Gray 2 – 1

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Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)

Watford FC   Gomes (7), Femenia (6), Mariappa (5), Cathcart (7), Holebas (7), Hughes (6), Doucoure (8), Capoue (7), Pereyra (7), Delefeou (8), Deeney (7).
Subs: Masina (5), Gray (7), Cleverley (n/a)

Crystal Palace City   :  Guaita (5), Wan-Bissaka (8), Kelly (5), Tomkins (6), Schlupp (5), Milivojevic (7), Kouyate (6), Meyer (6), McArthur (7), Townsend (6), Batshuayi (6).
Subs: Benteke (n/a)

Man Of The Match : Gerard Deulofeu

Watford Etienne Capoue Celebrates

Match Statistics

  • Watford have progressed from their last four FA Cup quarter-final ties, also winning in 2002-03, 2006-07 and 2015-16.
  • Watford have reached the FA Cup semi-finals for the seventh time in their history, although they’ve eventually progressed to the final just once (1984 under Graham Taylor).
  • Watford have won three games against Crystal Palace in single season for the first time in their history.
  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has lost all three of his FA Cup quarter-finals as a manager, also losing with Fulham in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
  • Against no team have Watford won more FA Cup matches than they have versus Crystal Palace (W4 D2 L2).
  • Andre Gray’s last three goals for Watford in all competitions have been as a substitute – only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lucas Perez (4 each) have scored more from the bench among Premier League players this season.
  • Three of Etienne Capoue’s four goals for Watford this season have arrived in cup competitions, including scoring two in the FA Cup.
  • Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi has scored in all four of his appearances against Watford in all competitions, scoring five goals in the process.


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