Premier League

  • E. Adebayor 45’
  • 82’ T. Deeney
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1 Full Time 2
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Premier League
Selhurst Park
Attendance 24,564


    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from me for this afternoon. It has been a pleasure to bring you all the action from Selhurst Park, where it has finished Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
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      The result sees Watford rise up into the top eight, just four points behind seventh-placed West Ham. It was the perfect away display from Quique Sanchez Flores’ side, with Troy Deeney the star with his expertly-taken double wrapping up the victory.
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      Well, Palace, who ended the game with 10 men following the dismissal of Pape Soaure, will be ruing their bad luck after a strong second half display this afternoon. They did well to fight their way back into the contest through Emannuel Adebayor’s first goal for the club, but in the end, they just d
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      FULL-TIME! That’s it, it’s all over at Selhurst Park! It has finished Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford, with Troy Deeney’s double ensuring all three points for the visitors.
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      In all truth, it has been a scrappy and stuttering affair so far, with little clear-cut chances to speak of for either side. Watford have been the better of the two teams, and would have deserved their lead heading into the interval, but Adebayor was on hand to ensure that parity was restored with a
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      HALF-TIME! That's it for the opening 45 minutes at Selhurst Park, where Emannuel Adebayor's first goal for Palace has drawn Alan Pardew's side level after Watford had taken the lead courtesy of Troy Deeney's well-taken penalty.
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      The teams have now made their way out onto the pitch at Selhurst Park, where the atmosphere is, as ever, fantastic. Kick-off is just moments away, as the players and fans await the whistle of referee Bobby Madley. The official has awarded a league-high 10 penalties in the 17 Premier League fixtures
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      While Watford have relied on Ighalo and Deeney to supply the majority of their goals, Palace have had no such luck with their own contingent of strikers - with only Wickham having managed to net in the league so far this campaign. However, Pardew will be hoping that the arrival of Adebayor, who play
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      TEAM NEWS - Watford substitutes: Suarez, Paredes, Guedioura, Pantilimon, Anya, Abdi, Holebas.
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      TEAM NEWS - Watford (4-3-3): Gomes; Nyom, Prodl, Cathcart, Ake; Capoue, Behrami, Watson; Amrabat, Ighalo, Deeney.
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      TEAM NEWS - Crystal Palace substitutes: Speroni, Mariappa, Campbell, Lee, Chamakh, Kelly, Boateng.
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      TEAM NEWS - Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Mutch, Cabaye, Jedinak, Zaha; Wickham, Adebayor.
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      The teams are in from Selhurst Park, and there is just the one change for Palace, who are still shorn of key players such as Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie, from the side that drew with relegation-battling Swansea City last time out. Connor Wickham comes in to replace Lee Chung-Yong - who drops
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      As for Quique Sanchez Flores’ side, they have been, like their hosts, struggling somewhat in their recent batch of league fixtures. A 2-1 triumph over Newcastle United represents their only victory from their last eight games, as well as the last time that leading goalscorer Odion Ighalo managed to
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      After a superb start to the campaign, Palace’s league form has tapered off rather dramatically in recent weeks. Pardew’s men are without a win in eight Premier League games - though they did manage a 1-0 victory over Stoke in the fourth round of the FA Cup two weeks ago. However, the omens are posit
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      Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this LIVE coverage of Crystal Palace’s Premier League clash with Watford, who have made the relatively short trip across the capital to Selhurst Park. Both sides, who are separated by just one point, come into this fixture in poor runs of form. However, a v
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      KICK-OFF! We are up and running here at Selhurst Park in the 100th league meeting between these two sides, with the visitors getting proceedings under way in what promises to be a tightly-fought contest in south London this afternoon.
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      Palace pressurise right from the off, pressing Watford high. The visitors are forced to work the ball back into Watson, who made over 100 appearances for Palace during his spell at the club, and the midfielder has no option but to hoof it clear.
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      A first corner of the game now, as Capoue heads Souare’s throw-in out of play. Cabaye swings in the resulting set-piece, but Amrabat is on hand to beat Dann to the delivery at the near post, and Watford escape unscathed.
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      Good pressing from Watford now, as Deeney forces Delaney to clear straight into the path of Nyom. The full-back lofts in an early cross, but it is too deep for Ighalo to latch onto and Palace clear the danger. An end-to-end, if rather scrappy, start to proceedings at Selhurst Park.
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      Adebayor thinks he has got in on goal after latching onto Cabaye’s throughball, but the attack is brought back after the Togo striker had been deemed to stray offside. The pause in play allows Watford to get on the ball and retain possession, taking some sting out of the play, with Ighalo doing well
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      Strong play from Deeney, who does well to keep a loose ball in play and turn away from his marker to feed a pass into the feet of Amrabat. The former Malaga forward drifts in-field and plays a one-two with Watson before attempting to loop a ball into the path of Nyom, but Wickham had tracked back to
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      Palace win a free-kick in the centre circle, which Cabaye lofts towards the edge of the area. Following a tussle with Capoue, Zaha manages to wriggle free with the ball, and tries to slide a pass into the waiting Adebayor, but Prodl gets across to make the covering tackle.
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      Good defending from Dann! Watford mix it up as Capoue drills a sublime diagonal out to the left, which Ake latches onto, but the Palace centre-back gets across to bundle the ball out for a corner.
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      PENALTY TO WATFORD! Well that is highly controversial! Bobby Madley has awarded more penalties than any other referee in the Premier League this season, and he has given another one now as he points to the spot following Jedinak’s foul on Deeney after a wrestle in the area.
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      GOOOOAAALLL!!! That’s a superb penalty from Deeney, who drills in his eighth goal of the season with a composed finish into the bottom-left corner, which sends Hennessey diving the wrong way. Palace 0-1 Watford!
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      Looking at the replays, the penalty was awarded after Jedinak pulled Deeney down. It may have been soft, but by the letter of the law it was a foul and the referee was correct to point to the spot. Work to do now for Palace to get back into this game!
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      More wrestling and grappling in the area from a corner, this time at the other end. It leads to Cabaye re-taking the set-piece, and drilling in a superb cross, but no Palace player is able to get on the end of it. However, the hosts keep up the pressure, eventually working it wide to Zaha, who does
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      A free-kick now for Palace in a really dangerous position. Gomes comes out to punch Cabaye’s corner clear, but only as far as Mutch, who is fouled stupidly by Amrabat. This is a really good opportunity for the hosts...
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      POOR! That really is wasteful from Cabaye, who drifts in an in-accurate and over-hit cross that sails harmlessly out of play for a Watford goal-kick.
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      Palace are really applying some pressure at the moment, but as of yet they have been unable to carve out any clear-cut opportunities on Watford’s goal. The visitors seem rather content to sit deep and play on the counter, however, and will be confident in their ability to do so given the prowess of
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      It is still a rather scrappy contest at Selhurst Park, with both sides seeming to lack the confidence to get the ball down on the deck and retain possession. Watford eventually manage to work a move forward, with Amrabat laying a neat pass off to Deeney, who blazes his strike way over the crossbar f
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      Palace seem to be devoid of ideas at the moment when it comes to attacking, with neither Adebayor nor his strike-partner Wickham having received any quality service as of yet. Cabaye attempts to thread a precise throughball in-behind Watford’s back-line, but the aforementioned Adebayor does not have
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      An opportunity for Watford to get a ball into the box now, as Amrabat is taken down on the right wing. Watson elects to go short from the free-kick, however, as the visitors look to play their way towards Palace’s goal, resulting in a throw-in deep in the hosts’ half.
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      Good defending! Palace work a free-kick short out to Mutch on the left flank, who cuts onto his right foot before lofting a delivery to the back post. Dann rises to meet it, but Ake does superbly to ensure that the Palace defender cannot connect with his attempted header.
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      GOOD SAVE! That’s a great stop from Hennessey, who gets down well to prevent Amrabat finding the bottom-right corner with a drilled effort from an acute angle. The rebound falls to Deeney, but the Watford captain is unable to apply the finish before being flagged offside.
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      Excellent play from Igahlo, who holds the ball up expertly on the edge of Palace’s area before attempting to lay it off into the path of Amrabat, who cannot make a connection with his strike. Palace counter through Zaha, but the former Manchester United winger is prevented from making any headway by
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      CHANCE! Superb from Deeney, who flicks on a header into Ighalo. The Nigerian takes the strike on with an audacious bicycle kick, but he can only volley it over the bar.
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      Poor from Zaha. The Palace winger has barely got into the game so far, but when he has got onto the ball his end product has been non-existent. And that is the case once more, as he tries to drift a cross into the on-rushing Ward, but his tame effort is easily cleared.
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      G E. Adebayor Assist C. Wickham
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      GOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!! ADEBAYOR LEVELS PROCEEDINGS ON THE STROKE OF HALF-TIME! What a header that is from the Palace forward, who latches onto a hooked cross from the left to power a finish into the top corner. All level at Selhurst Park!
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      It was nothing more than a hopeful cross from Connor Wickham, who put in a high delivery into the centre of the area, with Adebayor duly powering home.
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      SI Chung-Yong Lee SO C. Wickham
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      We are back under way at Selhurst Park, with Palace getting the second-half under way. There has been one change at the interval, with Lee Chung-Yong replacing Connor Wickham, who set up the hosts’ equaliser.
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      The change in personnel has also been reflected by a slight tweak in system for Palace, who are now lining-up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Zaha has now switched out to the left, and he immediately picks up possession. He looks to take on Nyom before prodding an effort on target, but it does not trouble G
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      Cabaye is perhaps lucky to escape with just a word of caution here, after he catches Behrami with a late challenge in the centre circle. Watford loft the resulting free-kick into the area, but Jedinak does well to get to the ball ahead of Ighalo.
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      It has been a stop-start beginning to the second half, with another brief pause in play now after a collision between Prodl and Adebayor leaves the Watford defender on the turf. The Austrian recovers swiftly enough, however, and play continues with a drop-ball.
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      Good work from Souare, who latches onto a neat pass from Zaha before drawing the foul from Capoue, resulting in a free-kick for Palace deep in Watford’s territory...
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      Almost a chance there for Palace, as Gomes fumbles the ball from Cabaye’s delivery under pressure from Palace, but Bobby Madley had already awarded a free-kick to the visitors for a foul in the penalty area.
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      CHANCE! A lapse in concentration from Nyom allows Zaha to capitalise and drive into the area before teeing up Soaure. The full-back drills in a low cross, but Cathcart is on hand to hook it clear ahead of Mutch.
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      GREAT STOP! That’s extravagant but effective goalkeeping from Gomes, who somehow sticks a leg out to prevent Adebayor doubling his tally with a powerful drive from close-range.
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      Another superb save from Gomes, who this time dives to his left to parry Mutch’s venomous left-footed effort wide. Palace are really upping the pressure now, and are looking much more assured on the ball since this switch in systems.
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      Wasteful! Watford drift in a cross from a free-kick but Dann manages to head it clear. Zaha leads the counter-charge, easily getting around Nyom before powering goalwards, but his cross is a poor one and Prodl is able to get back to get the ball away from danger.
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      SI A. Abdi SO C. Wickham
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      A first change of the game now for the visitors, as Amrabat, who has been off the pace all game, makes way for the rather more reliable Almen Abdi.
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      Palace really have been much improved since the restart, with their high-pressure tactics meaning that Watford have rarely been able to forge any foray’s forward. Zaha has been particularly effective since moving out to the left, and once more he looks to drive past Nyom, but on this occasion the fu
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      Almost for Palace, as Nyom once again switches off and allows Adebayor to rob him of possession. The ex-Arsenal and Tottenham striker looks to slide a pass into the feet of Lee, but the ball is over-hit and trickles out of play. Unlucky!
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      Poor! That’s a bad decision from Mutch, who over-hits what looked to be a simple cross to the back post, where Adebayor was waiting to meet it.
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      SI Mario Suárez SO C. Wickham
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      A second change now for Watford, as Etienne Capoue makes way for Mario Suárez.
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      SI F. Campbell SO C. Wickham
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      Another change for the hosts now, as Jordon Mutch is replaced by Fraizer Campbell.
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      Another fantastic run from Zaha! The England international easily gets past Behrami before using his turn of pace to get away from Nyom. He looks to get an early cross in towards Adebayor, but the visitors’ full-back recovers to make the block.
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      POST! Cabaye lofts in a cross from the corner that Adebayor meets with a looping header. It looks set to nestle into the top-corner, but Gomes gets across to tip the ball onto the woodwork, before the referee blows up for a foul on the Watford shot-stopper by Campbell.
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      A first booking of the game now, as Suarez is given a yellow card following a foul on Ward. The Spanish midfielder doesn’t look to be up to the pace of the Premier League just yet.
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      CLOSE! Lee drills in a low cross-cum-shot from the resulting free-kick, which Gomes does well to react instinctively to and parry the effort wide.
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      A corner now for Watford which former Palace midfielder Watson delivers… His cross is a decent one, but Ake is unable to get to it ahead of Jedinak, who heads it out for a throw-in.
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      G T. Deeney Assist C. Wickham
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      GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! DEENEY PUTS WATFORD BACK AHEAD! What a finish that was from the visitors’ skipper, who tucks away his second of the game after the ball had fallen to him in acres of space in the penalty area, after Watson’s delightful cross had caused havoc for Palace’s defence.
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      That really is a sucker-punch for Palace, who have been on top in this half but with no reward. Can Pardew’s side manage to carve open an opportunity to turn this result back in their favour in the final few minutes?
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      OFFSIDE! Hearts in mouths time for Watford’s players and fans, as Adebayor latches onto a pass from deep to get in-behind the visitor’s defence, but the officials pull the move back at the last moment.
    • 89'
      Deeney shows all of his experience there, by inviting a foul deep in his own area and allowing Watford to relieve some pressure. Great tactical awareness from the front-man, whose two goals look to be set to condemn Palace to a ninth game without a win - the first time that will have happened in 11
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      JUST OVER!!! Zaha does excellently to link his way past Nyom and get in a cross from the byline. Ward meets it on the run, but he can only turn his header over the target.
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      SENT OFF! Well, that sums up Palace’s game today, as Soaure slides in late and high on Behrami and receives a straight red card for his troubles. That will be a three-match ban for the full-back.
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      Great work once more from Adebayor, who drives his way past several Watford defenders before attempting to lift a cross to the back post, but Gomes is well-placed to collect it. Three minutes left in stoppage time!
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      POST!!! THAT IS SO UNLUCKY! Lee drinks in a corner that rebounds out to Cabaye on the edge of the area. The France midfielder goes for goal with a driven volley, but it only clatters against the upright. The ball falls back out to Zaha, but he can only skew his effort well wide.

    Line Up




    Roy Hodgson
    Nigel Pearson



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 15 11
    Yellow Cards 0 1
    Red Cards 1 0
    Offsides 0 0

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