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The Emirates FA Cup • Quarter-final
  • 2nd Half
  • Watford
  • Crystal Palace
  • DeulofeuCleverley
    89'
  • McArthurBenteke
    84'
  • Gray
    79'
  • HughesGray
    77'
  • Batshuayi
    62'
  • Masina
    58'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Watford
  • Crystal Palace
  • HolebasMasina
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Watford
  • Crystal Palace
  • Milivojevic
    36'
  • Capoue
    27'
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Watford - Crystal Palace
The Emirates FA Cup - 16 March 2019

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+5' 

That's it for the match, and Watford are on their way to Wembley. A win they fought well for, but not without periods of concern, and Deulofeu was lucky to leave as a substitute rather than due to a red card.

90+4'

Wan-Bissaka blows what is likely Palace's last chance, when Watford fail to deal with a long ball, it runs to Wan-Bissaka, and he drags a shot just wide of the post.

90+3' 

Watford have a throw high up on the left and are taking their sweet time, with a little over a minute of time left.

90+2' 

Some seem to think that Deulofeu is lucky to be on the pitch.

  • Tom Cleverley
    OffGerard DeulofeuWatfordCleverley on for Deulofeu.
    TodayOn target4Fouls against1Free Kicks1Corners3
  • Tom Cleverley
    OnTom CleverleyWatford
89' 

Cleverley on for Deulofeu.

87' 

Tomkins is fouled by Gray in the center circle and Palace stream forward. Milvojevic has a ball into the box blocked by Doucoure.

84'

Deeney drills in a volley at goal that Guaita beats away, and Wan-Bissaka stretches to clear with Deulofeu racing in for the loose ball.

  • Christian Benteke
    OffJames McArthurCrystal PalaceHere's Benteke.
    TodayFouls2Fouls against1
  • Christian Benteke
    OnChristian BentekeCrystal Palace
84' 

Here's Benteke.

83' 

Milivojevic treads on Deeney after he is tripped earlier, and the two of them seem happy to continue in good spirits after a brief argument.

82' 

Free kick for Palace, 25 yards out to the left of the goal. Milivojevic takes straight into the wall, and again with his second attempt.

  • Andre Gray
    GoalAndre GrayWatfordGOAL! Watford 2-1 Palace. Gray scores - A lovely goal from Watford. Pereyra floats a ball over the defence for Gray's run, and he times his shot well, deflected past Guaita.
    TodayGoals1On target1
79' 

GOAL! Watford 2-1 Palace. Gray scores - A lovely goal from Watford. Pereyra floats a ball over the defence for Gray's run, and he times his shot well, deflected past Guaita.

79' 

Doucoure received the ball on the left of the box, and he floats a cross to the back post that drifts out of play.

78' 

A few moments earlier Deulofeu caught Milivojevic with a sly elbow, but the referee probably didn't see it properly, and he's allowed to stay on.

  • Andre Gray
    OffWill HughesWatfordGray on for Hughes.
    TodayFouls3Fouls against3
  • Andre Gray
    OnAndre GrayWatford
77' 

Gray on for Hughes.

75'

Pereyra has a shot from the right, Guaita beats it away, and then Pereyra finds Doucoure who can't get his shot on target with the goal begging. That all happened when Guaita missed a cross in the first place.

73' 

Deeney finds Deulofeu with a ball out wide, he slides in Hughes, and Milivojevic is on hand to tackle before the danger materialised.

70' 

Kouyate slides into Deulofeu as he breaks forward in his own half, and is perhaps lucky not to be booked.

69' 

Mariappa may not be popular after the game. With Watford fans, anyway.

68' 

Mariappa sends a long ball over the top for Deeney that drifts towards Guaita.

66' 

Pereyra tries to sprint past Wan-Bissaka on the left, but he can't manage that feat and the ball is out for a goal kick.

64' 

Batshuayi enjoys this fixture.

  • Michy Batshuayi
    GoalMichy BatshuayiCrystal PalaceGOAL! Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace. Batshuayi scores - Mariappa takes his time to control the ball outside the box, allowing Batshuayi to claim it, burst towards goal and fire across the 'keeper and into the net.
    TodayGoals1On target1Wide1
62' 

GOAL! Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace. Batshuayi scores - Mariappa takes his time to control the ball outside the box, allowing Batshuayi to claim it, burst towards goal and fire across the 'keeper and into the net.

61' 

Around half an hour to go now for Palace to find an equaliser.

60' 

Batshuayi chases a ball over the top, brigns it down well, and smashes a shot wide of the goal against the pole holding up the net.

59' 

Gomes pushes the free kick over the bar. Townsend takes a corner from the right which is easily cleared.

  • Adam Masina
    Yellow cardAdam MasinaWatfordMasina gets himself booked for a hack on Meyer, just outside the box on the right.
    TodayYellow Cards1
58' 

Masina gets himself booked for a hack on Meyer, just outside the box on the right.

57' 

Watford break from the free kick and a misunderstanding leads Deulofeu to let it drift out of play rather than continue the attack.

56' 

Meyer wins a free kick on the left, allowing Palace to send one in from deep.

55' 

Doucoure catches Kouyate in midfied with a stray arm, but he's OK to continue.

53' 

Watford are forcing Palace back into their own half.

50'

Masina concedes a corner on the right. Townsend's bouncing corner is met by Meyer, stooping towards the ball, and he forces Gomes into a diving save to his right.

49' 

Here is an angry Geoff.

48' 

Deulofeu skips into the box and sends in a cross that is headed into the air and eventually cleared by Palace.

 
Etienne Capoue of Watford celebrates with teammate Abdoulaye Doucoure
  • Adam Masina
    OffJosé HolebasWatfordMasina replaces Holebas, presumably due to toe-aargh.
    TodayFree Kicks4Corners5
  • Adam Masina
    OnAdam MasinaWatford
46' 

Masina replaces Holebas, presumably due to toe-aargh.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

We go again.

HT 

And here's some of the action shots from the first half.

HT 

Here's some of the balloon action.

  • End of 1st Half
45+2' 

That's it for the first half, see you in 15 minutes.

45' 

There will be two minutes of added time.

44' 

Holebas' bashed toes send in the fre kick from the right, Mariappa flicks it on, and Palace scamble it away for now.

43' 

Hughes gets clipped by Townsend with his back to goal on the wing, and he gives away a free kick.

42'

Holebas comes back on. Meanwhile, Palace are having a go, and Wan-Bissaka clips the ball into the path of Meyer who lifts a volley at goal which Gomes can catch easily enough.

 
Watford's French midfielder Etienne Capoue (C) celebrates after scoring
39' 

Holebas slides in on Townsend on the right, with the defender stabbing his toes into the ground or the player at the same time, and Townsend is somewhat harsly punished.

38'

Deulofeu flicks a free kick over the ball, dipping it down quickly, and Guaita does well to dive on top of it.

  • Luka Milivojevic
    Yellow cardLuka MilivojevicCrystal PalaceMilivojevic clatters Hughes from behind and gets a deserved booking.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls3Free Kicks1
36' 

Milivojevic clatters Hughes from behind and gets a deserved booking.

34' 

Milivojevic sends out another ball to Wan-Bissaka, and his cross for McArthur is headed behind by Mariappa.

33' 

Wan-Bissake skips past his marker but his low cross is cleared by Mariappa.

31' 

Doucoure is again being told to calm himself down after more aggro.

30' 

Holebas sends in another corner to the back post, and the ref gives it as a goal kick, which attracts a zesty reaction from Doucoure. It was Kouyate who appeared to give it away last.

29'

Hughes loops a ball out wide for Deulofeu, he steps into the box, shifts it wide of Kelly, and he hammers a high shot that Guaita beats away with a good save.

  • Étienne Capoue
    GoalÉtienne CapoueWatfordGOAL! Watford 1-0 Palace. Capoue scores - The corner is curled in from the right, Guaita can't properly deal with it as he hits a group of players, the ball falls to the ground, bounces to Capoue, and he can side-foot into the roof of the net.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1
27' 

GOAL! Watford 1-0 Palace. Capoue scores - The corner is curled in from the right, Guaita can't properly deal with it as he hits a group of players, the ball falls to the ground, bounces to Capoue, and he can side-foot into the roof of the net.

27' 

Cathcart collects another poor corner, drives to the line and wins yet another corner, this time on the right wing...

26' 

Guaita flaps at the corner, gets a fingertip to it, and it drifts out for a corner on the other side.

25' 

Duelofeu slips in Deeney down the inside right, and Kelly blocks a cross delivered from the touchline. Corner.

23' 

Hughes picks up the corner on the right wing, beats Batshuayi and sends in one cross, cleared, and another that Tomkins scrambles away.

 
Crystal Palace's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi (C) vies with Watford's Northern Irish defender Craig Cathcart
22' 

Corner on the left for Watford. Pereyra limps away after being tackled by Wan-Bissaka. Capoue and Kouyate are asked to calm down by the ref as they wait for the set piece.

20' 

Guaita makes a hash of a clearance from Gomes' long punt forward, and Palace aren't able to take advantage.

19' 

Free kick on the left wing for Palace. Milivojevic takes, curling the ball into the area, but it's too high and Gomes picks it out at the back post

18' 

Deeney is penalised for a high challenge on Schlupp as he went for a header in the box. Watford are coming back into this now.

17'

Deuleufo picks a loose ball out of the air, spins in the box down the right, and wriggles free to drive a shot at the near post that Guaita blocks with his chest.

15' 

The players and officials are popping some red and blue balloons from the crowd while they await a Watford throw-in.

14' 

Batshuayi strains at Wan-Bissaka's chipped cross to the back post, and it's just a touch heavy for him to reach.

13' 

Holebas curls in a free kick that spins out at the back post, and Hughes is complaining he is fouled by McArthur, but the ref isn't interested.

12' 

Doucoure is tugged in midfield by Milivojevic, and Watford have a free kick 40 yards out.

11' 

Watford are, for now, reduced to hoofing it long and seeing if Deeney or Deulofeu can take hold of it.

9' 

Palace edge forward, looking for space on the wings. McArthur pings the ball at Batshuayi, who is pressured away from goal.

8' 

Neither side is doing a great job of keeping hold of the ball now, and it's become a tad scrappy.

6'

Townsend pays it back for Milivojevic, and he drills in a low shot that Gomes dives right to palm away, instead of behind for a corner.

4' 

Towsend's cross for Batshuayi is just a touch too far ahead of him and he can't reach it. Palace are having a little bit of time on the ball now.

3' 

More Watford possession in defence, and Palace seem content to keep their shape for now. Deulofeu getss in down the left, though, and sends in a cross for Milivojevic to head away.

2' 

Watford are comfortably keeping the ball in defence for now.

  • 1st Half
1' 

The match gets underway.

12:10 

Five minutes until kick-off.

12:05 

Both Hodgson and Gracia have done adequate jobs with their teams so far this season, but how well they can kick on is probably down more to talent than their money. A European campaign might be the glamour they can best expect.

12:00 

I'm predicting that Palace will win this, so send me your own predictions.

11:55 

Please send your comments to @lxndrnthrtn on Twitter.

11:50 

A win for one of the side's here will give them the chance to play at Wembley, and depending on who they face in the next round they might consider themselves favourite for at least a spot in the final.

11:45 

Watford can call upon Gomes in goal, but otherwise it's the same occasionally excellent Deulofeu who should pose the biggest problem for the Palace defence.

11:40 

Palace have a strong line up, with plenty of attacking talent on the bench. If Batshuayi and Townsend aren't enough, then Benteke and Ayew will pose a threat. Of course, they miss Zaha.

11:35 

TEAMS: Crystal Palace: Guaita, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Tomkins, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Meyer, McArthur, Townsend, Batshuayi. Subs: Hennessey, Ward, Woods, Riedewald, Wickham, Benteke, Ayew. /// Watford: Gomes, Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas, Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney. Subs: Dahlberg, Kabasele, Janmaat, Masina, Cleverley, Success, Gray.

11:30 

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Watford v Crystal Palace.