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Gray’s strike helps Watford reach the semis of FA Cup

Gray and Watford players celebrating after goal against Crystal Palce at the FA Cup

Watford, England – Andre Gray’s strike helped Watford reach the semi-final of the FA Cup with the win against Crystal Palace in the game played at the Vicarage Road Stadium.

Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace

Watford reached their second FA Cup semifinal in four seasons of the tournament and gave their fans of dream of reaching the finals.

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 27′ Etienne Capoue (Watford) scored the opening goal with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal assisted by Craig Cathcart following a corner.
  • 36′ Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45’+3′ First Half Ends. Watford 1 Crystal Palace 0

Second Half:

  • 57′ Adam Masina (Watford) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 62′ Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace) levelled the game at 1-1 with a right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 79′ Andre Gray (Watford) scored the go-ahead strike with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner assisted by Roberto Pereyra with a through ball.
  • 90’+5′ Second Half Ends.

Statistics:

WatfordCrystal Palace
43%Possession57%
11 (8)Shots (on target)13 (5)
11Fouls9
1Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
1Offsides0
8Corner Kicks4
4Saves6

Lineups:

Watford: Heurelho Gomes (GK), Craig Cathcart, Adrian Mariappa, José Holebas, Kiko, Étienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Gerard Deulofeu, Troy Deeney, Roberto Pereyra, Will Hughes

Crystal Palace: Vicente Guaita (GK), Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, Jeff Schlupp, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Maximilian Meyer, Luka Milivojevic, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Michy Batshuayi, Andros Townsend, James McArthur

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