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Watford vs Crystal Palace

Watford 2 Palace 1

Watford2
Pereyra53'
Holebas71'
Palace1
Zaha78'
Sun 26 Aug 12:30(KO listed in users′ timezone)

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Premier League
pos
club
pl
w
d
l
gf
ga
gd
pts
1
MCIManchester City
38
32
2
4
95
23
+72
98
2
LIVLiverpool
38
30
7
1
89
22
+67
97
3
CHEChelsea
38
21
9
8
63
39
+24
72
4
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
23
2
13
67
39
+28
71
5
ARSArsenal
38
21
7
10
73
51
+22
70
6
MUNManchester United
38
19
9
10
65
54
+11
66
7
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
16
9
13
47
46
+1
57
8
EVEEverton
38
15
9
14
54
46
+8
54
9
LEILeicester City
38
15
7
16
51
48
+3
52
10
WHUWest Ham United
38
15
7
16
52
55
-3
52
11
WATWatford
38
14
8
16
52
59
-7
50
12
CRYCrystal Palace
38
14
7
17
51
53
-2
49
13
NEWNewcastle United
38
12
9
17
42
48
-6
45
14
BOUBournemouth
38
13
6
19
56
70
-14
45
15
BURBurnley
38
11
7
20
45
68
-23
40
16
SOUSouthampton
38
9
12
17
45
65
-20
39
17
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
9
20
35
60
-25
36
18
CARCardiff City
38
10
4
24
34
69
-35
34
19
FULFulham
38
7
5
26
34
81
-47
26
20
HUDHuddersfield Town
38
3
7
28
22
76
-54
16

Match Blog

Full-Time

Match ends, Watford 2, Crystal Palace 1.
90'+6'

free kick won

Isaac Success (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
90'+6'

miss

Attempt missed. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.
90'+5'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Christian Kabasele.
90'+5'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Isaac Success (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
90'+4'

Substitution

Watford
Troy
Deeney(9)
off
Isaac Success
Isaac Success(10)
on
90'+3'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.
90'

free kick won

Roberto Pereyra (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
89'

miss

Attempt missed. Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.
89'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.
87'

free kick won

Ken Sema (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
86'

Yellow Card

Pereyra(37)
Roberto Pereyra (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
86'

free kick won

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
85'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(17)
off
Alexander
Sørloth(9)
on
84'

free kick won

Christian Kabasele (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
84'

Yellow Card

Holebas(25)
José Holebas (Watford) is shown the yellow card.
83'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Kabasele (Watford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by José Holebas with a cross following a corner.
82'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Andros Townsend.
80'

Yellow Card

Meyer(7)
Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
80'

free kick won

Etienne Capoue (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
79'

free kick won

Etienne Capoue (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
78'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Wilfried
Zaha(11)
Goal! Watford 2, Crystal Palace 1. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Meyer.
78'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.
77'

free kick won

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
77'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
75'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
off
Max
Meyer(7)
on
74'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
73'

Substitution

Watford
Andre
Gray(18)
off
Ken
Sema(12)
on
71'

Watford Goal

Watford
Goal!
Watford
José
Holebas(25)
Goal! Watford 2, Crystal Palace 0. José Holebas (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.
69'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Mamadou Sakho.
67'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Joel Ward tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
67'

free kick won

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
61'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.
60'

free kick won

Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
59'

free kick won

Christian Kabasele (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
55'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Ward.
55'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra with a headed pass.
54'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Wayne Hennessey tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
53'

Watford Goal

Watford
Goal!
Watford
Roberto
Pereyra(37)
Goal! Watford 1, Crystal Palace 0. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Etienne Capoue.
51'

free kick won

Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
50'

miss

Attempt missed. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
48'

miss

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Troy Deeney.
47'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Ward.
46'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Will Hughes (Watford) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
46'

free kick won

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Watford 0, Crystal Palace 0.
45'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.
44'

miss

Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andre Gray.
44'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.
42'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Ward.
41'

free kick won

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
38'

free kick won

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
37'

Yellow Card

Janmaat(2)
Daryl Janmaat (Watford) is shown the yellow card.
30'

free kick won

Roberto Pereyra (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
29'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Patrick van Aanholt tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
22'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
20'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by James McArthur.
20'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat with a cross.
20'

free kick won

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
18'

free kick won

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
16'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
13'

miss

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
12'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.
9'

free kick won

Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
9'

end delay

Delay over. They are ready to continue.
8'

start delay

Delay in match José Holebas (Watford) because of an injury.
7'

Yellow Card

Zaha(11)
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
7'

free kick won

José Holebas (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
6'

offside

Offside, Watford. José Holebas tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
5'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andros Townsend.
4'

Yellow Card

Capoue(29)
Etienne Capoue (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
4'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Starting lineup

13
Wayne Hennessey
GK
3
Patrick van Aanholt
DF
34
Martin Kelly
DF
2
Joel Ward
DF
12
Mamadou Sakho
DF
10
Andros Townsend
MF
4
Luka Milivojevic
MF
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
MF
substitution icon75'
18
James McArthur
MF
17
Christian Benteke
S
substitution icon85'
11
Wilfried Zaha
S
7'
78'

Substitutes

7
Max Meyer
substitution icon75'
80'
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
9
Alexander Sørloth
substitution icon85'
14
Jordan Ayew
25
Sullay Kaikai
31
Vicente Guaita
44
Jairo Riedewald

Starting lineup

26
Ben Foster
GK
25
José Holebas
DF
71'
84'
15
Craig Cathcart
DF
2
Daryl Janmaat
DF
37'
27
Christian Kabasele
DF
29
Etienne Capoue
MF
4'
37
Roberto Pereyra
MF
53'
86'
19
Will Hughes
MF
16
Abdoulaye Doucouré
MF
9
Troy Deeney
S
substitution icon90'+4'
18
Andre Gray
S
substitution icon73'

Substitutes

1
Heurelho Gomes
5
Sebastian Prödl
6
Adrian Mariappa
10
Isaac Success
substitution icon90'+4'
11
Adam Masina
12
Ken Sema
substitution icon73'
21
Kiko Femenía
Watford

Team stats

Crystal Palace
Possession
44%
56%
Shots on target
5
3
Shots off target
4
5
Corners
6
3
Passes completed
0
0
Free kicks
11
12
Offsides
0
0
FUL
4-2
BUR
NEW
1-2
CHE
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Starting lineup

13
Wayne Hennessey
GK
3
Patrick van Aanholt
DF
34
Martin Kelly
DF
2
Joel Ward
DF
12
Mamadou Sakho
DF
10
Andros Townsend
MF
4
Luka Milivojevic
MF
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
MF
substitution icon75'
18
James McArthur
MF
17
Christian Benteke
S
substitution icon85'
11
Wilfried Zaha
S
7'
78'

Substitutes

7
Max Meyer
substitution icon75'
80'
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
9
Alexander Sørloth
substitution icon85'
14
Jordan Ayew
25
Sullay Kaikai
31
Vicente Guaita
44
Jairo Riedewald

Starting lineup

26
Ben Foster
GK
25
José Holebas
DF
71'
84'
15
Craig Cathcart
DF
2
Daryl Janmaat
DF
37'
27
Christian Kabasele
DF
29
Etienne Capoue
MF
4'
37
Roberto Pereyra
MF
53'
86'
19
Will Hughes
MF
16
Abdoulaye Doucouré
MF
9
Troy Deeney
S
substitution icon90'+4'
18
Andre Gray
S
substitution icon73'

Substitutes

1
Heurelho Gomes
5
Sebastian Prödl
6
Adrian Mariappa
10
Isaac Success
substitution icon90'+4'
11
Adam Masina
12
Ken Sema
substitution icon73'
21
Kiko Femenía
Watford

Team stats

Crystal Palace
Possession
44%
56%
Shots on target
5
3
Shots off target
4
5
Corners
6
3
Passes completed
0
0
Free kicks
11
12
Offsides
0
0
FUL
4-2
BUR
NEW
1-2
CHE
Premier League
pos
club
pl
w
d
l
gf
ga
gd
pts
1
MCIManchester City
38
32
2
4
95
23
+72
98
2
LIVLiverpool
38
30
7
1
89
22
+67
97
3
CHEChelsea
38
21
9
8
63
39
+24
72
4
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
23
2
13
67
39
+28
71
5
ARSArsenal
38
21
7
10
73
51
+22
70
6
MUNManchester United
38
19
9
10
65
54
+11
66
7
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
16
9
13
47
46
+1
57
8
EVEEverton
38
15
9
14
54
46
+8
54
9
LEILeicester City
38
15
7
16
51
48
+3
52
10
WHUWest Ham United
38
15
7
16
52
55
-3
52
11
WATWatford
38
14
8
16
52
59
-7
50
12
CRYCrystal Palace
38
14
7
17
51
53
-2
49
13
NEWNewcastle United
38
12
9
17
42
48
-6
45
14
BOUBournemouth
38
13
6
19
56
70
-14
45
15
BURBurnley
38
11
7
20
45
68
-23
40
16
SOUSouthampton
38
9
12
17
45
65
-20
39
17
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
9
20
35
60
-25
36
18
CARCardiff City
38
10
4
24
34
69
-35
34
19
FULFulham
38
7
5
26
34
81
-47
26
20
HUDHuddersfield Town
38
3
7
28
22
76
-54
16

Match Blog

Full-Time

Match ends, Watford 2, Crystal Palace 1.
90'+6'

free kick won

Isaac Success (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
90'+6'

miss

Attempt missed. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.
90'+5'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Christian Kabasele.
90'+5'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Isaac Success (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
90'+4'

Substitution

Watford
Troy
Deeney(9)
off
Isaac Success
Isaac Success(10)
on
90'+3'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.
90'

free kick won

Roberto Pereyra (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
89'

miss

Attempt missed. Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.
89'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.
87'

free kick won

Ken Sema (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
86'

Yellow Card

Pereyra(37)
Roberto Pereyra (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
86'

free kick won

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
85'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(17)
off
Alexander
Sørloth(9)
on
84'

free kick won

Christian Kabasele (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
84'

Yellow Card

Holebas(25)
José Holebas (Watford) is shown the yellow card.
83'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Kabasele (Watford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by José Holebas with a cross following a corner.
82'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Andros Townsend.
80'

Yellow Card

Meyer(7)
Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
80'

free kick won

Etienne Capoue (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
79'

free kick won

Etienne Capoue (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
78'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Wilfried
Zaha(11)
Goal! Watford 2, Crystal Palace 1. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Meyer.
78'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.
77'

free kick won

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
77'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
75'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
off
Max
Meyer(7)
on
74'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
73'

Substitution

Watford
Andre
Gray(18)
off
Ken
Sema(12)
on
71'

Watford Goal

Watford
Goal!
Watford
José
Holebas(25)
Goal! Watford 2, Crystal Palace 0. José Holebas (Watford) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.
69'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Mamadou Sakho.
67'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Joel Ward tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
67'

free kick won

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
61'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.
60'

free kick won

Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
59'

free kick won

Christian Kabasele (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
55'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Ward.
55'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roberto Pereyra with a headed pass.
54'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Wayne Hennessey tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
53'

Watford Goal

Watford
Goal!
Watford
Roberto
Pereyra(37)
Goal! Watford 1, Crystal Palace 0. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Etienne Capoue.
51'

free kick won

Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
50'

miss

Attempt missed. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
48'

miss

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Troy Deeney.
47'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Ward.
46'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Will Hughes (Watford) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
46'

free kick won

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Watford 0, Crystal Palace 0.
45'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.
44'

miss

Attempt missed. Daryl Janmaat (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andre Gray.
44'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.
42'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joel Ward.
41'

free kick won

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
38'

free kick won

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
37'

Yellow Card

Janmaat(2)
Daryl Janmaat (Watford) is shown the yellow card.
30'

free kick won

Roberto Pereyra (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
29'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Patrick van Aanholt tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
22'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
20'

corner

Corner, Watford. Conceded by James McArthur.
20'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Roberto Pereyra (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat with a cross.
20'

free kick won

Will Hughes (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
18'

free kick won

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
16'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
13'

miss

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
12'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.
9'

free kick won

Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
9'

end delay

Delay over. They are ready to continue.
8'

start delay

Delay in match José Holebas (Watford) because of an injury.
7'

Yellow Card

Zaha(11)
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
7'

free kick won

José Holebas (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
6'

offside

Offside, Watford. José Holebas tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
5'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andros Townsend.
4'

Yellow Card

Capoue(29)
Etienne Capoue (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
4'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.