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Matchday live

10:20 PM

Silva rues missed chances

“The game is over only when the referee blows his whistle. After the way we performed tonight, we must go home with three points. When we have the chances, we must kill the match.”


9:50 PM


Oh, football. The Hornets have been on the right side of late drama this season and tonight it's their turn to be on the receiving end. 

It all went downhill very quickly from the moment Tom Cleverley was shown a second yellow card on 87 minutes. Moments later, Sako forced the ball home at the second attempt after a double save from Gomes. 

And in stoppage time Sako wasn't stopped on the Palace left, his cross guided home by substitute McAthur to break the travelling fans in half. Out of nowhere, if we're honest, but again game management proves the Hornets' downfall. 

9:49 PM - 90 MIN



Crystal Palace Crystal Palace
2 - 1
Watford FC Watford FC
9:46 PM - 89 MIN



Crystal Palace Crystal Palace
1 - 1
Watford FC Watford FC
9:44 PM - 85 MIN

Red card

Second yellow as Cleverley stops another Palace counter. He knows. No real complaints. 

9:42 PM - 83 MIN

Yellow card
van Aanholt

Naughty this one. van Aanholt goes right through the back of Pereyra. Could have been red. 

9:37 PM - 78 MIN

Yellow card

Cleverley stops Palace's counter in it's tracks and picks up a yellow card.

9:37 PM - 80 MIN


Watford FC




9:34 PM - 73 MIN

Gomes to the rescue

Our Brazilian stopper flies through the air to tip Zaha's cross away from danger. Vital. 


9:33 PM


Troy Deeney hands out instructions as the Golden Boys to hold on to their lead in the final stages. 

9:29 PM - 70 MIN

Changes apiece

Fosu-Mensah runs off, Sako joins the action. For Watford, Pereyra is on for Carrillo. Twenty to go. 

9:24 PM - 68 MIN

Substitution Crystal Palace



Van Aanholt

9:21 PM - 64 MIN

Yellow card

He doesn't like it, but Milivojevic is first into the book for a foul on Doucoure. 

9:16 PM - 62 MIN

Nothing to report

It's been far more cagey after the break. Palace are struggling to break through the Hornets back-line, the Hornets look slightly less inclined to bomb forward on the break. 0-1.

9:15 PM


Jose Holebas battles with Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend.

9:02 PM - 46 MIN

Back underway

No changes for either side at the break. Same again please, Hornets! 

8:50 PM - 45 MIN

One up at the break

What a game we've got here. Janmaat's early opener sees Watford a goal ahead at the interval.

After that it's been end-to-end, the Hornets capitalising on Palace mistakes to break forward, the hosts winning free-kicks galore as the Golden Boys looks to get tight to the always threatening Zaha, Townsend and Loftus-Cheek.


8:43 PM


Richarlison battles with Crystal Palace defender Fosu-Mensah down the wing.


8:36 PM - 36 MIN

Zaha appeals...

... Mason says no. Prodl come across to deal with Zaha and edges him out of play. Defended perfectly by the big Austrian. 

8:29 PM - 29 MIN

Chances at both ends

Janmaat leaps to nod the ball away from a ready-to-pounce Benteke, then Palace send another header just wide. 

Cabaye then loses possession in midfield. Richarlison breaks into the box, and his cross is flicked, vitally, by the toe of Dann, enough to affect the stride of Deeny whose shot goes wide. 

8:23 PM


The Golden Boys celebrate Daryl Janmaat's opener

8:10 PM - 10 MIN


Carrillo dances inside and cuts the ball back to Richarlison, whose shot is headed off the line by Tomkins. Top start from the Hornets. 

8:04 PM - 4 MIN

What a start!

Richarlison curls a beautiful ball to the back post, Janmaat takes his time and rockets a header past Speroni in the Palace goal. Eagles stunned! 

8:04 PM - 4 MIN



Crystal Palace Crystal Palace
0 - 1
Watford FC Watford FC
8:00 PM - 1 MIN

We're underway at Selhurst Park

Never a lack of noise at Selhurst Park, Glad All Over punches through the cold air in South London. 

Wilfried Zaha kicks us off. Let's get back to winning ways, eh? Come on you 'Orns!

7:50 PM

The final countdown

Ten minutes until kick-off at Selhurst Park...

7:30 PM

Silva on team selection

“This is the team we feel is the best solution for the match - it's a tough game for us against a good side.”

“Their position in the table doesn't reflect their quality, but we'll continue to fight and we want to take a good result.”

7:20 PM

Sneaking in

The Golden Boys making their way into Selhurst Park. They're wrapped up for a reason, it's ice cold in South London.


7:10 PM

Game's about opinions...


7:00 PM

The Teams

Two changes for the Hornets, and a change in formation to boot. 

Marvin Zeegelaar's red card was upheld by the FA (😒) so Jose Holebas comes in to start. Sebastian Prödl also returns to the side, with Roberto Pereyra dropping to the bench. 

For Palace, Mamadou Sakho is injured so Scott Dan is back in the starting line-up. Christian Benteke retains his place after the weekend's penalty shenanigans. 

HORNETS | Gomes (GK); Mariappa, Prödl, Kabasele; Janmaat, Cleverley, Doucouré, Holebas; Carrillo, Richarlison; Deeney (C).

Subs | Karnezis (GK), Success, Gray, Femenía, Watson, Capoue, Pereyra.

EAGLES | Speroni (GK); Fosu-Mensah, Dann (C), Tomkins, Schlupp; Cabaye, Milivojevic; Loftus-Cheek, Zaha, Townsend; Benteke.

Subs | Hennessey (GK); van Aanholt, Chong-yong, McArthur, Sako, Kelly, Riedewald. 


6:55 PM

Five minutes!

Team news on the way, Hornets...

6:45 PM

Spring in his step...

Speaking from the training ground ahead of tonight's game, skipper Troy Deeney says he's in a good place on the pitch after early season injury and suspension frustration.

“I’m enjoying it, I’m enjoying playing football again,” he explained. 

“There are times when football becomes a bit stressful, but I’m a happy-go-lucky guy. Now I’ve got my mojo back, I’m enjoying it and ready to keep going now.”


6:30 PM

See you there, guys!


Another #watfordfc away day for the #proudhornets, let's hope for a better result tonight!

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6:20 PM

Two out of three ain't bad...

Watford have won on two of their last three visits to Selhurst Park. Another victory tonight?

6:10 PM

Always a decent away day

6:00 PM

Welcome to Selhurst Park

Back at it, and the Hornets are looking to revive that winning feeling at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace. 

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