Gray Strike Sends Watford Past Palace And Into Semi-Finals


Andre Gray scored a late winner as Watford defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at home to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Palace started without Wilfried Zaha, out with a hamstring injury according to

Watford were on the back foot from the off but it was the home side who took the lead when an error from Vicente Guaita gave Etienne Capoue to side-foot his side into the lead.

Gerard Deulofeu went close with two shots from a tight angle on the right, one high and one low, both blocked by the ‘keeper.

In the second half, Max Meyer almost equalised with a glancing header that Heurelho Gomes did well to beat away. Michy Batshuayi seized on a Watford mistake to equalise, scoring his fourth goal in as many games against Watford

Substitute Andre Gray then put the home side ahead just two minutes after his introduction, against the run of play, and Watford held on for a trip to Wembley.