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Crystal Palace 2 Watford 1: Wickham header helps Pardew’s men book place in FA Cup final

25 Apr

It was only his sixth goal of the season and his first since he scored in a 2-2 draw against Sunderland on March 1st.

Zaha and then Wickham again were denied in quick succession as Palace tried to turn the screw, but Odion Ighalo wasted a half-chance for Watford soon afterwards.

By the end Pardew was conducting the Palace fans as they cheered their team on. He will get a chance to avenge 1990 after all.

Crystal Palace (4-4-1-1): Hennessey 6; Ward 6, Dann 6, Delaney 7, Soaure 7; Zaha 6, Cabaye 7, Jedinak 6, Puncheon 6 (Sako 81); BOLASIE 8 (McArthur 74); Wickham 7 (Adebayor 86).

Subs: Speroni, Gayle, Ledley, Kelly

Watford (4-4-2): Pantilimon 6; Nyom 6 (Anya 82), Britos 5, Cathcart 6, Ake 5; Abdi 5 (Guedioura 55, 6), Watson 6, Capoue 5 (Suarez 32, 6), Jurado 6; DEENEY 7, Ighalo 4.

Subs: Gomes, Prodl, Behrami, Berghuis

Referee: Craig Pawson 6

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