Warnock marks Eagles ton in style

29 November 2009 01:08
Strikes from Victor Moses and Alan Lee gave the Eagles a two-goal lead inside the opening six minutes and Darren Ambrose rounded off the scoring after Danny Graham's 45th-minute penalty had been saved by Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni.[LNB]Warnock said: "It was very pleasing for my 100th game, we played some good stuff, got some good goals and created chances today.[LNB]"I asked Victor to go and win us the game before the match, and he helped to do that by taking his chance very well.[LNB]"He should be in the Premier League now, he'd set it on fire and he'd probably find it easier there. In the Championship it's a bit more muck and nettles.[LNB]"We have a small squad, so we need the team spirit to be very good and the lads are giving me everything.[LNB]"If the penalty had gone in, things might have been different though."[LNB]Watford manager Malky Mackay said: "Letting in the two early goals was a real blow.[LNB]"Then we had the chance to get back into it with the penalty, once that misses maybe your chance has gone.[LNB]"And certainly after the third goal, it was going to be very difficult.[LNB]"Palace may not be able to spend big on players, like us, but if you looked at their team today they had played a lot more games than my lads at this level."[LNB]Warnock made just one change to the side which drew 1-1 with Coventry last weekend, with Moses replacing Freddie Sears, who dropped to the bench.[LNB]Jon Harley was recalled to the Watford side in place of Don Cowie, who was missing with a calf injury sustained in training.[LNB]The recalled Moses tested visiting goalkeeper Scott Loach in the opening minute.[LNB]And a minute later the youngster put Palace ahead as he latched onto a long clearance from Speroni and beat two defenders before firing a low shot into the bottom-right corner.[LNB]Palace extended their lead in the sixth minute as Lee headed home a hanging right-wing cross from Butterfield.[LNB]Shaun Derry then fired wide from distance and Neil Danns volleyed over the bar from 12 yards as Palace continued to dominate the opening period.[LNB]Watford finally managed a shot of their own shortly after the half hour, but Henri Lansbury's 25-yarder sailed past Speroni's left-hand post.[LNB]The Palace stopper was called into action soon after to save a close-range header from Graham, while at the other end Loach kept out a similar effort from Lee.[LNB]The Hornets were handed a golden opportunity to level on the stroke of half-time when Lee brought down Lansbury in the penalty area, but Speroni produced an outstanding save to keep out Graham's spot-kick.[LNB]Palace then wrapped up the points nine minutes after the interval as Darren Ambrose twisted and turned before beating Loach from 18 yards.[LNB]A miserable day for the Hornets was completed in injury-time as Tom Cleverley's shot struck the post.[LNB][LNB]

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