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Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen McGinn on James Vaughan. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.
Neil Danns fouled by Stephen McGinn, the ref awards a free kick. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.
The referee books James Vaughan for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Owen Garvan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Jordon Mutch takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Adrian Mariappa, clearance made by Alassane N'Diaye.
James Vaughan takes a shot. Blocked by Lloyd Doyley.
The assistant referee signals for offside against James Vaughan. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
Alassane N'Diaye is brought on as a substitute for Darren Ambrose. Stephen McGinn takes a shot. David Wright gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jordon Mutch. Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line, clearance by James Vaughan. Jordon Mutch decides to take a short corner.
Alex Marrow goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Alex Marrow. Jordon Mutch restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Alex Marrow. Direct free kick taken by Jordon Mutch.
Marvin Sordell is brought on as a substitute for Danny Graham.
Nathaniel Clyne produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Lloyd Doyley delivers the ball, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, save by Scott Loach.
Claude Davis is brought on as a substitute for Adam Barrett.
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Darren Ambrose, Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
Will Buckley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Adrian Mariappa challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.
Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
The ball is swung over by Will Buckley, clearance by Adam Barrett.
Andrew Taylor crosses the ball, Julian Speroni makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn by James Vaughan results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
Will Buckley comes on in place of Matthew Whichelow. Foul by Andrew Taylor on Neil Danns, free kick awarded. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
Will Buckley comes on in place of Matthew Whichelow. Andrew Taylor challenges Neil Danns unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
Owen Garvan finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 3-2 Watford.
Owen Garvan fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 2-2 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Wilfried Zaha.
The ball is sent over by Wilfried Zaha, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
Neil Danns fouled by Andrew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Pablo Counago leaves the field to be replaced by Wilfried Zaha.
Jordon Mutch finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford.Troy Deeney provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Owen Garvan by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick. Nathaniel Clyne restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line.
Adam Barrett fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose takes the free kick.
Goal scored by Danny Graham from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Stephen McGinn.
Martin Taylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Stephen McGinn. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line. Scott Loach makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Whichelow, volleyed left-footed shot by Stephen McGinn. Save by Julian Speroni. Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch.
Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.
Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy. Short corner taken by Jordon Mutch.
Neil Danns sends in a cross, clearance by Martin Taylor.
Jordon Mutch decides to take the corner short.
Matthew Whichelow fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordon Mutch.
The ball is swung over by Andrew Taylor, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Alex Marrow gets a block in.
Jordon Mutch decides to take the corner short. Effort on goal by Adrian Mariappa from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Owen Garvan fouled by Lloyd Doyley, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Danny Graham takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy. Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley. Jordon Mutch produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Jordon Mutch decides to take a short corner. Jordon Mutch takes a floated corner from the right by-line played to the near post. Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni. Close range effort by Danny Graham goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Martin Taylor. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Troy Deeney takes a short corner, The ball is sent over by Andrew Taylor.
Darren Ambrose finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford.Troy Deeney takes a shot. Darren Ambrose gets a block in. Assist on the goal came from James Vaughan.
Centre by Neil Danns. Neil Danns takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vaughan on Adrian Mariappa. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, Andrew Taylor makes a clearance.
Centre by Lloyd Doyley, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance. Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Alex Marrow challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Owen Garvan by Matthew Whichelow. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.
John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Troy Deeney takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Marrow. John Eustace decides to take the corner short.
John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Troy Deeney takes a shot. Alex Marrow gets a block in. Short corner taken by John Eustace.
Unfair challenge on David Wright by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
The match begins.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half kicks off.
The match has reached full-time.
Davids out but Davis back for Palace
George Burley will be without the experience of Edgar Davids for the first time when Crystal Palace host Watford.
The 37-year-old former Barcelona and Inter Milan midfielder left the club by mutual consent on Monday.
Sean Scannell and Lee Hills remain sidelined with knee injuries and on-loan defender Anthony Gardner remains a doubt due to the groin problem that has kept him out of the last two games.
Claude Davis has served his four-match ban for being sent-off in the 1-0 defeat at Millwall and could go straight back into the starting line-up following three successive defeats.
Teenager Wilfried Zaha will be pushing for a starting berth after signing a new four-and-a-half year contract with the club this week but Burley is likely to continue with Pablo Counago and James Vaughan up front.
Watford manager Malky Mackay has no fresh injury worries.
Mackay saw his side held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest on Saturday and may make changes as he looks for a first win in four.
Young winger Michael Bryan is set to be rested with another teenager - Matthew Whichelow - given a chance to impress while Marvin Sordell could be recalled.
Sordell was on the bench against Forest but has scored seven times this season and could start in place of Troy Deeney.
Full-back Lee Hodson has recovered from a back injury and was among the substitutes at the weekend but Scottish winger Don Cowie is still unavailable due to a knee injury.
Garvan brace has Eagles soaring
Owen Garvan's quickfire double lifted some of the gloom at the npower Championship's bottom club Crystal Palace as they edged a five-goal thriller with Watford.
The Irish midfielder took his tally for the season to three with a stunning brace to sink Watford.
Palace were leading through Darren Ambrose's first-half curler, only for Watford to hit back in dramatic fashion through Danny Graham and Jordan Mutch after the interval.
But Garvan fired Palace to only their second win in 10 matches with two goals in as many minutes.
In a lively encounter, Hornets midfielder Stephen McGinn had Julian Speroni scrambling in the opening moments with an ambitious, looping long-range which the Palace keeper bundled clear.
Watford were almost architects of their own downfall after nine minutes when defender Martin Taylor and England Under-21 goalkeeper Scott Loach left the ball for each other and James Vaughan nipped in between them.
But, fortunately for the visitors Vaughan, the on-loan Everton forward, overran the ball.
Moments later the same pair were at it again, this time Pablo Counago taking advantage of a worrying lack of communication at the back for Watford but Ambrose eventually wasted the chance, shooting over.
But the duo could do little about Ambrose's stunning strike after 19 minutes.
Defender Paddy McCarthy put in a brave block in front of goal to deny Graham and, after a quick Palace break, the ball came to Ambrose on the edge of the area and he curled an unstoppable shot past Loach and into the top corner.
Watford almost drew level after 27 minutes when Palace failed to deal with a corner. McGinn's drive was kept out by Speroni's legs and Graham screwed his follow-up shot wide.
Lloyd Doyley was next to try his luck but the full-back showed why he has scored just once in over 300 appearances when he blazed his shot over.
Troy Deeney should have done better with a free header from a corner which he planted wide, before Speroni ensured the sides went in level at the interval when he superbly blocked McGinn's point-blank volley.
However, the second half got off to a dramatic start when Graham applied the finish to a sweeping move when he tapped in McGinn's cross.
And moments later Mutch finished off Deeney's cute backheel to put the visitors in front.
However, Eagles manager George Burley threw on youngster Wilfried Zaha and the winger made an immediate impact with the cut-back for Garvan to slam home the 57th-minute equaliser.
And when the Hornets failed to deal with a high ball into the box Garvan, from virtually the same spot, crashed in the winner.
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