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  • Date:15 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:12,559
  • Zaha (65) Easter (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Chris Iwelumo is caught offside. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Jermaine Easter finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 0-2 Crystal Palace.

91mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Glenn Murray. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

90mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by David Mirfin. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

90mins

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Doyley, David Wright manages to make a clearance.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Michael Kightly.

88mins

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by David Mirfin misses to the right of the target.

87mins

Foul by Glenn Murray on John Eustace, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

85mins

Jermaine Easter on for Sean Scannell.

84mins

Adrian Mariappa challenges Nathaniel Clyne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Adrian Mariappa. Sean Scannell takes the free kick.

82mins

The ball is crossed by Michael Kightly, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

82mins

Michael Kightly crosses the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.

81mins

Carl Dickinson crosses the ball, Aleksandar Tunchev makes a clearance.

80mins

Jonathan Parr goes off and Anthony Gardner comes on.

79mins

Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

77mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Patrick McCarthy. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

76mins

The ball is crossed by Michael Kightly, save by Julian Speroni.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Iwelumo on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Chris Iwelumo coming on for Marvin Sordell.

72mins

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Mile Jedinak coming on for Kagisho Dikgacoi.

72mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Hogg.

70mins

Unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Michael Kightly results in a free kick. Peter Ramage takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Nathaniel Clyne. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Sean Scannell. Michael Kightly takes the free kick.

69mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Mark Yeates misses to the left of the target.

68mins

Glenn Murray delivers the ball.

67mins

Craig Forsyth goes off and Mark Yeates comes on.

66mins

Wilfried Zaha grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Sean Scannell.

64mins

John Eustace produces a cross, save made by Julian Speroni.

64mins

Corner taken by Michael Kightly from the right by-line.

62mins

The ball is delivered by Joe Garner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Ramage by Craig Forsyth. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

60mins

Long range shot by Jonathan Parr goes wide right of the goal.

60mins

Carl Dickinson takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by David Wright results in a free kick. Michael Kightly takes the free kick.

58mins

Sean Scannell takes the outswinging corner, Patrick McCarthy has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

58mins

Centre by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance made by Craig Forsyth.

57mins

Martin Taylor goes off and David Mirfin comes on.

55mins

A cross is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, clearance by David Wright.

54mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

48mins

Jonathan Parr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by Craig Forsyth.

46mins

Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

39mins

Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

38mins

David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Craig Forsyth challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Craig Forsyth. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

37mins

Centre by Lloyd Doyley, Peter Ramage manages to make a clearance.

35mins

The ball is swung over by John Eustace, save made by Julian Speroni.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Forsyth.

34mins

The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha, Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Parr.

31mins

The ball is delivered by Kagisho Dikgacoi, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

31mins

Foul by Martin Taylor on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Sean Scannell crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Martin Taylor.

29mins

Centre by Jonathan Hogg, save made by Julian Speroni.

28mins

The ball is crossed by David Wright, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Peter Ramage, Header on goal by Glenn Murray from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

25mins

The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha, Carl Dickinson gets a block in.

24mins

Jonathan Parr delivers the ball, Michael Kightly manages to make a clearance.

23mins

The ball is delivered by Peter Ramage, Michael Kightly makes a clearance.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Marvin Sordell. Michael Kightly delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Glenn Murray.

18mins

Foul by David Wright on Joe Garner, free kick awarded. Joe Garner takes the free kick.

17mins

Michael Kightly produces a cross.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

16mins

Jonathan Parr sends in a cross.

14mins

Joe Garner has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Scannell, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.

12mins

Michael Kightly concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Parr. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Scannell, clearance by Carl Dickinson.

11mins

The official flags Sean Scannell offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Kagisho Dikgacoi. Strike on goal comes in from Sean Scannell from the free kick.

8mins

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Scannell. Free kick taken by Sean Scannell.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Glenn Murray from the right by-line.

7mins

Jonathan Parr takes a shot. John Eustace gets a block in.

6mins

Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Parr. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

5mins

Glenn Murray is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

3mins

Michael Kightly has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Kightly, Jonathan Parr manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Marvin Sordell. Michael Kightly fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Julian Speroni makes a save.

Match Preview

Kightly set for Hornets bow Michael Kightly is set to make his Watford debut at home to Crystal Palace. The winger arrived on a month-long loan from Wolves earlier this week and will go straight into the frame to face the Eagles. Manager Sean Dyche has virtually a fully-fit squad for the encounter and boasts plenty of options as he looks to secure what would be only a second home victory this season. Left-back Carl Dickinson missed the club`s 4-0 defeat at Southampton last time out due to illness but has now fully recovered following the two-week international break. David Mirfin replaced Dickinson to make his league debut at St Mary`s, Watford`s only change from their 2-1 victory over Millwall. Defender Lee Hodson (knee) is fit once again and will battle it out to make the Hornets matchday 16, but midfielder Stephen McGinn (knee) continues to miss out and is the only absentee. Crystal Palace could welcome back Nathaniel Clyne, Kagisho Dikgacoi and Owen Garvan for the trip. Full-back Clyne has been out all season with a foot injury, Dikgacoi suffered a hamstring problem in mid-August and fellow midfielder Garvan twisted his knee six weeks ago. But all three resumed training this week to give boss Dougie Freedman some welcome selection dilemmas. Clyne is slightly ahead of his two team-mates fitness-wise and could go straight back into the starting line-up in place of midfielder Jonathan Parr, who deputised at right-back in the 2-2 draw with West Ham last time out. Left-back Lee Hills (knee) is a long-term absentee and youngster Jake Caprice picked up a knock playing for the reserves this week.

Formation:442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

Formation: 532Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Scott Loach
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Carl Dickinson
  • John Eustace
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Michael Kightly
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Marvin Sordell
  • Joe Garner
  • SUBS
  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Mark Yeates
  • Chris Iwelumo
  • Prince Buaben
  • David Mirfin

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Match Report

Zaha strike has Eagles soaring A moment of magic from Wilfried Zaha put Crystal Palace on the way to a 2-0 victory at Watford in the npower Championship. The Eagles' highly-rated young winger, who is expected to be a target for a host of top-flight clubs in January, enhanced his growing reputation with a superb second-half strike. Zaha applied the finishing touch to a rare quality move to take his tally for the season to five, and substitute Jermaine Easter grabbed a late second to make it back-to-back away wins for Palace. The hosts will consider themselves unfortunate, though, especially after Joe Garner rattled the woodwork early in the first half. They handed a debut to Michael Kightly and the on-loan Wolves winger was immediately in the action, forcing Palace keeper Julian Speroni to touch his shot around the post. Kightly fired another 25-yard effort wide and then set up Garner, who thumped his shot against the foot of the post with Speroni beaten. Palace had their chances too in the opening stages, with Sean Scannell firing a free-kick too high, Nathaniel Clyne unable to finish after a mazy run into the area and Glenn Murray heading over. Their best opportunity of the first half came in the 33rd minute when Zaha drilled a dangerous cross into the box. But Murray missed his kick in front of goal and, when the ball ran to Scannell, he put his shot too close to Scott Loach who was able to make a comfortable save. After the break Hornets midfielder John Eustace got his head onto a cross from Carl Dickinson but his effort flew straight into the arms of Speroni. Watford were forced into a change just before the hour mark when giant centre-half Martin Taylor went off injured with David Mirfin coming into the back four. And the breakthrough finally came in the 65th minute from a lightning Palace counter-attack. David Wright played the ball out of his own half to Scannell, whose inch-perfect pass sent Zaha racing inside Dickinson and the starlet's first-time shot flew across Loach and high into the net. Zaha could have grabbed another when he was played in by Murray as Mirfin slipped, but he put an easier chance than the one he scored wide of Loach's right-hand post. But Easter wrapped up the win in stoppage time with a fine run and shot to ensure Palace took the points back to south London.

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