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Summary

  1. Palace XI: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Zaha, Jedinak (c), Cabaye, Mutch; Wickham, Adebayor.
  2. Watford XI: Gomes (GK); Nyom, Prödl, Cathcart, Ake; Behrami, Watson, Capoue; Amrabat, Deeney (c); Ighalo.

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By Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-2 watford

That's it - a good afternoon for Watford, but It's a worrying run of form for Palace.

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CLOSE!

Joel Ward diverts a fine cross from Wifried Zaha just over the bar - great chance, but that is it...

RED CARD

Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Pape Souare is off for a two-footer on Valon Behrami. Souare applauds the fans on his way off, not sure the fans will be that happy with him though...

HITS THE WOODWORK

Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Yohan Cabaye hits the base of the left post with a volley from just outside the "D".

Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Deeney is leading the way to try to secure the points for his side, with Watford still on the front foot.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Ben Watson's cross deflected off a Palace head and dropped perfectly for Deeney, who controlled it off his thigh before drilling the ball past Wayne Hennessy.

GOAL

Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Troy Deeney scores!

Troy Deeney
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Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Lee Chung-yong drills in a low free kick from the right straight at Gomes, who pushes the shot away to safety.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Lee Chung-yong dances into the area from the right but Mario Suarez robs him.  Within seconds Suarez is booked - the first of the day - for hauling back Delaney.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Nathan Ake goes close, driving a shot on target that Wayne Hennessey has to push away.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Heurelho Gomes claws away another towering header from Adebayor, but the referee thinks Campbell was blocking the Watford keeper illegally and blows for a free kick.

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Jordon Mutch is off for Fraizer Campbell for Palace.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

It's gone very quiet on the goal-mouth action front - chances have been few and far between so far but you get the impression this could still explode into life.

Emmanuel Adebayor
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Mario Suarez replaces Etienne Capoue for Watford

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Emmanuel Adebayor sticks out a telescopic leg to rob Allan Nyom, but his pass towards Mile Jedinak is behind his captain and the attack breaks down.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Palace''s Scott Dann needs a bit of treatment after clashing with Troy Deeney, eventually returning to action.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Watford mount a rare attack but it ends when Allan Nyom's cross cannot beat the first man Pape Souare.

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Watford's Almen Abdi replaces Nordin Aamrabet.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Wilfried Zaha rampages down the left again, seeing his first cross blocked by Craig Cathcart while his next finds Emmanuel Adebayor, who this time cannot get a shot in on target.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Wilfried Zaha's switch to the left wing has made a real difference this half, and his latest foray ends in a low cross that Emmanuel Adebayor trips over but still manages to squeeze it goalwards.

Seconds later, Jordon Mutch lets fly from range and forces Heurelho Gomes into a decent save to his left.

Wilfried Zaha
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Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Yohan Cabaye flots in a free kick that is too close to Heurelho Gomes, but Scott Dann's close attentions on the Hornets stopper means that Watford get a free kick anyway.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Adebayor seems to be gradually getting more and more into this, he's the target of a fine floated pass from Yohan Cabaye out on to the touchline but his herded off the pitch by a committed set of Watford defenders. The Togolese then blots his copybook by going down too easily for the referee's liking and seeing a free kick go the other way.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Sebastien Prodl and Emmanuel Adebayor clash going for a high ball; the Watford defender stays down for a while but then gets gingerly to his feet.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Wiflried Zaha nips in off the left flank to drive a shot at Heurelho Gomes; Zaha spent most of the first half on the right as you can see here - a change of tactics from Alan Pardew?

Zaha
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SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Lee Chung-yong replaces Connor Wickham as we get under way again. 

He's back...

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Emmanuel Adebayor
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HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Palace have clawed their way back into this after being very much second-best for most of the first half - Watford will be kicking themselves that they have not converted their superiority into goals.

'Tremendous header'

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

"Emmanuel Adebayor had no right to score from that header. It was looped back in, he generates all the power, great spring and heads it into the corner. Tremendous header."

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Palace have hardly been in this but they are level, thanks to Adebayor outjumping Craig Cathcart to plant a looping header into the top corner of the net for his first goal for Palace.

GOAL

Crystal Palace 1-1 Watford

Emmanuel Adebayor equalises!

Emmanuel Adebayor
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Watford are still bossing this, Palace can't impose themselves and the visitors are having the run of midfield.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Nearly a super second for Watford, Odion Ighalo stretches to a ball over the top from Troy Deeney, but with his back partially turned to goal his flick cannot stay down and floats over the bar.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Palace are struggling to keep hold of the ball for any length of time, but one spell of possession ends abruptly when Nathan Ake barges in to Wilfried Zaha. The on-loan Chelsea man gets a talking-to, but nothing more than that from referee Madley.

Nathan Ake
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HITS THE WOODWORK

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Odion Ighalo latches on to a poor pass from Mile Jedinak, wriggles in to the area and then strikes the base of the near post. Wayne Hennessey blocks a follow up from Nordin Amrabat but the whistle for offside had just gone.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Watford are calmly stroking the ball around to frustrate the hosts. Palace then make a rare break but Scott Dann is just short of a cross inside the area and can't connect with his head after Nathan Ake had slipped while back-pedalling.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Palace boss Alan Pardew looks irked, vexed, or just plain angry - take your pick. His side are behind to a penalty and have yet to look like they are taking a grip on this game.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo link up neatly on the edge of the Palace box, but Deeney's eventual shot threatens the corner flag more than the goal.

Hornets looking to sting

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Watford are being a bit more adventurous than the home side at the moment, as this average position map suggests. 

No Premier League win since 19 December for Crystal Palace. Have the wheels come off?

Average position
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Trevor Sinclair

Former England winger on Final Score

"All we want is consistency. There could have been 50 penalties all season if every one of them is going to be given."

Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford

Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

"I think it was a penalty but if you are going to give that then you are going to give ten every game. Fair play to him for giving it."