Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford: tops 1-0 with a goal scored by W. Zaha

LONDON. Crystal Palace defeats Watford 1-0 after W. Zaha scored a penalty (29').

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LONDON. Crystal Palace beats Watford 1-0 after W. Zaha scored a penalty (29′). Crystal Palace was vastly superior ball possession (68%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

H. Kamara received a red card (69′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Watford lost the match.

The match was played at the Selhurst Park stadium in London on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Graham Scott who had the assistance of Richard West and Matthew Wilkes. The 4th official was Tony Harrington. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.1 degrees Celsius or 64.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 68%.​

Match Statistics

Crystal Palace was in firm control of the ball 68% while Watford was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

Crystal Palace was more aggressive with 65 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Crystal Palace won the match.

Crystal Palace shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Watford shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Crystal Palace received 2 yellow cards (W. Hughes and M. Olise). On the opposite side, Watford received 2 yellow cards (H. Kamara and J. King).

Also, Watford didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after H. Kamara (Watford) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (69′).

After this encounter, Crystal Palace will have 41 points to stay in the 12th place. On the other side, Watford will stay with 22 points to stay in the 19th place.

Match Events

  • 16'
    16'

    H. Kamara

  • 29'
    29'

    W. Zaha (Penalty)

  • 52'
    52'

    K. Sema

    T. Cleverley

  • 62'
    62'

    J. Schlupp

    C. Gallagher

  • 64'
    64'

    W. Hughes

  • 69'
    69'

    H. Kamara

  • 73'
    73'

    A. Masina

    E. Dennis

  • 73'
    73'

    T. Mitchell

    M. Guehi

  • 79'
    79'

    W. Troost-Ekong

    Samir

  • 82'
    82'

    J. Mateta

    W. Zaha

  • 84'
    84'

    J. King

  • 90'
    90'

    M. Olise

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Crystal Palace will play away with Aston Villa on the 15th of May with a 6-5 head to head stats in favor of Aston Villa (2 draws).

Watford will host Everton on the 11th of May with a 6-4 head to head record in favor of Everton (3 draws).

Crystal Palace: Formation and Lineups

Crystal Palace adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Patrick Vieira chose to play with the following team: Jack Butland (6.8), Nathaniel Clyne (6.8), Joachim Andersen (7.4), Marc Guéhi (7.0), Joel Ward (7.0), Conor Gallagher (6.6), Will Hughes (7.3), Eberechi Eze (6.5), Michael Olise (7.2), Odsonne Édouard (7.1) and Wilfried Zaha (7.7).

Substitutes

Crystal Palace made 3 changes: C. Gallagher for J. Schlupp (62′), M. Guehi for T. Mitchell (73′) and W. Zaha for J. Mateta (82′).

Top player: Wilfried Zaha

The player who no doubt impressed Crystal Palace the most was Wilfried Zaha.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 34 passes (88% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.

Watford: Formation and Lineups

Also Watford adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Roy Hodgson played with: Ben Foster (7.1), Kiko Femenía (7.2), Craig Cathcart (6.8), Samir (6.9), Hassane Kamara (5.7), Moussa Sissoko (6.4), Edo Kayembe (7.0), Tom Cleverley (6.6), Ismaïla Sarr (6.7), Joshua King (6.4) and Emmanuel Dennis (6.8).

Substitutes

Watford made 3 changes: T. Cleverley for K. Sema (52′), E. Dennis for A. Masina (73′) and Samir for W. Troost-Ekong (79′).

Top player: Kiko Femenía

The player who no doubt impressed Watford the most was Kiko Femenía.

His rating is (7.2) with 27 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 6 crosses.

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