Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford: Deeney own goal lifts Eagles

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  • Deeney scores own goal
  • Palace four clear of drop
  • Eagles take 4 of 6 pts from Hornets

Troy Deeney‘s finish appeared clinical, it just went in the wrong goal.

Crystal Palace continued its safety push with a bit of luck, winning 1-0 over visiting Watford at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The win moves Palace four points clear of the drop zone and into 16th place, three spots behind Walter Mazzarri‘s Hornets.

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Palace was on the front foot at home, and Wilfried Zaha should’ve earned a penalty when Craig Cathcart dropped him inside the 18. Roger East was not moved.

The cagey match didn’t find its breakthrough until the 69th minute, as Deeney headed Yohan Cabaye‘s free kick inside his own near post.

Halftime sub Abdoulaye Doucouré lashed a shot that Wayne Hennessey dove to push clear of the goal in the 76th minute.

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