Watford Observer

RELIVE: Hornets held to frustrating Eagles stalemate


Relive our coverage of Watford's goalless draw with Crystal Palace

By Anthony Matthews

Last updated:

    • FT: Watford 0 Crystal Palace 0.
  • • Doucoure and Sarr had the best chances but Watford unable to make the breakthrough and are held to a goalless draw.
  • • Watford starting XI: Foster; Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Doucoure (Chalobah 78), Capoue; Sarr, Deulofeu, Pereyra (Gray 77); Deeney. Subs not used: Gomes, Mariappa, Hughes, Success, Foulquier.
  • • Hayden Mullins makes two changes from the side that lost at Leicester. The fit-again Christian Kabasele and Roberto Pereyra replace Adrian Mariappa and Will Hughes, who both drop to the bench.
  • • Crystal Palace also make two changes, Gary Cahill and Jeffrey Schlupp replacing Mamadou Sakho (suspended) and Patrick Van Aanholt (injured).
  • • Mullins taking charge of Hornets' second game as interim head coach.
  • • Newly appointed boss Nigel Pearson presented before kick off before taking his seat in the director's box.