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RELIVE: Hornets throw away three-goal lead to be taken to replay


Relive our coverage of Watford's FA Cup clash with Tranmere Rovers

By Anthony Matthews

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    • FT: Watford 3 (Dele-Bashiru 12, Chalobah 14, Pereyra 34) Tranmere Rovers 3 (Jennings 66, Monthe 78, Mullin (pen 87).
  • • Hornets capitulate after leading 3-0 at half-time as goals from Jennings, Monthe and a Mullin penalty get Tranmere back on terms.
  • • Hornets take early command with a quick-fire double blast from Dele-Bashiru, on his first Hornets start, and Chalobah.
  • • Pereyra sweeps home the third after being set up by Gray following good work by Success.
  • • Second-half goals from
  • • Joao Pedro comes on for his debut at the start of the second half.
  • • Watford starting XI: Bachmann; Mariappa, Dawson, Spencer-Adams, Masina; Quina (Whelan 61), Chalobah (Joao Pedro 46), Dele-Bashiru; Success, Gray, Pereyra. Subs not used: Parkes, Barrett, Hungbo, Sarr, Dalby.
  • • Nigel Pearson makes nine changes from the side that beat Wolves, handing debuts to Bachmann and Spencer-Adams while Dele-Bashiru makes his first start. New signing Joao Pedro among substitutes.
  • • Watford start another FA Cup journey after reaching last season's final.
  • • Hornets seeking to reach the fourth round for the fifth successive season.
  • • Tranmere 46 places below their opponents in the league pyramid and are involved in their own relegation battle in League One in 21st place, three points from safety.