Palace Stop Watford, Ighalo; Set Up FA Cup Final Vs United

Palace Stop Watford, Ighalo; Set Up FA Cup Final Vs United

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Cryst Palace will play against Manchester United in the final of the Emirates FA Cup on May 21 following the Eagles’ 2-1 win against Watford at Wembly Stadium on Sunday.

Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham got Palace’s goals, while Tro Deeney scored for Watford.

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, who scored the only goal for Watford against Arsenal in the quarter-finals, fired blanks in the match despite being presented with a number of chances.

Ighalo has scored two FA Cup goals this year.

Bolasie nodded Crystal Palace into the lead in the sixth minute and Palace had a penalty claim towards the end of the first half overlooked as Watford’s left back Nathan Ake handled the ball.

Deeney grabbed Watford’s equaliser in the 55th minute as he leapt high to nod home from a corner.

Wickham restored Palace’s lead six minutes later. The striker shrugged off the challenge of Nathan Ake to head the ball past Costel Pantilimon.

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