Crystal Palace vs Watford
Watford travelled to Crystal Palace on Saturday in one of five 3 pm kick-offs.
Watford began the weekend in 9th place but could have moved up to 7th with a win over Crystal Palace.
However, the Hornets had failed to win any of their last three league games before Saturday.
Watford did pick up a win last weekend though as they beat Woking Town 2-0 in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
As for Crystal Palace, they started the weekend in 14th place but could not move any higher, even with a win vs Watford.
What Palace could do though is put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
Will Hughes injury update
The first half of Saturday’s clash saw plenty of chances for both teams with Palace and Watford having nine and seven goal attempts respectably.
It would be Palace who broke the deadlock as Craig Cathcart put the ball in his own net in the 39th minute.
Another own goal!
This time, it’s Watford’s Craig Cathcart that puts it into his own net after some ping-pong football.
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) January 12, 2019
This was Cathcart’s second own goal of the season.
2 – No player has scored more Premier League own goals this season than Craig Cathcart (2, level with Wesley Hoedt). Oops.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 12, 2019
As well as going 1-0 down, Watford were handed a big injury blow vs Palace.
Will Hughes would suffer a blow to the head midway through the first half and was subbed off with a suspected concussion.
Will Hughes fails to recover from a bang on the head. Possibly concussion – no risks taken . Ken Sema is on for the visitors. #watfordfc
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) 12 January 2019
Hughes has been a key member of Watford’s squad this season featuring in 18 league games so far.
Watford’s next game sees them host Burnley, it is currently unknown if Hughes will be ok to feature.
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