Watford 0-2 Crystal Palace

Second-half goals from Wilfried Zaha and Jermaine Easter secured the points for Crystal Palace against Watford.

The match was finely poised until highly-rated youngster Zaha raced inside Carl Dickinson before hitting a first-time shot past Scott Loach.

Easter made it two in injury time with a fine run and shot for only his second goal of the season.

Things could have been different for the home side, who hit the woodwork through Joe Garner in the first half.

Watford gave a debut to Michael Kightly, signed on loan from Wolves, and he started brightly, forcing Julien Speroni into an early save.

Kightly then set up Garner, whose shot, which had Speroni beaten, came back off the foot of the post.

The defeat, Watford's fifth of the season, leaves them with just one win from the last five matches.

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93:34 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:35

The offside flag is raised against Chris Iwelumo. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Easter - Watford 0 - 2 C Palace Jermaine Easter scores a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 0-2 Crystal Palace.

90:00 +0:19

Glenn Murray is ruled offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

89:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by David Mirfin. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

89:38

Lloyd Doyley produces a cross, David Wright makes a clearance.

89:31

The ball is swung over by Michael Kightly.

87:49

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates, Headed effort from inside the box by David Mirfin misses to the right of the target.

86:04

John Eustace fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

85:00 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Easter comes on in place of Sean Scannell.

83:27

Free kick taken by Sean Scannell.

83:27 Booking

Booking Caution for Adrian Mariappa.

83:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Adrian Mariappa.

81:48

Michael Kightly delivers the ball, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

81:02

The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly, save by Julian Speroni.

80:37

The ball is crossed by Carl Dickinson, Aleksandar Tunchev manages to make a clearance.

79:50 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Gardner replaces Jonathan Parr.

78:33

Wilfried Zaha produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

76:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Patrick McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

75:35

Centre by Michael Kightly, save made by Julian Speroni.

74:05

Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

72:34 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Sordell leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Iwelumo.

71:54 Substitution

Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Mile Jedinak coming on for Kagisho Dikgacoi.

71:38

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Hogg.

69:52

Michael Kightly concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Peter Ramage.

68:56

Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Nathaniel Clyne results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates from right wing, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

68:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Scannell on Jonathan Hogg. Michael Kightly restarts play with the free kick.

68:05

Mark Yeates produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

67:20

Glenn Murray delivers the ball.

66:33 Substitution

Substitution Craig Forsyth goes off and Mark Yeates comes on.

65:20

Sean Scannell provided the assist for the goal.

65:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Wilfried Zaha - Watford 0 - 1 C Palace A goal is scored by Wilfried Zaha from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Crystal Palace.

63:50

The ball is crossed by John Eustace, save made by Julian Speroni.

63:21

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Kightly.

61:42

The ball is delivered by Joe Garner, Craig Forsyth concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Ramage. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

59:57

Jonathan Parr takes a shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

59:33

Carl Dickinson takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

58:48

David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Michael Kightly restarts play with the free kick.

57:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Scannell from the right by-line, Patrick McCarthy has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

57:28

Nathaniel Clyne crosses the ball, Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.

56:37 Substitution

Substitution Martin Taylor goes off and David Mirfin comes on.

54:33

The ball is sent over by Adrian Mariappa, David Wright manages to make a clearance.

53:08

Centre by Carl Dickinson, John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

47:33

Jonathan Parr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell. Direct free kick taken by Craig Forsyth.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:44 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on Kagisho Dikgacoi. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

38:23

Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

37:26

Foul by David Wright on Joe Garner, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

36:28

Free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

36:28 Booking

Booking The referee books Craig Forsyth for unsporting behaviour.

36:20

Foul by Craig Forsyth on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded.

36:10

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Doyley, Peter Ramage manages to make a clearance.

34:33

John Eustace produces a cross, save by Julian Speroni.

33:53

Craig Forsyth produces a cross.

33:01

Wilfried Zaha delivers the ball, Sean Scannell takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

32:52

Jonathan Parr crosses the ball.

31:00

The ball is sent over by Kagisho Dikgacoi, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

30:05

Martin Taylor challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Scannell from right channel, clearance made by Martin Taylor.

28:26

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Hogg, Julian Speroni makes a comfortable save.

27:22

David Wright sends in a cross, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

24:25

Centre by Peter Ramage, Header on goal by Glenn Murray from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

24:16

Wilfried Zaha delivers the ball, blocked by Carl Dickinson.

23:22

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr, clearance by Michael Kightly.

22:37

Centre by Peter Ramage, clearance by Michael Kightly.

18:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Patrick McCarthy. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Kightly from left channel, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.

18:00

David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Direct free kick taken by Joe Garner.

16:08

Michael Kightly sends in a cross.

15:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Zaha on Lloyd Doyley. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

15:03

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Parr.

13:44

Joe Garner has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

12:51

Lloyd Doyley fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

12:03

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Scannell from the right by-line, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.

11:18

Jonathan Parr fouled by Michael Kightly, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sean Scannell from left channel, Carl Dickinson manages to make a clearance.

10:19

Sean Scannell is caught offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

8:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Kagisho Dikgacoi. Sean Scannell fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

7:49

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Scannell. Sean Scannell takes the free kick.

7:09

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Glenn Murray.

6:37

Jonathan Parr takes a shot. Blocked by John Eustace.

5:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Jonathan Parr. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

4:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Glenn Murray. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

2:51

Michael Kightly has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

2:14

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Kightly, Jonathan Parr makes a clearance.

1:18

Unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Patrick McCarthy results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Michael Kightly from the free kick, save by Julian Speroni.

0:00

The match begins.

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