Crystal Palace 4-0 Watford

Chris Martin scored twice as Crystal Palace secured their first league win of 2012, demolishing in-form Watford at Selhurst Park.

Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring, poking in a Jermaine Easter cross from close range.

Palace doubled their lead through a Martin header soon before half-time, before the on-loan Norwich striker tapped in early in the second half.

Kagisho Dikgacoi made it four with a scrappy finish to cap a fine display.

The Eagles had failed to win their previous six Championship matches but were full value for the three points against a Watford side unbeaten in four.

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Teenager Zaha opened the scoring after Easter did well to get down the right, a goal which truly spurred Palace into life.

And, after Craig Forsyth forced Palace keeper Julian Speroni to parry a long-range drive at the other end, the hosts doubled their advantage.

Darren Ambrose delivered a long free-kick into the penalty area and Martin lost his marker to head home with ease.

Poor defending allowed the home side to extend their lead in the 50th minute when another Ambrose free-kick found Easter, who squared across the six-yard box for Martin to tap home unchallenged.

Dikgacoi then connected with an Ambrose corner, the ball squirming under keeper Scott Loach as the Hornets fell to a miserable defeat.

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