Crystal Palace: Incredible Late Drama Sees Eagles Beat Watford And Finally Escape Drop Zone (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

12th, December 2017

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Crystal Palace battled their way out of the relegation zone, at least for a day, after a dramatic 2-1 victory at home to Watford.

The Hornets looked to be headed for a 1-0 victory after Richarlison set up Daryl Janmaat after just three minutes.

The hosts struggled to make their mark on the game, with Watford looking very comfortable.

However, a crazy final five minutes would change all that, with the sending-off of Tom Cleverley on ’87 for a second yellow the catalyst.

Just two minutes after the sending-off, Bakary Sako scored from close-range to level the scores.

The French-born forward was on hand to tap home after Wilfried Zaha’s low shot came squirming back off Heurelho Gomes…

Things then got even better for the home fans in the second minute of stoppage time, when sub James McArthur fired home from a Zaha cross.

The incredible win sees Palace move out of the bottom three for the first time since the very first day of the season, as they extended their unbeaten run to six games. Although, with their fellow strugglers all playing tomorrow, it may well be just a temporary escape from the drop-zone.

The result also afforded Zaha the opportunity to have a little dig back at the travelling Hornets fans, who had spent the previous 90 minutes bombarding him with nothing but jip…

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As for Marco Silva and Watford, who stay ninth in the table, they will rue their failure to make their superiority count throughout the game.

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