Watford mount sensational comeback to reach FA Cup final

In what was a memorable FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, Watford made it even more memorable as they came back from 2-0 down to seal a spot in the final.

Coming into the game after a win over Manchester United, Wolves were very similar to Watford in the table with both teams vying for the 7th spot in the league. Watford came into the game with a 4-1 win over Fulham, who were relegated as a result.

It was Wolves who took the lead through Matt Doherty in the 36th minute, but striker Raul Jimenez made it 2 nil in the 62nd minute and paid tribute to WWE superstar Rey Mysterio by celebrating with his trademark mask.

It was the introduction of Gerard Deulofeu for Will Hughes that changed the game for the Hornets.

The little Spaniard struck with a thrilling curler in the 79th minute. As the minutes ticked down, Troy Deeney was brought down in the penalty area in the first minute of stoppage time. The referee pointed to the penalty spot.

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And it was Deeney himself who smashed the ball in to hand Watford a massive equaliser to draw them back level, as extra time beckoned.

In the 104th minute, it was Watford’s game changer again- Deulofeu, who scored the winner. Exchanging passes with Andre Gray after having started a counter, Deulofeu surged past Wolves skipper Conor Coady. He placed the ball into the bottom corner, past John Ruddy.

Despite having a couple of opportunities to draw level, Wolves could not take the tie to penalties.

The final will see Watford take on reigning Champions Manchester City and this will be their first FA Cup final since 1984, when they lost to Everton. That is still the club’s most successful FA Cup campaign.

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