LONDON. Crystal Palace tops Watford 1-0 after W. Zaha scored a penalty (31′). Crystal Palace was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (68%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
H. Kamara received a red card (69′). This double yellow card was one of the reason why Watford lost the match.
The match was played at the Selhurst Park stadium in London on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Graham Scott who had the assistance of Richard West and Matthew Wilkes. The 4th official was Tony Harrington. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 18.1 degrees Celsius or 64.58 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 68%.
Crystal Palace had a superior ball possession 68% while Watford was struggling with a 32% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Crystal Palace was putting more pressure with 65 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Crystal Palace won the match.
Crystal Palace shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Watford shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
Crystal Palace received 2 yellow cards (W. Hughes and M. Olise). On the opposite side, Watford received 2 yellow cards (H. Kamara and J. King).
Also, Watford didn’t end the match with 11 players after H. Kamara (Watford) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (69′).
After this encounter, Crystal Palace will have 44 points to hold in the 10th place. On the other side, Watford will stay with 22 points to hold in the 19th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Crystal Palace will play away with Everton on the 19th of May with a 6-4 head to head record in favor of Everton (8 draws).
Watford will host Leicester City on the 15th of May with a 15-9 head to head stats in favor of Leicester City (4 draws).
Crystal Palace – Formation
Crystal Palace adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Patrick Vieira decided to play with the following team: .
Crystal Palace could not rely on the presence of T. Mitchell (injured).
Crystal Palace made 3 changes: C. Gallagher for J. Schlupp (62′), M. Guehi for T. Mitchell (73′) and W. Zaha for J. Mateta (83′).
Watford – Formation
Also Watford adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Roy Hodgson played with: .
Watford could not rely on the presence of K. Sema (injured) and W. Troost-Ekong (injured).
Watford made 3 changes: T. Cleverley for K. Sema (52′), E. Dennis for A. Masina (73′) and Samir for W. Troost-Ekong (78′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.