Watford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Gerard Deulofeu brace seals FA Cup final spot for Hornets

Watford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Gerard Deulofeu brace seals FA Cup final spot for Hornets

- Watford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers saw Wolves net the opener though Matt Doherty in the first half before Raul Jimenez doubled their lead in the second

- Gerard Deulofeu came off the bench to kick-start Watford comeback, with Troy Deeney scoring a late spot-kick to take game to extra time

- Deulofeu sealed the win in extra time with a cool finish past Wolves' goalie John Ruddy

Watford defeated Wolves 3-2 on Sunday, April 7, in the second FA Cup semi-final clash at the Wembley Stadium to seal a spot to tackle Manchester City in final.

The encounter saw the Hornets stage a comeback from two goals down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in an entertaining five-goal thriller.

In the 5th minute, Joao Moutinho came close to opening the scores for Wolves, but his effort from a free-kick missed target by whiskers.

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On the hour mark, Andre Gray had his own moment after a through pass by Troy Deeney, but his strike sailed over the bar.

But in the 39th minutes Matt Doherty finally netted the game’s opening goal for Wolves with a header off Diogo Jota’s inviting cross at the back post.

After the commencement of hostilities second stanza, Ruben Neves missed a decent chance to increase Wolves’ advantage in the 55th minute, but could only as his a free-kick from the right side of Watford’s penalty box went wide.

However, on top of the hour, Raul Jimenez scored Wolves second goal of the match courtesy of a top class control and volley inside the Hornets penalty area.

In the 79th minute Gerard Deulofeu pulled one goal back for Watford moments after replacing Mark Hughes with a chip inside Wolves vital area.

Watford were awarded a penalty in added time and Troy Deeney made no mistake to net from the spot to send the match into extra-time.

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In the 14th minute of extra time, Deulofeu completed his brace and Hornets third goal with a low strike past Ruddy, thanks to a through pass by Grey.

Interestingly, Wolves battled on for the needed equalizer in the closing moments of the game, but Watford cleared their lines nicely to seal the win and a spot in the FA Cup final.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Manchester City defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 in a tough FA Cup semi-final clash on Saturday, April 6, at the Wembley stadium.

The encounter saw Manchester City forward, Gabriel Jesus net the opening goal of the match in the fourth minute off a Kevin de Bruyne's decent cross, to keep City's dream of securing a quadruple alive.

The Citizens dominated exchanges in the first stanza as Brighton were satisfied sitting back and wait to attack the Citizens on the counter.

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