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Gerard Deulofeu inspires Watford to thrilling FA Cup comeback against Wolves

Relive all the action from Wembley

Callum Rice-Coates
Sunday 07 April 2019 17:54
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FA Cup semi-final preview: Watford v Wolves

Gerard Deulofeu inspired Watford to only their second FA Cup final as the super sub's magical brace sealed an extraordinary 3-2 comeback win against Wolves in a semi-final that will live long in the memory.

A rocking Wembley witnessed stunning goals, controversy and no little fight as these sides played out an incredible match that was heading only one way after goals from Matt Doherty and Raul Jimenez.

But Wolves' dreams of a first FA Cup final appearance since 1960 was scotched in the most remarkable fashion as Javi Gracia's decision to bring on Deulofeu paid off in style.

The substitute's exceptional clipped goal was the catalyst for a staggering finale as Watford captain Troy Deeney levelled with a stoppage-time penalty.

Wolves were reeling and Deulofeu secured his place in club folklore by racing through in the first half of extra-time to coolly direct a finish home and seal a win that left fans rubbing their eyes in disbelief.

Relive all of the action below.


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Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of Watford vs Wolves in the FA Cup. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah7 April 2019 14:43
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Wolves get us underway at Wembley! 

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:04
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Watford 0-0 Wolves

4 minutes

Wolves have started well, knocking the ball around the immaculate Wembley turf confidently. Jota finds space on the edge of the box and wins a free kick in a dangerous position.

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:05
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Watford 0-0 Wolves

5 minutes

Close! Moutinho beats the wall with his free kick but can't quite keep his shot underneath the crossbar.

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:06
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Watford 0-0 Wolves

9 minutes

There's been plenty of attacking intent from both sides in the early stages. There's little to separate the two clubs in the Premier League, and it's likely to be a close tie.

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:11
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Watford 0-0 Wolves

10 minutes

Saiss is in the book for a poor challenge on Pereyra. He took a blow to the mouth while making the tackle and has to change his white shirt.

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:12
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Watford 0-0 Wolves

15 minutes

Things have started to get a bit scrappy. Watford are growing into the game after a nervy start and appear to have settled. 

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:18
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Watford 0-0 Wolves

19 minutes

This has been something of a battle of attrition so far. Jimenez wins a free kick on the right for Wolves, which is whipped into the box. Watford clear and bring the ball away. The quality hasn't quite been there from either side as yet.

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:22
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24 minutes

Pereyra breaks down the left, turns and draws a foul from Neves, who goes into the book. A chance for Watford to put a delivery into the box.

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25 minutes

Holebas goes to the back post with his set piece where Hughes is waiting unmarked. The midfielder lines up the volley but completely mishits it. We've yet to see a shot on target.

Callum Rice-Coates7 April 2019 16:27

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