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Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace

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26 Aug 2018
Premier League - Watford v Crystal Palace

Watford maintained their winning start to the season by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

After an exciting but goalless first half, Roberto Pereyra opened the scoring on 53 minutes.

The Argentinian cut in from the left before curling his shot into the far corner for his third goal of the season.

Jose Holebas doubled the lead when his attempted cross flew into the far corner.

Wilfried Zaha halved the deficit from a narrow angle after a one-two with substitute Max Meyer but Watford held on, despite Joel Ward's stoppage-time header going agonisingly wide.

Three successive wins lift Watford to third, level on nine points with Liverpool and Chelsea. Palace are 11th with three points.

See: Watford reportPalace report

Next fixtures

Watford: 2 Sep v Spurs (H)
Crystal Palace: 1 Sep v Southampton (H)

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