Watford squeeze past QPR into FA Cup last eight

REUTERS/David Klein

Premier League’s Watford were made to sweat to beat lowly Championship club Queens Park Rangers 1-0 on Friday and book their spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in four seasons.

Watford had possession in the first half but struggled to make any inroads against the solid home defence until Etienne Capoue swept a low shot into the net in first half stoppage time.

QPR turned the tables after the break, controlling the midfield but lacking the final touch up front.

Watford, who have never won the competition, put the ball in the net again in the 73rd minute but Andre Gray’s effort was ruled offside in a very narrow call.

The visitors did it well in the final minutes, dropping deep to protect their lead as QPR frantically searched for an equaliser and with captain Toni Leistner missing a golden opportunity from point-blank range .

Premier League heavyweights Manchester City are in action on Saturday at Newport County.

REUTERS/Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Pritha Sarkar

Coman steers Bayern to 3-2 comeback win at Augsburg
Fekir gives Lyon 2-1 win against Guingamp
Watford sign centre back Dawson from West Brom
ITV signs four-year deal to make FA Cup games free-to-air from 2021
Relentless will to improve drives City to greatness
Man City crush Watford 6-0 to complete treble in style
Watford’s Deeney eyes happy end to journey from prison to FA Cup final
Gracia stands in way of Guardiola’s treble dream

Leave a Reply

  1. August 23, 2019

    299143 898848Some times its a pain within the ass to read what blog owners wrote but this internet website is rattling user friendly ! . 505393