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The Premier league season this year has been one of the most unexpected and unpredictable campaigns in a long time. The FA Cup certainly has not been far behind.

FA Cup semi-final draw: Crystal Palace vs. Watford
The biggest shock in the quarterfinal round of matches came from Watford, who beat Arsenal at the Emirates. Even the most sceptical Gunners fan might have not expected this defeat considering the form of Wenger's men in the FA Cup over the last two years.

With the Premier league title running away from them after every league match and with Arsenal almost out of the Champions league at the time, it was evident that Wenger would have seriously wanted to win a domestic cup. Hence, Watford need to be congratulated even more for their effort and goals from Ighalo and Guedioura helped them go to Wembley.

Watford have endured a mixed campaign this season. Sanchez Flores' men enjoyed a good start to the Premier league campaign but have faded away as the season draws to a close. With Premier league safety almost confirmed, the Hornets have something to look forward to.

Crystal Palace have equally been shambolic under Pardew in this Premier league season. With Pardew enjoying a strong finish with the Eagles last season and the capturing of the likes of Yohan Cabaye, who by the way scored for them in the FA Cup quarterfinal, had promised a lot this season.

Crystal Palace's season has been like a roller coaster ride since 2015, when the Mansion - who runs a few sites like Casino.com online casino, came on board as T Shirt sponsors but they have done well to reach the semis in the FA Cup. Perhaps their performance is like a casino gamble, where people win some and lose some. It remains to be seen whether Crystal Palace's casino style gamble will pay off in the semis.

However, the Eagles have been languishing at the bottom half of the table.The win over Reading, however, in the quarterfinal has given the opportunity to Palace for a famous FA cup triumph. Pardew may emphasized the importance of the league form but deep down he would love to come away with a cup triumph, in what has been an uninspiring season for the Eagles.

Everton may be the slight favourites for this season's FA cup. But both Watford and Palace are very much capable of upsetting the normal proceedings just like the current Premier league season.

The impressive performances of Odion Ighalo for Watford this season have certainly attracted interest from various Premier league clubs. Now, it seems Watford are ready to sell their star striker in the summer if the right offer comes their way.

Manchester United, Arsenal & Atlético de Madrid are all interested in signing Odion Ighalo in the summer.
With the club looking to end the season on a strong note, they were quite defiant in their stance of not letting Ighalo leave in the January transfer window. However, they are willing to listen to offers for Ighalo in the summer. It has been reported that Arsenal and Manchester United are very much interested in signing the Nigerian.

Watford are willing to negotiate in the range of £12 million. The fee with respect to which Watford are willing to negotiate could be considered as a bargain in the current transfer market scenario where inflated amounts have been quite frequently quoted by clubs.

The impressive partnership of Ighalo and Deeney this season had given a strong start to the Hornets this season but the club faced a dip in their form in the last few months. Ighalo has been known for his physicality and it is a trait which is quite essential to be successful in the Premier league.

The 26 year old has also been tracked by La Liga giants Atletico Madrid who are looking for a replacement after the surprise departure of Jackson Martinez to Jiangsu Suning in the January transfer window.

Watford manager Quique Flores has praised Mauricio Pochettino's team in the wake of their latest defeat at White Hart Lane.

Watford manager Quique Flores has hailed Tottenham Hotspur as the most complete team in the Premier League.
Flores went on to state that the Tottenham team his team faced on the weekend was the best team they have played against this season. It is quite a big compliment given that the Watford manager has already played against the likes of City and Chelsea twice this season.

Flores added that the quality displayed by Spurs in their 1-0 win over Watford was amazing and that they always looked to recover the ball as soon as possible.

Tottenham have been praised for their work ethic this season and their manager Pochettino deserves much praise for organizing a young team the way he has done this season.

Tottenham had around 25 shots on target in the game against Watford and every outfield player for Spurs had a pop at goal. Although they were only able to score one goal, courtesy their right back Tripper, such was the domination by Spurs that Flores considered the score line as the only positive for the Hornets.

Tottenham have been considered as one of the favorites for the Premier league title given that they are just five points adrift of league leaders Leicester City.

The next weekend promises to be an entertaining one given the top four would be playing against each other, with Spurs set to play against City at the Etihad, a team they had thumped at White Hart Lane earlier this season.

The fixture of Watford against City at the start of the campaign will see the Premier league newcomers facing title challengers.



Watford vs Manchester City: Preview
However, a lot has happened in this season and mid way through this campaign, it would not be wrong for Pellegrini to feel that this game would be one of several difficult ones that City still have to play in the league.

City played out a dull draw against Leicester the last time out and to be fair it was not a bad point against a team who have just lost twice in the league. However, their closest title challengers Arsenal have leapfrogged them and it is important that City stay within touching distance with a good result against Watford. They do not have to go too far to know the trouble Watford can cause to the big teams.

Chelsea were held to a draw at Stamford Bridge and Tottenham had to battle out with a late victory at Vicarage Road in the last two games involving the Hornets. City will certainly be boosted by the arrival of Aguero but they would have to be more wary of the striking duo of their opponents. In Ighalo and Deeney, Watford possess the league's in form strike partnership. Watford would certainly like to bounce back from their late defeat to Tottenham  and will surely make things difficult for a City side who won against them in August earlier in the campaign.

Watford would be without the services of Nathan Ake, who was sent off against Spurs in the last game. Behrami would be expected to start the game against City with Holebas most likely to come in for Ake. City would most likely start with Aguero with Bony relegated to the bench. They would, though, once again miss the presence of their talisman Kompany at the back.

Watford Starting 11:
Gomes, Cathcart, Britos, Anya, Holebas, Jurado, Capoue, Behrami, Abdi, Ighalo, Deeney

Manchester City Starting 11:
Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero

Predicted Score:
Watford 2-2 Manchester City

According to certain well known sources from the Manchester United camp, it is to be believed that Louis Van Gaal had the matches against Stoke City and Chelsea to save his job. However, for LVG, the first opportunity to prove his critics wrong was a disaster.

Louis van Gaal hints he may quit after Manchester United's loss to Stoke City
There is something about Stoke City that makes them raise their levels against the Premier League elite. Victories against Chelsea and Manchester City proved that a visit to the Britannia Stadium is definitely one of the most difficult fixtures for any Premier League team. However, in the game between United and Stoke, in the first half it felt like there was only team out there to win the game.

The Stoke City players, with Arnautovic and Bojan in particular, looked more lively and threatening than any other United player. The first goal arrived through a moment of sloppiness from Depay, which allowed Johnson to provide an assist for the in form Bojan. The second one was a one to remember with a brilliant strike from Arnautovic, putting the ball past the hapless De Gea. Stoke City, in fact, could have scored more in the first half with Arnautovic getting behind the defence on a couple of occasions.

In the second half, LVG brought in Rooney for the ineffective Depay to add bit more bite to the United attack. United did look more threatening in the early part of that second half and it begged the question of why didn't they show this urgency in the first. Rooney looked slightly sharper but it would not be an exaggeration to state that he was more of a pain to referee Kevin Friend than the Stoke defence.

The Red Devils, however, faded away towards the end of the second half with the only good chance coming Fellaini's way. Rooney did well to put the ball in the box but the Belgian's strike was well saved by Stoke's in form goalkeeper Jack Butland. It turned out to be a comfortable win for the Potters in the end.

The United attack looked blunt and predictable. LVG certainly looked disappointed at the end of the game and the United manager did not sound confident when asked about his future. Their next game is against Chelsea, who are struggling themselves, and a defeat against the champions at Old Trafford would be unfathomable even for the otherwise patient United management.

The game between Chelsea and Watford started the second spell for Hiddink with the club he last managed in 2009. Although the result was not the one which was expected for the Dutch manager, there were definitely some positives that the manager could take from the game.

Costa double ensures the points are split against an impressive Watford
For a start, the chants in favor of Jose Mourinho were not present and there was the kind of support one expects from the home support at Stamford Bridge in the match against Watford. Chelsea started brightly like they did in the game against Sunderland and enjoyed around eighty percent possession in the first ten to twelve minutes.

Finally they did break the deadlock, albeit surprisingly, through a well taken goal by their out of form forward Diego Costa. Like in the game against Sunderland, Chelsea scored through a corner kick with John Terry providing the assist. Chelsea looked comfortable for most of the first half until an inexplicable moment of madness from Matic.

The Serbian midfielder completely misjudged the flight of the ball handling the ball in the box. Troy Deeney had no problems converting the resulting spot kick. In the second half again, the game started to look scrappy with Watford having the better chances to score. In the end, it was none other than Ighalo, who helped Watford take the lead after a wicked deflection from his strike took the ball past Courtois.

Although Chelsea did look more fluent in this game, it once again felt their defensive frailties, which have let them down all season, would haunt them again. However, a tremendous pick out by Willian put Costa through, who impressively scored for the second time in the match and put Chelsea level. Costa, in particular, looked sharp and would be ruing the moment when he took the yellow card, which would make him miss the match at Old Trafford.

However, the turning point in the match came late on in the second half. Substitute Hazard was fouled in the box by Behrami. However, Oscar lacked the composure shown by Deeney on the other end and missed the resulting spot kick. Watford finally held on for a very good point. On the balance of play, it seemed like a fair result with both teams creating chances at either end.

Hiddink would be disappointed with only a draw and it shows that the Chelsea manager still has some things to sort out. Next up is United who have their own struggles and a win at Old Trafford would certainly be a statement from Chelsea's point of view.

Liverpool have confirmed that defender Martin Skrtel will be out for six weeks after limping off in Liverpool’s 0-3 defeat to Watford on Sunday.

Liverpool will be without Martin Skrtel for six weeks.
Liverpool fans were relishing the return of France defender Mamadou Sakho, but now Liverpool will be without their main defenders Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel for coming weeks.

Liverpool’s injury list has kept growing and now Skrtel joins Milner, Sturridge and Lovren in the sidelines.

Martin Skrtel has played 26 matches for Liverpool this season in all competitions.

Skrtel posted on his Instagram account saying that “he had suffered a tear in his hamstring and tendon”.

He posted that, "I will work hard on my recovery and will do everything to come back as soon as possible, and even stronger than before."

Jurgen Klopp will be looking to add reinforcements to the squad in the January transfer window. Liverpool are already linked with Joe Matip and Nevan Subotic, with the latter being a huge possibility to join the Merseyside club.

Klopp managed to provide Liverpool a lifeline following the departure of Brendan Rodgers. Even though the English giants enjoyed a string of good results and stellar performances under the German, their current form in the Premier League has become a concern for the fans.

Liverpool are yet to register a win in this month
Liverpool lost their second consecutive away game in the Premier League against Watford on Sunday. The Merseyside club could not do any worse for the manager after dropping on to 9th position in the league.


Klopp during the post-match interview commented, "I know how strong this team can be and it is my job to help them show it much more often than we have,"

"We came here to do something really different from what you saw. Between what we wanted to do and what everybody could see, there is a big gap. After Southampton, everyone thought 'wow', and after Man City. But that's one part of what we can do.

"Today we saw the complete other side and maybe the truth is somewhere in the middle. It's not that bad."

Klopp urged Liverpool fans to have patience, as the club is still in a progress of transition and they can be better by the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are looking to announce their first signing under Klopp, as Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic is scheduled to have a medical during this week for the English giants.

For the first time LVG had to play without his high profile strikers. With Rooney and Martial both ruled out of the match, Van Gaal needed another source for the goals. Ironically, it was Memphis, who had a rather slow start to the season, who scored from a delightful ball from Herrera.

Manchester United snatch dramatic win against Watford
This was the ideal opportunity for Memphis to impress his boss and a man of the match display in this game would not have done any harm to his reputation in that regard. Memphis was lively and looked hungry for most of the game and the fact that he stayed for the entire game showed a good sign.
United have the best defensive record in the league and it was always going to be tough for the Hornets to get back in the game. United kept the ball quite well courtesy Schweinsteiger and the vital interceptions of Schneiderlin which gave the defense that much needed protection.

De Gea had very little to do in the first half and it just felt that the philosophy of LVG of keeping possession of the ball was very much the right thing to do in this situation. The only disappointment for LVG in the first half was the injury to Herrera.

After a tepid display in the first half, Watford gave a good account of themselves in the second. There was a five to ten minute period where Watford was on top with Deeney having two of his strikes directly aimed at De Gea.

Ighalo in particular was exceptional in holding up the ball and gave a torrid time to the defenders. The fact that Jones had to be substituted midway through the second half did not make the situation any better. Hence, it was not a surprise that it was Ighalo's hold up that provided Watford with a penalty.

Rojo has been criticized for his slack defending at times and in that case again it was a needless foul that gave away the penalty.It was an emotional game for Deeney ,who had brought his prison mates to see the match in order to show his revival, but he showed no nerves and stuck a cool penalty which gave Watford the well deserved equalizer.

At that moment United were blaming their lost chances, especially the one of Lingard where he missed a one on one opportunity with Gomes just moments ago.

However, it was United that had the last laugh. Gomes made a brilliant save from Smalling. In the resulting corner after some chaos in the box, the ball fell kindly to Schweinsteiger who drilled it across the box. Deeney had his dream turn into a nightmare wherein his desperate save to keep the ball out made him give away an own goal.

It was a vital win for Manchester United who stole a win in the dying minutes of the game. They are currently second in the table only behind Leicester City. At the end of the day, with no disrespect to Leicester, United would be the happiest lot seeing both their major title rivals City and Arsenal succumbing to defeat.

Manchester United sit fourth in the premier league table and can go on top if they beat Watford at Vicarage Road. Considering the fact that Watford last defeated United in 1986, the fixture should not have been one of great headache to Louis Van Gaal. However, the International Break has proved unlucky for LVG with some fresh injury news.

Watford vs Manchester United
Watford:
Watford have one of the best defences in the league with just 12 goals conceded in as many matches. They do not have any fresh injury concerns. Considering that this is a match where they have nothing to lose and it is United visiting their home, the players would be definitely looking to impress.

With Ighalo in particular being impressive this season, Watford would certainly look to him for the goals. A Gomes howler proved fatal for them in the last game against Leicester and they would hope to not concede such goals against United.

Manchester United:
Two weeks ago, before the International Break, LVG would have not thought he would be faced with an issue where none of his top strikers would be available for the game against Watford. Rooney is sidelined due to illness and Martial picked up a knock in the friendly against England.

With Fellaini, his make shift striker also out, LVG would have to depend on Lingard, Wilson or Depay for the goals. Depay would certainly feel this is the perfect opportunity for him to impress, with the winger having to endure a really slow start to his united career.

The injury sustained to Carrick may not prove of huge significance with Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger to play in the double pivot. Darmian would look to be back in the starting line up having missed out due to suspension in the last game.

Watford Probable Starting 11:

Gomes, Nyom, Ake, Cathcart, Britos, Watson, Capoue, Deeney, Anya, Abdi, Ighalo

Manchester United Probable Starting 11:

De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Schneiderlin , Schweinsteiger, Mata, Herrera, Lingard, Depay


Predicted Score: Watford 1-1 Manchester United

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