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Crystal Palace vs Watford highlights: Wilfried Zaha penalty relegates Watford at Selhurst Park

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Crystal Palace host Watford at Selhurst Park in the Premier League this afternoon, knowing victory would send them into the top half and relegate the Hornets.

Patrick Vieira saw his side get back to winning ways last time out when a stoppage-time winner from Wilfried Zaha saw the Eagles beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s Stadium, having previously gone four games without a win. Another three points today would take them as high as ninth in the table if other results go their way.

Hornets boss Roy Hodgson can expect a warm welcome from Selhurst Park on his first return since leaving the club as manager last summer. He will be focused on the task at hand, though knowing Watford’s Premier League status currently hangs by the thinnest of hairs. The visitors require a huge mathematical swing to avoid the drop and would be down with anything but a win this afternoon.

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Palace have an almost completely full squad to choose from today, with only full-back Nathan Ferguson unavailable for the clash. Watford are waiting on late fitness tests for Tom Cleverley and Craig Cathcart, while Cucho Hernandez has returned to training but won’t make the trip to south London.

With our dedicated live blog below, you can follow along with everything that happens at Selhurst Park this afternoon. We’ll be building up to kick-off with all the latest news before providing match updates and reactions from both managers.

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