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Watford Through To FA Cup Quarter-finals After Beating QPR

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A hard-fought 1-0 victory against battling Queens Park Rangers has seen Watford reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in four seasons.

Etienne Capoue’s finish on the stroke of half-time, after Tom Cleverley’s mis-hit, proved the difference.

Championship QPR went close through Massimo Luongo, while Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes marked his 38th birthday with a fine save to deny Nahki Wells.

But Watford progressed after scoring from their only shot on target.

With no replays in this season’s fifth-round ties, QPR captain Toni Leistner spurned a great chance to force extra-time at Loftus Road when he missed from point-blank range after Darnell Furlong’s cross in the closing stages.

This was another determined performance from Javi Gracia’s Watford, who had to dig deep on their way to another clean sheet.

 

Capoue Celebrating His Goal Against QPR

The Premier League club have not conceded a goal in three games in this season’s competition but they lived dangerously, particularly in the first half, when QPR carved out several good chances.

At the other end of the pitch, chances were few and far between.

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