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FA Cup Holders Arsenal Stunned By Watford

English FA Cup

Result:  Arsenal  1-2 Watford

Date:  13 March 2016

Venue:  Emirates Stadium

Arsenal were stunned by Watford 2-1 in a tightly contested FA Cup encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners had the better start, typically controlling possession in the early exchanges. The hosts dominated play and even had a goal disallowed for off-side in the 10th minute after Olivier Giroud had slotted it neatly past the Watford goalkeeper.

Arsenal continued to look great on the ball, creating chances, Elneny having a super chance in the 30th minute  and another lovely opportunity ten minutes later, but the attacker was unable to convert any of his chances and had to settle for a goalless score at the break.

Before Arsenal could settle after the restart, Ighalo rocked up to break the deadlock with a 50th minute effort that handed Watford the slender  1-0 advantage. The Gunners began to regain control of the encounter as the match progressed, but just when they started to get going, Adlène Guédioura doubled the visitors’ lead to make it 2-0.

It took some time for The Gunners to regain that momentum, but as the match drew to a close the men in red began to dominate play once more and this time were rewarded with a 66th minute goal from Danny Welbeck. That came a bit too late though as Watford held on for the victory.

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