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Deeney double earns Watford victory at Palace

Football Soccer - Crystal Palace v Watford - Barclays Premier League - Selhurst Park - 13/2/16 Troy Deeney celebrates after scoring the second goal for Watford Action Images via Reuters / Alex Morton Livepic
Football Soccer - Crystal Palace v Watford - Barclays Premier League - Selhurst Park - 13/2/16Troy Deeney celebrates after scoring the second goal for WatfordAction Images via Reuters / Alex MortonLivepic

(Reuters) - Troy Deeney's late goal earned Watford a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace in a lively Premier League game at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak fouled Deeney in the area and the Watford striker calmly converted the resulting penalty after 15 minutes.

Watford had chances to extend their lead but Emmanuel Adebayor headed in an equaliser on the stroke of halftime, the

Togo striker's first goal for his new club.

Adebayor almost scored again with another strong header but it was well saved by Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes and Deeney sealed the points for the visitors with a firm drive eight minutes from time.

(Reporting by Ed Osmond, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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