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Wolves avenge FA Cup heartbreak with 2-1 win at Watford

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Wolves avenge FA Cup heartbreak with 2-1 win at Watford
Premier League - Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - April 27, 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota scores their second goal REUTERS/Ian Walton   -   Copyright  IAN WALTON(Reuters)
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April 27 (Reuters) – Wolverhampton Wanderers got some measure of revenge for a stinging FA Cup defeat by Watford earlier this month by beating them 2-1 in a lively Premier League clash on Saturday.

Having thrown away a two-goal lead in their 3-2 defeat by the Hornets at Wembley on April 7, Wolves enjoyed better fortunes this time after goals by Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota gave them the win at Vicarage Road.

Jimenez saw a close-range effort cleared off the line before he fired the visitors into a 41st-minute lead with a close-range header at the far post, after livewire Jota had delivered a superb cross from the left.

An awful back-pass by Ryan Bennett gifted Watford a 49th-minute equaliser as Andre Gray scored his fifth goal in the last seven home games when he rounded goalkeeper Rui Patricio and slotted home from 13 metres past a Wolves defender.

Another howler, by Watford keeper Ben Foster this time, settled the contest to leave Wolves seventh on 54 points from 36 games, four ahead of eighth-placed Everton and ninth-placed Watford.

Foster was left stranded after misjudging a lofted long ball from the halfway line and Jota steered it into an empty net with a fine first-time shot from seven metres in the 77th minute.

(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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