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Emirates FA Cup: Success Benched As Watford Beat Palace To Book Semi-Final Spot

Emirates FA Cup: Success Benched As Watford Beat Palace To Book Semi-Final Spot

Super Eagles forward Isaac Success was an unused substitute as Watford booked a place in the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup following a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at the Vicarage Road, reports Completesports.com.

Watford took advantage of their increasing first-half momentum to move ahead on the half-hour when Etienne Capoue was teed up by Craig Cathcart after Vincent Guiata missed a punch from a corner.

Michy Batshuayi levelled after half-time following a horrible mistake from Adrian Mariappa.

The tie looked to be heading to extra-time with clear chances at a premium late on until Andre Gray, who had been on the pitch barely 60 seconds, slotted in Roberto Pereyra’s perfect lob to seal their progression.

In stoppage time Aaron Wan-Bissaka had the chance to score the latest of undeserved equalising goals, but from just outside the area he shot narrowly wide.

For the first time since their promotion to the Premier League in 2015, Watford are on course to end the season with something to play for.

Success has made two appearances in the competition this season with a goal to his name.

He recently returned to action after spending spending time on the sidelines as a result of injury he picked up during a league game against Tottenham Hotspur early in the year.

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  • SUCCESS ISAAC seems he flatters to deceive. The youngman man after showing alot of promises at the u17 level during the AYC and after the world cup with those flashes of brilliance with Granada years after, Isaac has not really done anything of note in the elite division with Watford fc where he has been in the past couple of season of 3, though injuries might have blighted his career on the other hand.

    It’s so unbelieveable how he’s failed to leave up to his ratings and media hype. Some people also are of the opinion that his uneventful sojourn in the EPL is attributed to style of play which is more suited to the La Liga, which gives room for experession on the ball, possessive football and dribbling runs.

    Others have argued that Isaac Success, like Iheanacho is lazy and hasnt done enough on the field to unlock their huge potential, as a matter of fact, both have allowed the fascination and the lure of the EPL and its attendant media distraction to snuff out the fire that once inflamed their hearts when they both first lit up the EPL, whilst at this , many are suggesting they would better fancy their chances at such other modest leagues as Eredivise, Belgian league, and all, where the pressure to achieve is quite hitting the ceiling.

  • I am really happy with Isaac Success’ season thus far for Watford in the English Premer League.

    At the start of the season, the news emanating from Vicrage Road was that the West African was not in coach Javi Gracia’s plans. A route to the exit door looked imminent.

    However, with hard work, focus, dedication and application, Isaac has cemented his position as an integral part of Watford’s team this term.

    Isaac has featured in high profile matches this season including games against Man City and Liverpool.

    In fact, this is his best period in England with 4 goals so far this season compared with only 1 goal in his previous 2 seasons combined.

    So, is Success living up to potentials? Yes and no.

    Yes, playing in the English Premer League is success in itself however Isaac’s goals to games ratio (1 goal per 7 games) and all-round play leave room for improvement.

    But, the good news is that he will improve. If he continues to work hard and apply himself accordingly, Isaac will be around for seasons to come with much improved overall performances to his play.

    • Bomboy 5 years ago

      I like your optimism deo.
      You always stand by these players, expecting them to get better by the day.

      But I think moving from one goal per season to 4 is hardly any ‘improvement’ (of course, the season is not over and more goals may still come from him).

      Believe me, his coach will soon run out of patience at this rate and he may end up in China soon if he doesn’t up his game

      • Ayphillydegreat 5 years ago

        The coach recently praised him as one of the players who helps the team whenever he’s on the field of play. This season so far has been his best since he came to the EPL. 4 goals for a player who mostly plays on the wings or as a supporting striker/attacking midfielder and the season is not yet over. That IMHO is an improvement.

        Obviously, Success needs to do a lot more to reach his full potential. He’s still only 22 so I expect him to keep improving mostly on been clinical in front of goal. He has the brute strength to trouble any top defender, if he can improve his goals scoring attributes he will definitely be a top forward. 

        • Bomboy 5 years ago

          Good to hear.

          But why do these coaches relegate them to the bench then? I doubt it is because he just returned from injury.

          The same happened to Chukwueze. He was playing well, then suddenly relegated to the benche until recently.

          Is there a quota system that is restricting their appearances?

  • Igbekun Abo 5 years ago

    Watford played well.

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