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Watford Beat Wolves 3-2; To Face Man City In FA Cup Finals

Watford Beat Wolves 3-2; To Face Man City In FA Cup Finals

Isaac Success’ Watford will face Manchester City in the finals of the English FA Cup after they came from a two goals down to beat Wolves 3-2 after extra time in a pulsating semi-final clash played at the Wembley stadium on Sunday reports Completesports.com.

The Nigerian international was not included in the Hornets matchday squad.

Matt Doherty and Raul Jimenez scored in either half of normal time to put Wolves ahead but Gerard Deulofeu came off the bench to turn the tie on its head, scoring a world-class goal with 11 minutes to go to set up a dramatic finale.

Watford’s pressure was relentless and it told as Troy Deeney was tripped by Leander Dendoncker in the final seconds of the match at Wembley, allowing the Hornets’ skipper to brush himself down and convert for extra time.

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Deulofeu then scored the decisive fifth goal of the match in the first half of extra time, becoming the seventh player to score a brace in the semi-final of an FA Cup tie and setting up a showdown with Manchester City here in a month’s time.

The win was second for Watford in eight previous encounters in this competitions.

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    He must leave this summer to save his career or be forever doomed.

    Gracious God, what a game.
    I feel for wolves though.

    • Iheanacho doesn’t plat for Watford, Isaac Success does.

      Both may need to drop down a level to a “lesser” or lower league in order to get play time and maybe find teams that play to their strengths in order for them to get back to relevance


  • I know he plays for Leicester, i mean he can get play time in Watford or wolves or any other premiership club that will give him opportunity to show what he can do.

    • Ok cool, but there is very little difference between the three sides. Maybe one or two points Leicester and Wolves on 47 points, Watford on 46, similar goals difference as well. I think if Iheanacho were to go to Watford, he could end up the same as Success, on the bench or even not in the squad, so no difference really.

      He needs to drop down further to a bottom half of the table club, maybe Crystal Palace or Brighton, or even the Championship.

      Failing that maybe a mid table club in Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey or Portugal. A club ready to build their play around them

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        Big D….I think those kids need to get the hell out of England all together. Portugal, Netherlands or France I will recommend.

  • Gideon S 2 years ago

    I concur, @BigD

  • Isaac Success actually plays regularly and Iheanacho makes match day squads in every fixture (meaning he trains well and hard).

    Success has played for 90 minutes in 2 matches recently and has played considerable minutes in others: all these point to the fact that he is firmly a core member of the squad.

    It will be regression or drop in stature and status for a player of Isaac Success, known to play in Premier leagues (an u17 world cup winner), to drop to the English Championship or a lower league.

    It will be like asking Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane or Phil Foden to drop to a lower league because they’re not starting each and every game for Man City – that is not the mentality of an ambitious player.

    Isaac is already integral to Watford’s plans. He should work harder to further cement his position and raise his profile so that clubs similar to Watford (or better) will be ready to splash some cash for his services.

    Same goes for Iheanacho: how can you go from Man City to Leicester City and then to Bristol City (English Championship Club) in 6 years?

    If that is not regression of the highest order I don’t know what else is.

    Yes, perhaps Iheanacho should move to a less competitive, still reputable premier league side (like Holland, Belgium, France or even a top 4 team in Turkey).

    But I wouldn’t advocate for either of them to drop to the English Championship, not because I think the Championship is not appropriate (I am a big fan of the English Championship).

    I just think that either by accident or design, Iheanacho and Success have nurtured their own careers to a very high level; even making match day squads in the English Premier League is something many a Nigerian football will only dream of.

    From here, regardless of how fans think they are doing, they should endeavor to work really hard to move to higher clubs or work hard to maintain their present level.

    Dropping down levels should not be an option; they both have it in them to be better.

    • Greetings Deo. Looking at one stat (I team to check on the playing regularly), I was surprised to see Success has played in 25+ matches this season and Iheanacho 30+. However, if one looks at the minutes played this season they are less than 1/2 the minutes played by first team regulars.

      Iheanacho has played the dying minutes of the last few games for Leicester 1 minute and 3 minutes. Yes they have quality, yes they are integral to the plans of both managers, and yes they are talented, but are simply not getting the minutes.

      I’m not going to compare with every present Ndidi, rather, I’ll compare with their peers (under 17 WC winners) Osimhen has played 2,229 minutes this season, Chukwueze has played 2,497. Composite with 909 minutes for Isaac and Kelechi 1,207. Another youngster Awoniyi who spent a lot of time on the bench in a venture that is regarded as a failure in Gent earlier in the drain that resulted in a move and more playing time in RE Mouscron has notched up 1,697 minutes so far this season, more than both of them.

      I agree, a step down cam be seen as undesirable, but could be the kick start they need (even if it is a temporary loan move). It worked for both Osimhen who moved down from the Bundesliga to Belgium and it also worked for Awoniyi from a top club to one lower in the table.

      But there is no guarantee that it’ll work for either, they just have to identify the club that fits.

      It’s just me looking for the best for both the players as well as the country. Then again there are some massive clubs in the championship which have the ability to go up: Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston villa. They are not all Bristol city or Brantford lol.

      Any yes, big clubs in Europe as well: Galatasary, Fyenoord, Anderlecht, Lyon who all regularly play Champions League, Europa League asks vie for league table top in the other countries

      • Damn typos composite: compare, drain season

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        What shall it profit a player to sit on the bench in a big club and only get play 1-5 mins of football every week and suffer the loss of his place in the national team…?!
        Players playing in lesser clubs are getting national team invitations ahead of AFCON and no one, not even G.Rohr greatest critics can say its not justified. That’s why i always shake my head when that assertion comes up that Ighalo should have gone to sit on the bench for 6 months at Barcelona, just for the sake of wearing the blaugrana shirt when the AFCON is around the corner. You cant teach an old dog new tricks.

  • @Big and @Dr Drey, thanks.

    In a roundabout way, we are saying the same thing.

    Both should perhaps leave but, what I am saying (which BigD approves), is that the move should be to clubs of similar standings or slightly less to where they are now.

    Newcastle, Celtic, Rangers, Lyon, Porto, Galastasary, Olympiacos, Shacter Donesk, Red Bull…. (you get my drift).

    Decent, known clubs in premier leagues is where they should head. I think they have pushed their careers to a decent level. It will he a shame to see either languish in the English Championship for many seasons…..

    • onwajunior 2 years ago

      Don’t worry guys. I believe Nacho and Isaac will move once they get their passports. For Nacho, I think it’s 1yr remaining (assuming he got his permit in 2015). So we are already there. Lolz

      I wouldn’t advise them to move to any lower league in the UK…maybe other premier league teams would do or like you guys said, other leagues. Look at that Real Madrid slayer in Ajax, Tadic, who was regarded as average in Southampton. They may want to follow his footsteps, especially Kelechi.