Watford came from behind against Crystal Palace to deal a massive blow to the Eagles’ hopes of Premier League survival.
Roy Hodgson’s men took the lead in the first half when Craig Cathcart diverted the ball into his own goal but the defender quickly made amends after the break, scoring the equaliser. Palace missed glorious opportunities to add to the scoreline, allowing Watford to take advantage. Tom Cleverley blasted home after coming on as a substitute to secure the points for Javi Gracia.
Once again, Palace’s lack of firepower cost them dearly. The Eagles have now scored just six league goals at home this season – only Huddersfield have netted fewer on their own turf. Hodgson has been vocal in his search of a new forward which must be a priority before the January window closes. Adding a regular goalscorer to the squad would help steer the club away from the relegation zone.
The perfect target would be RB Salzburg hitman – Munas Dabbur. Valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, the Israel international has been a regular goalscorer in Austria for a number of years and was crucial to Salzburg’s successful title bid last season, scoring 22 league goals as well as seven in the Europa League.
Dabbur has once again been in fine form, finding the back of the net 20 times in just 30 appearances during all competitions this season. The 26-year-old is the complete forward, with lethal finishing ability and expert runs – he would link up perfectly with Wilfred Zaha in the Palace attack. Not only does Dabbur excel at scoring, but he also brings his team-mates into the game, registering six assists in all competitions so far.
The forward is approaching the prime of his career and the former England manager should do all he can to lure him to England.
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