Yesterday saw millions of viewers tune in to watch the second FA Cup semi-final of the weekend and they’d all have been hoping for it to be a better game than the one they’d watched 24 hours previously. Watford and Wolves didn’t disappoint either, as Gerard Deulofeu helped the Hornets sting Wolves with an incredible performance from the bench.
— Gerard Deulofeu (@gerardeulofeu) April 7, 2019
If you’re reading this and haven’t yet had a chance to watch the highlights of the five-goal Wembley thriller, go and do so just to see Deulofeu’s incredible goal to start the Watford comeback. The Spaniard seemingly had nothing on when he picked the ball up wide in the Wolves box, yet he produced a marvellous chip out of nowhere to stun Wolves.
From there, the momentum was all Watford, and the Hornets kept buzzing around and causing problems until they won their late penalty. After forcing extra-time, it always looked like a matter of when and not if Watford would win it, and once again it was Deulofeu who grabbed the all-important goal. The Spaniard has become lethal under Javi Gracia, and the Watford fans will be desperate for him to fire them towards FA Cup glory in next month’s final.
You can read the Hornet’s verdict on Deulofeu here:
— . (@DeadeyeDoucoure) 7 April 2019
Oh oh oh he’s magic, you know…. Well played, sir. Man of the match! #WatfordFC
— Omar Moore (@popcornreel) April 7, 2019
You are one of the most beautiful men alive.
— . (@DeulofeuGOAT) April 7, 2019
ridiculous cameo, what a performance
— 3 (@skafroz1) 7 April 2019
— Santi19 (@MagicanSanti) 7 April 2019
Fantastic display from you, coming off the bench. Hope the ankle is ok for next week
— Deano aka DD (@Deanouk73) April 7, 2019
he’s magic, you knowwwww, Gerard Deulofeu
— Abby Stevens (@AbbyStevens22) 7 April 2019
Thank you Gerard us Hornets are in dream land what a match
— Chris Faulder (@CHR15FWFC) 7 April 2019
Goal of the season….fantastic performance Gerry
— Chill (@chill_doubt) 7 April 2019
The Hornets were left mesmerised by Deulofeu and will be desperate for him to repeat his heroics when they return to Wembley to face Manchester City next month.