James McArthur scored an injury-time winner as Crystal Palace came from behind to seal a dramatic win in a Barclays Premier League match on Tuesday December 12, 2017.
A minute later Bakary Sako equalised before McArthur tucked the ball home from Wilfried Zaha’s cross. The victory took Palace out the bottom three for the first time this season.
Daryl Janmaat had earlier piled on the misery for Christian Benteke as the Crystal Palace striker attempted to make up for his penalty shocker.
Benteke had been warned by boss Roy Hodgson he needed to win over the fans after his spot-kick miss on Saturday against Bournemouth. The mixed reception when the striker’s name was read out before kick-off confirmed the matter was not closed for some supporters.
A late tackle on Janmaat stopped the wing-back from getting a clear sight of goal before a vital touch by the Hornets skipper steered Richarlison’s low cross wide.
While Hodgson’s side were clinging on at the back, they made precious little headway against a formidable Watford backline.
Silva had been frustrated Marvin Zeegelaar failed to have his red card on Saturday overturned but Sebastian Prodl stepped in to fill the gap.