QPR v Watford: FA Cup fifth round – live!

15 February 2019 06:52
FA Cup fifth-round updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offLive scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeAnd you can email Paul here or tweet him @Paul_Doyle 6.51pm GMT Javi Gracia fielded entirely second-strong sides in the previous rounds but here he has made fewer changes - just the five from their last Premier League outing. The home team, meanwhile, field exactly the same side that began Tuesdays 2-1 defeat at Bristol City. QPR: Lumley, Furlong, Leistner, Hall, Wszolek, Cousins, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell, Wells, Smith 6.46pm GMT Welcome to the first of this season’s fifth-round duels to the death: there’ll be no replays from this point on so this contest will be decided today, in normal time, in extra-time or by shootout. One way or another, we’re going to have ourselves a winner.What a chance this is, then, for one of these clubs to reach the quarter-finals of a tournament that neither has ever won (though both did reach a final in the 1980s). And they’re got nothing much else on this season: QPR are 18th in the Championship but not really at risk of relegation despite losing their last five league matches, while Watford are eighth in the Premier League, with, admittedly, a possibility of clinching a Europa League place, which would be nice. But not as nice as landing the first major trophy in the club’s history, right? Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian