Watford 3-2 Wolves AET: Troy Deeney hails Hornets’ desire with incredible FA Cup comeback victory


Watford 3-2 Wolves AET: Troy Deeney hails Hornets’ desire with incredible FA Cup comeback victory

Watford captain Troy Deeney was full of praise for his team-mates’ desire after they reached the FA Cup final in sensational style.

The Hornets beat Wolves 3-2 after extra-time despite going 2-0 down with over an hour played thanks to goals from Matt Doherty and Raul Jiminez.

Wolves had one foot in the final when Jiminez (masked) put them 2-0 up

However, substitute Gerard Deulofeu’s excellent chip and Deeney’s stoppage-time penalty took the game to extra-time.

And the stunning comeback was complete when Deulofeu grabbed his second of the game – sliding the ball beyond John Ruddy’s reach.

Deeney needed nerves of steel when taking his penalty but when interviewed by talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams after the game the striker linked back to an interview where he accused Arsenal of lacking ‘cojones’ following a Premier League match at Vicarage Road in October 2017.

Deeney rifled his penalty home to level the tie up

So when asked about the spot-kick, Deeney immediately piped up: “Did someone say cojones, right?”

Abrahams then asked Deeney if this performance makes him a Watford legend in reference to an interview the pair had in the build-up to the semi-final.

Deeney replied alongside team-mate Adrian Mariappa: “I said you can’t be a legend while you’re playing and it’s not up to me to say I’m a legend. I’m just grafting, the same as Adrian does every day.

“We’re very proud of our personal achievements at this club – goals, games and so on.