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Arsenal Lose To Watford In FA Cup

Arsenal Lose To Watford In FA Cup
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English FA Cup holders Arsenal were knocked out in the quarterfinals by Watford as the Gunners lost 2-1 at home to their Premier League counterparts.


Arsene Wenger’s side went into the game looking to keep up their hopes of winning a third straight FA Cup, but they were defeated by Watford who advanced to the semifinals.

Odion Ighalo put Watford in front five minutes into the second half when he turned Gabriel Paulista to hook a shot past goalkeeper David Ospina.

The visitors doubled their lead in the 63rd minute through a brilliant goal from Adlene Guedioura, who smashed into the top corner.

Arsenal pulled a goal back in the 88th minute through Danny Welbeck, but it was too little, too late from the home side.

The Gunners travel to Barcelona for the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday, having lost the first leg 2-0, while they are eight points adrift of leaders Leicester in the Premier League.

Watford join Crystal Palace and Everton in the semifinals of the FA Cup, with the fourth quarterfinal to be played on Sunday between Manchester United and West Ham.