August 26, 2018 / 2:36 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Watford beat Palace to maintain 100 percent record

* Watford beat Crystal Palace 2-1 for a third win in three games

* Victory kept Javi Gracia’s team among the pacemakers

* Watford’s Etienne Capoue might have been sent off early on

* Capoue made first goal for Roberto Pereyra in the 53rd minute

* Jose Holebas scored the second with what looked like a cross

* Wilfried Zaha pulled a goal back for Palace 12 minutes from time

* Watford home to Tottenham next; Palace home to Southampton

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Aug 26 (Reuters) - Unfancied Watford continued their great start to the Premier League season with a third successive win when they beat visiting Crystal Palace 2-1 on Sunday.

It was the first time they had begun with three wins out of three in the top tier of English football, keeping them right up among the early pacemakers.

Etienne Capoue might have been sent off for an early foul on Wilfried Zaha, so Palace were aggrieved that he made the opening goal for Roberto Pereyra in the 53rd minute.

Defender Jose Holebas doubled the lead with what looked like an intended cross before Zaha reduced arrears 12 minutes from the end. (Reporting by Steve Tongue Editing by Toby Davis)

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