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FA Cup glory possible - Success

27th January 2019, 16:16 by Craig Smithson

Isaac Success is hoping Watford can win the FA Cup despite the magic of the competition appearing to be wearing off elsewhere.

The striker cemented Watford's place in the fifth-round draw with the second goal in a 2-0 fourth-round win at Newcastle in a game which said much about the cup's current standing in the cash-rich Premier League era.

Hornets boss Javi Gracia made 11 changes and opposite number Rafael Benitez seven for a tie which was played out in front of a crowd of just 34,604 at St James' Park, very nearly 18,000 short of capacity at the usually packed stadium, with both looking ahead to important midweek league fixtures.

However, Success was refreshingly enthusiastic when asked if Watford could go all the way.

He told the club's official website: "It's possible, nothing is impossible. We just have to keep going, working hard like this and approach each game as it comes game by game."

Gracia's entirely new team made a better fist of it than their hosts, who were dreadful throughout, although it was all relative and apart from a few flashes of brilliance from midfielder Will Hughes, there was little to excite the crowd.

It was Hughes' astute 62nd-minute pass which allowed Andre Gray to open the scoring, and he was involved again at the death in the move from which Success wrapped up the win.

He said: "It was a good game for us, 11 changes - it's not an easy decision for the coach, but he has so much confidence in the players and we're happy about that.

"We are working hard and we're happy to proceed to the next round."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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