Watford and Wolves played out one of the great FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday, with the former fighting back from two down to claim a sensational 3-2 victory in extra time, courtesy of goals from Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu (two).
The Hornets captain must have had ice in his veins to equalise from the spot in the 94th minute and thus force the game to two hours, although he was anything but calm after scoring it, wheeling away to the Vicarage Road faithful with rapture.
While the number nine’s celebration was far from subdued, he had a lot to say on his opposite number, Raul Jimenez, after seeing a replay of the Mexican pulling on a luchador mask having doubled Wolves’ lead in the 62nd minute.
Speaking about the former Benfica man and his post-goal antics, Deeney said:
“I’m glad he put that mask on – he could wear it out now as well, now he’s a loser. So, enjoy the mask – we got the victory.
“He’s a top, top player. It was a great finish, but I didn’t see the mask thing. I’m quite happy I only saw it now because I probably would have lost my head if I saw that.
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“I think you’ve got to wear the mask and do all that stuff when you know you’re going to win the game.”
In all fairness to Jimenez, who recently signed for the Molineux outfit on a permanent deal, the tie looked won when he acrobatically fired past Heurelho Gomes just after the hour mark, although considering the season the Hornets are having, they can never be ruled out.
Deeney certainly took offence to the celebration, although the 30-year-old seems content with having the last laugh, as Watford progress to the final where they will face Manchester City. Let us know in the comments below, Watford fans, if Jimenez and his mask got under your skin, too.