Troy Deeney takes aim at Raul Jimenez over mask celebration

Raul Jimenez


Troy Deeney has this evening taken aim at Wolves counterpart Raul Jimenez, over the latter’s celebration during the Hornets’ FA Cup semi-final victory earlier today.

Deulofeu makes the difference

Javi Gracia’s men went head-to-head with Wolves at Wembley, as both sides set their sights on a meeting with Manchester City in the FA Cup’s finale on the 18th of May.

Pep Guardiola’s men booked their spot in the competition’s showpiece last night, courtesy of a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brighton.

And, when the 90 minutes were said and done in London earlier this evening, it was Watford who eventually emerged victorious.

Wolves actually took a 2-goal lead over the Hornets, courtesy of Matt Doherty’s header and a superb piece of control and subsequent finish from Raul Jimenez.

Matt Doherty

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) scores his team’s first goal past Heurelho Gomes of Watford during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

However, a solitary decision on the part of Javi Gracia soon saw the game turned on its head.

The decision in question saw the Spanish tactician introduce Gerard Deulofeu from the bench just past the hour-mark.

Within 15 minutes of stepping onto the Wembley turf, Deulofeu went on to pull one back for Watford, by means of a moment of individual brilliance.

And, after Troy Deeney sent the clash to extra-time with an injury-time penalty-kick, Deulofeu went on to secure his side’s advancement to the FA Cup final for just the second time in the club’s history, with a 104th-minute winner.

Deeney trolls Jimenez

In the aftermath of Watford’s historic comeback win, Hornets’ captain Troy Deeney was questioned on the striking celebration of Wolves counterpart Raul Jimenez at Wembley.

After finding the net in spectacular fashion, Mexican hitman Jimenez proceeded to pull on a wrestling-style mask, sent to him by fellow countryman and WWE star Sin Cara on the back of the former’s move to Molineux being made permanent earlier this week.

Deeney, though, was far from impressed, a sentiment which the Watford powerhouse has this evening made abundantly clear, via a cutting jibe at Jimenez:

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