Relive our coverage of Queens Park Rangers vs Watford in the FA Cup fifth round
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A selection of images from Watford’s FA Cup win at Queens Park Rangers
Watford reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in four seasons after a hard-fought win against battling Queens Park Rangers.
As four minutes of added time were shown at the end of the first half, Capoue swept the ball home after a mis-hit from Tom Cleverley and it proved to be the winner.
Queens Park Rangers had to wait for this moment. Their previous appearance in the FA Cup fifth round had come at Wimbledon in 1997 and it is doubtful whether any club has since endured a more dismal record in the competition. The London club had won only four ties – each of them in the third round – before this season.
Watford were quick to applaud their 2,654 travelling supporters, who ended the evening singing of Wembley.
Prior to kick-off there was a minute’s applause for Gordon Banks who passed away this week. It has to be said that nobody waited for the referee’s whistle to start the tribute.