Troy Deeney angered QPR fans by saying 1-0 Watford win was their 'cup final'

Watford's Troy Deeney

Watford are the first team qualified for the FA Cup quarter-final stage after beating QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road.

This year's edition of the famous competition looks incredibly open, with three of the Premier League's top six teams already out.

And one of either Chelsea or Manchester United will be joining that trio, with the two rivals playing at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.

Of course, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are heavy favourites, but teams like Watford and Crystal Palace certainly have a big opportunity to put themselves in the running.

Midfielder Etienne Capoue scored the only goal of the game against QPR, with the Championship side proving to be a stern test for Javi Gracia's men.

However, Watford striker Troy Deeney wasn't exactly too complimentary of the Hoops in his post-match interview, instead rubbing salt in the wounds of the QPR fans.

VIDEO

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Deeney says: "Without being disrespectful, this was a cup final for them."

Is there really any need to say that straight after the match? Probably not.

And fans made their feelings clear in the comment section of BT Sport's video. Some were keen to point out that it was Watford's own fans throwing confetti as the teams walked out...

FANS REACT

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Deeney is never one to shy away from the camera in an interview, but it is important to show respect for both the opposing fans and players.

The Watford striker was also keen to point out the change in attitude at the Hornets this season, stating that he thinks they would have lost game like QPR in years gone by.

Deeney

He said: "In years gone by, we probably would have lost games like this. So, we've got character, we've got resolve but also when we're on it we're a tough team to beat and we can play some decent stuff."

Watford are currently eighth in the Premier League table and are just two point behind Wolves in the race to be labelled the 'best of the rest'.

It's not been a bad season so far for the men from Vicarage Road.

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