Watford's Andre Gray Gives Away Free-Kick From Kick-Off In A Truly Bizarre Moment
Watford striker Andre Gray bizarrely conceded a free-kick from kick-off during the club's FA Cup third-round replay defeat to Tranmere on Thursday night.
The 28-year-old, who joined The Hornets for a club record fee of £18.5 million in 2017, walked over to the centre circle to restart play when he inadvertently touched the ball twice.
As a result of his mistake, League One side Tranmere were given an indirect free-kick by referee Tony Harrington.
Andre Gray has just managed to fuck up a kick off & give away an indirect free-kick for touching the ball twice. Fair play. #watfordfc- Matt Furniss (@Matt_Furniss) January 23, 2020
This has to go down as one of the most bizarre kick-off moments in recent memory.
Things would go from bad to worse for Watford, who managed to find an equaliser through Kaylen Hinds after Manny Monthe opened the scoring in the 36th minute.
But Tranmere forward Paul Mullin knocked Nigel Pearson's men out of the cup when he converted in the 104th minute at Prenton Park.
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It was another devastating result for the struggling Hornets, who currently 19th in the Premier League ladder.
Look carefully and you'll spot Mike Dean going wild during Tranmere's game against Watford in the FA Cup tonight pic.twitter.com/qrJ3CS58v9- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 23, 2020
The son, former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise is pictured holding here after the 2000 FA Cup Final is Henry Wise.- FotMob (@FotMob) January 23, 2020
Tonight, he made his 1st team debut for Watford.
Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/vOmhG1dvSP
Watford were dumped out of the FA Cup last night by Tranmere- Football Fragmento (@footyfragmento) January 24, 2020
The PL team played some youngsters like Mason Barrett, Bayli Spencer-Adams, Callum Whelan & Joseph Hungbo
Henry Wise & Jayden Bennetts made their debuts as subs
Could any of these players one day make their PL side?
Thoughts on Andre Gray's kick-off gaffe? Can Watford survive in the Premier League this season?
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