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Success dares to dream of glory after Hornets sting poor Magpies

Isaac Success
Isaac Success

By Damian Spellman

Isaac Success is allowing himself to dream of FA Cup glory at a time when the famous competition's magic appears to be wearing off on some.

The striker cemented Watford's place in the fifth-round draw with the second goal in a 2-0 fourth-round win at Newcastle in a game which said much about the cup's current standing in the cash-rich Premier League era.

Hornets boss Javi Gracia made 11 changes and opposite number Rafael Benitez seven for a tie which was played out in front of a crowd of just 34,604 at St James' Park.

However, Success was refreshingly enthusiastic when asked if Watford could go all the way.

He said: "It's possible, nothing is impossible.

"We just have to keep going, working hard like this and approach each game as it comes game by game."

Gracia's entirely new team made a better fist of it than their hosts, who were dreadful throughout, although it was all relative and apart from a few flashes of brilliance from midfielder Will Hughes, there was little to excite the crowd.

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