UK time is: 23:05:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Zola: 'Better team won'

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola was magnanimous in defeat, admitting that Paul Jewell's Ipswich Town deserved to beat the Hornets tonight.

A 90th minute goal from Michael Chopra at close-range secured the win for the Tractor Boys who ended their 15-match winless streak against Watford in the process.

Speaking afterwords to Sky Sports News, Zola admitted his side didn't deserve three points:

'Absolutely, no doubt about it. It is a fair result and the team who played better today has won the game,' conceded Zola.

'We could have won - that is the story.

'We had a couple of very good chances, maybe three, which we could have scored but honestly, that wouldn't have been fair, so I take it and I will learn from it.'

Watford host Birmingham City on Saturday in the late kick off, live on Sky.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 21 2012

Time: 11:40PM

Your Comments

Birmingham match will be very tough Saturday.. We need to play a lot better to get any points... Think we really need to start with more power up front.. Maybe a chance for Leo to start..
watford1881
Ipswich passed and moved the ball well; much like Zola wants Watford to do; they were more confident at doing that and closed our players down quickly forcing some panic passing and too much mis-placed passing especially in midfield. But up front, the moment Big Chris replaced Garner, we looked so much better; I am not Chris's biggest fan, but he won all the headers coming his way and laid it off well; I'm afraid Joe Garner was busy but totally unproductive. Very impressed with Anya when he came on.
oldyella
Bar Anya, I concur entirely oldyella.
wfc123
Cassetti has just joined from Udinese on a season long loan... official....
watford1881
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

Watford Take A Point At The Riverside (Saturday October 25 2014)

Stats: Middlesbrough v Watford (Saturday October 25 2014)

Watford 2-2 Forest: A Neutral's View (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Hornets Held By Forest (Wednesday October 22 2014)

PREVIEW: Watford v Forest (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Opposing View: Nottingham Forest (Monday October 20 2014)

Watford Cruise To Win At Hillsborough (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Sheffield Wednesday v Watford (Saturday October 18 2014)

McKinlay and Jokanović: Questions (Tuesday October 7 2014)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 1 - 1 Brighton
Watford 3 - 0 Bolton
Sheff Wed 0 - 3 Watford
Norwich 3 - 0 Watford
Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Watford
Charlton 1 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 14 7 5 2 +12 26
2. Watford 14 7 5 2 +11 26
3. Wolves 14 7 5 2 +6 26
4. Bournemouth 14 7 3 4 +14 24
5. Middlesbrough 14 7 3 4 +7 24
6. Norwich 14 6 5 3 +10 23
7. Forest 14 5 7 2 +7 22

Breaking League News

» Rotherham : 25/10/2014 22:28:00
Honours even between challengers
» Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 22:06:00
Eight Bar Blues..as Cherries hit record
» Bournemouth : 25/10/2014 21:54:00
McClean Double Downs Derby
» Derby County : 25/10/2014 21:46:00
» Derby County : 25/10/2014 21:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was man of the match against Sheff Wed on Saturday?
Suggested By:  Editor
Sebastien Bassong 9%
Daniel Pudil 13%
Daniel Tozser 6%
Almen Abdi 6%
Matej Vydra 26%
Fernando Forestieri 40%