Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Zola: 'We could have scored more goals'

Zola: 'We could have scored more goals'

Watford took advantage of Leeds United's two-man disadvantage to record a crushing victory over Neil Warnock's side and climb to 12th in the process.

Gianfranco Zola took a 'gamble' and made five changes, introducing Connor Smith, Ikechi Anya, Mark Yeates, Alex Geijo and Matej Vydra for Jonathan Hogg, Daniel Pudil, Nathaniel Chalobah, Fernando Forestieri and Troy Deeney.

Vydra got the ball rolling in the 27th minute before defender Jason Pearce was rightly dismissed.

Warnock made his remaining two changes at half-time & the decision immediately cost the United gaffer as midfielder Rudolph Austin was withdrawn due to a broken leg, leaving the hosts with nine players.

Almen Abdi made it 2-0 in the 61st minute before Yeates, Vydra, Deeney & Sean Murray rounded off the win.

Speaking afterwards to The Watford Observer, Zola said his side could have scored even more:

'Our counter-attacking looked dangerous and we could have scored more goals,' stated Zola.

"We took a gamble in the first half because we made some changes to refresh the team and played Ikechi Anya, who is normally a more offensive player.

"Plus Matej Vydra up front and I thought that was the difference because whilst we took some risks at times.'

Watford are back at the Vic' next Saturday as they play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Saturday November 10 2012
Time: 7:57PM

Comments

0
WOW!! This has been overdue. Well done you 'orns!
oldyella
11/11/2012 14:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Millwall Set - Arsenal Stays

Ahead of the weekend's action against Middlesbrough, Watford confirmed the details of the FA Cup fourth round tie against Millwall.

Vital View - Premier League, 14th-15th Jan 2017

Chelsea returned to winning ways to open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League with Tottenham up to 2nd. Swansea are bottom, below Sunderland and Hull - who did win.

Stats: Watford v Middlesbrough

All the stats from Watford (0) vs (0) Middlesbrough, Vicarage Road, 14/1/17 Att: 20,659

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Middlesbrough MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes2%
Kaboul0%
Prodl0%
Britos0%
Kabasele16%
Capoue0%
Behrami33%
Holebas0%
Doucoure16%
Deeney0%
Okaka33%
Sub - Pantilimon0%
Sub - Cleverley0%
Sub - Zuniga0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
FA Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 5:30PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment