Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Zola: 'Vydra was outstanding'

Zola: 'Vydra was outstanding'

Hornet's Head Coach Gianfranco Zola was a happy man yesterday as Watford brought an end to 2012 with an exemplary counter-attacking display at Brighton.

Troy Deeney got the opener before David Lopez's penalty tied the scores up at 1-1.

A brace from Matej Vydra then stole the show - the Czech Republic international climbing to 12 Championship goals from just 13 starts.

Despite not being at their best during the opening 20 minutes, Watford caused Albion problems throughout the second quarter of the tie and in the second-half their pressure told.

Zola, speaking to watfordfc.com was full of praise for what was a tactical victory:

"Sometimes if you work hard in the first half you can create the conditions for winning the game in the second half,' noted the Italian.

Watford soaked up plenty of Albion possession and in the second half hit the hosts on the break with great effect to score three times, with Vydra's finishing proving lethal once more.

"In the second half he just brilliantly used the chance he had. Then Vydra, aside from his fantastic goals, his performance was outstanding.

"Troy had a first half where he probably wanted to do well but he was well marked,' continued Zola.

After ending the 2012 Championship calender in style, the Hornets kick off 2013 at the Valley as they play Charlton in a 12:45 kick-off.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday December 30 2012
Time: 9:19AM

Comments

0
Kick off 1pm, which at least gives me time for a pint
ANDY710
30/12/2012 13:36:00
0
Does anyone know the name of the build up music pre match, bit classical but modern, would appreciatte the name please
ANDY710
30/12/2012 14:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Watford Articles

Watford Await Hull Boss Silva's Decision

Watford were linked with Hull's Marco Silva before Walter Mazzarri was canned. The Hornets, Crystal Palace and two other Premier League clubs want Silva along with Porto.

Watford 'Only Rumours' - Ranieri

Ranieri, sacked by Leicester less than a year after guiding them to the Premier League title, has been linked with Watford and the ex-Chelsea boss is ready to return to management.

A Watford Perspective - Manchester City

From the moment I left until the time I reached my seat at Vicarage Road all I heard from my fellow Watford supporters were predictions of how badly were going to be brutally battered.

Mazzarri Has No Regrets And Would Return

Returning to Watford is perhaps unlikely but after the thrashing to end his Hornets spell against Manchester City Walter Mazzarri said he's open to a future Premier League career.

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)

Manchester City MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes30%
Janmaat0%
Behrami0%
Holebas0%
Amrabat0%
Cleverley0%
Doucoure0%
Capoue0%
Mason42%
Niang0%
Okaka14%
Sub - Eleftheriou0%
Sub - Deeney7%
Sub - Pereira7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Gary Pine1
Vital Football Comment