Writer: Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday January 5 2014
Beppe Sannino admitted Watford could 'play better' after a frustrating 1-1 draw at Bristol City in the F.A Cup third round.
The Hornets - shorn of a number of key players - finally made the breakthrough with six minutes remaining when Sean Murray slotted home.
However, less than a minute later, the Robins' in-form striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas side-footed past Manuel Almunia to earn his side a replay.
Speaking to Sporting Life, Sannino the draw was fair: 'We have to give credit to Bristol City for playing a very good game and I believe a draw was a fair result.
Sannino continued: 'It is a negative for us that we could not hold an advantage gained so late in the game, but these things happen in football and I have to congratulate Bristol because they deserved to equalise.'
The Neapolitan also admitted he was looking forward to a free week to work with his squad.
'The main positive for me is that although we were without some players we stuck to our game and were patient. I know we can play better, but we are on a tough schedule of games and I am looking forward to a free week to work with the players.'
Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill was reluctant to single out players for praise, but pointed to 18-goal top-scorer Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and substitute Wes Burns.
'It is a great effort by Jay to have 18 goals at this stage of the season, but I don't think he deserves all the headlines today because it was a really good team effort and I am happy with all my players.
'Wes Burns had the effect I wanted when he went on and I thought he might cause them problems. He is a young player I rate highly, but we need to be careful with him.'
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Date:Sunday January 5 2014
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