Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Sannino: We worked our socks off today

Sannino: We worked our socks off today

Watford secured their first league win of 2014 against Brighton this afternoon, with head coach Beppe Sannino praising his side's work ethic.

The Italian asked more of his players in terms of personality after the 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Thursday and was duly rewarded with a fine performance this afternoon as goals from Ikechi Anya and Fernando Forestieri downed Albion.

Anya put the Hornets ahead after 13 minutes, drilling a precise shot beyond Tomasz Kuszczak, before the imperious Fernando Forestieri doubled the lead in the 60th minute, rounding Kuszczak and Matt Upson to slot into an empty net.

Speaking afterwards to The Watford Observer, Sannino praised his side's work-rate as Brighton dominated possession.

"We knew Brighton were the best team in the league in terms of goals conceded away from home and if we scored two goals then it is because of the pressing but it is also because of the desire of my lads; the sufferance we were able to put into the game. We worked our socks off today,' said Sannino.

Asked if the Hornets were now beginning to reflect their manager, Sannino responded: "I have mentioned before that the schedule has been frenetic and hectic. Only time can tell us if this team will reflect my style and my football.

"Today it was very important to get a clean sheet and I am happy we were able to do it. Now we are focussed on the next game."

Speaking afterwards to Sporting Life, Seagulls assistant head coach Nathan Jones lamented the timing of Watford's goals.

"The first one [goal] did come slightly against the run of play but they took that, it kind of knocked the wind out of us a little bit and we huffed and puffed without really taking the game to them.

"Then obviously the second goal came at a bad time as well and to rub salt into the wounds with the disallowed goal, that might have come at a time when we might have kicked on and got something out of the game," continued Jones.

Click here to read the match report. Click here to view the match facts and stats.



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

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday February 2 2014
Time: 6:47PM

Comments

0
Jones can lament as much as he likes, the facts are we have had some awful ref decisions most of the season, some bad luck for most of it. We had some luck today, but the boys earned it.
ANDY710
03/02/2014 00:07:00
0
I don't think there was really any luck in it. We worked hard I deserved the win. For all their possession, Brighton had one shot on target.
wfc123
03/02/2014 09:26:00
0
We deserved it or sure, but at other games, the boys shot that hit the bar has gone in, the goal from the free kick was disallowed where at other games it's been given,
ANDY710
03/02/2014 19:08:00
0
Fair enough. Honestly can't remember them hitting the bar - my memory is shocking! [Edited by Tom Bodell]
wfc123
04/02/2014 14:22:00
0
Just watched highlights on HP - the Lua Lua shot off the underside of the bar! Of course!
wfc123
04/02/2014 15:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Player & Goal Of The Season Voting Open

Watford have today opened voting on the Player of the Season and Goal of the Season awards, with the former renamed the Graham Taylor Player of the Season Award.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Vital View - Premier League, 22nd-23rd April 2017

Chelsea & Tottenham weren't in action so it was Champions League and relegation spots up for grabs - Sunderland & Middlesbrough are virtually down but Swansea have a chance.

Silly Mistakes Cost Us - Mazzarri

Head coach Walter Mazzarri has blamed avoidable errors in both boxes for Watford's defeat to Hull City at the weekend.

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)

Hull MotM
Suggested By:
Gomes0%
Janmaat50%
Prodl0%
Britos50%
Holebas0%
Cleverley0%
Doucoure0%
Amrabat0%
Capoue0%
Niang0%
Deeney0%
Sub-Success0%
Sub-Okaka0%
Sub-Zuniga0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

May 1 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League