English Premiership

Deeney: We won't let Ighalo forget that miss

Odion Ighalo (Getty Images)
Odion Ighalo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Watford captain Troy Deeney was understandably thrilled with his team's effort as they ran out 3-1 winners against Manchester United at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

Striker Odion Ighalo missed a golden opportunity to put Watford ahead in the first half when a terrible mix up between David de Gea and Chris Smalling left the goal at the Nigerian's mercy, but he skewed his shot wide of the target.

Watford would still claimed all three points though and the skipper was delighted.

"We've had the toughest start of any club this season and that's seven points," Deeney told BT Sport after the match.

"That's massive for a club like us. We'll enjoy tonight. We've got some good quality and some real men in there. I thought we were better team in the first and I had a header, Iggy missed an open goal which we are not going to let him forget any time soon.

"The biggest part of today was that we didn't go under [when it went 1-1] and went on to win the game 3-1. We pressed them really well, sat in when we needed to, condensed the space and were tough in the tackle. They have got high-quality players and we needed to dig in and rough them up."

Etienne Capoue opened the scoring for Watford and agreed with his skipper that the Hornets were deserving of three points.

The Frenchman commented: "Of course we deserved the three points. We deserved to score more goals in the first half but we didn't. When they scored we showed what we can do. We finished the game so nice."