English Premiership

Gracia: It was a challenge to win at Burnley

Javier Gracia (Getty Images)
Javier Gracia (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Watford manager Javi Gracia was thrilled to see his side claim a 3-1 victory at Burnley on Sunday to bring an end to their poor run of results on the road.

Heading into the clash at Turf Moor, the Hornets had gone 12 games without a win away from home. However, Andre Gray, Troy Deeney, and Will Hughes scored to lead the visitors to victory.

"I don't like to look back at statistics from last season, I prefer to enjoy this moment," he told a press conference. "I'm very happy for the players. Today we scored three, so we have done better than we did last season.

"For me, it is always important to get a win but today is the first away win. Last season we had the chance to get points and score goals, but we didn't do it."

He told Sky Sports: "It was a challenge for us to improve on previous away games. We got a good result today, we played well, and we continued with the same play as we have before.

"I'm happy with the first half too but the second-half, we were given a step forward and controlled the game until the last moments. We created many chances, had many shots on target - more than Burnley - and I'm happy for that.

"We know to play here (at Turf Moor) is tough. They are a very demanding team and you know you have to defend really well. Today, we have conceded one goal from a corner because it is difficult to defend (James) Tarkowski but I think we have done a really good job."

Watford's next Premier League clash will be at home against Crystal Palace on August 26.