Watford withstand Cardiff comeback to win 3-2

15 December 2018 19:54

Watford manager Javi Gracia warned his side of taking the foot off the gas with the Hornets stung with two late goals in a 3-2 win in the Premier League.

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Watford went three goals up with Gerard Deulofeu, Jose Holebas, and Domingos Quinas within 68 minutes but With just 10 minutes remaining at Vicarage Road, the Bluebirds scored two goals with Junior Hoilett and Bobby Reid dragging the game back to a contest.

Watford boss Javi Gracia warned his players of complacency after the Cardiff attempted a fightback

“The end of the game was different than the most part of it. We dominated the first 70 minutes, we created a lot of chances and we could have got a better victory today,” Gracia told BBC Sport.

“Their goalkeeper was amazing. The last part of the game I think was a good lesson for us to know how we have to manage the game.

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“The last games we have played well, but today we deserved the win. It is important for players and supporters. All of them deserve the victory.”

Neil Warnock was delighted with the fight despite the individual mistakes

“I am disappointed with the individual errors for the goals, but I am pleased with the way we kept going,” Warnock told BBC Sport.

“We set ourselves up to be difficult to break down and I cannot legislate for individual errors. We cannot keep playing like this every week and losing – we need to get results away from home.”

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