Brighton manager Graham Potter, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “One of our better performances in terms of controlling the game away as much as you can in the Premier League. Apart from a 15-minute spell in the second half, I thought we were in a good place in the game. It’s not easy to create chances against Roy’s teams. The personality of the players was really good.
“It was a fantastic finish from Neal [Maupay]. I was sat down and it was not the easiest of views. It looked a really good finish from a nice period of play. You have to wait for the right time to attack. It was a good ball from Tariq and a nice goal.
“We reacted well throughout the game. When we lost the ball we reacted well. We passed it with patience and, when we could, with a purpose. It is not easy. The boys had courage and personality.
“It’s nice for the fans to enjoy their day. All we do is go to Old Trafford on Tuesday and to get three points and play well. We are looking forward. We respect the competition and table. We are in a good position. We want more points. This is a hungry group. “
Watford boss Roy Hodgson, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “In the first half we did not play anywhere near as well as I was expecting. Still a bit unfortunate to go in 1-0 down as we were still not conceding a lot of goal chances. We were better at the start of the second half but still without creating the threat or goal chances we needed. The game gets put to bed with a scrambled goal from a corner. We were hoping for a lot and start a revival.So now we go to the next game and hope we can start it then.
“When the goal goes in just before half-time it is the worst possible moment. If we go in at 0-0 and maybe make one or two points to the players we might have given ourselves a better platform. But we were doing that from the platform of 1-0 down.In the end, putting lots of attacking players on might cost us with counter-attacks.And that is what happened.
“Everyone at the club thinks a lot of Ismaila [Sarr]. I’ve not had much chance to work with him, but I know of him from watching Watford games. We know what a good player he is and have to hope his talent and skill will help us in this battle for survival.
“It [his track record in the past] puts me in good stead going forward. But I need a group of players with the same resilience and ability to come over disappointments. That will be our message, I can point to passages in my past where it has worked. But the only people who will get us out of this are the players and they are going to need a lot of mental strength going forward. It’s a lot of defeats in 23 games and we need some wins. “
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