Hornets boss proud of response

21 April 2021 18:58:47 GMTPlus10

Watford manager Xisco Munoz praised his players' work ethic after Tuesday's 1-0 win at Norwich City took them to the brink of Championship promotion.

Xisco was delighted with the Hornets' response following Saturday's disappointing 1-0 defeat at Luton Town, as Dan Gosling's 57th-minute goal gave them victory over the already promoted Canaries.

We were very good in attack and everyone played 100 per cent in defence.

Xisco Munoz

Watford, like Norwich, are bidding to make an immediate return to the Premier League after being relegated last season, and their win at Carrow Road leaves them nine points clear of third-placed Swansea City with three games to go.

A home win over Millwall on Saturday would seal their automatic promotion back to the top-flight, leaving Swansea to battle it out in the play-offs.

The victory at Norwich featured Watford's 21st clean sheet of the Championship campaign and they have won 15 of their 23 games since Xisco succeeded Vladimir Ivic just before Christmas.

Speaking after the victory over the league leaders, Xisco told his club's official website: "This team is always ready to work. Saturday was a bad day, we just needed to forget it. The most important thing was that the response of the guys was brilliant.

"We were very good in attack and everyone played 100 per cent in defence. When you have a team with this connection you can be very happy for them, because they've worked 10 months to get into this position."

Watford are 1.45 to beat 7.50 visitors Millwall on Saturday, while the draw is 4.20.

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