Next Game

Watford v Bournemth

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bloomfield Road

Last Game

Blackpool 0 - 1 Watford

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Zola: Watford off to a flyer

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola felt his side's superb first-half display paved the way for a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at Vicarage Road.

Last Updated: 23/12/12 at 09:48 Post Comment

Gianfranco Zola: Delighted with first-half display

Gianfranco Zola: Delighted with first-half display

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Matej Vydra fired the Hornets ahead in the 15th minute before Forest were reduced to ten when Daniel Ayala picked up a second booking and Vydra then added a second in the 40th minute.

Zola admitted his side took their foot off the pedal after the break, but was still satisfied as the win lifted Watford back into the top six.

"The first half was excellent. Some of the things that we saw were really good," said Zola.

"I cannot say the same for the first 20 minutes of the second half, in which we took the foot from the pedal completely and we allowed them to come back into the game a little bit more.

"That wasn't necessary but I can understand. The team felt like the game was gone so that is something we need to address. But at the end of the day it's good. It's three points to go into Christmas."

Asked what pleased him most about the win, Zola replied: "I think it was a tricky game because Nottingham Forest is a good team and so you didn't know what was around the corner for us.

"Also, we're coming from two games in which we didn't play our best football; against Hull City and Burnley we didn't play to our normal standards.

"It was 50-50 but fortunately the way we started and, above all, the form of the two strikers made a big difference today."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew - It's mass hysteria

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backs Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil must not be used as a 'scapegoat' for Arsenal's shortcomings.

Premier League: Manchester City's Fernandinho wants win over Chelsea

Fernandinho wants Manchester City to close the gap on Chelsea with victory over the Premier League leaders on Sunday.

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez delighted with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton's display as they brushed aside Wolfsburg to win 4-1 in the Europa League.

Mail Box

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property