Date: 27th November 2017 at 2:54pm
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Head coach Marco Silva and Andre Gray have both been reflecting on victory over Newcastle United this weekend.

Heading to St James’ Park for the tie, Watford took a three nil victory with goals from Will Hughes, an own goal and Gray himself and speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Silva hailed the planning that had gone into the tie and the way the players carried out the game plan.

‘We had a lot of chances to score more goals and could have scored more and should have scored more but this is football sometimes. The most important thing is the three points. It was an important win in an away match against a good team.’

With Watford now scoring twice or more in the last seven games in a row, that is another pleasure for Silva as our away record is good and for him that shows technical work on the training pitch is coming across in matches now.

‘First of all this is a really important win for us. It`s an important result, our second win in a row and our second clean sheet in a row. We deserved the win, this is clear. It’s pleasing when how we prepare happens on the pitch. We planned very well for the match.’

He added.

‘We were winning 2-0 at Everton, lost our focus and they scored two goals. I am happy today because we kept our focus until the end. It was important we performed again and increased our confidence. But it is only three points. We must prepare well for the next match. We must finish this match, start to recover and prepare for the next match. We`ll do our best to make a good result.’

With Manchester United next, he went on to say.

‘Newcastle are a strong team from set-pieces. I don`t know how many but they have scored a good number. We were strong in our commitment and kept our focus. We change the formation and put one more central defender on the pitch so we are stronger in that moment. We are improving every week and working every week.’

As for Gray, in his own interview he explained.

‘It was a massive win for us. It`s a tough place to come so it was important to start strong and Hughesy went and scored the goal at the perfect time. It was a great team goal and a great finish. We got a bit lucky with the second just before half-time but I think we deserved it. I don`t think we were at our best. We had a lot of chances but I think we got a bit sloppy at times. But being able to say that after coming away to Newcastle and winning 3-0, I think it says a lot about us.’

Having gone six without a goal, he was pleased to be back on the scoresheet.

‘It was a case of keeping my concentration. I had a big miss going through one-on-one when I should`ve done better but I just shrugged it off and thought I`d get another chance. It`s not been the best of runs for me but I`ve stayed positive. It was a great ball from Richarlison and I just tapped it in. On another day I would`ve got a hat-trick.’

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