Date: 1st January 2013 at 8:14pm
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Hornet’s Head Coach Gianfranco Zola was quick to point out that he made five changes to his side for the Hornet’s 6-1 victory over Leeds United in November after a similar gamble failed to pay off today.

The Italian dropped Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra to the bench with Alex Geijo and Fernando Forestieri coming in whilst Jonathan Hogg was rested altogether.

Speaking to watfordfc.com, Zola condemned his side’s poor defensive showing:

“During the second half we tried and were better going forward but our defending was not as good as normal,’ admitted Zola

“That was the difference. We were too open and even picking up second balls we weren`t as good as we normally are.

“We allowed them into the game too much. They played a good game but a lot of what they did was down to us.’

Watford are in action this Saturday as they travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in the F.A Cup 3rd Round.