Watford head coach Quique Flores Sanchez believes Nigeria’s hotshot Odion ighalo who is currently placed fourth on the EPL top scorers chart and his team-mates are closing in on their season’s target following Saturday’s away win at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.
Deeney opened the scoring in the 16th minute from the penalty spot and the Nigerian international would have doubled the lead had he done better when Deeney’s header found him unmarked eight yards out shortly before the break but could only strike his volley over the bar before Emmanuel Adebayor marked his first home start for Palace with an equalizer on the stroke of half-time.
Deeney struck the decisive blow in the 82nd minute from Ben Watson’s cross to secure a hard fought victory on the road and the Hornets’ boss had this to say after the encounter:
“It is always important psychologically for players to win. You work hard every single week but you need to win to confirm the good feelings you have in the week.
“It is an important win for us, we are close to the target and we are happy with the performance of the players.” Sanchez told said as quoted on the Hornets’ official twitter account.
Watford’s victory is only their second in nine league outings and moves them up to eighth, while 12th-placed Palace have now gone nine matches without a win, picking up just a single point in 2016 thus far.