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Match Report: Watford 2-1 Wigan Athletic

We needed a response, after last weekend's limp and lifeless performance by the boys, this time round we showed what we can do given the chance. If only there was someone to put the ball in the back of the net!

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The line up threw a few question marks as the gaffer dropped all our front men and we played without an out and out striker. James McClean and Callum McManaman given the chance to prove themselves going forward. It was though Watford's talisman striker Troy Deeney who decided the game for Watford.

It was Deeney who got the opening goal of the game after a quickly taken Watford free-kick saw the Wigan defence sleeping and Deeney was fed in on goal by Ikechi Anya. The Watford striker made no mistakes from six yards out, 1-0 the home-side and they were good value for their early lead with Scott Carson being the busier of the two goalkeepers.

The hornets began to settle into a passing game and it limited our chances. A late flurry of chances at the end of the first half would eventually prove fruitful though. Roger Espionza's corner caused havoc in the Watford box and Chris McCann rose highest to head home, his second goal since returning from injury.

Half time and we had managed to get back into the game, could we push onwards?

Well we were much improved going into the second period. The goal had sparked some confidence in the lads and we didn't look totally like a team second from bottom. As the game went on though you felt the pendulum was slowly swining back Watford's way.

It was to the same old story for the Latics, we had the chances and we created the pressure, we just could put the ball in the back of the net. Instead Tory Deeney settled the affair, Anya yet again the provider as he crossed the ball for Deeney to head home and take all three points.

Another game, another defeat and we slowly start to lose touch with the teams above us. Saturday sees us play Rotherham at home, a win is must.