WATFORD v BRIGHTON LIVE BLOG: Miguel Britos sent off for Watford as Hornets hang on to goalless draw at Vicarage Road
Marco Silva laments Miguel Britos’ game-changing red card during Premier League draw with Brighton & Hove Albion
Watford: Anthony Knockaert fortunate to avoid injury after Miguel Britos foul, says Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton
Watford earn draw against Brighton & Hove Albion after Miguel Britos sees red for shocking challenge on Anthony Knockaert
RATINGS: How did Watford’s players get on in their goalless Premier League draw with Brighton & Hove Albion?
Brighton claimed their first ever Premier League point despite failing to break down 10-man Watford at Vicarage Road.
Brighton picked up their first Premier League point with a 0-0 draw at Watford on Saturday – but will feel they should have taken all three against their 10-man hosts.
While a first ever Premier League point is not to be sniffed at Brighton will wonder how they did not tick off all the mini missions they need to convince themselves they mean business at the highest echelon of the English game. Three matches in and a goal still eludes them. A confidence-boosting win is still needed as soon as possible. It was not for want of trying, here, particularly when Watford’s numbers were depleted in the 24th minute after Miguel Britos was sent off when his dangerous, hotheaded challenge left Anthony Knockaert floored.
Miguel Britos was shown an early red card after his dangerous tackle on Anthony Knockaert but the visitors were unable to capitalise on their advantage
It was supposed to be Brighton’s day. Their opponents played with ten men for more than an hour and Chris Hughton’s men twice struck the post but still the Seagulls failed to soar.
So. August Bank Holiday, then. End of the first bit of the season prior to the first international break, first chance to take stock. End of the transfer window approaches too, a transfer window during which we’ve been linked to well over 100 players and have revised the squad significantly.
The game was flipped on its head on 24 minutes however. As Knockaert and Britos were involved in a foot-race on the right-hand-side, the Watford defender put on his best Jackie Chan impression and lept through the air, studs showing and clattered into the Frenchman. It was, without doubt, one of the worst tackles I can remember at Vicarage Road, rivaled only by Heidar Helguson on Blackburn’s John Curtis in 2001.
Watford claimed a well deserved point against Brighton after Miguel Britos’ horror challenge had reduced them to 10-men at Vicarage Road.
WATFORD 0-0 BRIGHTON Jon is joined by Jordi and Olly to run through the valiant draw against Brighton. Then Mike and Jon discuss the £4.3 million fine the club received this week, say goodbye to Valon Bahrami and answer some of your questions.