Troy Deeney celebrated the sixth anniversary of his Hornets debut by crashing home a penalty in first-half injury time before a delightful chip from Odion Ighalo rounded off a good breakaway move just short of the hour put the hosts in command. But the two-goal advantage was to be shortlived – Zargo Toure netting a superb free-kick from 25 yards – before the Hornets rearguard was unpicked by a fine move started and finished Romain Philippoteaux.
It had been an enjoyable game, without setting the World alight. Success had the best game that I had seen from him, probably due to the fact that he was playing upfront rather than in the midfield. The guys sitting next to me were impressed and commented that he should start, but they were shouted down by a youngster in front who angrily told them that Success should be brought on to change the game. An interesting perspective, but I agree with the first opinion. It was also good to see Ighalo score. He is a player that feeds off confidence, so that lovely goal can’t have done him any harm. Special mention must also go to Emma Saunders who did a tremendous job with names of the Lorient team and substitutes.