Watford Observer: RECAP: Sunderland 2 Watford 0
Fran’s Watford Blog: There were loud boos from the travelling Hornets and some in the crowd got rather animated as they expressed their displeasure, so much so that the stewards got involved. It was another frustrating loss. Based on possession and chances it had been an even game, but the Hornets were undone by poor defending and being wasteful with their chances. There was an argument that we were unlucky to go behind in the first half as we had been on top and should have had a penalty just before they scored the first. But you can’t defend like that and expect to get something out of the game, and we never looked like getting back into it once the second goal went in. I do worry about Ismaël’s insistence on the players playing out from the back as they are clearly not comfortable doing so. Hoedt, in particular, looks to be in a complete panic while looking for a pass. That doesn’t help anybody’s confidence.