Watford’s winning run on the road has come to an end, although you would never have guessed so by the wild celebrations among the travelling supporters at the final whistle. This felt more like a victory for Marco Silva’s resilient side, who recovered from being 2-0 down inside 21 minutes against notoriously difficult opponents to salvage a thoroughly deserved point courtesy of yet another last-gasp goal from Richarlison.
Losing your voice. That’s the one. That’s when you know that it’s been a belter, that it’s been worthwhile. Lots of components make up an away day on and off the pitch… result, performance, excitement. Journey, company, food. Some of which might be more important to you and some less, but losing your voice, as a marker, trumps everything.
When the team news came through there was much discussion of the only change from the Swansea game as Deeney was chosen in place of the previous week’s goalscorer, Gray. To me the change made sense as, against a Pulis team, Deeney’s strength would be more important than Gray’s pace.