BHappy: It wasn’t to be. And you can focus on Kucka’s ill-judged foul as Spurs once again tried to find a way into our penalty area, or Sierralta being outjumped by Sánchez, or Bachmann flying out and getting nowhere near the cross. There was always a chance of this happening… tickets, raffles. The strategy of ceding possession and blocking space relied on absolute concentration and a bit of luck and in the 96th minute, after an interlude for a fan to receive treatment, both failed us. The defeat also owes a lot, in fairness, to the relentless focus of the visitors – something not always associated with Spurs teams in the past. Very few histrionics here, very few tantrums as the frustration at lack of progress must have built, not much in the way of testing the referee after he’d set a tone in the first half. Just a concentrated belief in what they were doing, something that was true of both sides.
Fran’s Watford Blog: It was a heart-breaking end to the game. Watford had done really well to contain the Spurs attack and had had a couple of decent chances themselves. The second half had been much more positive from the Hornets. Joao Pedro had been a menace and, had he been allowed to continue his run, may well have grabbed a goal. The man of the match award was given to Kucka, but I thought the midfield three all did well with a decent showing from Louza and the sort of impressive performance that we have come to expect from Sissoko.