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Xisco Munoz left ‘disappointed’ after failing to beat Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United

3 weeks ago
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An eventful afternoon full of action at both ends, leaving Watford boss Xisco Munoz ‘disappointed’ in the final analysis.

Demanding more consistency from his team, he wasn’t happy with Watford going in a goal down and second best at the break.

A lot happier with the match after the break, more even, with Sarr getting the equaliser, Xisco Munoz saw VAR actually deny his team the winner with three minutes to go.

A relegation six pointer and no doubt Xisco Munoz the happier boss, with seven points after six PL games, compared to Steve Bruce currently sitting on only three.

Xisco Munoz:

“I am a little disappointed about the performance.

“I think we are more ready to have consistency in the games, to be more solid in defence, to be more aggressive in offence.

“It was not our best first half…and after the reaction in the second half, I think we were for 10 or 15 minutes trying to win the game.

“I need this ambition and this power all the game.

“Not only for 20 minutes.

“I’m also disappointed about the late actions, we can’t give these important chances to our opponents in the Premier League.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Watford 1 Newcastle 1 – Saturday 25 September 3pm

Goals:

Watford

Sarr 72

Newcastle:

Sean Longstaff 23

(In brackets the first half stats)

Possession was Watford 52% (50%) Newcastle 48% (50%)

Total shots were Watford 15 (6)  Newcastle 20 (11)

Shots on target were Watford 4 (2) Newcastle 6 (2)

Corners were Watford 5 (2) Newcastle 6 (5)

Referee: Jarred Gillett

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Sean Longstaff, Hayden, Almiron (Murphy 79), Willock (Gayle 83), Saint-Maximin, Joelinton

Unused Subs:

Gillespie, Schar, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Fraser, Anderson

Crowd:

20,650 (2,200 Newcastle)

(Match Report – Watford 1 Newcastle 1 – 35 shots, end to end game and an Aussie rules referee – Read HERE)

(Watford 1 Newcastle 1 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s end to end draw – Read HERE)

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