SET-PIECE expert Oliver Norwood played down the controversy surrounding Huddersfield Town’s first defeat in seven Championship matches.
Watford loan star Fernando Forestieri, the stand-out player on Saturday, was at the centre of it with boss Gianfranco Zola now telling him to cut out.
Town fans thought the Udinese loan player dived for Waford’s late match-winning penalty and deliberately went down in the earlier build up to their second goal.
Norwood said: “I thought at the time Wardy (Danny Ward) caught him. He made it look like he’d been shot, but I can’t argue with the decision.”
On the earlier incident, in which Paul Dixon appeared to lash out at Forestieri, Norwood said: “It’s the Italian style. They try to buy free-kicks.
“But overall I don’t think we’ve any complaints. We didn’t hit the standards that we’ve set over the last six games. Watford deserved their win to be fair.”
Norwood, a summer import from Manchester United, put the Terriers in front with what is fast becoming a trademark long-range free-kick.
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He said of the 25th minute strike: “I said to Adam (Clayton) before I hit it that I was thinking of having a go and he said just make sure you get it on target.
“We both agreed that if you work their keeper (Manuel Almunia) then he could end up putting the ball into his own net, like we’ve seen him do before.