Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner blamed himself for waiting too long to withdraw Jonathan Hogg before his sending-off at Watford yesterday afternoon.

The head coach was a special guest on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday and was quizzed on the 4-1 win over the Hornets by hosts Ben Shepherd and Chris Kamara.

And the German was highly critical of the decision to award Hogg a second yellow but took a share of the culpability himself.

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“It was a foul but Hoggy wanted to pass the ball and the opponent was a second in front of him,” said David Wagner.

“The first was anything but a yellow card as well, barely a hold.

“To be honest I was more worried about myself and angry because we wanted to sub him before.

“We had a change ready and said after the third goal we wanted to take Hoggy off in case - we waited too long.”

In his post-match press conference at Vicarage Road, Wagner stated that he hadn’t had time to review Troy Deeney’s red card or Elias Kachunga’s opener with a hint of offside.

On Sunday morning, Wagner admitted the opener was “obviously offside” and highlighted Deeney’s blind approach to Collin Quaner as the key issue in his sending-off.

The Terriers chief explained yesterday’s game-plan, saying, “We said we probably would get our space on the wings rather than in the centre against Watford.

“We then had to occupy dangerous positions in the box and the second was a perfect example.

“We were lucky the opponent didn’t clear the ball but Aaron (Mooy) made the run we told him to.”

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