Watford v Huddersfield Town match was a 'rollercoaster' says Hornets' scorer Almen Abdi

The Swiss midfielder cemented the win with a stoppage-time strike as the second-placed Hornets grabbed three points with only 10 men after Romanian defender Gabriel Tamas’s red card (for a second bookable offence)

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Almen Abdi celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for Watford

Watford's two-goal hero Almen Abdi described his side’s victory over Town as a rollercoaster and admitted the match could easily have gone the other way.

The Swiss midfielder cemented the win with a stoppage-time strike as the second-placed Hornets grabbed three points with only 10 men after Romanian defender Gabriel Tamas’s red card (for a second bookable offence).

“The scoreline could have been anything,” said Abdi.

“It was like a rollercoaster; 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, the red card, everything. There was a great atmosphere.

“We have a great team and great players. We showed character and I think we should continue like that.

“It is still early into the season though, so we need to keep working.”

Watford remain a point behind leaders Nottingham Forest, who won 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday.

And Abdi added: “It was an important result for us because it is always good to go into an international break with a victory. The feeling is much better.

 

“We didn’t have our best game, it was very tough, but in the end we won and we know we can play better.”

Despite Watford’s bright start – they have won four out of five and scored 13 goals, more than any other side in the division – Italian boss Beppe Sannino is said to be under pressure through player unrest.

“I’m very happy for the result because I saw a team made by men today, great men,” said the former Chievo and Palmermo chief, who took charge last December after the departure of Gianfraco Zola.

“It’s the first time for me that I’ve seen this amount of commitment and effort from my lads.

“I saw my face on the pitch today.

“I don’t think I’m in a position to ask the club about my future because the results are talking clearly.

“I work always. This is my job. I love my job, I love Watford, I love everything about Watford.”

The Hornets will emerge from the international break to face Charlton at The Valley on Saturday, September 13. Town are at homt to Middlesbrough, who were beaten 1-0 by Reading at the Riverside Stadium.

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