Pontus Jansson scored with the last kick of the game to help Brentford produce one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Christian Norgaard opened the scoring in the 15th minute before Emmanuel Dennis equalized in the 55th minute. Jannson scored the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time to all but guarantee their Premier League status. Watford on the other hand suffered their tenth consecutive defeat at home and find themselves six points from safety in 19th place on the table.
Watford boss Roy Hodgson: “I think had we continued to play throughout the second half as we played in the first half and we’d have lost the game, I would have been standing here telling you that it was fully deserved and we were nowhere near good enough. But with the second-half performance, I’m entitled to say that wasn’t the case. We got our equalizer and came close to getting a winner. To lose it with the very last action of the game, I thought it was a bitter blow and not one necessarily that the players or the club deserved today, or certainly, the fans deserved because, for the first time since I’ve been here, we gave them something to watch in the second half that they appreciated.”
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank: “It’s been in many ways a crazy season for us, a remarkable season. We’re now on 39 points, try to keep the focus on winning the next game and finish as high as possible. We’ve had three last-minute winners this season and that shows two things: we are unbelievably fit and that’s why we keep going throughout the game and the character and the mentality of the group of players are remarkable.”
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