Watford manager Rob Edwards reveals what he had to do to cope with West Brom during 1-1 draw

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Spoils were shared between West Brom and Watford at the Hawthorns on Monday evening.

Watford manager Rob Edwards claims that he had to adjust the Hornets’ gameplan twice throughout the 90 minutes to be able to cope with West Brom’s high intensity on Monday evening.

Ismaila Sarr gave the visitors the lead on the night with a superb long-range effort before Karlan Grant levelled things up for the hosts.

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The spoils were ultimately shared but Edwards was under no illusions that his side got lucky on the night.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, he said: “What I enjoyed was the heart and the fight we showed for 90 minutes.”

“It wasn’t our night with the ball. I want to give West Brom credit, clearly they were the better team tonight. We’ve spoken about that in the dressing room as well.

“We couldn’t get any rhythm, we couldn’t keep the ball long enough and we weren’t able to press very well.

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“We had to adjust not once but twice but what I’m proud of there is the fight and the spirit and the togetherness that we showed and maybe a bit of luck - but I thought we earned that luck to get a point at a very difficult place.”

Watford did have the chance to find an unlikely winner late in the game after they were awarded a penalty but Sarr tamely fired it straight into the legs of David Button.

Edwards again was honest when asked about the opportunity from the spot.

“It didn’t go in,” he added, “we probably didn’t deserve it.”

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