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Hard done by

5 March 2013


Dave Jones rued two key decisions in one segment of action as controversy overshadowed Watford’s win over Wednesday by the odd goal in three.


With the Owls a goal to the good in the first half, Nyron Nosworthy appeared to handle Lewis Buxton’s header that was going into the net – before the ball then seemed to land over the line.


He said: “It has spoilt what was a terrific performance from us and a great game of football with two sides who were going for the points.


“We should have one point if not all three and that is why we are all so frustrated. We are going home with nothing and it doesn’t feel right.


“Yes, we conceded twice and that was fair enough but if we go in at half time 2-0 up, it puts a completely different complexion on the game.


“If I can see the handball from 60 yards away and all my players can see it, then why can’t the officials see it?


“Then the ball crosses the line, so if we don’t get the penalty, we should get the goal but we got neither.”


On the positive side, Jones said he was proud of what he called ‘a magnificent performance’ from his team.


He added: “I thought we were magnificent tonight, absolutely magnificent. The players deserved something from that because they worked hard and played so well.


“We changed things because we wanted to match their three at the back with three strikers and Watford have told us that they haven’t seen a side go at them all season like we did tonight.


“But what can you do? We have to move on, we have to carry on and we can take a lot of positive things into Saturday’s game against Leicester?”

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