Watford failed to kill off the game, says Marco Silva
Last Updated: 30/12/17 6:43pm
Marco Silva said his Watford side's loss to Swansea was of their own making as they failed to score a crucial second goal while they were dominant.
Andre Carrillo gave Watford an early lead but they succumbed late on when Jordan Ayew and Luciano Narsingh scored to turn the game on its head.
Striker Andre Gray had a chance to make it 2-0 a minute before Ayew's equaliser, a key moment in the match for Watford.
"Of course all of us are disappointed, our fans as well, because until the moment their first goal is scored, we controlled the match. Until that moment, I cannot remember one chance they had in the match. At this level, when we have a chance we need to score.
"We had two clear chances to score. Some seconds before they scored the 1-1, we had a clear chance with Andre and the goalkeeper and in that moment we need to kill the match."
Watford still sit in a comfortable 10th position but Silva knows his team need to arrest a slide, which has seen them drop down from the heights of fourth.
"The football in this moment and the game today looks to be going the same way.
"Of course in each game it is vital to take points, this is a hard competition. We are disappointed with all of us as I think we did enough to win this game; we controlled the match, we had more chances than our opponent and at this level we need to score to win."
Things do not get easier for Watford and Silva who travel to face leaders Manchester City on Tuesday night, a team who defeated the Hornets 6-0 earlier in the season.
"Now is the time to rest the players, as we have three days before one more game tough game for us."
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