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Hughton left ‘disappointed’ as Brighton held to goalless draw with Watford

Chris Hughton was left frustrated after his Brighton side were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. 

Following a devastating 4-2 midweek loss to Fulham, the Seagulls were hoping to bounce back with a win, but could not find a way through the opposition defence on this occasion.

Brighton had 16 shots compared to Watford’s five, but Ben Foster was in inspired form and left the Amex Stadium with his clean sheet intact, splitting the points for each side.

Manager Chris Hughton was disappointed with the result, but praised his side for the performance they put in:

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“We looked for a reaction from the team after the Fulham game. I couldn’t have asked for more,” Hughton told Match of the Day.

“We were very good and couldn’t have done any more to win or score. Their keeper was in good form.

“They’re a good side, they defend well and caused us problems. On the bulk of the game we were the better side. I’m disappointed and frustrated but not frustrated with the endeavours of our team.

“Maybe a lack of confidence and quality, luck or fortune [for some players]. Maybe they need a scruffy one to go in. What you need is to make sure you get in those positions. If we hadn’t created chances today, I’d be more worried and frustrated. On another day, the goals will come.”

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