Watford really did a number on us.
I thought they were going to play two up top and allow our midfield the run of the pitch so hats off to Javi Gracia for a tactical victory.
They had the extra man in the middle and boy did it show at times, particularly in the first half.
The opening goal was a good hit and came out of nothing, but once they got in front Wolves were really chasing shadows.
Capoue, Hughes and Doucoure were just too quick, too powerful and too cute in possession for our outnumbered pairing to contain.
The way they casually stroked the ball around, zip-zapping out from the back, through the midfield and into our defensive third was terrifying.
If anything we were fortunate to limp in at half time (paddy power promo code powered betting coupon well and truly ruined) still with an outside chance of getting back into the contest.
But that rapid one-two slap on 20 minutes proved enough to get them home and hosed with the opposition shellshocked and rarely threatening a revival.
As was the case last season, there’s no real Plan B for Wolves when there’s a two goal deficit to chase down.
OK, Vinagre, Cav and Traore are useful weapons to have in reserve, but the shape of the side didn’t change when any of those players entered the fray.
And that meant Watford didn’t have to adjust or respond to a different approach. It was all too predictable.
Watford sat deep second half, more than content in their shape. They doubled up on our wide players, waited for the opportunities to break and saw things out in comfort.
We didn’t create a single chance of note all game, despite a marked improvement in effort and intensity.
I suppose the lesson to learn is don’t go two goals down in the first place and of course we’ve been spoilt in recent times at rarely finding ourselves in such unfavourable positions.
I just hope in similar situations in future we can discover a way to offer a sterner and more varied resistance.
Call it an off day though. Beaten by the better side on the day. Onwards and upwards.
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