“There was a little bit of measuredness about the finish,” he explained when talking to Emma Saunders and Tommy Mooney post-match. “Had I tried to roll it in the corner and the keeper saved it, everyone would say, 'Why didn't you just smash it down the middle?' The keeper got a bit close to it last week so I moved it to the side as I know they are going to stand there. I think they [the keepers] are getting a bit of a shout from the manager that it's okay to stand there, so I hit it to the left. I'm hitting it pure so why change it?”
Steven Fletcher pulled one back for the hosts with seven minutes to go to set up a grandstand finish and really test the Hornets' new-found resolve under Xisco Muñoz. They passed with flying colours.
“It's all about mentality,” said Deeney. “When they put on Vokes and Fletcher, and with the two big boys at the back, they are always going to put balls in and it was going to be uncomfortable. If you don't kill teams off they are always going to have a five-minute spell. That's what they had and they only had to win one header and they are in on goal. But we saw it through. I thought Craig Cathcart and Ben Wilmot were excellent when they came on and Chalobah was quality. He did all the ugly stuff we needed.”