“I’m buzzing, the team are buzzing,” said Manning. “I think it was fully deserved. We had a game plan and stuck to the game plan, and it worked so I’m delighted.”
“It was my mistake [for the Cardiff goal]. My teammates told me to keep my head up high, we all kept believing and knew we could get a goal back.
“When we got the goal we knew it was our time. Once we got the first we knew the second goal was coming.”
Manning, 18, alongside his teammates, held on to the narrow lead to see out victory at the Cardiff City Stadium, and hopes Watford can use the momentum in future games.
“It was great. We got stuck in, made some vital blocks, it was brilliant,” Manning continued.
“We just need to keep working. We know how good we are, we just need to keep going, keep believing.”