William Troost-Ekong says the lessons learned from their October defeat at Oakwell helped the Hornets over the line during tonight’s 1-0 win over Barnsley.
Troy Deeney’s first-half penalty proved the difference as Watford followed up Saturday’s Huddersfield win with another home victory, avenging the 1-0 loss suffered in South Yorkshire earlier this season.
“We were better prepared this time,” said the defender, speaking to Hive Live. “We had to try and get revenge after what happened when we played them away.
“They played real Championship football, it was a real battle tonight but we did well to try and get the ball onto the ground and play as much as possible.
“We knew this was going to be a massive week, we wanted to get as many points as we can to attack the top again and we did what we needed to do in the last two games at home.”