Watford Manager Marco Silva Believes His Side Should Have Scored More After 3-0 Win at Newcastle

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Watford boss Marco Silva believes his side could and should have scored more after their 3-0 win over Newcastle United at St James Park on Saturday.

The Hornets put on a tremendous display of counter-attacking football to put a truly dire Magpies side to the sword, with goals from Will Hughes, Andre Gray and a DeAndre Yedlin own goal securing all three points.

Speaking to the club website, Silva said: "We had a lot of chances to score more goals and could have scored more and should have scored more, but this is football sometimes.

"The most important thing is the three points. It was an important win in an away match against a good team.

"First of all this is a really important win for us. It’s an important result, our second win in a row and our second clean sheet in a row. We deserved the win, this is clear.

"It's pleasing when how we prepare happens on the pitch. We planned very well for the match."

Watford gifted away a two goal lead in their last away game at Everton, and Silva was pleased his side held onto all three points this time out.

"We were winning 2-0 at Everton, lost our focus and they scored two goals. I am happy today because we kept our focus until the end.

"It was important we performed again and increased our confidence. But it is only three points. We must prepare well for the next match. We’ll do our best to make a good result."


Despite the convincing performance, Silva was still full of praise for the opposition and revealed his secret tactic to beating them with ease.

"Newcastle are a strong team from set-pieces. I don’t know how many but they have scored a good number. We were strong in our commitment and kept our focus.

"We change the formation and put one more central defender [in the last two matches] on the pitch so we are stronger in that moment. We are improving every week and working every week."

Speculation continues to surround Silva's position at the club as Everton enquire for his services, but if the Portuguese tactician continues on at Vicarage Road there could be something quite special blossoming.