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Only two per cent and nine votes separated Tommie Hoban and Almen Abdi in the Watford Observer's man-of-the-match poll following Friday night's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

Just under 600 readers took part in the ballot between Saturday afternoon and this morning and it was the returning Hoban who received the most nominations (215), which accounted for 38 per cent of the votes.

Abdi's excellent first-half display and goal resulted in the Swiss midfielder securing 36 per cent and Lloyd Doyley was third with just under 100 nominations.

Nathaniel Chalobah received 6 per cent of the votes and 20 readers believe one of the other Watford players were the best Hornets player.