Vote for your Watford man of the match as the Hornets draw 3-3 at Leeds United in the Championship

Watford Observer: Lewis McGugan. Picture: Action Images Lewis McGugan. Picture: Action Images

Watford left it late to secure a 3-3 draw against Leeds United on Saturday but who was your man of the match at Elland Road?

Troy Deeney scored two goals as the 25-year-old broke the deadlock with an instinctive finish early in the first half and it was the centre forward who had the last word as well, reacting fastest to a rebound four minutes from time to earn the Hornets a valuable point.

Ikechi Anya played his first game for Watford in just over a month and looked as sharp as ever. His electric pace on and off the ball created openings on the counter attack and caused Leeds problems out wide.

Lewis McGugan was equally enterprising in midfield - it was his skewed shot that led to Deeney's opener in the first half and he was a creative influence throughout.

Jonathan Bond was also impressive in goal, making a number of excellent saves to keep the Hornets in the contest.

These are our four selections to vote from but if you think it should be someone different, click 'another Watford player' below.

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11:18am Mon 9 Dec 13

matey_from_brighton says...

Bellerin for me. Unlike some of the others, kept his performance going all match. Still think Bond needs to come off his line a bit more for the high balls but his shot stopping and all round play otherwise was pretty good.
Bellerin for me. Unlike some of the others, kept his performance going all match. Still think Bond needs to come off his line a bit more for the high balls but his shot stopping and all round play otherwise was pretty good. matey_from_brighton

1:42pm Mon 9 Dec 13

MJ1 says...

I was at the match and would say that Anya was the most influential player. Bond stopped some good shots and kept us in the game but does not command his area and was party at fault with Nolsworthy for the third Leeds goal. Deeney scored two goals, both from rebounds after others shots were blocked, but otherwise he had a dreadful game and I think was about to be substituted by FF when he scored our third. He failed to challenge effectively for any 50/50 ball and eventually gave up walking around looking fed up. I recognise that it can be thankless being a lone striker but he put no pressure on the Leeds centre backs and had poor positioning. He's no leader or captain. It was clear again that we lacked leadership on the pitch.
I was at the match and would say that Anya was the most influential player. Bond stopped some good shots and kept us in the game but does not command his area and was party at fault with Nolsworthy for the third Leeds goal. Deeney scored two goals, both from rebounds after others shots were blocked, but otherwise he had a dreadful game and I think was about to be substituted by FF when he scored our third. He failed to challenge effectively for any 50/50 ball and eventually gave up walking around looking fed up. I recognise that it can be thankless being a lone striker but he put no pressure on the Leeds centre backs and had poor positioning. He's no leader or captain. It was clear again that we lacked leadership on the pitch. MJ1

1:54pm Mon 9 Dec 13

snibbo says...

quite right- Deeney seems apathetic or put another way his timing is
really off.
At least he is an out-field player-Almunia as captain seems to do little
after the toss.
We need leadership on the pitch and help for Zola offit.
AND
quite right- Deeney seems apathetic or put another way his timing is really off. At least he is an out-field player-Almunia as captain seems to do little after the toss. We need leadership on the pitch and help for Zola offit. AND snibbo

5:16pm Mon 9 Dec 13

HunsburyHornet4 says...

Bellerin for me. He looked a class act. And as I pointed out in an earlier post, Deeney was indirectly at fault for their third when he slipped over and lost possession. Other than that, I'm not going to criticise him or any other player.
Bellerin for me. He looked a class act. And as I pointed out in an earlier post, Deeney was indirectly at fault for their third when he slipped over and lost possession. Other than that, I'm not going to criticise him or any other player. HunsburyHornet4

6:40pm Thu 12 Dec 13

inexile says...

Defintely Bellerin. And off the 4 players listed it must be Anya.
I thought McGugan had a good first half but was ineffectual after the break.
I like Bond but he looked uncomfortable with the high balls into the box in the second half. I agree he is a great shot-stopper but lacks authority in the box - the new Steve Sherwood? Hopefully with experience he will learn to command the box, he certainly has natural talent.
Agree with the Deeney comments - poor win rate in 50/50s, not a leader - except he took both goals very well.
Defintely Bellerin. And off the 4 players listed it must be Anya. I thought McGugan had a good first half but was ineffectual after the break. I like Bond but he looked uncomfortable with the high balls into the box in the second half. I agree he is a great shot-stopper but lacks authority in the box - the new Steve Sherwood? Hopefully with experience he will learn to command the box, he certainly has natural talent. Agree with the Deeney comments - poor win rate in 50/50s, not a leader - except he took both goals very well. inexile

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