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AUDIO: Stuart Gray believes Sheffield Wednesday deserved to beat Watford despite having just one shot on target
12:57pm Monday 16th December 2013 in Sport
Sheffield Wednesday's caretaker manager Stuart Gray believes his side deserved to beat Watford - even though the deciding goal was their only shot on target.
The Hornets believed they scored a legitimate goal in the first half on Saturday, but it was ruled out for offside, and Ikechi Anya had a glorious chance to score soon after.
Connor Wickham gave Wednesday the lead midway through the first half and then their defensive organisation nullified Watford's threat until the dying moments, when Fernando Forestieri narrowly missed when one-on-one.
Gray said: "I thought we deserved it. I’m pleased for Connor because he stays out after training and practices those free-kicks so it was no fluke as such. The pleasing thing is obviously getting the clean sheet with a great away win, I think there’s been a few results that have gone in our favour so that’s just clawed it in but we’ve got to go into Wednesday’s game against Wigan and make sure all the hard work and effort and commitment we’ve put in, we’ve got to do it again.
"There is the saying that you attack with 11, well we definitely defended with 11 today when that ball came in the box, we put bodies on the line and then if they did break through the back four, Damian Martinez has pulled off a couple of good saves as well.
"Watford are a good side. We felt at the start of the game we could keep the crowd quiet because they’ve not been scoring at home or winning at home and I don’t think it was a smash and grab, I think we held our own."
Listen to Gray's press conference below.
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