Brighton assistant boss Nathan Jones admitted it had been a frustrating afternoon for his side following the 2-0 defeat at Watford.
The Seagulls were sunk by goals from Ikechi Anya and Fernando Forestieri and any hope they had of getting back into the game was effectively ended when Leonardo Ulloa had a second-half header ruled out.
The assistant head coach said: “The first one [goal] did come slightly against the run of play but they took that, it kind of knocked the wind out of us a little bit and we huffed and puffed without really taking the game to them.
“Then obviously the second goal came at a bad time as well and to rub salt into the wounds with the disallowed goal, that might have come at a time when we might have kicked on and got something out of the game. All round, we’re quite frustrated really.”
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