Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov admits his team "got away with it" with regards to a controversial penalty not given in the first half against Watford but believes Rovers were well worth their 2-1 victory.

Referee Christopher Sarginson sent Hornets striker Mathias Ranegie off in the 19th minute and could have made it ten players each shortly before half-time.

Troy Deeney closed down Sam Johnstone's clearance and was about to get up and shoot into an open net when the Rovers keeper appeared to haul the Watford forward to the ground.

"From where I was and from what I've seen I thought we had a couple of players back there - you might have seen it again - but I did think we got away with it [with regards to it being a penalty]," Dickov said.

"My initials thoughts were it was a penalty - I haven't seen it again, I don't know if you guys have.

"I keep getting told from referees and people within the game that things even themselves out, I've not always believed them but I might believe them after tonight given the penalty Watford got at their place which was three yards outside the box."

Ikechi Anya cancelled out Chris Brown's opener and the Hornets looked like they might go on and win the game at that point.

Dickov praised Watford's resilience but felt his team had chances in the second half to record a more emphatic victory.

"Watford to their credit worked their socks off and made it difficult for us," Dickov continued.

"But after they've equalised we got back to doing the right things - moving the ball, getting the ball wide, getting crosses in the box and getting shots on goal.

"I'm delighted with the three points but I think we're being honest about it, we should have scored three, four, maybe five tonight.

He added: "I thought we switched off. We stopped doing the things that got us in front in the first place and made us look threatening.

"There's a tendency - and I've been there as a player - that when you play against ten men you just take your foot off the gas a little bit and you psychologically switch off.

"I thought we did that and it took Watford to equalise to give us a kick up the backside and get us going again."