Gianfranco Zola felt Watford “deserved” their 2-1 win against ten-man Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.

Goals from Nathaniel Chalobah, his first at senior club level, and Troy Deeney ensured the Hornets made it ten points out of 12 during what has so far been an unbeaten November.

“It was good,” said the Hornets head coach. “Although they were playing with ten men, we created a lot of chances and we had good opportunities. It is fair to say they put a lot of pressure on, especially in the last ten minutes but we certainly played a good game and there were spells in the game when we played very good football. Nobody can say it wasn’t a deserved win.”

Zola has been looking for greater consistency from his side and he continued: “The consistency of the results is certainly improving and that is such an important thing in terms of confidence. We just need to carry on and we want to extend this little run longer.”

One of the key turning points in the game came midway through the first half when Wolves centre-half Christophe Berra was sent off after pulling back Deeney and denying what referee Graham Scott adjudged to be a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Asked his view on the red card, Zola said: “I thought that he [Deeney] was fouled but when the referee let our striker take a shot I thought the action was gone, so I was quite surprised to see a red card.”