Hornets fans were cheering their team on despite the heavy defeat by Man City in the FA Cup final yesterday.

People have been sharing their amazement at how the Watford faithful could keep their heads up despite the loss.

One Man City fan Nick Tinker said “At 5-0, great Watford fans!

“No doubt they’ll come back stronger with next year with this lot behind them. From a blue”

A Chelsea fan on Twitter wrote:  W"fans are actually louder than the Manchester City fans despite being six goals down.

“Money can buy you players but never passion.”

Meanwhile, Watford’s Elected Mayor Peter Taylor said on Twitter: “Gutted about the result but so proud of the fans.

“They are a credit to the town and to Watford FC

In a statement released today, the owner and chairman of the Watford Football Club have said how much they have appreciated the support of the people of Watford behind their team.

Gino Pozzo and Scott Duxbury, the owner and chairman of Watford Football Club, said: "To all Watford supporters around the world – and especially those 32,500 of our fans inside Wembley Stadium yesterday for the FA Cup Final – we offer our sincere thanks for your unwavering unity with the team, our coach, the players and the club.

"It was humbling not just to witness a sea of flags accompanied by proud voices everywhere across our half of the stadium, but then to also look around the Royal Box and notice the applause being offered towards the actions of our supporters."

"This moment truly served to put into context just how far we have come together as a football club. We said right back in 2012 that if we are together then we can achieve great things. We have – and we will continue to do so."