Burnley manager Sean Dyche refused to be drawn on whether Watford had been masters of their own downfall in the Clarets’ easy 2-0 win tonight.

The former Hornets boss, who was dismissed when the Pozzo family took over the club in 2012, was in the opposite dugout as Burnley strolled to victory against an abject showing from the Hornets.

He said Walter Mazzarri’s side "had enough in their armoury" to concern the Lancashire club, who had picked up only four points before today’s game, but said his side "did a very good job" on the Hornets.

Watford have scored for fun in the Premier League so far - racking up 10 goals in their five previous games, including seven in their last two - but drew a blank at Turf Moor, and in truth could have played well into the night without ever troubling Tom Heaton’s goal. 

Dyche said: "I didn’t know that [first time Watford haven’t scored] but I think they will score goals. 

"I think Troy Deeney’s a very good player as everyone knows and [Odion] Ighalo with him is a very good player. 

"They still have a threat from different areas of the pitch. Sometimes it just doesn’t happen and you can always find the balance. 

"Is it because we played well or they didn’t play well? It’s always an opinion on that one but I’m happy we played well enough to win the game."

Dyche focused on the Hornets’ previous two results, surprise wins at West Ham and at home to Manchester United, and implied he had been surprised Mazzarri had made only one change from their 3-1 victory over the Red Devils last Sunday.

He said: "They’ve just come out of two big results. Watford have got a deep squad there and they have been known to change things. 

"They didn’t for tonight for the starting team. But they’re another group that on any given day can be very good and we learned that from the Premier League the last time round.

"It’s important you focus on yourselves but you have to be aware of the opposition. They certainly have enough in their armoury for us to have to be aware of and speak to our lads about. 

"But I thought we did a very good job both on them and ourselves to go and perform."