Walter Mazzarri described Watford's football in the first 30 minutes as beautiful and insists there is no doubt his side deserved to beat Hull City.

The Hornets looked like being frustrated but an own goal from Michael Dawson in the last ten minutes handed them a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Mazzarri said: “At the beginning we did a great 30 minutes where we played beautiful and the way I want my team to play every game. We were very unlucky to not manage to score one or two goals at the beginning.

“We worked very hard especially in the first half hour and then unfortunately, when you do not score, the team cannot hold the same performance, energy and rhythm for the full 90 minutes.

"At the end of the day I think there is no doubt we deserved the win."

The Watford head coach insists he always believed his side would turn their dominance into a winner despite leaving it late to overcome Hull.

The Italian said: “Of course I always believed it even though in the second half they had a couple of counter-attacks and could have scored.

"But for all the second half we controlled and created a great amount of chances but we had to be more precise on the last pass.

"We created an incredible amount of chances and it would have not been reality if they would have won the game at the end."

The only potential setback for the Hornets was the late substitution of Sebastian Prodl after the defender picked up an abductor injury.