Marco Silva has called on his Watford side to show greater cutting edge after seeing them throw away all three points in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

The Hornets had numerous chances to extend their 1-0 lead after Daryl Janmaat had scored in the third minute, but instead left Selhurst Park empty handed after Bakary Sako and James McArthur’s efforts.

For Silva it was clear Watford were the better side and he was left to rue their inability to turn dominance into goals.

“This level of detail makes the difference and they had two moments, created two chances and scored two goals,” he said.

“We had the chance to score the second and maybe the third and we didn’t score. At this level you must score.

“If you do everything the right way, if you were in good positions, if you create chances all you can do more is put the ball in the net. That is what we need to do to win and that is what they did.”

Eagles boss Roy Hodgson was understandably delighted with a win which took Palace out of the drop zone.

The former England boss did, however, accept that hiss side were fortunate not to be well out of the game by the time they staged their comeback.

"Watford were the better team, but they are a good team,” Hodgson said. “They've had a very good start to the season, and some very good results away. We weren't anywhere near as good as we'd like to be, but I'd give Watford credit for that.”