Ben Foster was left to rue Watford’s failure to make the most of their chances as the Hornets were held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Andre Gray put the Vicarage Road club ahead with two minutes played and Javi Gracia’s men had ample opportunity to extend their lead before the half-time break.

Their failure to do so was punished by Aleksandar Mitrovic as the Serbian striker levelled in a second half which saw the hosts dominate, much to the frustration of Foster.

“I think we just lacked a little bit of quality and we were so so good apart from maybe the final ball where we let ourselves down a little bit,” Foster said.

“I don’t know why that is to be honest because I see in training every single day that we have that quality in front of goal.

“It feels a little bit like two points dropped and after the first-half we should have been out of sight really with the chances we created.

“At times the football we were playing was first class. To get in at half-time only 1-0 up lets Fulham look at it two ways, they are miserable that they are losing but at the same time they will think they should be out of sight here.”

Watford could have left the capital empty handed after a second half in which Mitrovic came to the fore and had a number of chances.

The number nine hit the bar at the death as Foster got the faintest touch to deny him and the Watford keeper was impressed with the forward.

He said: “My size 11 hands got a little touch on that one. Fair play to Mitrovic he is a good player and he is a very strong lad, considering he is not actually the biggest.

“My god can he jump and he has those quick feet that get him into position and get ready to attack the ball. He is going to be a handful for them this season.”