Troy Deeney says Watford only have themselves to blame after failing to take all three points from their Premier League meeting with Fulham on Saturday.

Having dominated the first-half at Craven Cottage, Watford could easily have been home and dry at the break but only had Andre Gray’s effort to show for their efforts.

Predictably, Watford were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge in the second period as Aleksandar Mitrovic to leave Deeney wondering what could have been.

“We bossed them,” the striker told the club website. “We created a lot of chances and maybe we needed that second goal to kill the game.

“We allowed them to feel they could have a good spell and they took it. But, we are assured and we are confident. We have bumps and bruises but we go again.”

Watford’s first-half showing was as impressive as any they have put in so far this season and Fulham were thankful to Marcus Bettinelli for denying Gray a second.

Will Hughes could also have had a penalty when going down under the challenge of the clumsy Alfie Mawson, but changes from Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic altered the mood of the afternoon at the break.

Deeney once again linked up well with Gray in attack as the pairs’ physicality caused Fulham plenty of problems.

The Watford captain has been pleased with the connection he has created with Gray this term and felt they had the beating of the Fulham defenders, making the failure to capitalise all the more irritating.

“I’d definitely say we dropped two points,” the 30-year-old said. “We moved away from what we do well. We made poor decisions and we should have killed them off before they scored.

“We’ve been playing well all season, mixing it up, and in the first half Andre and I battered them. In the second half we were a bit iffy and we went away from what we do well.”