Not for the first time in recent weeks Javi Gracia was left frustrated by refereeing decisions as Watford were held to a dramatic 2-2 draw by Everton.

The Hornets saw Lucas Digne score a free-kick in the sixth minute of second half stoppage-time to ensure the points were shared on Merseyside.

It was the Everton opener, which was scored by former Hornet Richarlison, which frustrated Gracia though after Theo Walcott had played the ball from a clearly offside position.

The Hornets have seen a number of decisions go against them this season and Gracia struggled to hide his disappointment at the decision, despite refusing to criticise the officials at Goodison Park.

“It is offside and it is the same as in other games where we are living these situations in the last games,” Gracia said.

“We accept it and I prefer not to say anything about the referee’s decision, but it was offside, I have to tell you that.

“It is difficult to accept every day the same situation but what can we do is keep working, keep playing, try to improve the things we can.

“We will be demanding in the things that are under our control and the rest of the things I am not interested in.”

Gracia watche his side turn the game on its head in the second half when a Seamus Coleman own-goal and Abdoulaye Doucoure header made it 2-1.

He praised the manner in which the Hornets didn’t allow the offside goal to get them down even though the overall result remained hard to swallow.

“It is difficult to accept the result because after having a good reaction to conceding a goal in the first half we have played much better,” the Spaniard said.

“We dominated the game and scored two goals. In those minutes we have dominated the game and then we have conceded a goal and it was a little bit frustrating.

“As a player it is difficult to accept the result, when you are losing and to an offside goal. They had a very good reaction and it was not easy to accept that.”