Watford had three points snatched away from them by Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening after taking the lead in the first half.

The Hornets defended well during the game, but failed to hold on and in the end left Wembley empty-handed.

Here are our player ratings from a difficult night away from Vicarage Road: Ben Foster - 8

It is no surprise to see Ben Foster put in another terrific performance and without him the scoreline could have been much worse for Watford.

He became the Premier League's all time record save-maker during the game, showing just how much quality he still has.

The former England keeper will have been disappointed to not keep another clean sheet, but there was little he could have done about the goals he conceded.

Jose Holebas - 6

It was a tough evening for Holebas who spent a lot of the game on the back foot.

Watford camped deep for the second half and this meant Holebas could not get forward and make a nuisance of himself.

He defended well at times, but allowed too many deliveries to get past him, giving Foster and his centre backs more work to do.

Adrian Mariappa - 6

It took Mariappa a while to get settled in the game, but he grew in stature and ended the first half looking very capable of dealing with the threat of Fernando Llorente.

As the game became more stretched, he looked tired and in the end he did not have enough in the tank to keep Spurs out.

Craig Cathcart - 7

Cathcart's performance was similar to that of Mariappa. He battled hard and looked to have Spurs figured out before half time, after getting himself in the right place at the right time to put Watford ahead.

However, the pace and determination of Tottenham wore him down and eventually he yielded and allowed the home side to create the chances they needed to win the match.

Daryl Janmaat - 6

The Dutchman stepped in to replace Kiko Femenia dutifully, but he could not stem the flow of creativity down the left hand side.

In the early stages he looked to be Watford's biggest attacking threat down the right, but he was soon found out and the chances dried up.

Tom Cleverley - 6

It was a difficult evening for Cleverley who was never given the opportunity to shine.

Watford really struggled in midfield and were bullied by their opposition for large parts of the game.

The second half was particularly tough for the Hornets and while Cleverley battled and looked determined, Spurs were more than up for the challenge.

Etienne Capoue - 6

The former Spurs man was arguably one of Watford's best players in the first half, showing flickers of spark and creativity alongside some marauding ventures forward.

However, the second half was a different story as Capoue conceded possession regularly and was easily crowded out by the hosts.

Roberto Pereyra - 5

While the likes of Daryl Janmaat got forward and created chances in the first half for Watford, Pereyra's influence was nowhere to be seen.

One could argue that a lack of service starved his performance, but in truth this was a thoroughly anonymous offering from the Argentine.

Will Hughes - 6

Off the ball, Hughes put in a fairly solid effort, with lots of hustle and hard work making life more difficult for Spurs.

However, on the ball his decision making was questionable and his passing nowhere near his best.

Troy Deeney - 6

The skipper worked his socks off and got back to pitch in with the defending several times throughout the game.

He made a nuisance of himself and did what he could with the little service he had.

However, no real chances came his way and thus he could not have the impact he would have liked.

Gerard Deulofeu - 7

Things looked promising when Deulofeu left the field with Watford a goal up.

The attacker was a little unlucky to have been taken off when he was after his performance looked to offer the Hornets some rare penetration.

After he left the field, Watford were a much less dangerous team going forward.


Isaac Success - 5

After his goal against Newcastle, it seemed like Success had maybe taken a step forward.

However, this performance seemed like the proverbial two steps back.

The Nigerian spent most of his time on the floor and missed a golden opportunity to double the Hornets' advantage.

Ben Wilmot - 6

The 19-year-old was brought on to keep things tight at the back, but Watford still conceded twice after his introduction.

He managed to produce a goal-line clearance from a Danny Rose shot, but that counts for little now.

This was something of a tough lesson for the youngster.