Nuno Espirito Santo described Watford as “very tough” opponents after Wolverhampton Wanderers’ search for their first Premier League win of a season ended with a 2-0 victory over the Hornets.

Matt Doherty’s first-half finish and an own goal on the hour from Daryl Janmaat got the hosts off the mark and left their opponents still without a Premier League win and bottom of the table.

Whilst acknowledging Quique Sanches Flores’ side didn’t create many chances, the Wolves boss admitted he wasn't able to start relaxing until the second goal arrived.

Nuno said: “[They were] very tough. We started well but then they got control of the game, they managed the ball well. They didn’t create many chances but always there was that feeling they’re going to break us. That’s why I said defensively we worked very well against a very good team with very good players.

“In the second half also they controlled the game, they manage, they create and after we got the second goal then we stabilised and start having the possession. But until we got the second goal Watford was very, very tough.”

Commenting on his own side’s display, the Portuguese said: “It was a good performance. Well organised and defensively we were very, very good. [We were] aggressive, recovered the ball, good shape and attacking was also good.”