Craig Dawson succinctly summed up Watford's frustrations after their draw away at Tottenham Hotspur in which a VAR decision went against them.

Watford held the lead until a late equalising goal by Dele Alli was allowed to stand, despite suspicions of handball and the big screens in the stadium suggesting that the goal had been ruled out.

"Technology, eh," said Dawson.

"It's one of those as a player you kinda don't know what's going to happen and you've got to wait for the referee to make his mind up.

"It was human error I guess. You have one eye on the board, but the referee obviously signaled it was goal, so I guess you've got to take his word for it and not the screen.

"It was obviously a difficult one to take - the whole squad and the group really showed some spirit today and we're very unfortunate to come away without the three points, but it's a point against Tottenham and you can't look down at it.

"There was a few contentious VAR moments today, but it is what it is, that's the game at the moment and we all have to respect it and carry on."

Watford were also unlucky to not be awarded a penalty by the VAR in the first-half when Gerard Deulofeu was brought down in the 18-yard-box.

Dawson feels that decision could have been awarded in the Hornets' favour.

"Obviously the defender's gone to ground and he's not made contact with the ball," he said.

"It's the referee's decision and unfortunately for us it's not gone our way."

Despite the controversy with the video technology, Dawson was still pleased with how he and the team performed on their first visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and he believes a first win is just around the corner.

"If we play like we did today, hopefully we can get that win shortly," he said.

"There's a lot of positives to take and today it was good for the team. We could've got the win, probably should have, but there's lots of positives and we'll take that into the next game.

"We've worked hard all week as a team and Tottenham are obviously a great side and if you're not together as a team they're going to cut you open and I think as a team we worked ever so hard today and we've got to keep doing that."