Watford head coach Nigel Pearson has praised goalkeeper Ben Foster for some 'unbelievable' saves against Sheffield United.

After the Hornets took the lead through a Gerard Deulofeu goal, the Blades levelled from the spot before having the better of the second half.

However, a strong performance from Foster, including a save from point-blank range from John Fleck, prevented the home side from scoring a second and Pearson was pleased with both his keeper and the result at full-time.

"It's important that players can contribute in the way that they're selected to do," he said. 

"For such an experienced goalkeeper who has the fire in his belly to go out there and perform, he's the type of player you can look in the eyes everyday when you work with him and you know he will do what he can on any given day to deliver. 

"[There were] a couple of really good saves from him and one unbelievable one for sure, but I think for all the possession and pressure that Sheff United had, we still kept them at arm's length to a certain extent. I wouldn't try and suggest that we were on top of the game, but we had our moments and we made it difficult for Sheff United to find that winner and the important thing for me is the fact that we showed some real traits of resilience in what is a difficult place to come."

The draw sees the Hornets climb off the bottom of the table and Pearson said that he was happy to see his side come away with something from the match when they could easily have left empty-handed.

"It's a difficult place to deal with the type of atmosphere that's created here," he said.

"In our situation as well, bearing in mind some of the times we've had to deal with disappointments in games, to come away with a positive result in some ways is good for us. The mantra is I suppose if you can't win it, don't get beat and we had to dig our heels in today and we had to be resilient and sometimes ride our luck, but we go away with something for our efforts."