Craig Dawson believes Ignacio Pussetto's goal line clearance during Watford's game against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday was as good as a goal.

The Argentine winger was barely two minutes into his debut after replacing Ismaila Sarr when he hooked the ball to safety with Eric Lamela's effort seemingly destined to roll into the net.

Dawson spoke highly of the 24-year-old's brief but important contribution and said it helped the Hornets to claim a great point.

"It's as good as goal really for us," said Dawson.

"It's a goal on his debut really. It's great to see that, the lads coming off the bench and working hard.

"I think I'd just moved out the way because I didn't want it to rebound off me. It's a great position for him to be in, especially coming off the bench. It's a great point and we move on."

Dawson also praised his team-mates' togetherness and said it was no more noticeable than during an off the ball clash involving Abdoulaye Doucoure and Spurs players Harry Winks and Jan Vertonghen.

The defender said the way the Hornets stuck up for their player showed how willing they are to fight for one another.

"There's a great spirit and it's great to see the fight and determination of the lads," he said. 

"When it happened you could see everyone went over to Doucs' side. Those things happen in football but everyone knows that the team is right behind each other."