Craig Cathcart believes Watford were the architects of their own downfall when they squandered a two goal lead to lose at home to ten man Everton on Saturday.

The Northern Irish centre-back said he was responsible for two goals in a "mad" four minutes of play at the end of the first-half that saw the Hornets defend poorly and concede twice from corners.

Yerry Mina scored both of those goals and Cathcart held himself accountable for not marking the man properly and felt that, had he done better, Watford probably would have got something from the match.

"It was just a mad four minutes. It was my man from the corner, he scored two goals so I take responsibility for that," he said.

"We should've been in at 2-0, going into the second-half in a much better position, so it's really disappointing.

"If you take out the individual errors today we win the game, that's the way we have to look at it. It's what we need to work on and try to cut those out."

After Everton were reduced to ten men with 15 minutes remaining following Fabian Delph's second yellow card, it seemed as if a win was there for the taking. 

However, Theo Walcott nicked the points for the Toffees at the end of a counter-attack in added time. 

Cathcart said the defeat felt particularly harsh as in his opinion the Hornets were the better team on the day. Nevertheless, he knows that this game will ultimately be seen as one in which points were thrown away.

"I think we played quite well in the second-half," he said.

"I thought we were the better team. It's a bit of a killer the way the game finished, but we have to take it on the chin and move on.

"We tried to push and tried to get the winner. When you're in our position, three points is really important, but on the other hand a point would've been nice too, but it wasn't to be today. We have to take it on the chin, take the positives and move on."