Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton felt Watford were fortunate not to have had a man sent off in the 0-0 draw between the two sides last night.

Nathaniel Chalobah flew into several challenges during a febrile second half, with a suggestion that three of them could have been worth a caution, but the midfielder picked up only a yellow card.

Having gone into the book, the Forest boss said he could not understand why Chalobah was not dealt further punishment by referee David Webb.

“I don’t think you ever want to push to get players sent off, but it should have been," said Hughton.

“It was a bad enough challenge.

Watford Observer:

“If it’s a lesser challenge than that and the referee is playing an advantage, then perhaps you can see it.

“But when it’s a poor challenge, particularly when he’s already on a yellow card, I can’t for the life of me understand why it wasn’t a second yellow.

“I still at this moment can’t understand it.

“Certainly, for me, yes, we should have been playing against 10 men.”