Jeremy Ngakia felt Watford were caught out by an unfortunate goal that handed momentum to Wolverhampton Wanderers, as they were beaten 2-0 at Vicarage Road.

The defeat, which ended a home winning streak stretching back to February, came as the result of a Francisco Sierralta own goal and a Hwang Hee-Chan strike in the second half after a fairly open first 45 minutes.

The full back believes the game could have easily gone the other way and urged his teammates to stick together.

"I thought this game could have gone differently, 100 per cent," he said in a club interview. 

"If that first goal doesn't go in it could have been a totally different game and it was a very lucky goal as well. We just need to keep our heads up and stick together and hopefully good times will come."

The Hornets have now lost their last three league matches and will be looking to turn things around quickly, with games against fellow strugglers Norwich and Newcastle up next.

Ngakia said the main issue was scoring goals, which Watford have failed to do in the league since their opening day win over Aston Villa.

"There's definitely positives to take, but as a team we know we can do better and we need to score goals, that's the main thing, that's how you win games," he said.

"Whoever scores first really, it gives them the momentum and makes it a totally different game. We had to score that first goal really to get the upper hand."