Xisco Munoz feels that Leeds United simply got the better of his Watford side, as they were beaten 1-0 away at Elland Road.

The Hornets' boss said the hosts had greater intensity and wanted to win the game more, but admitted that set pieces have to be better in the future, after they conceded from another corner.

"It was simple. We know exactly what is the intensity of them, they had more intensity than us," said Munoz when asked what his game plan had been.

"They won more duels, shot more than us, were more aggressive than us and wanted to win more than us.

"It's important to continue to work very hard because all points are important in the Premier League. But we need to improve set pieces because we concede a lot of goals from these situations."

Asked if it was the worst performance this season, the head coach disagreed and said he had seen some encouraging signs in the second half, but admitted he was disappointed by what he had seen in the first 45 minutes.

"I don't agree," he said.

"The first half was not a good performance, but the second half we had a little more order.

"l know the team in front of us, the level of the players they have and I also know intensity of them. 

"It's true we didn't have a good performance, but I'm more sad and disappointed about the first half."

The defeat was made worse by Watford losing both Joshua King and Francisco Sierralta to injuries. Munoz said he was not sure how badly both players had been hurt.

"It's very sad when we lose the players," he said.

"I don't know what's the level of both situations and I don't know exactly how much time we will lose them for."