“A normal goal” - Xisco Muñoz on Sheffield Wednesday’s own goal winner for Watford

Watford manager, Xisco Muñoz, says he saw nothing wrong with the Hornets’ winner against Sheffield Wednesday on Friday afternoon.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 7:00 pm
Watford manager Xisco Munoz didn't think his side's winner against Sheffield Wednesday was controversial. (John Walton/PA Wire)

Tom Lees turned the ball into his own net to give the hosts a 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road, but there looked to be two potential cases of offside in the build-up, with Ismaila Sarr and Isaac Success both pushing their luck.

Wednesday stand-in boss, Jamie Smith says he felt that Sarr was offside when the ball was played out wide to him early in the move, while Success was definitely in an offside position when his teammate tried to pick him out – only for Lees to get there first.

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Though while Smith felt it was unfair, and that his side deserved something from the game, his opposite number felt like there was nothing controversial about it.

Speaking to the media afterwards, he said, "I thought the referee was good, it was a normal goal. Isaac was far on the side. It was a normal goal and now we turn our focus to the next game…”

He went on to add, “I think it's a goal. It's nothing special. 100 per cent, it's an own goal and it's finished."

The Spaniard did, however, praise the Owls, saying of his side, “They were very strong mentally, because today we had a very good opponent… I think they played very well, but the most important thing is all of our players gave more for the team.”

Watford remain in fine form as they push for automatic promotion, and have now won six games in a row.

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