Nick Pope 8 (Man of the Match)

Two very impressive first half saves from Roberto Pereyra, one down low to his left and one high to his left. Might be frustrated with the way he was beaten for Watford’s goal but eased the pressure brilliantly late on as he showed safe hands when collecting balls into the box.

Matt Lowton 7

Good cross for Wood’s disallowed goal. Solid at the back, although occasionally troubled by Pereyra.

James Tarkowski 6

Thankful to Nkoudou for taking a booking after a slip on halfway nearly let Watford in. Not his best game.

Kevin Long 7

Trip on Hughes led to free-kick that eventually produced Watford’s goal, but made amends with assist for Cork’s winner

Stephen Ward 7

Got forward well down the left and provided early cross for Barnes chance. Stuck to his task defensively

Aaron Lennon 6

An off day although the service to him was limited. One dangerous run and cross in the first half about it

Jack Cork 7

Clarets midfield outnumbered so had to work hard. Captain for the day popped up another headed goal

Ashley Westwood 8

Sprayed one excellent crossfield pass to Lennon in the first half. Showed his desire with a brilliant block on Janmaat shot

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou 6

Struggled to get on the ball but tracked back diligently and deserves credit for taking his booking to stop counter

Ashley Barnes 6

Flicked an early header over but impact limited aside from that. Moved to the left when Vokes came on

Chris Wood 7

Good header for disallowed goal and saw a late chance smothered, but couldn’t get hold of the ball until the game turned around


Sam Vokes for Nkoudou (70)
Jeff Hendrick for Lennon (81)

Subs not used: Tom Heaton, Phil Bardsley, Charlie Taylor, Dean Marney, Nahki Wells

Watford: Orestis Karnezis, Daryl Janmaat (Stefano Okaka 76), Sebastian Prodl, Adrian Mariappa, Kiko Femenia, Etienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucoure (André Carrillo 85), Will Hughes (Richarlison 85), Jose Holebas, Roberto Pereyra, Troy Deeney

Subs not used: Heurelho Gomes, Miguel Britos, Craig Cathcart, Andre Gray