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27 August 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert felt the team deserved more for their efforts after a 0-0 draw with ten-man Watford on Saturday.

Knockaert put in an impressive performance, as Albion dominated proceedings against the Hornets following the dismissal of Miguel Britos.

He said, “I’m happy because it’s the first point of the season, but there’s still a bit of disappointment, because they had ten men and we had a few chances to score.

“It wasn’t to be, but we tried hard and did everything we could to get the three points.

“They are a solid team and kept a good shape; it was hard to find a way to score, but it’s not that we didn't try, because we had a few good chances.

“We would have taken one point before the game, but obviously we’re disappointed because with them having ten men, we could have done something better.

“We were solid and kept a good shape. We were comfortable in the game, in terms of possession, but we’re going to work even harder now, to try and score some goals.”

The Frenchman felt referee Graham Scott made the correct decision to send off Britos in the first half, and that those type of tackles have no place in football.

“It was a bad challenge, there is no doubt about that. The referee made the right decision, and he has to protect the players from tackles like that.

“That tackle has nothing to do with football. I haven't seen the challenge back again, but it was definitely a bad challenge and the referee made the right decision.

“I think he knew straight away what he had done, and obviously he knew he would be sent off, because you can’t tackle like that in football.”

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