Watford 0 West Brom 0 analysis: Did Troy Deeney or Allan Nyom stand out for the Hornets?

Watford 0 West Brom 0

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STAR PLAYER

Allan Nyom: The Cameroon right-back was always a handful going forward and came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with one lung-busting run and shot. Set to become a big crown favourite at Vicarage Road.

PLAYER RATINGS

Watford: Heurelho Gomes 6, Allan Nyom 7, Sebastian Prodl 6, Jose Manuel Jurado 7, Valon Behrami 6, Troy Deeney 7, Craig Cathcart 6, Miguel Layun 6, Ikechi Anya 6,Odion Ighalo 6, Etienne Capoue 7

West Brom: Boaz Myhill 7, Jonas Olsson 6, Claudio Yacob 6, James Morrison 6, Craig Gardner 5, Chris Brunt 6, Rickie Lambert 5, Saido Berahinho 6, Gareth McAuley 6, Darren Fletcher 6, Craig Dawson 6

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Miguel Layun's backheel on the touchline, keeping the ball in play, hoodwinking James Morrison and sending Etienne Capoue on a free run up the wing all with one clever touch.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Watford attacked with pace down both flanks but too often the final ball let them down. The Baggies were happy sitting back and soaking up the pressure, but Saido Berahino and Rickie Lambert saw too little of the ball.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Albion's mantra seemed to be 'keep things tight and maybe nick a goal from a set-piece'. It did not make for great viewing, and unfortunately Watford lacked the nous to do anything about it.

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Watford v Southampton (Premier League, Sunday August 23)

West Brom v Chelsea (Premier League, Sunday August 23)

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