Watford win delights Flores

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Watford Boss Quique Sanchez Flores could not hide his delight following his side's impressive 1-0 victory over an in-form Swansea.

The Spanish manager dedicated the victory to the club's loyal fans after Odion Ighalo scored their first goal since the opening day of the campaign.

The Nigerian's 59th-minute finish proved to be enough for the Hornets to secure their first victory of the season as their defence remained resolute, despite the late sending off of midfielder Valon Behrami.

"It was a really big experience to win a first match in the Premier League," Flores said in his post-match interview.

"It was a really tough match as Swansea is a good team."

Watford's cause was not helped by the 64th-minute dismissal of Valon Behrami for an apparent stamp on Andre Ayew and Flores admitted the Swiss midfielder's indiscretion made life tough for his charges in the final stages of the Premier League encounter.

"In the first half we played well and had control, but it got complicated after the sending off," the 50-year old added.

"In the second half, we had to defend a lot. I don't like to play like this.

"I'm really pleased and would like to dedicate this win to the fans."

Watford will be targeting another three-point haul when they face Newcastle United at St James' Park on Saturday.