Stoke City beat Watford in a rather dull match at Vicarage Road, with a single first-half goal the difference.
The goal, officially an own-goal off Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, was made on a header by Charlie Adam that struck the post, eventually nodded in after the Watford goalkeeper lost track of the effort. However, Adam after the match admitted the goal probably shouldn’t have counted.
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“It was a corner…I think it was a foul really, I think I pushed him [Valon Behrami], but we’ll take it, it’s a great win.”
Despite that sentiment, Adam believes the Potters deserved the three points. “I thought we were excellent after last week’s disappoint. We needed to bounce back, and we’ve done that. It’s a tough place to come away from home and we nicked it 1-nil and thought we played really well.”
The 30-year-old also pointed to Stoke’s defensive prowess down the stretch with Watford pouring men forward as the biggest factor in earning the victory.