Deeney on wild draw: ‘Sunday League’ defending, poor officiating

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Troy Deeney spoke frankly after Watford’s intense 3-3 draw with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday.

[ RECAP: Bournemouth 3-3 Watford ]

“The defending from both teams was Sunday League at best to be honest,” Deeney said after scoring twice in the first half, which included all six goals.

Five of those came in 13 minutes.

“I didn’t feel we were fully in control,” he said. “It was an end-to-end game. It could have been 6-6.”

And Deeney had some more stiff words about the officials in a match where he admitted one of his teammates could’ve been sent off.

“Abdoulaye Doucoure probably did get lucky [to not be sent-off]. But you can’t tell me that their boy did not try to do Tom Cleverley. They know it. We know but the referee bottled it on a few occasions today.”

The fine is a-comin’ for that, but it underscores one of the storylines in a thriller; What a match by the Hornets and Cherries!