Blues draw Hornets’ sting

Andy Munro reports from Blues’ draw with Watford.

After the poor performance away to Cardiff could be put in the ‘same ole, same ole’ category, Blues’ display against league leaders Watford at St Andrews was an impressive response.

John Eustace yet again took a chance a chance on youth,and this policy worked out well with the hard working and excellent George Hall rifling home an impressive opener after some early Watford pressure.

Despite a couple of goal line clearances, the Blues defence was solid with Trusty outstanding while Maxime Colin and Dion Sandersen played their part.

In front of them the youthful midfield played an important role in closing down danger. Yet again, Juninho Bacuna starred with some sublime touches but the real star of the show was Josh Williams, who showed tremendous pace and awareness in both attacking and defending – a proper wingback performance

Perhaps the only disappointing bit of the game was the lack of penetration from the forwards. In fairness, both Scott Hogan and Troy Deeney worked tremendously hard but that ability to stretch the opposition defence remains an issue with our lack of genuine pace up front.