Watford put their destiny in their own hands in terms of finishing in seventh position in the Premier League, despite dropping two points against Southampton at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening, and after the match their fans were grateful to a key man.

The Hornets went into the encounter with the relegation threatened Saints knowing that if they won every game between now and the end of the season, they would be guaranteed to finish best of the rest in the top flight.

Although they could not get the win they wanted, Watford are still in a position that if they end the campaign with three wins, they will achieve their aim of the lofty place in the final table.

Things could not have started any worse for the FA Cup finalists though, as they were behind after just eight seconds of the contest, when Shane Long blocked a clearance and then run through to find the Hornets’ net for the earliest goal in Premier League history.

Watford have played a lot of matches in recent times, and it appeared as though the schedule had caught up with them as they struggled to find a way back into the clash, delivering a pretty ordinary performance in the process, however just as they looked like dropping to defeat, Andre Gray rescued a point for them.

The Hornets forward has not always convinced in his time at Vicarage Road, often proving to be better coming from the bench than starting, but he popped up with what could yet be an important goal as the match ticked into injury time.

Watford fans were relieved, and thankful to the striker for getting them out of a hole, but many of them were quite damning of their performance in the match in the process, when they registered their thoughts on it on social media once the final whistle had blown.

Here are some of their messages:

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