Watford were brought down to earth with a bump on Monday evening, when they were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at Vicarage Road, and after the match their fans offered support to one of their best players this season, despite a monumental error which cost them dearly.

The Hornets were on a real high heading into the match, having reached the FA Cup final in their last outing, and with the Gunners offering up a below par away record, many expected Javi Gracia’s men to come out victorious.

It soon transpired that it wasn’t going to follow that path though, with two key moments going against Watford inside the opening 15 minutes of the contest.

The first came about when Hornets goalkeeper Ben Foster, so reliable all season, dwelt on a backpass and was closed down by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was able to block his clearance and see the ball cannon into the home side’s net.

Worse followed almost immediately after, when Watford captain and talisman Troy Deeney was sent off for a stupid raising of the arm into the face of Lucas Torreira.

To be fair to the Hornets, they were far from disgraced with 10 men, and rattled the woodwork and missed some good openings throughout the second half, but could not find the equaliser that they will feel their efforts on the night deserved.

All the attention after the match centred on the former Manchester United goalkeeper Foster, a veteran in his second spell with Watford.

He didn’t need any Hornets fans to tell him that he made an error which cost them the match, but he owned up in the aftermath and took it on the chin.

While disappointed to lose the game, most Watford supporters who took to social media after the contest were completely supportive of the stopper, fully aware that he has saved them many more times than he has let them down this term.

Here are some of their messages:


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