Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes explained on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning how a certain tactic from West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic helped them win this weekend.
The Hornets got the better of West Ham 2-0 at Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Saturday.
Odion Ighalo’s goals in the 39th and the 48th minutes proved to be enough for Watford to pick up all three points.
Gomes, who played for the entire 90 minutes, explained on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning how the Hammers playing striker Andy Carroll up front helped Watford.
"We spoke before the game that if Andy Carroll plays, then we need to set a bit more high because they can play long ball," said the 34-year-old. "I think that helped us as well… I believe that it helped us when Carroll came to play."
Carroll was at fault for Watford’s opening goal of the match. The former Newcastle United and Liverpool striker sliced a clearance under no pressure at all, and despite having time to clear with Nathan Ake bearing down, he tried to turn the Watford man, who stole the ball and crossed to Igahlo.
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Vicarage Road, the England international took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 58%, created one chance, and made four clearances and two blocks.