Feb 23, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Vicarage Road
Watford
2-1
DerbyDerby County
Ekstrand (68'), Vydra (35')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Ward (73' pen.)
Davies (45'), Ward (57')

Gianfranco Zola pleased with Watford stamina

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola during the match against Brighton on December 29, 2012
© PA Photos
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola is impressed with his side's stamina following Saturday's 2-1 win over Derby County in the Championship.

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola has praised his side's endurance following Saturday's 2-1 win over Derby County in the Championship.

Goals from Matej Vydra and Joel Ekstrand looked to have put the Hornets in control at Vicarage Road before Jamie Ward's late penalty set up a nervous finale.

However, the hosts survived to move up to second place in the table.

"I think [the penalty has] made it more difficult for my heart but we held on anyway and we came out with three points that are very, very important, especially because we were playing against a good team and it was the third game in a week," Zola told Sky Sports News.

Watford continue their promotion charge on Friday when they travel to struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tony Mowbray on the touchline on October 30, 2012
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