Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has admitted that his side were made to work for their 2-0 win at Stoke City in the Premier League.
"We tried to play very well. The performance was the main thing. We tried to play with high confidence - it was tough against a Stoke side who came into the match having won the last three," he told BBC Sport.
"After we scored we tried to keep playing a high line. We worked really hard. The balance was amazing between defence and offence."
The result moves Watford above Stoke in the table, leaving them in 13th place.