Slavisa Jokanovic believed his Watford side played a "completely good game" after beating Middlesbrough 2-0 to enhance their Sky Bet Championship promotion hopes.The Hornets impressed in all departments and took the lead when Troy Deeney converted an Adlene Guedioura cross to become the first Watford player to score 20 goals in three successive seasons.
Boro rarely troubled Heurelho Gomes' goal and conceded a second midway through the second half when Odion Ighalo fired home an unstoppable shot from the edge of the penalty area.
The Watford head coach said: "I must be happy. It's a good result for us. We played a very good game today and, like always, I will try to prepare for what is in front of us.
"I think my team played a very good game against a strong team like Middlesbrough. We stopped them and we found the space to start to play the football we strive for. We attacked very well and we defended very well and in my opinion we made one completely good game."
Asked whether his players had applied the game-plan to the letter, Jokanovic said: "Today we played tactically very good football. We interpreted our situation very well, when to defend all together and when to choose the moment to attack, and how we're going to attack. I must be happy because my players understand what we expect."