Will Hughes admits that he felt Watford did not deserve to win their game away at Middlesbrough.

The Hornets took the lead through Ismaila Sarr midway through the first half only for Yannick Bolasie's late equaliser to cancel out the victory.

Speaking to the club website after the match, the midfielder said the result was a fair one, considering both sides' performances.

“I don’t think we particularly deserved the three points, if I’m being honest,” said Hughes.

“We’ve been on such a great run, we’ve got into that mindset that we’re disappointed not to come away with a win today, but I think it was a fair result in the end.

“It’s very difficult to play against a team like that. Neil Warnock plays man for man, not many teams play that in this division, so we had to change it up.

“I don’t think we played as well as we could do, and I don’t think we created as many spaces behind as we would have liked.”

The result has since been made to look more palatable by Swansea City's defeat at home against Preston North End, meaning they now sit ten points behind the Hornets.

After the match, Hughes said that although Watford didn't win, the result was still a positive one.

“We’ve got so used to winning it just became a natural habit, so we’ve got to look at the long-term picture, and a point isn’t the worst result,” he said.

“It keeps the unbeaten run going and hopefully we can take the win on Friday.”