Nigeria star hailed for equalling PL record

English Premier League

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis has received some special praise after equalling an impressive record for Watford on Wednesday evening.

The 24-year-old continued his fine form after finding the back of the net in the Hornets' 2-1 loss to league leaders Chelsea at Vicarage Road.

The strike saw Dennis equal club legend Troy Deeney's record of scoring in three straight Premier League encounters.

“It’s brilliant, it’s a great attitude to have," Watford full-back Danny Rose told the club's official website.

“You don’t ever want to be 1-0 down but if that does happen, the Head Coach wants to see what sort of characters he’s got and I think tonight we showed he has a dressing room full of fighters.

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“It was a great response and another great finish from the man of the moment at the minute in Dennis, but we are gutted that we couldn’t hold on to at least a point.

“Obviously we’re just gutted that Ismaila [Sarr] is out at the minute because Ismaïla and Dennis on either wing - I’m telling you that there aren’t many teams in the league that will have a better option on the counter-attack than us.

“It’s great working with Dennis, and everything he is touching is turning to goals at the minute. Long may it continue.”

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