August 26, 2017 / 4:03 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer-10-man Watford hang on to draw with Brighton

* 10-man Watford draw 0-0 at home to Brighton

* Watford’s Miguel Britos was sent off in the first half

* Brighton hit the post twice in the first half

* Watford remained unbeaten

* Brighton earned first point of the season

* Watford at Southampton next, Brighton host West Brom


Aug 26 (Reuters) - Watford played with 10 men for three quarters of the game but held on comfortably for a 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

Uruguayan defender Miguel Britos was sent off for a wild tackle on Anthony Knockaert midway through the first half, home manager Marco Silva responding by subbing the skilful Nordin Amrabat for defender Craig Cathcart.

Watford’s plans were undermined again when Cathcart was injured and had to be replaced by Andre Carrillo for his debut having signed on loan from Benfica.

Either side of Britos’s red card Brighton hit the woodwork, first with Knockaert then through Tomer Hemed, but they struggled to carve out opportunities against a Watford side who defended deeply.

Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond

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