Shocker: Watford’s Miguel Britos Sees Red For Horror Lunge As Brighton Secure First Ever Premier League Point (Video)

Alan Duffy

26th, August 2017

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At the third time of asking, new-boys Brighton finally broke their duck in the Premier League, returning from Vicarage Road with a share of the points.

However, the Seagulls will be disappointed not to have picked up a win, with Watford playing most of the game with 10 men after Miguel Britos was sent off for a shocking tackle on Anthony Knockaert.

The red card incident came on 24 minutes, with Britos stopping a rampaging Knockaert with a dreadfully late and high lunge.

Thankfully Knockaert escaped injury, although we’re not really sure what Britos was complaining about.

The visitors, with an extra man, went close on a number of occasions, with both Knockaert and Tomer Hemed hitting the frame of the goal.

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However, Chris Hughton’s men would only end up with a single point, albeit their first-ever in the Premier League.

Watford boss Marco Silva spoke about the red card after game, saying:

It’s a red card, a fair red card as well.

It is not a normal situation. We need to keep focus and keep our emotional balance and in that moment he didn’t do that.

With an experienced player like him it’s impossible to lose your control and emotional balance.

That’s three red cards in the Premier League for Britos since the start of last season, more than any other player. No doubt Silva will be having a quiet word with the Uruguayan.

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