The Tremendous Eagles vice-captain featured prominently because the Hornets clinched their sixth consecutive win at Vicarage Highway
William Troost-Ekong was in motion as Watford secured a 1-Zero victory over Sheffield Wednesday in Friday’s Championship sport.
The 27-year-old was handed his 26th league begin within the encounter and fashioned a four-man defence for the Hornets together with Kiko, Francisco Sierralta and Adam Masina.
The centre-back delivered a stable defensive efficiency to assist Xisco Munoz’s males to maintain a clear sheet and nick their sixth win on the bounce.
Troost-Ekong solely not too long ago returned from worldwide responsibility with the Nigeria nationwide crew and performed a key position because the aspect secured back-to-back victories over the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
His efforts helped the three-time African champions qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, to happen in Cameroon, and end prime of Group L.
Watford hit the bottom operating within the encounter and had been rewarded for his or her effective begin when Tom Lees was compelled to show the ball into his personal internet within the seventh minute.
The own-goal proved decisive because it decided the end result of the sport with no additional targets within the encounter.
Troost-Ekong featured at some point of the sport, received two aerial contests, had 55 touches on the ball, made one clearance and one interception.
His compatriot Isaac Success was handed his second begin this season and was on parade for 61 minutes earlier than he was changed by Dan Gosling.
The Tremendous Eagles attacker returned from lengthy hamstring issues in March in opposition to Nottingham Forest and has now made 5 appearances for the Hornets.
Senegal worldwide Ismaila Sarr additionally performed within the encounter after recovering from a hamstring damage, which prevented him from that includes for the Teranga Lions throughout their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to Congo and Eswatini.
The victory ensured Watford moved nearer to securing computerized promotion to the Premier League as they maintained their second spot on the Championship desk with 78 factors from 39 video games, behind leaders Norwich Metropolis.
Troost-Ekong has now made 28 appearances throughout all competitions for Watford within the present marketing campaign.
The centre-back might be anticipated to characteristic when the Hornets slug it out in opposition to Middlesbrough of their subsequent league sport on Monday Afternoon.