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Everton boss Lampard: Watford draw puts us in decent position

Everton boss Frank Lampard was left satisfied with their 0-0 draw at Watford.

Everton had the better openings but were wasteful against relegated and injury-hit Watford, who named former Forest Green manager Rob Edwards as their next head coach before kick-off.

This was an opportunity missed by Everton, with Demarai Gray wasting their best chance by shooting inches wide while Watford keeper Ben Foster saved well from Richarlison's deflected shot.

Everton, however, were aided in their battle to avoid the drop by Leeds United's heavy home loss to Chelsea and now have home games to come against Brentford and Crystal Palace. They are two points ahead of Leeds, who remain in the bottom three and have played a game more.

Lampard said, "There is work to be done but if you look at our recent results we have put ourselves in a decent position.

"There were not enough clear chances. But if you are not at your best you need to make sure you pick up a point. That is not something we've done often enough this season.

"Watford had players playing with something to lose. They had nothing on the game and sometimes that can be difficult to come against. They gave us a game."

On whether he was paying attention to the Leeds United result, Lampard added: "At half-time and at the end of the game I was told the result. You can't control that but all in all it's not a bad night.

"It doesn't always go your way but if it doesn't, you take the clean sheet and move on."

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