Roberto Di Matteo paid tribute to Watford after his West Brom side were made to wait for promotion following a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.
Malky Mackay's relegation-threatened Hornets produced an immense performance and overcame the dismissal of Jon Harley and top scorer Tom Cleverley's serious injury to take the lead with five minutes remaining through Danny Graham's superb 25-yard strike. However, the Baggies salvaged a draw when Chris Brunt headed home at the back post in the fifth minute of injury time.
"It was an interesting game and credit to Watford, they really took the game to us," said Di Matteo. "I think the pitch probably helped them more than us because it was quite impossible for us to get our game going."
Di Matteo added: "We just stay focused on our job. I know there's a lot of excitement around us, but we need to stay focused on the job we have to do.
"We've put ourselves in a good position, but we're not there yet and we have to work hard and fight hard to get the points that we need."
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