MIDDLESBROUGH, England — Jose Holebas lit up an unspectacular game with an eye-catching goal to give Watford a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday.
The 32-year-old Greek midfielder sent a shot from the edge of the penalty area soaring into the top of the net in the 54th minute at the Riverside stadium in northeast England.
Watford climbed to 10th place as Middlesbrough remained winless at home this season since returning to the Premier League and only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
“I know for everybody it is not a nice moment,” Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka said after a fourth loss in five league games.
“We have to be positive because we have a strong group of players, so we have to keep going. If we don’t believe ourselves, who can believe in us?”