Audacious Deeney like Diego - Mazzarri
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Watford boss Walter Mazzarri has put Hornets striker Troy Deeney in the same class as Diego Maradona for his goal at West Ham.
The Watford skipper produced a memorable finish during the Hornets' 4-2 win at the London Stadium last week - chipping the ball in from out wide after seizing on a defensive mix-up.
Deeney, who also netted a second-half penalty as Watford stunned Manchester United with a 3-1 win at Vicarage Road on Sunday, has been compared to one of the all-time greats for his ability to finish in such a precise fashion.
Speaking ahead of the clash with United, Mazzarri hailed Deeney's ability to pull off such a strike, saying only a few players would be capable of such audacity.
"What Deeney did against West Ham was a great goal," the Hornets boss said.
"Only a few players can do it and one of them was Maradona. It was incredible.
"What I ask from Deeney and the whole squad - but Deeney is captain - is continuity."