Nigeria star praised after equalling Watford record

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The 24-year-old continued his fine form after finding the back of the net in the Hornets' 2-1 loss to league leaders Chelsea at Vicarage Road.

The strike saw Dennis equal club legend Troy Deeney's record of scoring in three straight Premier League encounters.

“It’s brilliant, it’s a great attitude to have," Watford full-back Danny Rose told the club's official website.

“You don’t ever want to be 1-0 down but if that does happen, the Head Coach wants to see what sort of characters he’s got and I think tonight we showed he has a dressing room full of fighters.

“It was a great response and another great finish from the man of the moment at the minute in Dennis, but we are gutted that we couldn’t hold on to at least a point.

“Obviously we’re just gutted that Ismaila [Sarr] is out at the minute because Ismaïla and Dennis on either wing - I’m telling you that there aren’t many teams in the league that will have a better option on the counter-attack than us.

“It’s great working with Dennis, and everything he is touching is turning to goals at the minute. Long may it continue.”