Watford manager Quique Flores could not fault the performance of his players despite their narrow 2-1 defeat to Man City, telling Sky Sports that it was 'impossible to play better'.
The Hornets lead 1-0 thanks to a Alexander Kolorov own goal, and looked on course for another Premier League scalp, only for two quick fire late strikes from Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero to hand the Sky Blues a vital win.
"It is very to hard accept what happened today in the match," Flores said.
"We played fantastic, we played really well, we had great attempts, we had the control and in the last moments we lost the match. We conceded some space to Manchester City, and some space for Manchester City is enough.
"It is impossible to play better than we did today. If we think about the level of the opponent, it is impossible to do more.
Watford have now suffered late 2-1 defeats at home to Manchester United, Tottenham and now Manchester City, and Flores cursed the luck of the team, while stressing the importance of forgetting about these games and moving on so they can focus on their next Premier League game, which is away to struggling Southampton.
"Of course, the most important thing now is to move as soon as possible because it's very hard to accept that we didn't get any points.
"We need to eliminate this match, think about what we did well and to think about the next game."