Football - Anya with the answer for Hornets

Ikechi Anya was delighted with his contribution as he capped his return from injury with a sublime performance in Saturday's 4-0 victory at Birmingham.

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The wing-back showed no sign of having been sidelined for four weeks with a back problem as he covered the yards down the right-hand side, helping out the Hornets' three-man defence while giving Birmingham left-back Paul Robinson a torrid afternoon.

Man of the match Anya provided the assists for both of Troy Deeney's goals while also netting Watford's second himself after a mazy run and powerful finish through England goalkeeper Jack Butland.

The Granada loanee, who was withdrawn late on with a touch of cramp, said: "I've had a month out, and obviously in the wing-back role you have to be up and down which is hard. But I feel good.

"I'm happy just to help the team in any way I can. It was great day for me personally with the goal and the assists.

"I'm just happy that we won and everyone associated with the club goes away happy."

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