Thomas Frank believes his Brentford side deserve even more Premier League points than they have after crossing the 20-point mark with a 2-1 win against Watford.

Watford went ahead after 24 minutes thanks to Emmanuel Dennis' first-half header, meaning he's now been directly involved in nine of Watford's last 12 Premier League goals.

However, Bryan Mbeumo stunned the Hornets with a stoppage-time penalty shortly after Pontus Jansson had equalised for the Bees with a header in the 84th minute.

The victory heaps more pressure on Watford, who are currently 17th in the table, while Brentford move on to 20 point and are into the top ten, although Frank believes they should be even higher.

He said: "I always want more, and I think we've played to more.

"If you look at the performances and analyse the games, we deserve more points than we have.

"If you take the injuries into account, then I think it's pretty good, but I'm not dwelling on it. I am aware that people speak about 40 points, and I'm pretty good at maths, so to be on 20 before 19 games [currently after 16 games] is OK.

"It is not important for me. You can get too carried away and look backwards too much; you need to stay in the moment and have unbelievable awareness on top training and top preparation.

"That is what we are focused on. If you have that mindset, you are hopefully picking up a lot of points through the season and finishing as high as possible.

"Going into the Watford game with only two available centre-backs out of six was a nice challenge. We found a way; the players have been adaptable and open-minded."

Dennis found space to head the ball home and put his side 1-0 ahead with his seventh goal of the season.

Jansson got on the end of a cultured cross to equalise with minutes remaining, and then William Troost-Ekong brought down Saman Ghoddos to give Brentford the chance to snatch it from the penalty spot.

Mbeumo converted the spot-kick, and Frank emphasised how vital the result was.

He added: "It was definitely a very important result for us. I was very pleased with the performance in terms of the determination and mentality.


"We all know there are technical, tactical, and physical elements, but the mindset and mental part of it is so huge.

"I am so impressed and pleased with the determination the players are showing.

"Watford are a good side; we have a lot of injuries, Covid cases, we went 1-0 down, so there were a lot of excuses, but we kept going. After the equaliser, we kept going, trying to score the second one.

"That is incredible, and the determination and mentality that can give us even more wins going forward."