Isaac Hayden has urged his Newcastle United team-mates to be more 'ruthless' and insists the Magpies should have claimed their first victory of the season at Waford.

Steve Bruce's side have not registered a victory in their opening seven fixtures this season, and squandered a host of chances to claim all three points at Vicarage Road.

Sean Longstaff fired the Magpies into a deserved first-half lead with an emphatic strike from range, but United were unable to add a second to reflect their control on proceedings.

The visitors were then made to pay for these misses when Ismaila Sarr reacted quickest to a flick-on to head Watford level in the 72nd minute.

United could have ultimately returned to Tyneside empty-handed following a dramatic conclusion which saw both sides create chances to earn the victory.

Josh King's late strike was correctly ruled out by VAR for offside, while Jacob Murphy shot tamely at Ben Foster when played in on goal in added time.

It is a result which lifts the Magpies out of the relegation zone, but Hayden's post-match social media post shows the dressing room shares the frustration felt by supporters.

The midfielder posted: "Tough to put into words the feelings after that game. Should have been our first 3 points of the season no doubt.

"Have to stick with it and be more ruthless in both boxes. Happy to see @seanlongstaff97 score today, performances have deserved it.

"Thank you for your support."

Supporters were quick to praise Hayden and goalscorer Longstaff for their performances, but agreed with the view it was two points dropped rather than one gained.

One fan replied: "It was a great performance just need calmness in the final third and not [to] rush the goal scoring opportunities. You can see the desperation.

"Relax we loved the energy from the team and things will fall into place. It’s a point away from home and we go again, United!"

Another supporter commented: "You and @seanlongstaff97 had a great game today."

A third posted: "Should have been out of sight at half time Isaac. Frustrating, but I'll see you next week at Molineux."