Barnsley boss Keith Hill was disappointed with his team's performance in the 2-1 defeat at Watford joking it was a bad advert for football.
Watford scored twice through John Eustace as Barnsley managed only a late consolation from substitute Scott Golbourne.
"It was very boring and not great to watch. I thought about getting on the motorway to avoid the storm after 10 minutes. That's how bad it was," Hill said.
"I like my football but that resembled rugby.
"We lost the game and maybe that was down to Watford. They stopped us playing and have plenty of quality.
"Their first goal summed up the game. There was an air shot, two mis-hits and then the goal. The cardinal sin was to concede the second goal like we did."
Watford's second came after a poor header out from Stephen Foster fell to Eustace just outside the box to ride a couple of half-hearted challenges before slipping the ball past Luke Steele.
Watford manager Sean Dyche was delighted with his side after they secured back-to-back wins in a week when their leading scorer departed the club.
Star striker Marvin Sordell was pulled out of the squad for the 2-0 win at Millwall on transfer deadline day.
"It is difficult in football to win perfectly every week and it is important that you find a way of winning and today we did," Dyche said.
"That sounds negative because we played well in the first half particularly and started brightly at the beginning of the second half through good game management.
"We didn't look fazed. We kept a solid shape and we were knew they would push on but we were aware of that and Eustace pops up with his second and we were looking like good value for the win.
"I expected the game to just drift because we were managing it well and without being as fluid as we have been, we were in control and then we conceded a soft goal.
"Overall, I think we were good value for the three points."