ADAM BOGDAN 8
Superb early save to deny Deeney set the tone for a solid display.
ALEX BAPTISTE 7
Steady as ever on the right and provided width with a lack of a wide man in front.
MATT MILLS 8
A rock at the back again. The most notable moment for him was a perfectly-timed tackle on Deeney in the box.
DAVID WHEATER 8
Looking increasingly like the Wheater of old again and got his head to almost every ball into the Whites box.
TIM REAM 7
Did well despite a couple of shaky first-half moments that saw Faraoni get past him.
DARREN PRATLEY 7
Started well but the shoulder injury curtailed his chance to build on that.
JAY SPEARING 7
The deepest of the midfielders, Spearing was typically tenacious and won individual battles all day.
MEDO KAMARA 8
Outstanding display in the engine room alongside Spearing. Covered so much ground harrying the Hornets.
MARK DAVIES 8
Deployed wide left in a lob-sided midfield but relished it. Showed his eye for a pass on more than one occasion.
JOE MASON 8
Goal capped the perfect second debut, though he maybe should have had a hat-trick with some great chances coming his way.
LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ 8
(STAR MAN) Got his goal but his overall game was standout. Won every battle and brought people into play superbly. Brilliant forward’s display.
Substitutes: Danns 24 (for Pratley) – back to his effervescent self and linked up well with the front two, 7. Chung-Yong 79 (for Davies) – did okay but baffled when he opted to pass rather than shoot in a one-on-one, 6. Trotter 86 (for Mason) – little time to get into the game so late on, 6. Not used: Knight, Eagles, Hall, Lonergan.
Star Man LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ Eyebrows were raised about his scoring record when he arrived, but three in four games shows his worth. This display, though, was about more than goals and he proved a real handful for Watford. The name may not indicate it, but Jutkiewicz is a typically old-school British centre forward.
WATFORD (4-4-2) MANUEL ALMUNIA 7 MARCO FARAONI 7 GABRIELE ANGELLA 6 JOEL EKSTRAND 6 MARCO CASSETTI 6 IKECHI ANYA 7 SEAN MURRAY 6 DANIEL TOZSER 6 ALEXANDER MERKEL 6 CHU-YOUNG PARK 6 TROY DEENEY 7 Subs: Pudil 48 (Cassetti) 6, Battocchio 61 (Merkel) 6, Ranegie 61 (Park) 6. Not used: Belkalem, Doyley, Hoban, Bond.