Sky Sports: Teemu Pukki cancelled out Emmanuel Dennis’ opener in the first half, but Ismaila Sarr sealed Watford’s second Premier League win of the season with a close-range finish shortly after the hour mark and another in the 82nd minute.
BHappy: Our recent performances have been characterised by an ability to hold opponents off whilst ceding possession, undermined by an inability to capitalise when we break. Today, subtle changes in team selection and attitude facilitate almost a complete inverse. That “tight and nervy” prediction is blown out of the water immediately as both sides start positively and aggressively. Off the pitch, in the circumstances we may benefit from being the away side; a travelling support in general, let alone on a sunny afternoon in late summer, generally boasts less angst and more bloody-mindedness than a home support, all other things being equal. This is only fuelled by an early assault on the City goal, adjacent to the away block in the first half, which culminates in Kucka hurling himself like a human missile at a right wing cross. His opponent holds him off on this occasion, which takes some doing, but this is fuel to the boisterous fire kindling in the away end. The flipside of this is that having looked generally difficult to manoeuvre through up until now we’re ceding chances a little too easily in what little foothold we afford the home side. This will not be dull.
From the Rookery End: Join Mike and DCW as they share their thoughts and experiences throughout the day, hearing from fellow supporters as the travelling Hornets hordes enjoyed a day in the Norfolk sun.