West Ham United saw their four-game winning run in the Premier League halted on Saturday, as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Watford at the London Stadium.
Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu were on the scoresheet for the visitors, who earned the three points after being more clinical in front of goal.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side suffered a minor setback and dropped down to 12th in the league table, but are only three points adrift of seventh-placed Watford.
The Hammers will be kicking themselves after a string of missed chances and centre-forward Javier Hernandez was the main culprit.
Hernandez missed two strong opportunities in front of goal in the match and he usually prides himself on his predatory instinct in the 18-yard box.
The 30-year-old’s form has been strong of late with three goals in five games, but his lacklustre display against Watford could cost him in the upcoming future.
West Ham do have a number of options at striker and the imminent return of Marko Arnautovic from injury should see him restored immediately to the starting XI.
Meanwhile, Andy Carroll is back in first-team contention once again and there is also Michail Antonio playing well too.
It was a massive opportunity for Hernandez to lay down a marker and fully cement his spot in the West Ham side at the weekend, but one that he completely fluffed.