Watford roared to another three points yesterday, this time against Bournemouth who were on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat.
Nigel Pearson has revived the Hornets since arriving and they are now outside the relegation zone.
Yesterday’s win came courtesy of strikes from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra.
It was Watford’s third win on the trot and a fourth in six games since Pearson replaced Quique Sanchez Flores at the helm.
The ex-Leicester boss has called upon his league expertise to reignite Watford, with Premier League survival now a real possibility.
The driving force behind yesterday’s win was the scorer of the first goal, Doucoure. He later created an assist for Deeney to score and was a menace throughout.
Pearson has occasionally utilised the Frenchman in a more advanced role just behind a striker. That was the case yesterday and it paid dividends.
The 27-year-old has played over 100 times for the Hornets since arriving in 2016 from Rennes.
He has also spent time on loan with Granada in La Liga but is now a first-team regular at Vicarage Road.
The £70,000-a-week (Spotrac) ace took to Twitter after yesterday’s game and supporters were quick to congratulate him on a fine performance.
Here is a selection of tweets from Watford supporters in response to his showing at the Vitality Stadium:
Epic win boss man
— DanishDeeney (@DanishDeeney) January 12, 2020
Outstanding performance.. ?
— Dave Scott (@DaveSco27161634) January 12, 2020
Brilliant performance Abdoulaye, great goal. Hope your injury is better soon and the pain goes away Thank you for playing today??.
— Carol Humphreys (@seizpol) January 12, 2020
great today doucs ?????
— Nathaniel Hoskin (@NathanielHoskin) January 12, 2020
Magnifique !! Well done @abdoudoucoure16 – you were brilliant today
— Steve Maguire (@stevemag7) January 12, 2020
Prime Yaya Toure form right there ?
— Yousaf (@Yousaf_S_1987) January 12, 2020
fabulous Performance douc????
— Malek Amr (@MalekAmr15) January 12, 2020
class from you again ??
— ??????? Alex (@WfcAlex_) January 12, 2020