Watford came from behind to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season as two quick-fire headers gave them a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Vicarage Road on Super Sunday.
After a first half for the purists, Spurs took the lead through Abdoulaye Doucoure’s own goal (54), and it would have been 1-1 in own goals had Toby Alderweireld’s header not come off the bar at the other end shortly after.
But Watford did equalise through Troy Deeney’s cute header from Jose Holebas’ superb free-kick (69), and shocked Spurs with another header as Craig Cathcart converted Holebas’ corner from the left (76).
The result ends Tottenham’s own perfect start to the campaign, while Watford have won all four opening league games for only the second time in their history, and the first in the top flight.
Watford worked the first chance of the game early on, spreading the ball out wide right to Daryl Janmaat, whose cross was headed over by Deeney piling in.
But both sides were sloppy for the remainder of the half, getting into good positions and miscuing the final pass.