Watford returned to some fine form this afternoon after thrashing Bristol City 6-0 at Vicarage Road, after previously not winning in their last three games.
Four first half goals put the game to bed in fine fashion, before two more were added in the second half, including a first Hornets goal for January signing Philip Zinckernagel.
Xisco Muñoz made three changes to the side that drew away at Coventry, bringing in Kiko Femenia, Joao Pedro and Will Hughes into the starting eleven.
The first goal came after just two minutes through Ken Sema, and the lead was doubled on the 15th minute as Tom Cleverley set up Ismaila Sarr who slotted the ball into the net.
The score line improved even more for the Hornets on the half hour mark after some good fortune led to Will Hughes’ effort deflecting in beyond the Bristol City goalkeeper.
Joao Pedro was unfortunate not to make it four just five minutes later when his strike cannoned against the crossbar.
However, just a minute later, the fourth goal did come, and once again it was Sema who got the decisive touch to send the Hornets into dreamland just before half time.
The second half continued like the first, with Sarr notching his second, and Watford’s fifth goal of the game after he tackled Massengo and went on to slot the ball in the bottom corner.
Perhaps the most pleasing of the goals was the sixth and final one after tremendous play from Andre Gray, Sarr and Zickernagel allowed the latter to grab his first goal as a Hornet in the 90th minute, capping off a truly dominant performance from Muñoz’s men.
The result puts Watford 11 points ahead of Cardiff City who are the closest team outside the play-off spots, but they will need to continue these types of performances to keep up with the teams above them.
Next up for the Hornets is a trip up north to Preston North End on Tuesday night.
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