A stellar performance, once the first half hour was out the way, saw Watford mount the comeback of the weekend in their 4-2 win over West Ham.

Neither side's defenders will want to watch the first 45 minutes back in a game which could have been 5-5 at the break, partly due to some exceptional attacking moves from both teams.

In the end, Watford were comfortable in their victory with West Ham mounting little in the way of attack in the second half, and goals from Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas cemented their first three points of the campaign.

Here's how we rated the players in the win:

Watford Observer:

Gomes celebrates Watford's fourth goal. Picture: Action Images

Heurelho Gomes - 6

Made a number of important saves, including inside the first 60 seconds, and commanded his area well after the break. But was slow to react to Michail Antonio's header for the opener, even if it did take a deflection off Troy Deeney.

Miguel Britos - 6

Left exposed by Jose Holebas in the first half, but up against an in-form Antonio and Dmitri Payet, who regularly swapped wings, he struggled. Improved after the break and kept the Hammers quiet.

Younes Kaboul - 7

Not particularly at fault for either of the West Ham goals and showed his experience well in keeping Zaza quiet. Improved as his colleagues did in the second half.

Craig Cathcart - 6

Let Antonio ghost in behind him for the second goal, but looked comfortable at right-back when Watford switched to a 4-3-3 after the break.

Watford Observer:

Holebas scores his first goal of the season. Picture: Action Images

Jose Holebas - 6

Would be a 7 - especially after his goal - but did not switch on to the fact he left a gaping hole in the Hornets' defence with his bombing runs in the first half.

Etienne Capoue - 8

Again an all-action bustling performance, and a near carbon copy of his Chelsea goal to give the Hornets the lead. Does the simple things well but with an eye for goal this season, is a real asset.

Roberto Pereyra - 8

Drifted in and out of the game, but showed his class regularly and nearly made the West Ham defence look very silly with a mazy run and shot after the break. Should have notched an early assist but Ighalo's dallying on the ball denied him.

Valon Behrami - 7

Pulled out of position before the break, leaving a hole in front of the Watford back-line. Another to look better in the second half.

Daryl Janmaat - 7

Nearly scored the most bizarre own goal seen in the Premier League for a while but saved by the post. Looked more at home when moved forward after the break, and put some decent crosses in which perhaps deserved more.

Watford Observer:

Ighalo celebrates after getting the Hornets back into the game. Picture: Action Images

Odion Ighalo - 8

Looked nervous when he took a touch with an early chance when he should have just gone for goal - but improved even before his goal and could have had more. Looking more like himself with every game, and set up Holebas for his fourth with a lovely bit of play. Nice to see the Iggy chop return, too.

Troy Deeney - 7

Always positive, albeit seeing less of the ball than his strike partner, but no one can argue with the quality of his goal to put the Hornets level at the break. Certainly a goal of the month contender. Getting back to his best.


Isaac Success (for Ighalo, 69) - 7

Looked his usual strong and direct self, and nearly grabbed his first Watford goal but was denied by Adrian.

Stefano Okaka (for Deeney, 78) - N/A

Sebastian Prodl (for Kaboul, 82) - N/A