Troy Deeney cited West Ham's "disrespectful" showboating as the motivation for Watford's superb comeback at the London Stadium yesterday.

Trailing 2-0 to a pair of headers from Michail Antonio - the second made by a Rabona cross from Dmitri Payet - the Hornets got back in the game in the final minutes of the first half, through strikes from Odion Ighalo and Deeney.

Simone Zaza was another to try a similar trick as the Hammers looked in cruise control with half an hour played, but capitulated the moment Watford first reduced the deficit.

"They were doing the flicks and the tricks, and I thought after 30 minutes doing that was a bit lively," Deeney said after the game.

"I've got to thank them, becasue that really stoked the fire and we started laying a glove on people and scored two goals before half-time, which changed the balance of the game.

"I can appreciate things like that, but when you're still in the first half, I think it's a little bit disrespectful to us. I don't think they were doing it for that reason, but I need to thank them - they got the boys up and running."