If points were given for performance, there is little chance Watford would have left The Hawthorns empty handed from their trip to the West Midlands yesterday.

Unfortunately, they aren't. In both boxes, the Hornets were not good enough when it mattered, switching off at crucial times defensively and failing to turn sustained possession into clear-cut chances at the other end.

Stefano Okaka had a first start to forget while Troy Deeney huffed and puffed, and both Camilo Zuniga and Christian Kabasele, despite his goal, were below par at the back.

In the end, a clinical West Brom side, who scored pretty much their only shots on target, looked clear winners in the final scoreline; it could have been very different, however, which is the most frustrating thing.

Here's how we rated Walter Mazzarri's charges at West Brom:

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Heurelho Gomes - 6
Was more unfortunate than made a mistake with the opener, with Chris Brunt's delivery difficult to get to until it had reached the far post, and he was more let down by his defence. Helpless with goals two and three, and had little else to do.

Camilo Zuniga - 5
Bar a short period during the second half struggled to deal with livewire winger Matty Phillips, including one really poor bit of defending where he stood off and stood off the Scotland international, allowing him to cut inside and almost score.

Sebastian Prodl - 7
Mr Reliable strikes again, but could have done better to track Phillips as he strode goalwards ahead of his injury-time goal. Generally won everything he went for and made a few crucial interceptions, including from a Salomon Rondon ball into the box before the break.

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Christian Kabasele - 5
Brought up a point for his goal, but was directly at fault for the opener, when he let Jonny Evans get a clear run on him, and was the final line of defence when Phillips scored late on. A couple of decent aerial challenges with Rondon can't mask a poor performance.

Jose Holebas - 6
Quiet but generally solid from the Greek international. Did not let a huge amount down his side but equally did not offer a great deal going forward.

Roberto Pereyra - 4
Anonymous for the first 85 minutes, then showed his Latin flair in the worst possible way to get himself sent off late on. Perhaps unlucky to see red, but gave the referee a choice to make. 

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Etienne Capoue - 6
He was ok, nothing special. Didn't do a huge amount wrong, but also didn't provide a huge amount of note, bar the corner for Kabasele's goal.

Adlene Guedioura - 6
Busy throughout, but possibly tried to do too much. Tried to affect the game but passing was up and down, and was sometimes caught in trouble trying to be a box-to-box midfielder in a two.

Nordin Amrabat - 7
Had looked back to his best down the right and was in good form until he was oddly moved to right-back in the second half. Provided some good balls into the box, including one which Stefano Okaka should have done much better with.

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Troy Deeney - 6
Not at his best but was busy and would probably have done better with the first-half Okaka enjoyed. Perhaps wrongly went for placement over power as he looked to force home an equaliser after the break, but did his bit.

Stefano Okaka - 4
More of a hindrance than a help to the Watford attack. Blocked one shot before half-time and should have done better from an Amrabat cross, and generally provided nothing conducive to a Watford goal.

Odion Ighalo (for Zuniga, 77) - N/A

Jerome Sinclair (for Okaka, 90) - N/A