Etienne Capoue's late strike was enough to give Watford a 1-0 win over Eibar in Austria this afternoon.

The Hornets midfielder's goal, 12 minutes from time, settled a game of few chances against the Spanish La Liga side.

Marco Silva had given a first start to Will Hughes, his first summer signing from Derby County, behind Stefano Okaka, with Abdoulaye Doucoure dropping to the bench.

Okaka took an early tumble in the opposition box under pressure but saw the referee's decision go against the Italian forward.

Kike Garcia had Eibar's first sight of goal after 18 minutes, but he directed his effort straight at Heurelho Gomes between the sticks. 

But they should have led on the half-hour when Bebe - best known for his infamous spell with Manchester United - hooked a shot wide from close-range.

Three changes followed at half-time, including a second debut for Nathaniel Chalobah, four years after his last.

An uneventful second half saw its first action with 19 minutes to go, as Eibar came close when Nano saw his shot strike a Watford leg and just drift past the post.

But from a rare Watford opportunity they took the lead against the run of play.

Capoue, last season's seven-goal man, struck from just inside the box with 78 minutes on the clock to open the scoring.

In the final minutes Isaac Success flashed a cross low across the box but there was no one to turn it home.

The Hornets held on for a second win from two in Austria, to round off their tour in the perfect style.