Marco Silva praised “amazing talent” Richarlison after the Brazilian scored a late winner to help Watford to a 2-1 historic victory over Swansea City.

The winger kept his composure to fire high past Lukasz Fabianski in the 90th minute which gave Watford a third straight away win on the spin in the league – the first time they have ever achieved such a feat in the top flight.

It is the latest impressive showing from the summer arrival and Silva has been pleased with what he has seen from the youngster so far.

“It is important for the boy. He is an amazing talent in my opinion at 20-years-old. He is one boy we believe in who really likes to work every day,” Silva said.

“Today is maybe not his best performance but he scored in one important moment for him.”

A third straight away win took the Hornets’ points tally for the season to 11 from six games and leaves them a heady fifth in the league.

Silva was delighted with the win and was fully aware of the history his side made in the process of securing it.

“It is important that we won the three points and it is the first time we have won three in a row away in the Premier League,” he said.

“It is really hard for a team like Watford to do that. It is really important for our boys to have a good moment in the history of the club.”

Silva will also have been delighted to see Andre Gray get off the mark as he opened his Watford account with the go ahead goal in the first half.

The Watford boss has been pleased with the work rate of the club’s record signing, but says a goal will only help him as he continues to settle in at Vicarage Road.

He said: “For every striker it is important to score, but I am happy with his work before and he didn’t score.

“It is important for him to get more confidence. I am happy because he not only scored but the way he worked for his team.”