We learned a lot about this Watford side against Swansea City on Saturday.

Coming off the back of a heavy defeat to Manchester City the previous week, I was intrigued to see how we would react and a reaction was just what we got.

This Watford side under Marco Silva are now history makers, after they secured their third straight away victory in the Premier League for the first time, thanks to goals from Andre Gray and Richarlison.

One thing for sure is that there’s not too many things better than a 90th-minute winner away from home. The sheer euphoria and emotion you get from celebrating a last-minute goal is something that cannot be rivalled. For a few moments, nothing else matters and you forget about life’s problems.

On the whole, this was an excellent away win for the Hornets - the victory was completely different to our wins over Bournemouth and Southampton, as we weren’t completely dominant and didn’t have everything our own way.

Having started well, it’s fair to say that we struggled in the second half after the change of formation and when Tammy Abraham and Roque Mesa were introduced at half-time by Paul Clement. As a result, this was by no means a vintage Watford performance.

But what we saw is that when the going gets tough, this Watford team can dig in and grind out a victory. We saw players remaining disciplined and resilient, with a few putting their bodies on the line to keep us in the game.

Just look at Adrian Mariappa, who superbly flung himself in front of Abraham to prevent the striker from putting Swansea ahead midway through the second half. Christian Kabasele was another one as well, as he wasn’t afraid to put his head where it hurt in order to clear away the danger for the Hornets.

It’s clear to see that a great team spirit is developing among this side. We’ve got players who are genuinely proud to wear the shirt and prepared to do everything they can in order to secure all three points.

Just look at some of the pictures after the second goal had been scored, with the likes of Gray and Andre Carrillo sprinting from the substitute bench to be part of the celebrations. As fans, we can’t ask much more than that.

Another positive to come out of Saturday’s game was the performance of Gray, who finally got his first goal of the season. It was a great finish from the former Burnley man, who nearly added to his tally later in the first half as well, as he capitalized on a mistake from Alife Mawson and saw a low effort go just wide from a tight angle.

Personally, I was delighted to see Gray get off the mark in a Watford shirt, because it seemed like a minority of supporters had already decided that he was not good enough, which I felt was quite harsh.

While he hadn’t scored prior to Saturday’s game, the effort and commitment was there and I felt it was only a matter of time before we saw him get on the scoresheet, and I feel he is a real menace to defenders with his pace and work ethic. Hopefully, this will be the first of many goals for him in a Watford shirt.

All in all, Saturday was another great day on the road for the Hornets, who have already equalled the number of away victories they recorded under Walter Mazzarri last season.

The Hornets’ new-found grit and resilience is something which will be key throughout the season and will be tested this weekend when we face West Bromwich Albion away from home.

Tony Pulis’ men will make life difficult for the Hornets with their physical and compact style of play, so the Golden Boys may have to put in another gritty performance if they want to come away from the Hawthorns with all three points.

Bradley Hayden is the founder and sole writer of @WatfordFCBlog