This Watford side just never gives up, does it?

In fact, it’s probably fair to say that Watford are at their most dangerous from the 90th minute onwards, because for the third game in a row, we have scored an important goal in injury time.

But this one was probably the best of the lot. Tom Cleverley’s injury-time winner secured Watford a superb 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the weekend, meaning that the Hornets beat the Gunners at Vicarage Road for the first time in 30 years.

I haven’t heard a celebration roar at Vicarage Road like that for ages. I’ve never hugged so many people that I’ve never known or shaken their hands in a long time. The sheer euphoria and emotion that a 90th-minute winner brings out can never be rivalled. It just reminds you why we fell in love with football in the first place.

But this was a superb win and performance from the Hornets, who were full value for the victory in the end after their second half display. Yes, we rode our luck at times and if Mesut Ozil had converted a glorious chance to put Arsenal ahead in the second half, perhaps the game would have been different.

But as soon as Troy Deeney put Watford back on level terms from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to play, only one team looked like winning that game and it wasn’t the 13-time top-flight champions we were facing.

In the end, this was a Watford performance to be proud of. The Golden Boys were smart in possession and industrious without the ball as well, with the likes of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Richarlison and Tom Cleverley refusing to give Arsenal a moment’s peace as they hassled and harried the Gunners all evening.

But if anything, Saturday’s victory illustrated the infectious team spirit which is developing among this Watford squad and this is having an effect on supporters too.

Unlike last season, Watford aren’t a team full of individuals. We aren’t going to let our heads drop if we go 1-0 down.

This year under Marco Silva, Watford are a team. The squad are playing for each other, for Silva, for the club and lastly, for the fans. Vicarage Road was rocking and it really felt like the fans and players were at one.

This was a real team effort and Arsenal were scared. Every tackle, every pass and every cross as the second half wore on was greeted with a roar of approval from supporters inside Vicarage Road and each time that happened, you could just sense the nervousness among the Arsenal players. Watford, in contrast, grew in confidence and belief.

Silva has to take huge credit for Watford’s upturn in fortunes this season and for the part he played in Saturday’s result. What I like about the 40-year-old is that when he recognises something is not working, he isn’t afraid to change things round.

In the first half, the Hornets were solid but unspectacular and it was only a poor piece of defending from a corner which saw Arsenal lead at the break through Per Mertesacker.

As the game approached the hour mark, Silva made his move, bringing on Deeney and Andre Carrillo for Andre Gray and Adrian Mariappa, meaning that Watford also switched formation as well.

It’s fair to say Silva’s substitutions changed the outcome of this game. How many times did we say that about Walter Mazzarri last season?

With Deeney brought on mid-way through the second half, we had a target man to aim for and a player who would really ruffle some feathers in the Arsenal backline.

Watford’s captain bullied Arsenal’s defence with his physical presence, winning numerous headers, bringing others in to play and putting the Gunners under increasing pressure when they had possession. Deeney was a real nuisance and it was his introduction which inspired Watford’s comeback.

But it’s important not to forget that this was a real team effort. It was hard to fault any of the Watford players on the pitch, with the likes of Heurelho Gomes, Christian Kabasele, Jose Holebas, Doucoure, Cleverley and Richarlison particularly impressive.

It feels to me that something incredibly exciting is happening at Vicarage Road this season and we simply must savour every moment.

Bradley Hayden is the founder and sole writer of @WatfordFCBlog