Quique Sanchez Flores got the response he wanted from Watford as they avoided a second humiliation in four days by seeing off Swansea in the Carabao Cup.

The Hornets, still smarting from their 8-0 mauling at Manchester City on Saturday, beat the Championship Swans 2-1 thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck and Roberto Pereyra.

Welbeck's opener was his first for the club and his first in 11 months. Although Swansea threatened an upset after Sam Surridge equalised, Pereyra had the final say to secure a first victory for Flores since he returned to the club.

Flores, who used his programme notes to again apologise to the Watford supporters who travelled to City and made 10 changes to his starting line-up, said: "The important thing was to win after the weekend.

"We felt the support from the fans so I say 'thank you' to them. It was a bad experience for all of us.

"I told the players we don't have reasons to be sad. We have reasons to react. We need to show everyone we can do much better.

"It's in the past and now we have another important game against Wolves in a few days."