It’s been a long time in coming but Watford are able to celebrate their first league win of the season and moving off the bottom of the table after securing a battling 2-0 victory at Norwich City.

Gerard Deulofeu got the Hornets off to a flyer by scoring inside two minutes and they established clear daylight after the break when substitute Andre Gray made scored the second.

Christian Kabasele’s red card for a second booking made for an edgy last quarter for the Hornets, but they stood up to the challenge of being a man down to secure a first three points of the campaign at the 12th time of asking.

Todd Cantwell and Ibrahim Amadou have been named on Daniel Farke's bench.

The Hornets made three changes from their defeat against Chelsea, with Jose Holebas, Etienne Capoue and Will Hughes coming into the side in place of Adam Masina, Nathaniel Chalobah and Gray.

The visitors took the lead in under two minutes as Deulofeu won possession just inside the Norwich half and ran unchallenged into the area before finding the bottom corner with a low shot.

Substitute Gray almost got off the mark with his second touch when he replaced the injured Roberto Pereyra after 30 minutes.

Gray collected a low ball from Hughes but his shot was blocked for a corner by Ben Godfrey.

Norwich rarely threatened the visitors in the first half as Watford went into the break 1-0 in front.

The Hornets were 2-0 up six minutes into the second half when Hughes and Deulofeu worked an opening on the left.

The Spaniard crossed and Gray added a fine touch with the outside of his right foot, the ball taking a deflection off a defender before it crossed the line.

Watford were reduced to 10 men with 25 minutes remaining when Christian Kabasele was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Josip Drmic.

The Canaries could not make their extra player advantage tell as the visitors held on to win 2-0 for their first Premier League victory of the season.

The win moved Watford up to 18th as Norwich replaced them at the bottom of the table.