A battling display from Watford's Under 23s saw them come from behind three times against Fulham in the Premier League Cup, before Joseph Hungbo snatched a victory late on with his second of the game.

The victory epitomised the young Hornets' never-say-die attitude and saw them climb to the top of Group B after drawing with Plymouth Argyle in their opening fixture.

Fabio Carvalho, Jayden Harris and Tayo Edun had the Cottagers in front on three separate occasions, but each time they were pegged back by goals from first Hungbo, then Kaylen Hinds and finally Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, before Hungbo's effort with 18 minutes remaining swung the tie in Watford's favour.

Head under 23 coach, Hayden Mullins said the win was testament to the team's hard work and was a reward for their efforts in training.

He told the club website that the win came from his Watford players not panicking when going behind and sticking to their game plan.

"Fulham are a good side so this is a result the boys have got to be pleased with," he said.

"To come here and score four goals and beat them is a very good testament to the lads. We are in a good run of form, but it all comes from working hard and trying to do the right things at the right time. It all stems from the hard work they put in during the week. Now they are getting the rewards.

"One of the things we try and instil in them is to keep going right until the end.

"We encourage them to stick to the game plan if they go behind and to keep playing the way we want, which is to attack and press from the front. I thought we did those two things really well."

Despite the victory and the fact his side scored four goals away from home, Mullins was still disappointed to see his players "switch off" and concede three times.

He described the goals they let in as "cheap" and said it hurt to see them being broken down so easily.

"I'm really disappointed with the goals we have given away,” he said.

“All three goals are from us switching off and that's hurt us. We are really disappointed with that, especially when we've had to work hard to break them down to get our goals. The ones we have given them are a bit cheap.”