Danny Welbeck has described Watford's win over Norwich City as a "standard-setting" performance upon which they have to build for the remainder of the season.

Just four matches are left of the Premier League campaign for the Hornets, who now have a bit of breathing space between themselves and the rest of the pack, after moving four points clear on Tuesday evening.

They did that thanks to Welbeck's spectacular acrobatic effort which flew into the top corner of Tim Krul's net after Craig Dawson had levelled following Emiliano Buendia's early opener.

Welbeck described the goal as one of his best, not just because of the technique he showed, but also because of what it meant for both him and for the club.

“It’s a big goal,” Welbeck told the club website after the match. “To get the three points today, especially after going behind, we showed great character as a team, as a collective.

“To come back and respond so early as we did and then to get the winning goal and get the three points today, it’s a massive job well done for us.

“The determination and the desire were there, and I think we set the standard with that performance. It’s something now that we can build upon and take into the next game.

“It’s one of those moments where, when the ball falls to you like that, there’s only one thing you can go for. To be fair I heard a couple of boys shouting ‘Time’ but once it was there, I knew I could make a sweet connection with it. I haven’t actually [scored a bicycle kick before] so I’m pretty pleased with that.

“I was looking over my head and seeing it go into the top corner was a great moment for me. This one means a lot to me personally and it means a lot to the club. We needed three points today, it was massive for us, so it’s definitely up there [with my best goals].”

The goal marks a true moment of positivity for the former Manchester United and Arsenal man, who has had a tough time with injuries throughout his career.

His latest moment of anguish came this season when he limped out of Watford's 1-1 draw away at Tottenham Hotspur back in October.

The striker hopes he can now move on from that and start to contribute more regularly.

“It was a low moment, it’s one that’s gone now and it’s behind me,” he said.

“Now I want to focus on the remaining games, give it my all and make an impact as I did today. I’m looking forward to it and relishing the challenge.

“Obviously, those times are difficult, but you’ve got to keep the faith and make sure you keep your head and know there’s better times to come.

“Going into the next game in a few days, we have to prepare right mentally, tactically and physically. We’ll get the recovery in and then we’ll go again, and we’re looking forward to that game on Saturday.”