Joshua King felt that scoring his first goal for Watford was made extra special by doing at his former club Everton.

The Norwegian international recovered from a knee injury to fire the Hornets to a sensational 5-2 victory in which he bagged only the club's second ever Premier League hat-trick after Gerard Deulofeu's against Cardiff City.

Speaking to the club website after the match, the striker said it was "personal" and that he felt he proved a point to himself against the team he represented 11 times without scoring.

“When you’ve been at a club it’s a bit personal," he said. "I didn't really get things going here [at Everton], and coming back today felt like I had a point to prove to myself."

The Hornets twice had to come from behind to earn a first ever victory at Goodison Park, but King felt the character they showed was more than worthy of getting three points.

“We had to respond and today we did that, by scoring five goals after being behind twice, and coming back shows great character. The manager and the staff are really happy with the performance we put out there today," he said.

“I felt like when they scored the first goal no-one put their head down or gave up. When Richarlison scored I had the same feeling, and when [Juraj] Kucka scored I just knew we were going to get something. We were all saying it in the huddle when we were celebrating that we were going to take this game if we were smart."