Goals from outside the box have been Watford’s forte this season.

However, few will have been struck with more venom than Edo Kayembe’s peach that gave the Hornets the lead at The Hawthorns on Monday.

There is one angle, from a camera behind the goal, that shows the ball literally left Kayembe’s boot a few centimetres off the ground and was still at the same height and trajectory when it flew inside the post.

“That was a fantastic strike. It was one of the most powerful shots I’ve ever seen,” said Tom Cleverley.

“He struck the ball so sweetly, and Edo has that quality.

“He is a well-rounded midfield player for this league, who is good out of possession, good in possession, technically good, physically dominant and I’m lucky to have two such good midfielders at my disposal.”

As for the second goal, it was classic Mileta Rajovic – right place, right time, inside the six-yard box.

He has his doubters, but 11 goals in his first season so far is a decent return.

“I’ve been really impressed with Rajovic since I’ve come in,” said Cleverley.

“After two or three days he had me and my staff raising our eyebrows.

“He’s definitely got something to add and he wants to stay behind every day to make himself better. You have to rip him off the training ground.

“If someone wants to improve himself and play for the club with heart like he does, then he’ll do for me.”

The draw at West Brom meant the Hornets ended the Easter period unbeaten against two of the sides vying for promotion to the Premier League.

Would Cleverley have taken that if it had been offered to him on Friday morning?

“No, to be honest,” he replied.

“I think we’ve got – no, actually I know we’ve got – the ability, the physicality and we’re in a good mental state, which gives us everything to be winning these games.

“I don’t see our last two performances as us over-achieving. I see them as being our norm.

“It’s my job to make sure we consistently perform at this level.

“Now the big challenge is not to drop our levels.

“Pretty much every game we play between now and the end of the season is against promotion pushers, and I am sure we will be matching our levels.

“The Championship is relentless, and you have to replicate these performances 46 times a season, not just against the bigger teams.”