Ismaïla Sarr’s trademark driving runs were one of the highlights, as he enjoyed linking up with Hernández and Deeney in attack. West Bromwich Albion responded with chances of their own, much to the satisfaction of a pocket of supporters in the Graham Taylor Stand.
Adam Masina was forced off with an injury early on, with a trialist brought in as his replacement. His slide tackle by the Rookery and crosses from the left-side impressed many in the stands.
Grady Diangana found himself racing in on goal from a through ball, but his attempt to lob former Baggie Ben Foster failed to beat the Watford No.1.
Tom Cleverley also had a couple of chances to get on the scoresheet, but both were prevented by David Button in the West Brom goal.
Sarr shared a clever one-two with the Hornets’ captain early in the second half before a tackle dropped the winger to the ground. No penalty was given, prompting outcry from the Rookery behind the goal.