The home side didn't immediately recapture the same intensity after the break and it took last-ditch blocks from Kabasele, with his chest, and Foster, with his foot, to prevent the Canaries from scoring at the start of the second half, too. They proved inspired interventions as they laid the platform for Welbeck to do what he did on 55 minutes. Sarr, who had his best game since the high-water mark performance against Liverpool, did the leg work with a penetrating run down the right. He cut the ball back for his supporting teammates, the ball took a deflection, looped up and Welbeck did the rest with the bicycle kick. It was the second one at the Rookery End in three matches. The roof would have come off at that end had the fans been allowed in.
It was, unsurprisingly, squeaky-bum time thereafter. The Hornets desperately needed a third to ease jangling nerves and Norwich, with nothing to lose and time running out on their Premier League campaign, went for broke. It combined to make for nearly unwatchable viewing, particularly when Adam Idah almost slid one in at the far post with five minutes remaining.
The Hornets held on, just about, and everyone at home was able to come out from behind the sofa. What a relief. And now we've got to do it all again on Saturday lunchtime. How are your nerves?