Who said games involving Watford this season were boring?
The Hornets doubled their goal tally for the season inside 50 minutes on the back of their most fluid attacking display and yet were so fast and loose going forward they inadvertently treated connoisseurs in the art of goalkeeping to an absolute masterclass from Ben Foster, including a stunning second-half penalty save. It was a bonkers game, really, and could have ended 5-5.
The helter-skelter nature of it will take a bumper Hive Live show to explain and will no doubt have infuriated Vladimir Ivić, who loves a 1-0, and former defender Tony Mowbray, the Blackburn boss, but the games come so thick and face in this chaotic league that you just move on, gratefully accept another three points, the fourth maximum haul of the season, and move swiftly onto the next one.
The main takeaways were that, in the magnificent Foster, the Hornets have the best 'keeper in the league, that this represented the first time the Golden Boys had won three in a row at home since Christmas, the first time they had scored three at home since that memorable win over Liverpool in February and, perhaps most importantly, they are up to third in the league and motoring nicely.
Étienne Capoue is also back, making his first appearance since July 11 and reminding everyone of his class with a double nutmeg late on; James Garner looks a player of real promise while João Pedro is developing really nice and now has three goals this season.