Best Of Social: Reaction To Hatters Hammering

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford’s derby-day demolition of Luton Town on Sunday (October 23) sparked a jubilant reaction on social media from supporters, players and others connected to the Golden Boys.

The 4-0 win marked the biggest margin between the two teams since the Hornets’ famous victory by the same scoreline at Kenilworth Road in October 1997, with Nigel Gibbs starting that day. The Watford legend and club ambassador was in attendance at The Vic, and took to Twitter to express his delight.

From a former defender to a current one, goalscorer William Troost-Ekong revelled in the success of the day, having scored the Hornets’ second of the afternoon. With a Watford-supporting family behind him, the Nigeria international certainly understood the significance of the occasion.

Word travelled as far as Eastern Spain that the Hornets came out on top on Derby Day, as on-loan Watford midfielder Domingos Quina, playing for Elche this season, congratulated his teammates on the big win.

Midfielder Imrân Louza missed out having suffered a broken fibula and ligament damage in last week’s defeat to Millwall, but showed his support from the sidelines, re-posting a photo from the official Instagram account with a yellow and black heart.

Over 24,000 people liked Ismaïla Sarr’s Instagram post, which thanked the supporters and praised a team effort against the Hatters. The fourth goalscorer received comments from the likes of Ken Sema, Tom Dele-Bashiru, women’s team winger Adekite Fatuga-Dada and the Senegal national team account.

João Pedro put the game beyond doubt in the second half when he slotted in the third goal, and the Brazilian earned recognition from the EFL, making it into the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Week.

It was an attacking performance to be proud of, and Watford’s all-time top goalscorer Luther Blissett recognised those efforts on Twitter, posting a photo of himself alongside fellow Hornets legends Gibbs and Gary Porter. The trio are the three highest appearance makers in the history of the club, with 503, 491 and 472 games respectively.

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