Teenager Tobi Adeyamo made an immediate identify for himself by coming off the bench to opening the scoring in Watford’s 2-0 dwelling win in opposition to Blackpool.
The striker, 17, regarded as surprised as he was elated to have discovered the online within the 72nd minute – simply 4 minutes after changing Vakoun Bayo for his first style of league motion. The teenager had made his first-team bow final week, approaching in a 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Reading.
Ismaila Sarr made certain of the factors with a late penalty that had been conceded by Seasiders goalkeeper Chris Maxwell’s rash problem on one other Hornets substitute, the debutant Matheus Martins.
The win lifted Slaven Bilic’s injury-hit facet as much as third, with Blackpool, with no league win since October, dropping to second from backside.
Sarr got here near firing the Hornets in entrance within the fourth minute after Maxwell, below stress at his again submit from an inswinging nook, might solely palm the ball out of his six-yard field. Sarr seized upon it however noticed his rising drive smack again off the bar.
Josh Bowler, again at his former employers in a mortgage deal from Nottingham Forest, marked his second Seasiders debut with a free-kick reply that dwelling goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann was in a position to save.
Defender William Troost-Ekong after which Sarr prompted concern within the dwelling ranks by taking place injured however each have been in a position to proceed.
Ismael Kone, the Canada teenager who had performed on the World Cup finals, despatched a tame long-ranger at Maxwell in a tame begin to his league debut earlier than Jordan Thorniley was off beam with a header on the different finish.
The half ended with just a few boos for referee Gavin Ward for reserving Watford’s Mario Gaspar for a foul on Morgan Rogers however not Blackpool’s James Husband for upending Kone.
Watford made a double change, with new signings Martins and Joao Ferreira changing Jeremy Ngakia and Troost-Ekong and the new-look Hornets have been denied an immediate opener when Vakoun Bayo, arrange by Sarr, noticed Maxwell block his shot with a leg.
Ferreira was particularly vigorous on the correct, with Bayo setting Kone up for a shot that Maxwell dived to save lots of.
Bilic made one other double change and this time it proved decisive as Yaser Asprilla, on for Hamza Choudhury, produced a wonderful move to ship Ferreira into the field. Maxwell was in a position to parry the shot that adopted however Adeyamo was available to despatch the rebound in for a 72nd-minute opener.
Sarr wrapped up victory from the spot within the 87th minute after Maxwell had rashly come out to clatter Martins. The keeper was despatched the improper means by the Senegal star’s calm end.