Nigerian forward Isaac Success made his first start for Watford on Sunday and was named as the game’s best player as they defeated Middlesbrough 1-0 in a Premier League clash at the Riverside, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Jose Holebas’ stunning strike from 25 yards in the 54th minute ensured the Hornets earned their third win of the campaign and also end their winless streak of two games.
Watford climbed up to ninth in the table with the win.
The strike was Watford’s second attempt on goal.
The win also saw Walter Mazzarri’s men keep their first clean sheet of the campaign.
The game was Success’ sixth appearance of the campaign and he has scored once.
His compatriot Odion Ighalo watched from the bench for the whole game after being dropped for a series of poor showings.
Playing from the left flank former Nigeria U-17 and U-20 star Success gave Boro’s Antonio Barragan a torrid time and was unlucky not to have earned a penalty from one of his mazy runs into the box.
With one minute left to play, Success was replaced by Ben Watson and was named Man of the Match by the match broadcasters.
Watford have now scored in 16 of their last 17 meetings with Boro.
The defeat meant Aitor Karanka’s men fell to a sixth straight match without a win.