Capoue shows his joy after opening the score in Molineux

The manager of Los Lobos, Nuno Espirito Santo, said this week that he has land on the highest hill of Guimaraes that he visits to admire the view.

He has also enjoyed an elevated platform with his team this season. But the high position in the Premier League is much less secure than its patch in Portugal.

Watford came to Molineux without a win since September 2 and having won just one point in four games. They left with a well-deserved victory that pierced the buoyancy around the Wolves.

Capoue shows his joy after opening the score in Molineux

Capoue shows his joy after opening the score in Molineux

Barely 38 seconds after the first match, Roberto Pereyra snuggled home from Abdoulaye Doucoure's pass to double the advantage

Barely 38 seconds after the first match, Roberto Pereyra snuggled home from Abdoulaye Doucoure's pass to double the advantage

Barely 38 seconds after the first match, Roberto Pereyra snuggled home from Abdoulaye Doucoure's pass to double the advantage

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Wolves (3-5-2): Rui Patricio, Doherty (Traore 72), Bennett, Neves, Jimenez (Cavaleiro 60), Costa, Boly, Coady, Jota, Jonny (Vinagre 46), Moutinho

Subs not used: Ruddy, Saiss, Hause, Bonatini

Reserved northevis, jota

Watford (4-2-3-1): Foster, Mariappa, Masina, Cathcart, Doucoure, Hughes, Femenia, Deulofeu (Gray 69), Capoue, Pereyra, Success (Prodl 75) (Wilmot 88)

Subs not used: Gomes, Prödl, Sema, Gray, Quina, Navarro,Goals: Capoue 20, Pereyra 21

Reserved Hughes

Referee: Lee Mason

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There were only 58 seconds between Watford's first and second goal, with Roberto Pereyra scoring from a close angle.

There were only 58 seconds between Watford's first and second goal, with Roberto Pereyra scoring from a close angle.

There were only 58 seconds between Watford's first and second goal, with Roberto Pereyra scoring from a close angle.

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Stripped of Troy Deeney through injury, the team of Javi Gracia adapted and offered an excellent performance, winning with two goals scored in a minute.

The wolves produced their worst display of the campaign so far, leaving Nuno with some questions to answer.

He implied that complacency had been a factor for his team, which had not changed for the ninth consecutive game. "I think the week will dictate the decisions we have to make for the next game in Brighton," he said.

"In that minute with the goals, we have to look carefully, two mistakes, two goals, we were very, very bad in the first half."

The wolves had been so safe on the defensive in recent weeks, conceding only once in five Premier League games, but here they were in disarray.

Rubén Neves set the tone with a couple of uncharacteristic loose passes, giving the visitors confidence to attack with a purpose, and in the 20th minute they crowned a good move with a fabulous goal.

The visitors took the lead after 20 minutes when Etienne Capoue hit home with a fierce punch from the edge of the box.

The visitors took the lead after 20 minutes when Etienne Capoue hit home with a fierce punch from the edge of the box.

The visitors took the lead after 20 minutes when Etienne Capoue hit home with a fierce punch from the edge of the box.

Isaac Success received a start for the Hornets with Andre Gray down and Troy Deeney discarded the game.

Isaac Success received a start for the Hornets with Andre Gray down and Troy Deeney discarded the game.

Isaac Success received a start for the Hornets with Andre Gray down and Troy Deeney discarded the game.

The visiting fans celebrate Pereyra's fourth goal of the season when Watford affirms his control 20 minutes into the match.

The visiting fans celebrate Pereyra's fourth goal of the season when Watford affirms his control 20 minutes into the match.

The visiting fans celebrate Pereyra's fourth goal of the season when Watford affirms his control 20 minutes into the match.

Roberto Pereyra fed Abdoulaye Doucoure, who hit Etienne Capoue and the French strike from almost 25 yards whistled at the back of the net.

The low shot was not that far from Rui Patricio, but it had traveled through Conor Coady's legs to leave the Wolves keeper out of sight.

The goal of the Wolves not resolved and 58 seconds later, the forwards of Watford surrounded by the left and Doucoure slid to Pereyra, played by Ryan Bennett. The end of Pereyra from the angle was inspired, a skillful blow with the outside of his boot to fold the ball over Patrick.

It was an unknown position for Nuno and he tried to affect the change by replacing Otto with Ruben Vinagre at halftime.

The defeat makes the Wolves change places with their visitors at the table, falling to eight after their second defeat of the season.

The defeat makes the Wolves change places with their visitors at the table, falling to eight after their second defeat of the season.

The defeat makes the Wolves change places with their visitors at the table, falling to eight after their second defeat of the season.

javi Gracia has led Watford to five wins in his first nine games in the Premier League this season

javi Gracia has led Watford to five wins in his first nine games in the Premier League this season

javi Gracia has led Watford to five wins in his first nine games in the Premier League this season

Watford midfielder Will Hughes rises above two defenders of the Wolves to win the ball in the air while the hosts fight for the form.

Watford midfielder Will Hughes rises above two defenders of the Wolves to win the ball in the air while the hosts fight for the form.

Watford midfielder Will Hughes rises above two defenders of the Wolves to win the ball in the air while the hosts fight for the form.

Coach Nuno Espirito Santo seems puzzled as his side of the Wolves struggles to find a way to overcome the dominant side of Watford

Coach Nuno Espirito Santo seems puzzled as his side of the Wolves struggles to find a way to overcome the dominant side of Watford

Coach Nuno Espirito Santo seems puzzled as his side of the Wolves struggles to find a way to overcome the dominant side of Watford

The wolves try to make their side move forward despite being left behind from the beginning, but they can not avoid defeat.

The wolves try to make their side move forward despite being left behind from the beginning, but they can not avoid defeat.

The wolves try to make their side move forward despite being left behind from the beginning, but they can not avoid defeat.

The wolves awoke and began to retain Watford. Diogo Jota rejected a good opening and, at the time of Willy Boly, Ben Foster saved his back.

Neves produced a tremendous last-minute tackle to avoid a certain counterattack by Doucoure before Wolves tried again. Vinagre found Ivan Cavaleiro unmarked, but his header went wide. Helder Costa also had a good chance, but he hit his high shot.

Nuno looked at the blue sky and wrinkled her face. Life is hard at the top.

Rui Patricio must be on the alert to prevent the Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from adding to the score

Rui Patricio must be on the alert to prevent the Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from adding to the score

Rui Patricio must be on the alert to prevent the Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from adding to the score

Diogo Jota sums up the frustration the hosts feel after being shown a yellow card during the second half of the game.

Diogo Jota sums up the frustration the hosts feel after being shown a yellow card during the second half of the game.

Diogo Jota sums up the frustration the hosts feel after being shown a yellow card during the second half of the game.

Having left the bank with 20 minutes to go, the end Adam Traore does everything possible to provide inspiration

Having left the bank with 20 minutes to go, the end Adam Traore does everything possible to provide inspiration

Having left the bank with 20 minutes to go, the end Adam Traore does everything possible to provide inspiration

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster celebrates in the final whistle after his clean sheet helps side with victory over the Wolves

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster celebrates in the final whistle after his clean sheet helps side with victory over the Wolves

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster celebrates in the final whistle after his clean sheet helps side with victory over the Wolves

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