–As Hornets be Bolton Wanderers 3-0
New Watford sigining,Odion Jude Ighalo was not listed for action as his side open their campaign with a 3-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers.
Watford flexed their promotion muscles on the opening day at Vicarage Road, while Wanderers simply fluffed their lines.
Nothing went right for Dougie Freedman’s side, who contributed to their own downfall with some inept defending.
Freedman had picked out the returning Matej Vydra and his sought-after strike partner Troy Deeney as the men to stop – but watched on in horror as the Hornets front men helped themselves.
Both Vydra and Deeney scored in the first half before Fernando Forestieri added a third. In truth, it could have been more.
Dean Moxey’s Wanderers career could hardly have got off to a more inauspicious start as, with his first touch on 15 seconds, he played an under-hit backpass to Andy Lonergan which presented a golden chance to Troy Deeney. Thankfully on this occasion the Watford striker was feeling charitable, hitting only the side netting.