Marko Arnautovic, who had been out since the middle of January with a hamstring injury, had been the standout performer throughout the game.
Steve Wilson: "A glance at the league table may suggest that this is a mid-table game - 11th against 12th - but the reality is that there is no mid-table: the scramble to stay up is consuming more than half of the top-flight's managers".
Watford actually carved open the first opportunities of an open game, Etienne Capoue with a shot deflected over and, from the corner, Adrian Mariappa's header forcing a smart save from Hammers goalkeeper Adrian.
"We want more ups than downs". We were very wary of Watford after their performance and result against Chelsea.
"When I took over we were in the relegation zone, I'd have said "you're kidding" if you said we could get into the top 10 when I took over".
Simplicity is as elusive as stability at West Ham, where conspiracy theories flourish, fade and die like the bubbles pumped out in a transparent attempt to maintain at least one club tradition.
Fans were disappointed with a lack of incoming players at the London Stadium on deadline day, with striker Jordan Hugill's arrival from Preston the only first-team acquisition. The Chicharito goal vs Watford was his third goal in four matches. Hernandez made no mistake, heading home from close range, this after Antonio had broken clear and delivered from the left.
"The most important thing I would say to everybody is unity, pulling together".