In a sensational Championship season opener at Vicarage Road, Watford unleashed a breathtaking display of skill and determination, clinching an impressive 4-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers (QPR), and it was all thanks to the electrifying Tom Dele-Bashiru.
The 23-year-old Nigerian forward etched his name in Watford’s history books with a scintillating feat, netting the quickest league goal for the club since November 2016.
The Nigerian left fans awestruck as he found the back of the net just 33 seconds into the game.
Dele-Bashiru’s explosive start was a huge boast for his side, setting the tone for a mesmerizing first-half performance by the Hornets.
In no time, they asserted their dominance, displaying a relentless offensive prowess that left QPR’s defense in disarray.
The scoreline truly reflected Watford’s attacking brilliance, with Imran Louza, Matheus Martins, and Vakoun Bayo also adding their names to the scoresheet before the half-time whistle.
QPR, on the other hand, endured a nightmare start, struggling to find their footing throughout the match, leaving their fans and manager, Gareth Ainsworth, with much to contemplate.
Despite featuring for just 66 minutes, Dele-Bashiru’s impact was undeniable, cementing his position as a vital player for Watford in the upcoming season.
With this extraordinary victory, Watford sends a clear message to the Championship contenders, hinting at a season filled with potential triumphs and exhilarating performances.
The Hornets are off to a flying start, and fans can’t wait to witness more electrifying moments as the season unfolds.