King has Hornets riding high
By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Watford maintained their flying start with a 2-1 win over Norwich.Watford maintained their flying start to the season with a 2-1 win over Norwich City at Vicarage Road.
Goals from Marlon King - his sixth of the season - and Ashley Young gave the Hornets their fifth success in eight games which keeps them in second place in the Championship table, four points behind early pacesetters Sheffield United.
Kevin Lisbie replied in the second half for the Canaries, but their miserable start goes on as their fourth defeat in eight games leaves them in 21st place.
Watford lost their opening match to Preston, but came into this game unbeaten in six and their growing confidence was evident from the first whistle.
It took only 13 minutes from Adrian Boothroyd's team to take the lead as Clarke Carlisle's long pass released King, who beat Robert Green from a tight angle.
Young then doubled Watford's lead as he beat Green with a superb strike from 20 yards for his fifth goal of the campaign.
King could have added a third, only to see his low shot come back off Green's right-hand post and straight into the keeper's arms.
Watford kept up the pace in the second half, with Young going narrowly wide with a free-kick, before Norwich dragged themselves back into the match when Lisbie pounced from eight yards after Ben Foster had parried Dean Marney's shot.
Dean Ashton then almost snatched an undeserved point for the visitors in the closing seconds, as his header hit the foot of a post.