Only Luther Blissett and Tommy Barnett have now scored more goals in league competitions for Watford than Troy Deeney after he struck in yesterday’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.

The Hornets skipper netted his fourth of the season to put his side 2-0 up at the Vitality Stadium to take his tally in Premier League, Championship and play-off matches to 119, moving him above Ross Jenkins (118) and up to third in the club’s all-time list behind Barnett (144) and Blissett (148).

The 31-year-old remains in fourth place on Watford’s all-time list for all competitions though, with yesterday’s goal his 127th in league and cup football for the club. Jenkins (142), Barnett (163) and Blissett (186) remain above him.

The striker has now scored eight goals for Watford against the Cherries, his highest total against any of the 46 clubs he is netted against in Hornets' league and cup matches.

Deeney’s first goal of 2020 also means he has scored in 11 consecutive calendar years for the Hornets, having opened his account in a League Cup tie against Notts County in August 2010.

Note: Although many sources do not count Deeney’s play-off goal towards his league total, the Watford Observer has done so since seeking guidance from Trefor Jones, the club's late archivist and statistician.