Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, made his first appearance in a Premier league match on Saturday and was replaced in the 65th minute with Moise Keen.
Iwobi’s side were two goals down in the 42nd minute before Man-of-the-match, Yerry Mina, pulled one back a minute past regulation time in the first half and still managed to score another one before the half-time whistle was blown.
Another injury time goal by Theo Walcott, this time around, after the second half, won the game for Everton after they had been reduced to ten men.
Fabian Delph’s dismissal for two yellow cards in 13 second-half minutes looked set to temper the away side’s comeback, only for Walcott to nudge home in the 90th minute and move the Toffees to ninth in the table, their highest position since September.
A win would have lifted the hosts out of the Premier League relegation zone but instead they are 19th with 23 points.
“It hurts. Disappointing is an understatement”, reflected Watford boss Nigel Pearson.