The reverse fixture in early November brought our first win of the season thanks to Ayoze Perez's header from Ki Sung-Yueng's free kick which saw Perez score his first goal of the season and the first time we had even taken the lead at home this season.
An interesting fact about the previous encounters between these two teams is that the first 15 league matches saw these teams with five wins each along with five draws. Regarding our track record at Vicarage Road, we have never won by more than one goal at the Hornets' nesting place. In terms of recent years, we have only managed to muster up one win in the previous eight visits to Vicarage Road.
Facts and Figures
Newcastle wins: 15
Watford wins: 13
Newcastle wins: 13
Watford wins: 10
League at Watford
Watford wins: 6
Newcastle wins: 3
Previous ten (all competitions)
Watford wins: 5 (13 goals)
Newcastle wins: 4 (11 goals)
Biggest win: Watford 2 - 3 Newcastle United (16/01/1982)
Biggest defeat: Watford 4 - 1 Newcastle United (05/04/1986)
Biggest aggregate win: Newcastle United 4 - 1 Watford (2-0 and 2-1) (2009/10 season)
Newcastle United 5 - 0 Watford (5-0 - FA Cup) (1931/32 season)
Biggest aggregate defeat: Newcastle United 1 - 5 Watford (0-3 and 1-2) (2017/18 season)
Watford 1 - 2 Newcastle United (27/02/2010 - Championship)
The first time Newcastle came away from Watford with all three points since March 1991. This win in February took Newcastle six points clear at the top of the Championship behind second placed West Brom and eight points clear of third placed Nottingham Forest.
Fabricio Coloccini: The Argentine defender broke the deadlock early on after four minutes. After Andy Carroll's header across the box, Coloccini rose highest to head the ball down and into the back of the net.
Mike Williamson: Williamson was still a fresh face around Tyneside following his £1 million move from Portsmouth exactly a month before this fixture.
Patrick Van Aanholt: In the busy month of February, Van Aanholt was brought in for a one-month loan spell with spanned seven appearances for Newcastle. This match against Watford was his last match in a Newcastle shirt.
Danny Guthrie: The midfielder who was a popular choice with then manager, Chris Hughton had an excellent match by playing a key part in both goals. After Gutierrez was fouled on the left wing, Guthrie whipped in a free kick which saw Carroll get the assist for Coloccini's goal. He later whipped in a corner that Carroll attacked and was duly rewarded with a goal, making it another assist for Guthrie.
Leon Best: Best, just like Williamson, was also a fresh face in the squad following his recent move from Coventry. At this point of the season, he was still awaiting his first goal for the club.
Andy Carroll: The Target Man striker assisted Coloccini's early goal by heading Danny Guthrie's free kick across the danger area. Later on, he doubled the lead five minutes into the second half by successfully converting Danny Guthrie's corner at the near post before Watford pulled a goal back in added time by Will Hoskins.