Watford came from behind to beat Hartlepool and progress to round four of the FA Cup.
The visitors took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Antony Sweeney coolly slotted past Rene Gilmartin.
The Championship side levelled when debutant Piero Mingoia curled in from 25 yards, and minutes later Marvin Sordell put the Hornets in front.
Sordell added a second from inside the box before Danny Graham wrapped up the victory over the League One outfit.
It was the home side that produced the opening chances, with Troy Deeney seeing his shot blocked before Martin Taylor headed wide.
But the visitors, who sit 28 league places below their hosts, came back into the game when both Sweeney and lone striker Ritchie Humphreys put chances wide.
It was Sweeney who gave his side hope of an upset as the midfielder, who scored a hat-trick in the previous round, was put through one-on-one and slid the ball home with the final kick of the half.
Watford equalised when Mingoia, one of seven academy products in the home line-up, picked up the ball by the corner flag before cutting inside to smash a shot into the top corner.
Moments later Sordell ran into the box and bent a shot around Pools keeper Jake Kean, and the 19-year-old extended the lead after collecting a Dale Bennett pass and calmly placing a shot in the bottom corner.
Graham came off the bench to score his 17th goal of the season, lashing home from just inside the area, ensuring Watford's sixth consecutive win.
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Saturday, 8 January 2011
The FA Cup
05 M Taylor
11 Buckley (McGinn 76)
09 Deeney (Graham 76)
20 Sordell (Massey 83)
03 Humphreys (Brown 62)
07 McSweeney (Larkin 73)
20 Murray yellow card (Yantorno 80)
Ref: BoothAtt: 8,950
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
93:02 The match has reached full-time.
90:00+1:41 Lloyd Doyley takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean.
89:44 GOAL - Danny Graham:Watford 4 - 1 Hartlepool Danny Graham fires in a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Watford 4-1 Hartlepool.
87:08 The ball is swung over by Gavin Massey.
85:00 Handball by Antony Sweeney. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
83:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Jenkins on James Brown. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.
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