Watford produced an excellent display of attacking football to get their play-off ambitions back on track with a confident 2-0 victory over fellow promotion-hopefuls Bristol City.
The Hornets dominated the first half and took a deserved early lead through QPR loanee Heidar Helguson who headed home an Adrian Mariappa cross.
Malky Mackay's men doubled their advantage before half-time when fellow loanee Martin Taylor snuck in behind Lewin Nyatanga to find the back of the net.
Helguson should have grabbed his second when he latched on to the end of a Danny Graham cross-field ball only for him to head inches over the bar.
City thought they had grabbed a goal back five minutes into the second half when Liam Fontaine brought a fantastic save from Scott Loach, who superbly parried the defender's header to safety.
Watford could have extended their lead in the 75th minute when substitute Liam Henderson's thunderous strike was well defended to safety by Nyatanga.