Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd was relieved to see his side fight back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Colchester United.
The Championship leaders seemed set for a fourth consecutive defeat, before goals from Marlon King, John-Joe O'Toole and Tamas Priskin sealed a memorable comeback.
Boothroyd said afterwards: "We were a bit concerned to go two goals behind, but it just shows the players that we have that we came back. If we can tighten up defensively, we should win games.
"Colchester are a good side and they are difficult to beat but it was important we did not lose.
"One minute everything is great and everyone thinks that you are going to romp the league, but we didn't think that for one second because there are some very good teams in this league.
"We have to stop shipping goals and if we do that then we can grow as a team and get more results like this."