David Moyes watched on as his team squandered three clear-cut chances in his first game in charge, but the Scot will take the positives from a much-improved display.
Find out how all of the action unfolded at Vicarage Road courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.
WATFORD SUBSTITUTES: Karnezis, Prodl, Holebas, Capoue, Pereyra, Carrillo, Okaka
WEST HAM UNITED SUBSTITUTES: Adrian, Masuaku, Rice, Fernandes, Quina, Sakho, Martinez
WATFORD XI: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Britos; Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar; Hughes, Richarlison; Gray
WEST HAM UNITED XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Arnautovic, Lanzini, Carroll
If you would like to read our on-the-whistle match report, you can do so by clicking here. Goodbye for now.