Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell felt his side had tactically outwitted Watford in the 3-1 success and described their performance as "immense" following an instant reaction to the FA Cup defeat to Reading.

Powell was as frustrated as anyone at his side's drab attacking offering in a 1-0 defeat to the Royals but revelled in a display full of verve and vibrancy against a shellshocked Hornets outfit.

Town sealed a second league win on the bounce thanks to second-half goals from Nahki Wells, James Vaughan and Joel Lynch and manager Powell believes his side set the benchmark for how they have to perform at the John Smith's Stadium every week.

“We obviously like it at home, because apart from one or two performances here we’ve been first class," he said.

“We spoke about Watford and planned for them early in the week. I was really pleased with our week’s training and I was hoping the performance and result would follow.

“I thought the performance today was immense.

"We’ve had a good week and we got our tactics and our set up right.

"Both strikers scored and then we got a wonder goal, which is most probably our ‘Goal of the Season’.

"If we mix up our play and are aggressive in the right way, we’ll continue to score goals. Today is how we have to play."

In pictures: Huddersfield Town 3-1 Watford

 

The Terriers boss is now determined to replicate the performance levels achieved against Slavisa Jokanovic's promotion chasers on the road and get Town into a consistent run of form.

“Now we need to do our best to transfer this type of performance to games away from home," he added.

"That will allow us to keep looking up rather than down, because things can change quickly.

“The League is so tight so, even though we have a number of tough games coming up, why not look up? Let’s see what we can do.”

Wells was the name on everyone's lips at full-time after a breathtaking display and the manager was quick to praise his diminutive frontman.

“I thought Nahki’s hold-up play and touches were outstanding today," Powell enthused.

"He’s a player who can really excel at this level and we’re working with him and Vaughany, because we need that to work.”