Swansea City rose to second place in the championship when Jamal Lowe scored twice to defeat rival Watford

In an entertaining first half, Tom Cleverley gave Watford the lead before Swansea took control and Lowe’s delightful curling attempt equalized

Watford finished strong and had chances at levels of which Troy Deeney scored the best volley

After they have won their first match under Xisco Munoz, they fall back to sixth place in the table with a first loss for the Hornets under their new manager

In Wednesday’s goalless draw against Reading, the Swans missed the opportunity to fill the gap in the Canary Islands, which had lost on Matchday 1 in Munoz’s first responsible game against Watford

But on this occasion Swansea took the chance to climb onto the table even after a fall

This was a rigorous check of your tickets While there is still a long way to go in this overloaded battle to return to the Premier League, head coach Steve Cooper is being encouraged by his team’s response

His counterpart Munoz began his reign at Watford with a remarkable victory over Norwich He made just one forced change on his team, bringing Nathaniel Chalobah into midfield after joining Villarreal to replace Etienne Capoue

Chalobah and his central midfield partner Cleverley got off to an impressive start against Swansea’s three in the middle and helped Watford gain a foothold early in the game

Andre Gray and Troy Deeney’s two front guests effectively occupied the back three of the Swans, and it was Gray who played Cleverley the pass for the first goal, a powerful drive from 20 yards

That hit ended a run of three consecutive goals against Swansea, but after a slow start, Cooper’s side improved so much that it was a mystery how they weren’t up at halftime

Andre Ayew missed his first chance and took a cross from Ryan Manning on the left before Jay Fulton cleared the crossbar on the opposite flank after a good job from Connor Roberts

Ayew then had a hard half-volley hit from Ben Foster who made another good save shortly afterwards to deny Smith

A Swansea goal came and hit two minutes before half-time when Lowe calmly took aim from the edge of the box and curled a delicate shot off the post

The second half couldn’t keep up with the first in terms of tension and scoring chances, although the home team was still on the up in their early stages

They felt uncomfortable when a goal was denied as Jake Bidwell was deemed offside after a shot from Roberts’ excellent cross from the right

Swansea’s second goal came from the same part of the field, this time Smith delivering an even better, deeper cross to the back post where Lowe was on hand to nod

Cooper’s team was worth their lead, but they had to endure sustained pressure from Watford for the last 20 minutes, a series of corners followed by a good chance for Deeney to volley over

This was their best chance to equalize, and Swansea wound up the closing stages with a welcome replacement from Morgan Gibbs-White, the Wolves’ loaner who returned on time after three months injured, pumping pace

Attempt saved Troy Deeney’s (Watford) header from the center of the penalty area is saved in the middle of the goal. Assisted by Kiko FemenÃa

Attempt saved Matt Grimes (Swansea City) tries a left footed shot from outside the box, saved by the goalkeeper in the middle of the goal. Assisted by André Ayew

Attempt missed Troy Deeney’s (Watford) right-footed shot from the center of the box was too high. Ken Sema set up a cross

Attempt blocked The header from Francisco Sierralta (Watford) from close range is blocked Prepared by Ken Sema with a cross

Attempt blocked Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked

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