Watford ended their pre-season preparations with a 2-1 win over Chievo.
Goals from Ashley Young and Matt Spring were enough to give the Premiership new boys a morale-boosting victory.
Watford started brightly with Young, Darius Henderson and Danny Shittu all going close to scoring.
The Hornets made the breakthrough on the half hour mark when Young and James Chambers worked a short corner and Young ran clear into the box before firing low past Chievo goalkeeper Vincenzo Sicignano.
Chievo drew level four minutes before break when Amauri coolly lobbed Ben Foster in the Watford goal.
Watford were awarded a penalty just before the hour and although Young saw his spot kick saved by Sicignano Spring reacted quickest to score from the rebound.
Chievo's miserable afternoon was compounded on 71 minutes when Salvatore Lanna was sent off for violent conduct.