|4 mins into the second half, Milner received the ball down the right flank and with no preamble sent over a superlative cross for Martins to leap ahead of Chambers and powerfully flick-head past Lee at the Leazes End. 1-0.
Watford equalised on 57 mins when Young's corner from the Strawberry corner was flicked on by Tommy Smith and fell to Frenchman Hameur Bouazza to help the ball past Given from point blank range.1-1.
With 5 mins to go Duff trundled down the left and centred for Martins to seize on the ball and after what seemed an eternity, he steadied himself and crack it high into the net, amidst audible relief. 2-1.
If the mark of a centre forward is that he gets the goals that banish memories of what were otherwise average performances, then Martins has arrived - emulating the routine achievements of our former number nine wearer to give us three barely-deserved points.