Short and Tweet: Charlton Athletic (A)
Young defender Hoban headed Watford in front in the 29th minute before Ricardo Fuller levelled in the 34th minute.
Forward Fernando Forestieri was dismissed just before half-time as he collected a second yellow for simulation - though there is some suggestion the Argentine merely slipped.
With the 'Orns under the cosh, Abdi stepped up to score a stunning free-kick with his third of the season.
Here, as ever, are the views of our fantastic followers on Twitter (@VitalWatford). Use the hashtag #shortandtweet to get involved after every Hornet`s match...
@AndyLewers "Dogged, gutsy, brilliant. You Orns! #WatfordFC"
@official_sheen "Isn't great what two away wins can do for optimism. Up the 'orns #WatfordFC"
@wavies1210 "The crowd and the players were excellent. Loads of effort even if a lack of quality at times. Great result!"
@greeno1349 "We play on the floor, We play on the floooooooooor, We're Zola's Watford, We play on the floor"
@EstebanSemtex"Hope Zola gives FF a good rollicking for his sending off. He'll be a marked man amongst officials now."
@SteveBirmingham "2 wins and I have fallen over. Brilliant just brilliant. Next stop, clean sheet!"
@adzrowe "Gianfranco really has us working as a unit on the pitch I think this could start a run for us! COYH!!"
@jeparker3 "Unbelievable game, unbelievable crowd, what a night!#wearegoingup"
@JackMoneypenny "Great to see some real fighting spirit in the team, if this continues, we'll be laughing!"
@aussihornet "Fantastic result, especially with 10 men! Only talking point, our little Messi. Was it wet, or has he gone too far? #issue"
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