Watford hung on with 10 men to beat Wolverhampton 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday for its third win in four matches.
Gerard Deulofeu scored in the first half with a low shot and Abdoulaye Doucoure marked his 27th birthday by doubling the lead in the 49th minute.
But Pedro Neto pulled a goal back for the visitors on the hour mark with a shot that was deflected off Watford defender Christian Kabasele - whose afternoon got even worse when he was sent off in the 70th with a straight red card for a foul on Diogo Jota.
But Wolves couldn't find an equalizer, with Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster stopping Matt Doherty's header and Ruben Neves sending an effort over the bar in injury time.
The win continued Watford's resurgence under Nigel Pearson, with the 19th-place team aiming to get out of the drop zone soon.