Two goals in a devastating three-minute burst from Manchester United set up a 2-1 win over Watford, ending the home side's perfect start to the season.
United, who had Nemanja Matic sent off for a second bookable offence in injury time, had an early effort from Alexis Sanchez disallowed for offside but soon took command via a scrappy 35th-minute effort from Romelu Lukaku and a superb left-foot volley from Chris Smalling three minutes later.
A fierce shot from Andre Gray on 65 minutes, following Abdoulaye Doucoure's cut-back, ignited the second half but United held on.
Ben Foster 8
Watford would have lost but a lot more without so many good saves and such a strong command of the penalty area from their keeper.
Daryl Janmaat 6
Faded after a strong start in which he regularly found space getting forward down the right wing and sending in a couple of dangerous crosses. Struggled to stop the supply line when pressed back into defence.
Craig Cathcart 5
Nothing disastrous, but looked vulnerable at times as he lacked the strength and decisiveness to cope with Lukaku. Made a brave goal-saving challenge towards the end to leave his mark on the contest.
Christian Kabasele 6
Another determined display from this impressive central defender, who although not at his best did not let his team-mates down. Made one brilliant tackle towards the end.
Jose Holebas 5
A few nice touches in what largely a frustrating match for the left-back, who was booked and eventually substituted.
Will Hughes 5.5
A subdued match by the high standards he has set this season, bit his spinning turn and shot early on showed he can be a threat at the highest level.
Abdoulaye Doucoure 6
Off the pace early, he was much improved in the second half and was a real b0x-to-box midfielder for Gracia's side.
Etienne Capoue 5
Made a quiet start and never really got into the match as he proved no match for the likes of Pogba and Matic.
Roberto Pereyra 5
Always keen to show off his flicks, tricks and dribbling skills, the Argentine got forward at every opportunity, but there was rarely any end product.
Andre Gray 7
Ceaseless running and effort from the striker was finally rewarded with a well taken 65th minute goal
Troy Deeney 6
His powerful first half shot was brilliantly saved by De Gea and although this was not his day in front of goal his tireless pursuit of the ball was a key part of the inspiration that got Watford back into the game.
Femenia (for Janmaat, 72) 5.5
Did little wrong but no real opportunity to make a huge contribution.
Success (for Cathcart, 88) 6
No time or chances to grab a late glory goal and save the day.
Masina (for Holebas, 84) 5
Looked unsure of himself as he tried to catch up with the pace of the game.
Manager: Javi Gracia 7
Collected his Premier League Manager of the Month Award before kick-off and had the confidence to name an unchanged line-up for the fifth straight match. Emerged with credit for the way his side played their way back into the match.
Man United (4-3-3)
David De Gea 7
A great save from Troy Deeney early on showed the Spain keeper was on his game and gave United the platform to play out form the back and work their way into the match. His injury-time stop was even better and more important.
Antonio Valencia 6
Not too much for the United right-back to do but was dependable and solid when called into action.
Chris Smalling 7
Strong in the air at the back and devastating in the opposing box too as his chest to volley goal for United's second showed.
Victor Lindelof 5
Another genuine if unconvincing 90 minutes for the central defender who could possibly have done more to help prevent Gray's Watford goal.
Ashley Young 7
Impressed in his first start of the season and a constant threat going forward against his former club. His reward was to be booed every time he touched the ball.
Paul Pogba 6.5
A strong presence in the middle of midfield with some decent passes to his name. Unfortunate not to score when denied by a full-stretch Foster save.
Marouane Fellaini 5.5
An effective if not outstanding match for the Belgium international, who patrolled in front of the United defence with discipline and desire.
Nemanja Matic 6
Strong in the tackle and effective with is passing, he was one of the few United players who impressed at a time when Watford threatened to dominate in the first half. Late red card for a second booking marred his day.
Alexis Sanchez 4
More wayward passing and ineffective play from the Chilean. Had one flash of brilliance when he forced a good save, but otherwise nothing to show for his efforts.
Jesse Lingard 5.5
Demanded the ball but did not see enough of it to make a huge impact on the match and it came as no surprise when he was substituted with 20 minutes to go..
Romelu Lukaku 7
Always an available outlet for his team-mates and his persistence was rewarded with his 20th United goal in only 39 Premier League appearances. Dug deep to defend too as Watford pressed for an equaliser.
Martial (for Lingard, 71) 5
Ran about a bit, but made little or no impact on proceedings.
McTominay (for Sanchez, 84)
His runs forward suggested he would have been better coming on earlier.
Bailly (for Valencia, 90+2)
Manager: Jose Mourinho 7
Smiling in the dug-out, he will be hoping this is the turning point in a testing start to the season and is clearly still in favour with the United fans, who chanted his name before and during the match.
Referee: Mike Dean 6.5
Did not make himself the centre of the attention and a thankfully quiet match apart from the late red card which United looked baffled by.