Watford earn a famous FA Cup draw at European champions Manchester United

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, January 25, 1969

Third division Watford sent six special trains of supporters to Old Trafford as the Hornets faced European champions Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Ken Furphy's side shocked a team boasting the likes of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law when a spectacular Stewart Scullion strike gave the underdogs the lead in the second minute of the game.

The lead was protected until the middle of the second half, when Watford goalkeeper Mike Walker collided with left-back Johnny Williams allowing Law to grab an equaliser.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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12:25pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Poppet Bear says...

Oh yes, I remember it well. There wasn't even an M6 then !!!
Oh yes, I remember it well. There wasn't even an M6 then !!! Poppet Bear
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