Saturday, August 31, 1982
The Hornets' first away trip in the top flight took them to the Dell where Southampton were put to the sword 4-1.
Playing a 4-2-4 formation, goals from Gerry Armstrong and Ross Jenkins plus a brace from Nigel Callaghan did the damage.
Southampton boss Lawrie McMenemy, later a colleague of Graham Taylor's on the England coaching staff, concded that first division teams "are not used to facing that kind of pressure".
Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book,Watford FC On This Day