Leicester City visit Watford for the first time in the league

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, January 31, 1970

Watford hosted Leicester City for the first time in a league game, featuring on ITV's The Big Match.

Len Glover gave the visitors the lead, but with time running out the same player handled in the box, Keith Eddy scoring the subsequent penalty.

An unlikely victory was sealed in the closing moments as Barry Endean beat a young Peter Shilton.

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

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