Watford and Walsall involved in an FA Cup thriller

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Tuesday, February 24, 1987

A fifth round replay with Walsall in the FA Cup provided plenty of drama at Vicarage Road.

Walsall's early lead was cancelled out by a Kenny Jackett penalty on half-time. The sides traded goals within five minutes of the restart, and again with 15 minutes to go.

John Barnes put the Hornets 4-3 up at the start of extra-time, but Trevor Christie grabbed his second of the evening eight minutes later to send the tie to a second replay, which Watford were to win by a single goal.

Graham Taylor commented: "It was enough to make me turn grey overnight."

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

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8:35am Mon 24 Feb 14

jasonwatford says...

great game
great game jasonwatford
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