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Saturday, April 5, 2003

The Hornets travelled to Turf Moor to face Burnley on a ground where they had managed just a single draw in eight previous competitive visits.

This paltry return was improved upon in dramatic style as the Hornets galloped to a 7-4 victory.

Nine goals were scored in the first half, with Gareth Taylor's hat-trick for the home side eclipsed by loanee Michael Chopra's four for the Hornets.

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