The day Watford faced Manchester United in front of a record crowd

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Watford FC News

Monday, February 3, 1969

Watford entertained reigning European champions Manchester United on a frozen pitch at Vicarage Road in an already postponed FA Cup fourth round replay.

United won the game 2-0 after George Best created the opener for Denis Law in the first half and the Scot added a second on the break with three minutes remaining.

The game was witnessed by what remains Watford's record crowd of 34,099 crammed into Vicarage Road; a crush barrier's collapse led to the hospitalisation of several supporters.

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

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9:52am Mon 3 Feb 14

demerit says...

I remember it well and I was in said crush. Got to sit about a foot away from the goal line with about 30 other kids.
I remember it well and I was in said crush. Got to sit about a foot away from the goal line with about 30 other kids. demerit
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