The day Arsenal's Frank Stapleton ended Watford's FA Cup hopes

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Watford FC News

Saturday, March 8, 1980

Watford went out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage, losing 2-1 to Arsenal in front of 28,000 at Vicarage Road.

Frank Stapleton's second-half brace gave the Gunners the lead, Malcolm Poskett hitting a consolation for the Hornets.

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

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