Monday, April 4, 1983

Watford recorded an emphatic victory over local rivals Luton Town at Vicarage Road, their first triumph in the derby fixture for more than a decade.

The Hornets came into the game on the back of a relatively poor run of three defeats in four games and were 2-1 down at one stage after Luther Blissett had provided an early lead.

Richard Jobson scored a fine equaliser shortly before half-time however, and the visitors were blown away by a second-half performance that saw further goals from Blissett, John Barnes and Nigel Callaghan cement a 5-2 victory.

The result left the visitors in severe relegation trouble.

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