Monday, May 13, 1985

Watford took on Manchester United at Vicarage Road in their last home game of the 1984/85 season.

United were sitting second in the table - Everton had already secured the title - and were due to play the new champions in the FA Cup final the following weekend.

United's preparation was not ideal, as a brace for Nigel Callaghan plus goals for Colin West, Luther Blissett and Kenny Jackett saw them well beaten before Kevin Moran's injury-time consolation.

The Hornets were ending the campaign with a flourish having won by the same 5-1 scoreline at White Hart Lane two days earlier, but a sour footnote was provided by the fractured skull sustained by Blissett in a collision with United keeper Gary Bailey.

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