Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Hornets hammered an out-of-sorts Leeds United 3-0 at the Millennium Stadium in the Championship play-off final.

With manager Aidy Boothroyd and several senior players having arrived at Watford from Leeds, considerable bad blood existed between the sides that had threatened to boil over in a ferocious encounter at Elland Road the previous February.

The following season would see Leeds relegated to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history.

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