Derek Payne scored his only Watford goal 19 years ago today as Watford beat Sheffield United

On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

First published in Watford FC News

Saturday, August 12, 1995

The opening game of the season saw Watford beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Vicarage Road, thus inflicting Blades boss Dave Bassett's first defeat at the ground as a visiting manager at the seventh time of asking.

Most memorable amongst the goals was an unlikely scissor-kick from defensive midfielder Derek Payne, his only strike for the Hornets.

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

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9:46am Tue 12 Aug 14

goldanboy says...

10 yards out in front of the North stand. Funny as it seems, it was so rare and spectacular it sticks in my mind as much as Troys goal against Leicester. We didn't cheer, we all laughed...
10 yards out in front of the North stand. Funny as it seems, it was so rare and spectacular it sticks in my mind as much as Troys goal against Leicester. We didn't cheer, we all laughed... goldanboy
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