Saturday, August 13, 1977
Graham Taylor's first competitive game in charge of Watford came in the first leg of a first round League Cup tie with Reading at Vicarage Road.
Two Keith Mercer goals gave the Hornets a 2-1 victory but their progress was only secured after a replay, the tie level after the second leg.
This game also saw Watford debuts for Ian Bolton and Sam Ellis.
Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day