Passers-by were astounded by a work of art that suddenly appeared near Watford FC's stadium this week.

A 7.8-metre-tall mural has gone up in Vicarage Road next to the Watford Football Stadium.

The mural took three artists 50 hours to paint and is the work of mobile operator EE.

The finished work shows Watford fans on the road to Wembley, adding further anticipation ahead of next weekend’s big game.

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Watford fans are invited to share a selfie of themselves in front of the artwork, tag and follow @EE using the hashtag #WatfordtoWembley for a chance to win tickets to the game.

Two lucky winners from Watford will not only win a pair of tickets to the Emirates FA Cup final but will also be treated to a pre-match tour of the stadium to soak up the atmosphere ahead of kick-off.

The competition opens Friday (May 10) and will close midnight on Sunday (May 12).

The mural will remain in Watford until the day after the final.

If Watford are crowned this year’s FA Cup champions, the artists will return the next day to offer their congratulations to the club by updating the mural with a celebratory message and fans will be able to prolong their celebrations with the opportunity of having a picture next to the trophy and mural on Friday May 24.