4th April 1983-Division One, Watford 5 Luton Town 2

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BSAD image Towards the end of the 1982/83 season Watford, who were enjoying an almost surreal position in second place behind Liverpool in Division One, still had one hurdle to overcome – the age old problem of beating our near neighbours, and rivals Luton Town.

100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.98: Sometimes, Graham Taylor’s audacity could be breathtaking. Luton Town, the old enemy, were visiting Vicarage Road on Easter Monday. The ground would be packed and there was far more than local pride at stake.  When the teams were announced before the game, Watford’s supporters must have imagined Steve Sims and Ian Bolton had been involved in a collision on the training ground the previous day. 

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English Division One (old)Table »
Aston Villa1-0Birmingham City 
Everton3-1Stoke City 
Manchester City0-4Liverpool 
Norwich City0-0Ipswich Town 
Notts County2-1West Bromwich Albion 
Sunderland0-0Manchester United 
Tottenham Hotspur5-0Arsenal 
Watford5-2Luton Town
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