100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.42: The Hornets were six points adrift at the bottom of the table having not won for almost three months. A 3-0 defeat at home to Blackburn in midweek seemed to have confirmed Watford’s fate. A trip to high-flying Middlesbrough offered little hope of an upturn in fortunes and another defeat would surely make relegation a reality.
Steve Palmer, representing Ipswich Town in this match, scored the Hornets goal. He would join us four years later and would go on to score a further 8 times for Watford.