The hero last night was the stand-in goalkeeper Steve Harper, who saved from Watford’s left-back, Jordan Stewart, after James Milner and Ashley Young had earlier missed in the shoot-out. Yet Newcastle were within four minutes of being eliminated as they trailed in extra-time before the captain Scott Parker’s late equaliser ensured there would be penalties.
And your one-word match report is: Slapdash.
100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.56: It was November and the Hornets had not won any of their 10 league games since promotion. They weren’t in the bottom three but only because they had scraped together a few draws. It was getting to the stage of the season when they desperately needed a win.