Some quite terrific goals all told; the first owed a lot to defensive ineptitude that wouldn’t have looked out of place at the other end of the park, the third could also have been better defended although it was finished well and suggested a long-missed stock move. But the second and fourth were marvellous breakaways, truly exhilarating. Good stuff.
Chamberlain wins the ‘man of the match’ award for two remarkable stops, both requiring one-handed saves low down at his right hand post. He actually brought one of them on himself with a poor clearance that was returned by a Brentford striker but the other, an instinctive reaction to a deflected shot, was extraordinary. But even with the Watford keeper’s heroics and even with Mooney booting another effort from the goalline, Brentford should’ve scored – two great opportunities saw strikers shoot across the face of goal when it seemed far easier to hit the back of the net.
Taken from the programme on 1st February 1987-FA Cup Fourth Round, Watford 1 Chelsea 0
Taken from the programme on 31st January 1981-Division Two, Watford 0 Cambridge United 0