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9th January 2021- FA Cup Third Round, Manchester United 1 Watford 0

BBC Sport: Scott McTominay’s fourth-minute header was enough to give Manchester United an unconvincing victory in their FA Cup third-round tie against Watford on Saturday.

The Guardian: McTominay headed into the ground, the ball bounced and spun away from Watford’s goalkeeper, Daniel Bachmann, and went in off the left post.

BHappy: The game ends with Hornets heads held high and yet no real suggestion that the course of the evening was about to change at any point beyond the fifth minute.  A cynic might say that, in the circumstances, honourable defeat which doesn’t mash our confidence but doesn’t add fixtures to an already congested January and February is a very decent outcome.  There’s truth in this, but we wouldn’t have had any reservations had we pulled it out of the bag.


9th January 2009- Championship, Reading 4 Watford 0

Watford, who had a penalty appeal for handball turned down by referee Andy D’Urso, barely troubled Reading and remain close to relegation territory.

“There were many aspects I was pleased with,” said Rodgers, who had no triumphant return to the club whose academy he used to direct. “I’m obviously disapopointed to concede five minutes before half-time because I thought we had played well and dominated possession and in the second half we had a crazy one-minute spell that killed the game.”

I’m glad I was only watching it on the telly.

9th January 1999- New Division One, Watford 0 Portsmouth 0

BSAD imageIf the season’s only previous goalless draw against Barnsley had more merits than the scoreline suggested, then this was your authentic “move along, there’s nothing to see here” stalemate. The least entertaining spectacle of the campaign so far by, ooh, that much and a flashback to what life in the First Division frequently used to be like for the Hornets prior to Graham Taylor’s return.

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9th January 1993-New Division One, Watford 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1



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9th January 1982- Division Two, Oldham Athletic 1 Watford 1

The bad weather that had plagued the country for over a month continued to wreck the league programme and ours was one of only 8 games to go ahead on this day.

The Observer, 10 Jan 1982
Sunday Telegraph, 10 Jan 1982
Sunday Mirror, 10 Jan 1982
Sunday People, 10 Jan 1982

Watford Observer match report