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8th May 2005- Championship, Watford 1 West Ham United 2


Helguson scored his 20th goal of the season but it was not enough to prevent Watford slipping to an eighth home defeat of the season and sending West Ham into the play-offs.

On the last day of the season, the result itself is more often than not largely irrelevant. The last time that the last game of the regular season might have been remotely important was during the game against Grimsby in 1999. We won and made the play-offs… as it turned out, had we lost we’d have made them anyway. In 1998, famously, Jason Lee’s scuffed shot won us the title, but we were already promoted some time earlier. The last time that the final game of the regular season had a direct bearing upon which division we operated in during the following campaign was 1994, when we’d have needed to have lost by two goals to Palace at Selhurst Park to have been relegated.

8th May 1994- New Division One, Crystal Palace 0 Watford 2


100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.86: This was supposed to be Crystal Palace’s day. The Eagles had already won the title and were on their way to the Premier League. The Palace players were presented with the trophy and medals before the kick-off. It was also the last time the old Holmesdale Road terrace would look out on a Palace match before it was replaced by a new stand, so there was a carnival atmosphere in this often surly part of south London.

8th May 1993- New Division One, Watford 0 Oxford United 1

English Division OneTable »
Barnsley1-0Swindon Town
Birmingham City1-0Charlton Athletic
Bristol City4-1Brentford
Derby County2-0Wolverhampton Wndrs
Millwall0-3Bristol Rovers
Notts County3-1Sunderland
Peterborough United1-1Tranmere Rovers
Portsmouth2-1Grimsby Town
Southend United2-1Luton Town
Watford0-1Oxford United
West Ham United2-0Cambridge United
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8th May 1982- Division Two, Watford 3 Leicester City 1

English Division Two (old)Table »
Barnsley3-0Queens Park Rangers 
Bolton Wanderers3-1Sheffield Wednesday 
Cambridge United4-0Charlton Athletic 
Cardiff City0-1Crystal Palace 
Chelsea1-2Luton Town 
Newcastle United4-2Wrexham 
Norwich City2-0Leyton Orient 
Oldham Athletic1-1Derby County 
Rotherham United4-1Blackburn Rovers 
Shrewsbury Town2-0Grimsby Town 
Watford3-1Leicester City
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