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On this date in Watford FC's history
5:30am Monday 9th December 2013 in Latest Sport
Tuesday, December 9, 1980
The Hornets' spectacular League Cup campaign, which had already seen them overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit to beat Southampton and knock out European champions Nottingham Forest, came to a dramatic end in front of 30,000 at Highfield Road, Coventry.
The fifth round tie had finished 2-2 at Vicarage Road a week earlier, but City earned their semi-final place against West Ham with a 5-0 victory in this replay, future Hornet Garry Thompson amongst the scorers.
Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day
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