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On this date in Watford FC's history
5:30am Tuesday 17th December 2013 in Latest Sport
Saturday, December 17, 1983
Watford travelled to Highbury to face an Arsenal side under the management of Don Howe, Terry Neill having been sacked the previous day.
Raphael Meade's hat-trick won the game for the home side, Mo Johnston getting the Hornets' consolation in a 3-1 defeat, their first in the league to the Gunners.
Watford's teenage left-back Neil Price was dismissed by referee Clive Thomas.
Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day
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