Five-goal Watford sank nine-man Birmingham City 20 years ago to the day

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Saturday, January 15, 1994

Barry Fry's relegation-bound Birmingham City were demolished 5-2 at Vicarage Road.

Bruce Dyer was instrumental in the victory, combining well with Paul Furlong who struck a hat-trick. Andy Hessenthaler, and a Liam Daish own goal, provided the other goals, whilst Birmingham had both Gary Cooper and Steve Claridge sent off.

This was the Hornets' seventh consecutive victory over the Blues at Vicarage Road, and saw the debut of recent signing David Barnes at left-back.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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9:38am Wed 15 Jan 14

Bush Hornet says...

I remember that game well! Shame we let them have 2 goals. Rampant Hornets! No wonder Steve Claridge hates us.
I remember that game well! Shame we let them have 2 goals. Rampant Hornets! No wonder Steve Claridge hates us. Bush Hornet
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2:18pm Wed 15 Jan 14

MainStandShambles says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
I remember that game well! Shame we let them have 2 goals. Rampant Hornets! No wonder Steve Claridge hates us.
Very true Bush Hornet. I saw this game too. David Barnes was quite classy for a left back. I seem to remember he started his Watford career well but ended up being injured quite badly.

You've perhaps answered the Claridge problem aswell.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: I remember that game well! Shame we let them have 2 goals. Rampant Hornets! No wonder Steve Claridge hates us.[/p][/quote]Very true Bush Hornet. I saw this game too. David Barnes was quite classy for a left back. I seem to remember he started his Watford career well but ended up being injured quite badly. You've perhaps answered the Claridge problem aswell. MainStandShambles
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