The day Watford faced Manchester United in front of a record crowd

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Monday, February 3, 1969

Watford entertained reigning European champions Manchester United on a frozen pitch at Vicarage Road in an already postponed FA Cup fourth round replay.

United won the game 2-0 after George Best created the opener for Denis Law in the first half and the Scot added a second on the break with three minutes remaining.

The game was witnessed by what remains Watford's record crowd of 34,099 crammed into Vicarage Road; a crush barrier's collapse led to the hospitalisation of several supporters.

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

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9:52am Mon 3 Feb 14

demerit says...

I remember it well and I was in said crush. Got to sit about a foot away from the goal line with about 30 other kids.
I remember it well and I was in said crush. Got to sit about a foot away from the goal line with about 30 other kids. demerit
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