Watford take advantage of Wolverhampton Wanderers' misfortune to advance in FA Cup

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Saturday, February 16, 1980

Watford travelled to Molineux for an FA Cup fifth round tie with first division Wolverhampton Wanderers.

With the match goalless and 11 minutes remaining, Wolves lost substitute John McAlle with a boken leg 20 seconds after his introduction.

Malcolm Poskett took advantage to score twice - the first deflecting in off Wolves defender Geoff Palmer - and Luther Blissett added a third in injury time as the Hornets ran out comfortable victors.

Martin Patching, captain for the day from central midfield, had been signed from Wolves for £100,000 two months earlier.

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


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