Watford and Walsall involved in an FA Cup thriller

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Tuesday, February 24, 1987

A fifth round replay with Walsall in the FA Cup provided plenty of drama at Vicarage Road.

Walsall's early lead was cancelled out by a Kenny Jackett penalty on half-time. The sides traded goals within five minutes of the restart, and again with 15 minutes to go.

John Barnes put the Hornets 4-3 up at the start of extra-time, but Trevor Christie grabbed his second of the evening eight minutes later to send the tie to a second replay, which Watford were to win by a single goal.

Graham Taylor commented: "It was enough to make me turn grey overnight."

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

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8:35am Mon 24 Feb 14

jasonwatford says...

great game
great game jasonwatford
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