Watford played Manchester United 28 years ago today in the final game before the Shrodells Stand was demolished

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Latest Sport

Saturday, May 3, 1986

Watford drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Vicarage Road, the goals scored by Luther Blissett, returning after a long injury-enforced absence, and Mark Hughes on the last appearance of his first spell with the visitors before his summer move to Barcelona.

The game was the last played in front of the Shrodells Stand on the west side of the ground, which was demolished over the summer and replaced with the two-tiered Rous Stand.

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

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