Spurs v Watford Match Reports
[this page is under-going on-going construction – please bear with MEHSTG as we try to complete this mammoth task for all our opponents.]

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01.01.2022 Premier League     Away     Won     1-0     For a match report, click here.
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29.08.2021 Premier League     Home     Won     1-0     For a match report, click here.
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19.10.2019 Premier League     Home     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
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30.01.2019 Premier League     Home     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
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26.09.2018 League Cup Round 3     Home (Stadium MK)     Drew     2-2  (won 4-2 on pens)    For a match report, click here.
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02.09.2018 Premier League     Away     Lost     1-2     For a match report, click here.
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30.04.2018 Premier League     Home     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
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02.12.2017 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
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08.04.2017 Premier League     Home     Won     4-0     For a match report, click here.
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01.01.2017 Premier League     Away     Won     4-1     For a match report, click here.
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06.02.2016 Premier League     Home     Won     1-0     For a match report, click here.
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28.12.2015 Premier League     Away     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
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05.08.2012 Lloyd Doyley Testimonial     Away     Won     1-0

Spurs travelled to Vicarage Road for a testimonial for long-serving Watford defender Lloyd Doyley, but spoiled it by winning 1-0 with Jermain Defoe the goal-scorer.

Teams :
Watford –  Manuel Almunia; Lloyd Doyley (Lee Hodson 75), Nayron Nosworthy, M. Taylor, Daniel Pudil (Carl Dickinson 6), John Eustace, Jonathan Hogg (Craig Forsyth 60), Prince Buaben (Gavin Massey 77), Mark Yeates, James Garner (Chris Iwelumo 58), Shaun Murray (Piero Mingoia 84).
Unused subs.: –  Jonathan Bond,
Jenkins, Bennett, Thompson, Smith.
Spurs – 
Friedel (Cudicini 46); Naughton (Walker 46), Kaboul, Gallas (Vertonghen 46), Assou-Ekotto; Jenas (Sigurdsson 46), Livermore (Bentley 79); Carroll (Huddlestone 60), Lennon, Bale (Townsend  75); Defoe (Kane 60).
Unused sub. : –  Dawson.
Attendance : –  9,218
Referee : –  Trevor Kettle

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03.12.2008 League Cup Round 5     Away    Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
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17.03.2007 Premier League     Home     Won     3-1     For a match report, click here.
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28.10.2006 Premier League     Away     Drew     0-0     For a match report, click here.
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25.03.2000 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1

It is nice to know that some things never change.  After a number of years away from Vicarage Road in a League match, the toilets are still inadequate, the view still not brilliant, Watford still play their peculiar brand of physical, “straightforward” football and the fans still make the biggest noise about players stealing a yard at throw-ins.  The fact that the home side are destined for a rapid return to whence they came is a blessing for us all.  The only benefit of playing them here is that it isn’t far to go.  Oh, and you never have trouble getting a ticket, even when the central block of seats was empty until about two minutes before kick-off.

The game really needs little coverage.  It was a scrappy affair between two sides who were not very good.  It could be said that Watford dragged Tottenham down to their level, but that would be a little unkind.  Spurs were as guilty as the Hornets of not being able to string more than a couple of passes together.  However, the best chance of the first half came Tottenham’s way, when Anderton found himself in the box with the ball at his feet and his powerful drive was blocked by Chamberlain.  Walker was called upon to clear from oncoming forwards on a few occasions, but he was only troubled in the first period when Helguson headed over from a right wing cross.  Referee Uriah Rennie chose to dismiss appeals for any foul on a Tottenham player as he did his bit for downtrodden repressed bottom of the table sides in what was in danger of becoming a charity match.  He allowed fouls against Ginola to go unpunished and could not even get corners/goal kicks right.  Spurs entered into the spirit of the referee’s interpretation and gave Watford the ball on numerous occasions.  Not that Watford did much with it.  They probably had the majority of the possession and did not have the ability to make it hurt Tottenham. Just before the break, an Anderton free-kick was well saved low down as it skidded off the wet turf.  The most entertaining part of the first half was when a Watford shot went into the crowd and a Spurs fan refused to return it.  Another ball was summoned and play continued.  Then at half-time, the Police entered the Spurs end and ejected the perpetrator !!

The second half started in controversial style.  As Chamberlain cleared, Iversen closed him down and when the ball was headed back towards goal, Steffen was in an offside position, but moving towards his own goal.  Armstrong ran past him and as the keeper tried to clear, blocked the ball and then had the simple task of putting it into an empty net.  The linesman kept his flag down and the ref pointed to the centre circle.  Some of the home players remonstrated, but the goal stood and this triggered a period of pressure on the Watford goal.  Clemence’s free-kick was just wide off the wall, Armstrong headed wide and Iversen was put in, but hit a feeble left foot shot wide.  The linesman then did everything to right his imagined wrong and constantly flagged for offside when it didn’t appear the Spurs forwards were and Rennie let a Watford defender get away with bringing Clemence down when clear on the wing, without even a free-kick awarded.  For all the poor play that Watford produced, their goal was well worked.  Wooter got away down the right wing and crossed low for Smart to turn the ball over the diving Walker for the equaliser.  Did I not like that !!

This sparked a mini-revival and some highball percentage stuff pumped into the Spurs box, but Perry and Scales stood firm.  The game ended with Spurs going forward, with Armo’s sharp shot bringing a good save and Ginola shooting just over and then the same two players got some decent crosses in.  The Watford defenders getting a flurry of yellow cards as they strong-armed the last ten minutes to ensure they got something out of the game.  It wasn’t much of a spectacle and to be truthful, it was a fairly true reflection of the two sides current state.  Watford, not good enough to be in the Premier League and Tottenham nothing more than a mid-table side who cannot boss a game against one of the favourites for relegation. The rain that fell dampened any enthusiasm the crowd might have started with and the season looks like it is ending like a damp squib.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – CHRIS ARMSTRONG.

Barrington Levy.

Teams :
Watford –  Alec Chamberlain, Neil Cox, Robert Page (Mark Williams 74  ), Paul Robinson  , Steve Palmer, Micah Hyde, Richard Johnson  , Peter Kennedy (David Perpetuini 66), Heidar Helguson  (Tommy Smith 66), Allan Smart, Nordin Wooter.
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Chris Perry, John Scales, Mauricio Taricco, Darren Anderton, Steffen Freund, David Ginola, Oyvind Leonhardsen (Stephen Clemence 26), Chris Armstrong, Steffen Iversen (Les Ferdinand 76)
Sub. not used :
Ref. : – Uriah Rennie (Sheffield)
Linesmen : – .
Fourth Official : –
Attendance : –  20,050
Weather : – Bright, sunny

26.12.1999 Premier League     Home     Won     4-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Mauricio Taricco  , Chris Perry, Sol Campbell, Tim Sherwood, Stephen Clemence, David Ginola (Jose Dominguez 75), Allan Nielsen, Chris Armstrong, Steffen Iversen
Subs not used :
Manager : –  George Graham
Watford –  Alec Chamberlain, Mark Williams (Ronny Rosenthal 46), David Perpetuini  (Ronny Rosenthal 46), Paul Robinson, Robert Page, Steve Palmer, Neil Cox, Richard Johnson, Micah Hyde  , Michael Ngonge, Tommy Smith.
Manager : –  Graham Taylor
Ref. : –  Mike Reed
Linesmen : –
Attendance : – 36,089

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02.01.1999 FA Cup Third Round     Home     Won     5-2.    

What an afternoon ! It was the game that almost had everything. A goal by Watford after 53 seconds wasn’t exactly what we expected, but the ball bounced down off the bar to be pushed forward and be saved by Walker before Johnson shot home from close range. It wasn’t long before Tottenham’s timbers were rattled again, Hyde hitting a powerful drive against the post when the ball fell invitingly for him in the box. The play changed to the other end where Steffen got his head to Darren’s cross from the right wing and guided it past Chamberlain and then a minute later, Anderton’s cross was handled by a defender at the far post. Dazza stepped up to drill the penalty home to give Tottenham the lead. With just twenty minutes gone, the lead was further extended, when a ball into the box from Anderton was lashed home by Iversen. The fun didn’t stop as Iversen, Anderton and Ginola (a rasping half-volley) went close, while Fox got a volley 20 feet over the bar !! Walker produced a good reflex save from a long shot to push the ball up onto the bar, but later a cross from the right found Kennedy unmarked to head home the second Watford goal. It was just before half-time that a botched clearance from the Hornet’s defence fell to Nielsen on the edge of the box and he hit a low shot in off the post to give Spurs a 4-2 lead at the break.

The second half started sprightly enough, but could not hope to live up to the excitement of the first period, despite Rocket Ronny Rosenthal’s introduction. There was some theatrics from the weather, as the sky clouded over, lightening lit up the stadium and then a torrent of large hailstones pelted down stinging the crowd and the players. The ref walked off to talk to the managers, but returned to play on. As the game progressed, Sol made some last ditch challenges to prevent any further goals for the away side and going forward Fox struck the post when he only had the goalie to beat, Les had a header cleared off the line and the keeper made a flying save to deny David. Watford were restricted to long range efforts and one slipped just past the post, but it was Tottenham who had the final word. Having earlier sliced a volley sideways when on the penalty spot, Fox finally got one in, after good work by Iversen left him on his own two yards out. He steadied himself before prodding in number five.

It was a comfortable win in the end, but Watford did provide a few scares along the way. There were wobbles in defence, especially down our left hand side, but we looked good going forward, especially Anderton and Iversen. Although Les did not score, he played an important part in the build-up play and linked well. Here’s to the next round, wherever and whoever that may be.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : STEFFEN IVERSEN.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr  , Luke Young, Sol Campbell, Darren Anderton (Stephen Clemence 66), Ruel Fox, David Ginola, Allan Nielsen, Andy Sinton (Justin Edinburgh 88), Les Ferdinand, Steffen Iversen
Subs not used :
Watford –  Alec Chamberlain, Paul Robinson, Robert Page, Steve Palmer, Micah Hyde (Ronny Rosenthal 46), Ben Iroha  , Richard Johnson, Peter Kennedy, Gifton Noel-Williams, Allan Smart (Nick Wright 65).
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  36,022

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04.10.1994 League Cup  Second Round Second leg     Home      Lost      2-3.

Teams :
Spurs –   Ian Walker, Dean Austin, David Kerslake, Sol Campbell, Gary Mabbutt, Darren Anderton (Danny Hill 20), Jason Dozzell, Nick Barmby, Jurgen Klinsmann, Ronny Rosenthal
Subs not used :
Manager : – Ossie Ardiles
Watford  –  Kevin Miller, Gerald Lavin, Colin Foster, David Holdsworth, Darren Bazeley (Lee Nogan 8), Richard Johnson, Andy Hessenthaler, Gary Porter, Craig Ramage, Tommy Mooney, Jamie Moralee.
Subs not used :
Manager : – Glenn Roeder
Ref. : –  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag; Mr. – (-) – Red/yellow flag
Fourth official : – Mr. –
Attendance : –  17,798

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21.09.1994 League Cup Second Round First Leg     Away     Won     6-3

Jurgen Klinsmann netted his first Spurs treble in this Second Round First leg League Cup tie. Hitting a left foot goal, one with his right foot and then scoring with a header saw the German striker convert a “proper” hat trick.

Teams :
Watford –  Perry Digweed, Darren Bazeley, David Holdsworth, Keith Millen, Gary Porter, Richard Johnson, Andy Hessenthaler, Derek Payne, Craig Ramage, Tommy Mooney, Jamie Moralee.
Subs not used :
Manager :  Glenn Roeder
Spurs –  Ian Walker, David Kerslake, Sol Campbell, Gheorghe Popescu, Gary Mabbutt, Justin Edinburgh (David Howells 87), Darren Anderton, Micky Hazard (Danny Hill 56), Ilie Dumitrescu, Jurgen Klinsmann, Teddy Sheringham
Manager : – Ossie Ardiles
Ref. : – John Brandwood (Lichfield, Staffs)
Linesmen : – Mr. A. Black (Caldercote, Warwickshire) – Yellow flag; Mr. S. G. Clingo (Wisbech, Cambs) – Red/yellow flag
Fourth official : – Mr. R. Dodge
Attendance : –   13,659
Match Sponsor : – Honda
Match Ball Sponsor : – Lex Nissan

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08.08.1992 Friendly     Away     Won     1-0.

Teams :
Watford –  Perry Suckling (Simon Sheppard), Nigel Gibbs, Jason Drysdale, Keith Dublin, David Holdsworth, Barry Ashby (Trevor Putney), Andy Hessenthaler, Lee Nogan, Paul Furlong (Luther Blissett), Gary Porter (Jason Soloman), Darren Bazeley (Steve Butler).
Subs not used :
Spurs –
Subs not used :
Attendance : –   5,567

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01.01.1988 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1     (11.30 kick off)

Terry Fenwick made his debut in this 2-1 New Year’s Day home win over Watford in Division 1.  

Teams :
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Chris Fairclough, Terry Fenwick, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles, Steve Hodge, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen, Paul Moran (David Howells)
Subs not used :
Manager : – Terry Venables
Watford –  Melvyn Rees, John McClelland, Mark Morris, Wilf Rostron, Gary Chivers, Gary Porter, Kenny Jackett, Glyn Hodges (Peter Hetherston), Trevor Senior, Worrell Sterling (Malcolm Allen).
Subs not used :
Manager : – Dave Bassett
Attendance : –    25,235
Referee : –  David Axcell (Southend-on-Sea)
Linesmen : – Mr. P. E. Alcock (Surrey) – Red trim; Mr. R. J. Horswell (Avon) – Yellow trim
Reserve Official : –
Match sponsor – Enfield & St. Albans Co-op

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29.08.1987 Division 1     Away     Drew     1-1

Teams :
Watford –  Tony Coton, Mark Morris, David Bardsley, Nigel Gibbs, John McClelland, Richard Hill (Wilf Rostron), Gary Porter, Kenny Jackett, Trevor Senior (Iwan Roberts), Tony Agana, Luther Blissett.
Subs not used :
Manager : – Dave Bassett
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Fairclough, Richard Gough, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles, Nico Claesen, Steve Hodge, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen
Subs not used :
Manager : – David Pleat
Attendance : –    19,073

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09.05.1987 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1

A Kenny Jackett penalty robbed Spurs of the points when they travelled to Vicarage Road.

Teams :
Watford –  Steve Sherwood, Wilf Rostron, David Bardsley (Chris Pullan), Nigel Gibbs, John McClelland, John Barnes, Kenny Jackett, Gary Porter, Kevin Richardson, Mark Falco, Luther Blissett.
Subs not used :
Manager : –  Graham Taylor
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Richard Gough, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Stevens, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles (Nico Claesen), Steve Hodge, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen
Subs not used :
Manager : – David Pleat
Attendance : –    20,024

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11.04.1987 FA Cup semi-final     Villa Park     Won     4-1

Teams :
Watford –  Gary Plumley, John McClelland, Gary Porter.
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Richard Gough, Chris Hughton, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen (Gary Stevens 76), Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Hodge, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen (Nico Claesen 76)
Subs not used :
Ref. : – Ray Lewis (Great Bookham)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –  46,151

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13.12.1986 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1

A 2-1 home victory over Watford in the First Division which was easier than the score-line suggests.

Chris Waddle, Graham Roberts and Tony Galvin combined to produce a shooting chance for Glenn Hoddle, who picked out his spot from the edge of the penalty area and hit the net with great accuracy in the tenth minute. Richard Gough powered home a header from a Glenn Hoddle cross two minutes before the break and although former Spurs striker Mark Falco scored to make it 2-1 with twenty minutes left, Tottenham were never in danger of losing their lead.

This was Graham Roberts’ last game for Tottenham before leaving to join Glasgow Rangers.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Richard Gough, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Tony Galvin (Ossie Ardiles), Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen
Watford –   Tony Coton, David Bardsley, Wilf Rostron, Kevin Richardson, Steve Terry, John McClelland, Nigel Callaghan (Lee Sinnott), John Barnes, Kenny Jackett, Gary Porter, Mark Falco.
Attendance : –    23,137
Referee : –  – ().

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14.12.1985 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1.

Teams :
Watford –  Tony Coton, John McClelland, Steve Terry, Lee Sinnott, Nigel Gibbs, Neil Smillie, Brian Talbot, Kenny Jackett, Worrell Sterling (Wilf Rostron), Luther Blissett, Colin West.
Subs not used :
Manager : –  Graham Taylor
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Paul Allen, Tony Galvin, Clive Allen (Ossie Ardiles), Mark Falco
Subs not used :
Manager : –  Peter Shreeves
Attendance : –   16,327

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17.08.1985 Division 1     Home     Won     4-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Danny Thomas, Steve Perryman (c) (David Leworthy), Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin, Hazard, Chris Waddle, Mark Falco
Subs not used :
Manager : – Peter Shreeves
Watford –  Tony Coton, John McClelland, Steve Terry, Wilf Rostron, Nigel Gibbs, John Barnes, Nigel Callaghan, Brian Talbot, Kenny Jackett, Luther Blissett, Colin West.
Subs not used :
Manager : –  Graham Taylor
Attendance : –  29,884

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11.05.1985 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-5.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Paul Miller (Gary Mabbutt), Danny Thomas, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Mark Falco, David Leworthy
Subs not used :
Watford –  Tony Coton, John McClelland, Steve Terry, Wilf Rostron, Nigel Gibbs, John Barnes, Nigel Callaghan, Les Taylor, Kenny Jackett, Luther Blissett, Colin West.
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  23,167

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15.12.1984 Division 1     Away     Won     2-1.

Teams :
Watford –  Tony Coton, John McClelland, Steve Terry, Wilf Rostron, Lee Sinnott, John Barnes, Nigel Callaghan (Worrell Sterling), Les Taylor, Kenny Jackett, Luther Blissett, George Reilly.
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin, Garth Crooks (Danny Thomas), Mark Falco, John Chiedozie
Subs not used :
Attendance : –   24,225

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02.01.1984 Division 1     Home     Lost     2-3.

Young Spurs winger Allan Cockram made his debut in a 2-3 defeat by Watford at White Hart Lane.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Danny Thomas, Gary O’Reilly, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Mark Bowen, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Mark Falco, Allan Cockram (Garry Brooke)
Subs not used :
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Watford –  Steve Sherwood, Wilf Rostron, Paul Franklin, Steve Sims, David Bardsley, Kenny Jackett, Les Taylor, Nigel Callaghan, John Barnes, Mo Johnson, George Reillyn.
Subs not used :
Manager : – Graham Taylor
Attendance : –   32,495

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24.09.1983 Division 1     Away     Won     3-2

Spurs left Vicarage Road with three points following a classic display of top class finishing, leaving the Hornets with nothing to show for their afternoon’s work. A throw-in on the Watford left, way inside their own half was launched a long  forward by Sinnot to Barnes, just inside the Spurs half, with the ball running to Wilf Rostron off O’Reilly’s tackle.  The home defender ran past Graham Roberts’ lunge to get beyond the Spurs defence and then he poked the ball past Clemence from the edge of the box to give Watford the lead on 12 minutes.

Hoddle drove wide as he drifted away from Nigel Callaghan and then at the start of the second half a Watford corner fell to Jan Lohman at the far post, but he could only blaze way over the bar.  Garry Brooke had a corner cleared at the other end and Hoddle played it into Alan Brazil’s feet.  The Scot twisted and turned before firing a shot that Steve Sherwood tipped over at his near post.

Brooke’s cross was headed away in the second half for a throw-in by Terry and the Spurs midfielder took the throw to Galvin, who left the ball for Garry to play a short ball into Glenn Hoddle just inside the penalty area on the right side.  The Tottenham midfielder dragged the ball through his legs, Cruyff style and left Lohman for dead before executing the most perfect chip over the lofty Sherwood in the Hornets goal to score a fantastic goal into the keeper’s top right hand corner of the goal.

Gary Mabbutt won a header on halfway, with the ball finding Falco, who hooked it forward, setting Brazil through on goal, but Sherwood got a calf to his low shot that somehow took the ball wide for a corner.  Steve Perryman had the ball on halfway and played a long ball forward for Alan Brazil only to see it headed away by Terry, but Roberts’ return header found Galvin on the left. The winger rolled the ball inside him and substitute Steve Archibald struck the ball first time from 25 yards into the top corner with Sherwood helpless to give Spurs a 2-1 lead.

Brazil beat Sinnott to a high bouncing ball forward, knocking it back to Chris Hughton, who played it infield to Galvin on the edge of the box. He let the ball run to Archibald, who took a touch and played it on to Hughton coming in from the left, having carried on his run, from where he cut inside to slide the ball home to make it 3-1.

A ball was played up to Barnes on the Watford left and as he cut into the penalty area between Perryman and Roberts, the latter took his ankle to conceded a penalty.  Callaghan converted it to Clemence’s left as Ray went right.  There was only just time for Tottenham to restart, leaving the final score 3-2.

Teams :
Watford –  Steve Sherwood, Wilf Rostron, Charlie Palmer, Steve Terry, Lee Sinnott, Kenny Jackett, Richard Jobson, John Barnes, Nigel Callaghan, George Reilly (Jimmy Gilligan), Jan Lohman.
Manager : – Graham Taylor
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Garry Brooke (Steve Archibald), Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Alan Brazil, Mark Falco
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Attendance : –   21,056
Ref. : – Ray Lewis (Great Bookham)

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19.03.1983 Division 1     Away     Won     1-0

Spurs shocked second place Watford with a win that earned them three points at Vicarage Road.

Alan Brazil made his first appearance for the club with an embarrassing thumbs up gesture to the Tottenham fans before the match, but he did put in a reasonable performance.  The single goal of the game came on 40 minutes, when Spurs were awarded a free-kick for a foul on Tony Galvin.  Steve Perryman’s dead ball kick was helped on by Graham Roberts and Alan Brazil.  Wilf Rostron kicked the new signing’s effort off the line, but it was slammed back past him by Mark Falco to give twelfth placed Tottenham a valuable away win, despite Luther Blissett going close with a second half header that hit the crossbar.

The win was soured when former Arsenal defender Wilf Rostron tangled with Perryman and the Spurs skipper was sent off with ten minutes of time remaining.

The match had record takings at the time of £57,436.

Teams :
Watford –  Steve Sherwood, Pat Rice, Wilf Rostron, Taylor, Steve Sims, Bolton, Nigel Callaghan, Luther Blissett, John Barnes, Kenny Jackett, Richard Jobson (Armstrong) .
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Gary O’Reilly, Graham Roberts, Paul Miller, Steve Perryman (c)    80, Gary Mabbutt, Tony Galvin, Mark Falco, Brazil, Terry Gibson
Subs not used :  Simon Webster
Attendance : –  27,373
Ref : K. Baker (Rugby)

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06.11.1982 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, John Lacy, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Garry Brooke, Glenn Hoddle, Ricky Villa (Micky Hazard), Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Subs not used :
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Watford –  Steve Sherwood, Ian Bolton, Wilf Rostron, Les Taylor, Steve Sims, Pat Rice, Nigel Callaghan, Luther Blissett, John Barnes, Kenny Jackett, Ross Jenkins
Sub. not used :
Manager : – Graham Taylor
Ref. : – Allan Gunn (-)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   42,634

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09.09.1975 League Cup Second Round     Away     Won     1-0     

Fourth Division Watford hosted Spurs at Vicarage Road in the League Cup Second Round, but could not prevent Tottenham progressing.

It was a hard fought win by Spurs, with Watford looking to cause an upset, but Chris Jones’ goal on the hour was the only score of the match and was enough to settle the tie. However, Barry Daines, standing in for the unwell Pat Jennings, was called upon to make some saves and the Hornets came close to equalising in the final minutes of the game.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Barry Daines, John Pratt, Terry Naylor, Martin Chivers, Keith Osgood, Don McAllister, Jimmy Neighbour, Steve Perryman (c), John Duncan, Chris Jones, Chris McGrath
Unused sub. : –  Glenn Hoddle
Attendance : –    14,997

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24.01.1975 Friendly     Away     Won     3-2

Spurs travelled to Watford for a friendly which they won 3-2 with Alfie Conn, Neil McNab and John Duncan the scorers.

Teams :
Watford – Andy Rankin, Trevor How, John Williams, Roger Joslyn, Ken Goodeve, Leo Markham, Stewart Scullion, Dennis Bond, Keith Mercer, Alan Mayes, Bobby Downes
Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, John Pratt, Phil Beal, Mike England (Keith Osgood), Terry Naylor, Ralph Coates (Neil McNab), Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Alfie Conn, John Duncan (Jimmy Neighbour)
Attendance : –   7,475

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06.05.1944 Football League South     Away     Drew     1-1.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Bill Whatley, Ralph Ward, Pat Beasley, Eddie Gibbins, George Ludford, Bernard Bryant, Jack Whent, Frank O’Donnell, Reg Mogford, Freddie Cox
Attendance : –   2,655

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20.11.1943 Football League South     Home     Won     4-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Ralph Ward, Bill Whatley, Roy White, Jack Chisholm, Ron Burgess, Freddie Cox, Pat Beasley, Jack Rowley, Albert Hall, Eric Jones
Watford –
Attendance : –   8,499

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27.02.1943 Football League South     Away     Won     3-0.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Bill Whatley, Roy White, Jack Chisholm, Les Howe, Jimmy McCormick, Pat Beasley, George Ludford, Albert Hall, Billy Sperrin
Attendance : –   2,489

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21.11.1942 Football League South     Home     Won     6-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Les Howe, Roy White, Jack Chisholm, George Ludford, Freddie Cox, Pat Beasley, Jack Gibbons, Eugene O’Callaghan, John Pattison
Watford –
Attendance : –   5,549

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06.04.1942 London War Cup     Away     Drew     0-0.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Ralph Ward, Sid Tickridge, Roy White, Albert Hall, Vic Buckingham, Doug McFarlane, George Ludford, Ivor Broadis, Andy Duncan, Les Howe
Attendance : –   4,541

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28.03.1942 London War Cup     Home     Won     5-2

A War-time London War Cup match at White Hart Lane saw Tottenham win 5-2.

Goals from Jackie Gibbons (2), Ivor Broadis, Les Howe and George Ludford saw Spurs through despite replies from guesting Watford players Mink Killhourhy and Dennis Westcott

Teams :
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Sid Tickridge, Albert Hall, Arthur Hitchins, Vic Buckingham, Les Howe, Ivor Broadis, Jack
Gibbons, Andy Duncan, George Ludford
Watford – 
Killhourhy, Westcott
Attendance : –   4,627

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13.12.1941 London War League     Away     Lost     1-2

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  F. J. Bennett, Ralph Ward, Sid Tickridge, Roy White, Arthur Hitchins, Albert Hall, George Ludford, Ivor Broadis, Jack Gibbons, Andy Duncan, Harry Gilberg
Attendance : –  3,000

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30.08.1941 London War League     Home     Won     5-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Sid Tickridge, Ralph Ward, Roy White, Arthur Hitchins, Ron Burgess, Billy Sperrin, Ivor Broadis, Jack Gibbons, Albert Hall, George Ludford
Watford –
Attendance : –   5,074

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30.12.1939 Football League South     Group A     Away     Lost 1-6

Teams :
Watford – 
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, George Burchell, Bill Whatley, Isaac Spelman, Arthur Hitchins, Vic Buckingham, Johnny Dowers, Les Bennett, Johnny Morrison, Albert Hall, George Ludford
Attendance : –   2,000

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11.11.1939 Football League South     Group A     Home     Won  8-2

Les Bennett made an immediate impact with a hat-trick on his debut in a thrashing of Watford At White Hart Lane.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, George Dorling, Vic Buckingham, Les Howe, Arthur Hitchins, Isaac Spelman, Fred Sargent, Les Bennett, Morrison, Andy Duncan, Les Medley
Attendance : –  4,981

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07.01.1939 FA Cup Third Round     Home     Won     7-1

Tottenham slaughtered Watford in this Third Round FA Cup tie at the Lane.

Willie Hall and Les Miller both scored twice, while the other goals came from Andy Duncan, Fred Sargent and a Ralph Ward penalty.  Len Dunderdale scored Watford’s solitary goal when the score was 5-0 to Spurs. 

Teams :
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Arthur Hitchins, Isaac Spelman, Les Miller, Albert Hall, Fred Sargent, Willie Hall, Andy Duncan
Watford –
Attendance : –    34,896

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28.01.1922 FA Cup Second Round     Home     Won     1-0

Teams :
Spurs –   Bill Jacques, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Charlie Walters, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Fanny Walden, Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Seed, Bert Bliss
Watford –
Attendance : –   47,660

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30.12.1916 London Combination     Home (at Highbury)     Won     3-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Jacques, Tommy Clay, Andy Ralston, Findlay Weir, Jimmy Elliott, Percy Barton, Fanny Walden, Ted Bassett, Jimmy Banks, John Bearman, Jabez Darnell
Watford –
Attendance : –   6,000

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07.10.1916 London Combination     Away     Won     2-0.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Bill Jacques, Tommy Clay, Andy Ralston, Arthur Thwaites, Jimmy Elliott, Percy Barton, Ted Bassett, Jimmy Banks, Cec Potter, Bert Bliss, Sid Crowl
Attendance : –   2,000

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15.01.1916 London Combination 1st Competition     Away     Won     1-0.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  John Joyce, Tommy Clay, Andy Ralston, Jabez Darnell, Charlie Rance, Bobby Steel, Tom Morris, Ted Bassett, William Lloyd, Thomas Knighton, Charlie Wilson
Attendance : –   2,000

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30.10.1915 London Combination 1st Competition     Home     Won     3-0

Played in a thick mist, Spurs recorded a 3-0 win over Watford at White Hart Lane.

Two goals in the opening quarter of the game set Tottenham up for the remainder of the game, with Bert Bliss hitting a low shot past goalkeeper Williams after six minutes and fifteen minutes after, Ted Bassett touched home Thomas’ cross.  Into the second half, Bassett supplied a fine pass for Bobby Steel to seal the 3-0 win with a shot wide of the keeper.

Spurs –  John Joyce, Tommy Clay, Percy Barton, Jimmy Elliott, Charlie Rance, Jabez Darnell, Jimmy Morris, Private Ted Bassett, Bobby Steel, Bert Bliss, Bombadier D. Thomas
Watford – R. Williams, F. J. Gregory, Private A. Stewart, V. Gregory, G. Coomber, G. Megher, O. Gregory, E. H. Symes, Private J. Kenny, E. J. Wright, Private J. Miller
Attendance : –   3,000

NOTE : –  Vivian Woodward plays his last game in a Spurs shirt.

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11.04.1908 Southern League     Away     Drew     2-2.

The great Vivian Woodward’s last match for Tottenham ended in a 2-2 draw away to Watford.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Gordon Manning, Ernie Coquet, Ollie Burton, Tom Morris, Danny Steel, Jabez Darnell, Charlie Woodruff, Billy Minter, Vivian Woodward, Max Seeburg, Bert Middlemiss
Attendance : –   5,000

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14.12.1907 Southern League     Home     Won     5-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Gordon Manning, Alex Tait, John Watson, Tom Morris, Danny Steel, James Gray, Joe Walton, Albert Cousins, Vivian Woodward, Bert Middlemiss, Bob Walker
Watford –
Attendance : –   9,000

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13.04.1907 Southern League     Home     Drew     0-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Jack Whitbourne, Jonathan Chaplin, Alex Tait, Walter Bull, Tom Morris, Ted Hughes, Joe Walton, Jimmy Reid, Harry Stansfield, Vivian Woodward, Bob Walker
Watford –
Attendance : –   9,000

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05.09.1906 Southern League     Away     Drew     1-1

George Badenoch made his debut after moving from Watford in May.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  John Eggett, Jonathan Chaplin, Ollie Burton, Walter Bull, Ted Hughes, William Jones, Alf Whyman, George Badenoch, Bill Berry, Charlie Hewitt, Bob Walker
Attendance : –  4,000

NOTE : – George Badenoch made his debut.

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06.01.1906 Southern League     Away     Drew     0-0

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  John Eggett, John Watson, Ollie Burton, Walter Bull, Tom Morris, Ted Hughes, Chris Carrick, Joe Walton, Peter Kyle, Vivian Woodward, Herbert Chapman
Attendance : – 5,000

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09.09.1905 Southern League     Home     Won     1-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  John Eggett, Alex Tait, John Watson, Walter Bull, Tom Morris, John Brearley, Peter Kyle, Charlie O’Hagan, Harry Stansfield, Bill Murray, Herbert Chapman
Watford –
Attendance : –   8,000

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07.01.1905 Southern League     Home     Won     2-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  John Eggett, Alex Tait, John Watson, Walter Bull, Tom Morris, Jack Kirwan, John Brearley, Alex Glen, Charlie O’Hagan, Harry Stansfield, Vivian Woodward
Watford –
Attendance : –   8,000

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10.09.1904 Southern League     Away     Won     1-0.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –  Charlie Williams, Alex Tait, John Watson, Tom Morris, Ted Hughes, Jack Kirwan, John Brearley, Joe Walton, David Copeland, Alex Glen, Alf Warner
Attendance : – 7,000

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24.01.1903 Southern League     Home     Drew     1-1.

Spurs left out Morris and Woodward as they had been playing a representative game the same week, but were confident of the two points.

Watford put a spanner in the works when Tennant crossed for Wally Eames to score after just ten minutes.  Shortly afterwards, the Hornets were reduced to ten men when Erentz and Greenslade clashed with the latter having to leave the field.

With determination despite being a man down, Watford held out until ten minutes from time when Jack Kirwan fired a powerful shot past Higgins in the Watford goal.

Teams :
Spurs –  Charlie Williams, Alex Tait, Harry Erentz, Charlie Brown, Ted Hughes, Jack Kirwan, William Dryburgh, Bob Houston, David Copeland, John Burton, Alf Warner
Watford –  Higgins, Greenslade
Attendance : – 6,000

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11.10.1902 Southern League     Away     Won     2-1.

Teams :
Watford –
Spurs –   George Clawley, Harry Erentz, Alex Tait, Ted Hughes, Jack Kirwan, Bob Houston, David Copeland, Patrick Gilhooley, Ollie Burton, Jack Jones, John Thomas ‘Jack’ Jones
Attendance : –   4,000

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08.02.1902 Southern League     Away     Won     3-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Fred Griffiths, Harry Erentz, Alex Tait, Tom Morris, Jimmy McNaught, Ted Hughes, Jack Kirwan, Sandy Brown, David Copeland, Patrick Gilhooley, John Cameron
Watford –
Attendance : –  2,500

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26.10.1901 Southern League     Home     Won     8-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  George Clawley, Harry Erentz, Alex Tait, Tom Morris, Jimmy McNaught, Jack Kirwan, Tom Smith, Sandy Brown, David Copeland, John Cameron, Jack Jones
Watford –
Attendance : –  7,500

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19.01.1901 Southern League     Home     Won     7-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  George Clawley, Harry Erentz, Tom Morris, Jimmy McNaught, Ted Hughes, Bob Stormont, Jack Kirwan, Tom Smith, Sandy Brown, John Cameron, Jack Jones
Watford –
Attendance : –    5,000

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16.10.1900 Southern League     Away     Lost     1-2.

Teams : 
Watford – 
Spurs –  George Clawley, Jimmy Melia, Alex Tait, Tom Morris, Jimmy McNaught, Bob Stormont, Jack Kirwan, Tom Smith, Sandy Brown, John Cameron, Jack Jones
Attendance : –    7,000

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Some team line-ups from the excellent Watford Football Club archive 1881-2017 website at http://www.watfordfcarchive.com