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League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg, 2/9/80
Watford 7
Team: Steele, Henderson, Jackett, Patching, Sims, Bolton, Blissett, Poskett, Jenkins, Train, Rostron
Subs: Callaghan (for Train)
Scorers: Patching, Train, Poskett 2, Bolton (pen), Jenkins, Callaghan
Southampton 1
Team: Katalinic, Waldron, McCarthney, Williams, Watson, Nicholl, Hebberd, Channon, George, Holmes, Baker
Scorers: Sims (og)
Watford's Seven Goals Humiliate Southampton
Daily Telegraph report by "a special correspondent"

Second Division Watford humiliated Southampton, second in the First Division, in the Football League Cup last night. Facing the seemingly impossible target of hauling back a 4-0 deficit from last week's first leg, Watford sent the game into extra time and scored twice more. Their fans were ecstatic and rightly so.

It was the first time Watford have scored seven goals since they trounced Grimsby by the same score 13 years ago.

Watford's manager, Graham Taylor, said: "This is without doubt the greatest result of my career. I thought we could beat them but I did not believe we could go through to the next round.

"This is the sort of result you dream about but don't really expect to happen."

Southampton were without the inspiration of Kevin Keegan, the England captain, who was injured on Saturday, and also Ivan Golac, their Yugoslav international defender.

By half-time Watford were 2-0 up through Poskett and Train then cut the deficit further with a goal from Patching in the 67th minute.

Jenkins in the middle

Southampton seemed to have saved themselves when Sims conceded an own goal in the 74th minute, but within a minute Watford had wiped that out when Jenkins was fouled in the box by Nicholl, and Bolton drove in the penalty. And with 10 minutes to go Jenkins levelled the aggregate score.

Callaghan came on for the injured Train and five minutes into extra time shot high into Southampton's net.

Williams - Southampton's only player to emerge with credit - had a fine chance even then to level the aggregate but failed and fittingly, Poskett beat the offside trap, rounded Katalinic and scored Watford's 7th goal five minutes from the end.