Season 2006-07 Result
Watford 2-2 Newcastle United
 Francis 69,
 Shittu 108.
 A.Sibierski 3,
 S.Parker 116 (Won 5-4 on penalties).
Date: 07/11/2006  Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium  Competition: Carling Cup
Crowd: 16,791
Match Report Submitted on 31/12/2006 by ?
At long last we've managed to win a competitive penalty shootout, our supporters and players at last being able to enact that special moment we've seen other sides enjoy, namely that of going collectively barmy at the precise moment the crucial penalty was scored - or in this case, saved. Quite where they had found the energy to celebrate from is unclear, after an energy-sapping two hours of football followed by 10 spot kicks.

At least some of the credit for this success goes to the 3,000+ fans who gave their vocal support and encouragement to the side throughout the 120 minutes and spot kick agony and were simply labelled "fabulous" by the Watford local paper the following day. After 3 mins Spring bundled over Emre and the Turk flighted a long free kick for Antoine Sibierski to head it beyond the dive of Hornets 'keeper Richard Lee. The measure of relief that this goal brought could be seen by the fact that all our outfield players rushed to mob him. 1-0.

Then on 69 minsAnother Young free-kick from the left was flicked on by Matthew Spring and Damien Francis finished at the far post to take the tie to extra-time. 1-1.

The next goal came on 108 mins. A free kick needlessly conceded down the Watford right by Taylor allowed Young to launch another dead ball into our six yard box, where Danny Shittu evaded Taylor to head the ball home past a defenceless Harper. 1-2. Then on 116 mins, just when all seem lost, Solano's forward pass was seized on by Scott Parker, whose lung-busting run put him through on goal from where he flicked the ball round and over the advancing 'keeper. 2-2.

The Penalties:

Solano scored 1-0
Henderson scored 1-1
Milner saved 1-1
Young missed 1-1
Emre scored 2-1
Spring scored 2-2
Duff scored 3-2
Bangura scored 3-3
Carr scored 4-3
Bouazza scored 4-4
N'Zogbia scored 5-4
Stewart saved 5-4