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A look at two memorable previous encounters between Watford and Burnley ahead of Saturday's match.
January 27, 2009, Championship
Tamás Priskin scored a brace after coming off the bench as Watford cruised to a 3-0 victory at The Vic against the Clarets.
Jobi McAnuff had got the Hornets off to a great start, getting on the end of a Will Hoskins cross to score in the first minute.
Burnley had chances of their own, most notably from Martin Paterson, but Priskin killed off any hopes of a Clarets comeback when he scored just minutes after coming onto the pitch.
The Hungarian striker then added gloss to the scoreline with a side-footed finish in the 90th minute.
Hornets XI: Loach (GK); Hoyte (L Williamson), Mariappa, M Williamson, Doyley; Smith, Cork, Jenkins, McAnuff; Rasiak (Harley), Hoskins (Priskin).
Burnley XI: Jensen (GK); Alexander, Carlisle, Caldwell, Kalvenes; Elliott, Gudjónsson (McDonald), McCann, Eagles; Paterson (Rodriguez), Blake (Thompson).
April 5, 2003, Division One
A quite frankly crazy game at Turf Moor got going when Wayne Brown bombed in Neal Ardley’s corner after 13 minutes.
Gareth Taylor replied for the hosts just two minutes later, but Watford were not to be outdone as Micah Hyde hit back immediately against his future club.
Neil Cox added a third for the Hornets, before Michael Chopra got his first of four goals that afternoon, latching onto a ball over the top before delightfully chipping Marlon Beresford in the Burnley goal.
The Clarets then added two goals of their own, with a Steve Davis tap-in on the line and a second of the day for Taylor.
Chopra then chested down a Paolo Vernazza cross and poked the ball past Beresford, before Taylor completed his hat-trick to make it 5-4 to Watford at half-time.
To say the second-half was less eventful would be an understatement, might Chopra still managed to get two more goals; one after an hour and one in the final few moments to complete the rout.
Burnley XI: Beresford (GK); Briscoe, Davis, McGregor (O’Neill), West; Grant (Gnohere), Weller, Blake, Branch (Papadopoulos); I Moore, Taylor.
Hornets XI: Chamberlain (GK); Mahon, Brown, Cox, Glass; Ardley, Hyde, Vernazza, Nielsen; Smith (Norville), Chopra.