Watford were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One outfit Tranmere Rovers last night. The Hornets were beaten 2-1 after extra-time to miss out on a contest against Manchester United on Sunday.
The game had to be rearranged with the initial replay being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Both sides met in the FA Cup third round during the first weekend of the month with Tranmere coming from 3-0 down to earn a replay.
Manny Monthe put Mickey Mellon’s team in front last night before Kaylen Hinds sent the game into an extra half-hour.
The League One team weren’t to be denied their money-spinning home game with the Red Devils, however, and Paul Mullin’s goal ensured victory.
Following the game, a former Rovers players took to Twitter to poke fun at Watford for selling tickets for the United game – prior to the replay!
James Norwood had an almighty laugh at Watford’s expense and took to Twitter to poke fun at the Premier League club.
Both Watford and Tranmere had to sell tickets for the fourth round due to the quick turnaround between the two games.
If you could come to the club shop tomorrow and get your refunds that would be great… https://t.co/whmNC5QfRn
— James Norwood (@jnorwood_10) January 23, 2020
Norwood scored 90 goals in 180 appearances for Tranmere, helping them to two promotions during his time at the club.
He left in the summer to for Ipswich Town on a free transfer at the end of his contract.
He has scored nine goals in 25 appearances for the Tractor Boys and seems at home in League One.
The 29-year-old clearly still holds Tranmere close to his heart and supporters will clearly love his dig at Watford.
As for the Hornets, Nigel Pearson is unlikely to be too upset with defeat in the cup competition.
His team slipped back into 19th place after a last-gasp defeat at Aston Villa on Tuesday night and staying in the top-flight is the priority.