On this day 1984: Everton beat Watford in the FA Cup final

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The 1984 FA Cup final pitched Howard Kendall’s resurgent Everton with a Watford team who had undergone a meteoric rise under Graham Taylor and chairman Elton John.

Here the PA news agency recalls a memorable Wembley final.


Elton John and Graham Taylor – Watford
Elton John and Graham Taylor masterminded Watford’s rise (PA Archive)


Howard Kendall
Howard Kendall sparked Everton’s golden 1980s era (Martin Keene/PA Archive)


1984 FA Cup Final
Kevin Ratcliffe lifted Everton’s first trophy in 14 years (PA Archive)


Soccer – European Cup Winners Cup – Semi-Final 2nd Leg – Everton v Bayern Munich – Goodison Park
Andy Gray headed Everton to European success (Liverpool Daily Post and Echo/PA Archive)

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