|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|1970||Fulham||3||Derby County||5 aet|
|1970||Peterborough United||0||Hull City||4|
|1970||Derby County||1||Sheffield United||0|
|1970||Hull City||1 (3p)||Manchester United||1 (4p)|
|1970||Derby County||4||Manchester United||1|
Derby County hosted the Watney Cup in preseason 1970, which was notable for being the first ever sponsored competition and also the first match in English Football history to be decided on penalties when Manchester United won 4-3 after a 1-1 draw with Hull City in the Semi-Finals. Derby County won the Final 4-1 against Manchester United, with George Best of Northern Ireland scoring for Manchester United. The Cup featured mostly teams from Yorkshire and the Midlands, as well as Reading from the Berkshire and Peterborough United from Cambridgeshire in East Anglia.
 Logos and Kits (2021) LOGO-DERBY COUNTY F.C.-EN [Internet] Available from: http://www.footballlogosandkits.com/images_esc3/UEFA/INGLATERRA/plantillas/LOGO-DERBY%20COUNTY%20F.C.-EN.png [Accessed 5 January 2021]
 Peter Jackson (1990) “Watney Cup for Derby” World Soccer. September 1970. pg. 23
Thanks to Rory Naughton, Cathal Gallagher.
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