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Watford v Bournemouth - Story of the match

Published 01/10/2016

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had to settle for a point
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had to settle for a point

Watford and Bournemouth drew for the fifth time in six matches as the Hornets twice came from behind at Vicarage Road.

Troy Deeney and then Isaac Success cancelled out goals from Callum Wilson and Josh King.

And Jack Wilshere missed a glorious opportunity for a winner before being substituted in a 2-2 Premier League draw.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Dreadful miss from Wilshere as Adam Smith's cross meets him at the far post. Wilshere subbed moments later. "Cheerio" says Vic Road" - Press Association reporter Matt McGeehan (@mattmcgeehan).

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

The momentum turned in Watford's favour when Nordin Amrabat beat Charlie Daniels easily on the right and cut the ball back for Deeney to equalise. It was a big blow for Bournemouth so early in the second half.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Wilshere came to Bournemouth to revive his career, but the signs are not there just yet. Wilshere has not completed 90 minutes in the Premier League for more than two years. He has not scored in the competition since May 2015. He was withdrawn after 74 minutes, moments after missing a straightforward opportunity from six yards when the score was 2-2.

STAR MAN

Amrabat. The winger was Watford's chief tormentor and the most likely creator of opportunities. He made Deeney's goal and might have made some others.

RATINGS

Watford

Heurelho Gomes: 5 (out of 10)

Camilo Zuniga: 5

Jose Holebas: 6

Younes Kaboul: 5

Sebastian Prodl: 5

Nordin Amrabat: 8

Valon Behrami: 5

Etienne Capoue: 5

Troy Deeney: 7

Robert Pereyra: 6

Odion Ighalo: 4

Substitutes

Isaac Success (for Ighalo): 5

Adlene Guedioura (for Capoue): 5

Bournemouth

Artur Boruc: 6

Adam Smith: 6

Charlie Daniels: 4

Simon Francis: 5

Steve Cook: 5

Andrew Surman: 5

Jordan Ibe: 4

Harry Arter: 5

Callum Wilson: 7

Junior Stanislas: 6

Jack Wilshere: 5

Substitutes

Josh King (for Ibe): 7

Dan Gosling (for Wilshere): 5

Benik Afobe (for Wilson): 5

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Middlesbrough v Watford, Premier League, Sunday, October 16

Bournemouth v Hull, Premier League, Saturday, October 15

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