Belfast Telegraph

Afobe makes his point

Bournemouth 2-2 Watford

By Andy Sims

Benik Afobe climbed off the bench to snatch a point for Bournemouth but felt they should have had all three.

The striker grabbed an 82nd-minute equaliser as the Cherries twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Watford.

He was given a helping hand by Hornets defender Christian Kabasele, who dropped to the ground with apparent cramp to leave a hole in Watford's defence as Bournemouth came forward.

Andrew Surman found the gap and Afobe raced on to his pass before firing across Heurelho Gomes and into the net.

"At the time we thought we could go on and get the winner. If there were 10 or 15 minutes more we probably could have. We're disappointed with a draw to be honest," said Afobe.

Watford went ahead when Jose Holebas' 24th-minute corner was inadvertently flicked on by Steve Cook to Miguel Britos, who nodded the ball back for Kabasele to head home.

Bournemouth levelled when Adam Smith burst into the area before squaring the ball for Joshua King, who had a tap-in.

Troy Deeney headed Watford back in front from another corner but Afobe ensured the visitors' winless streak was extended to seven matches.

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