Watford 2-2 Bournemouth: Cherries Produce Stunning Comeback To Steal An Away Point
Bournemouth scored a late equaliser to gain a point from their journey to Vicarage Road. In the 13th minute, Kiko Femenia put Watford in front with a fierce right-footed shot after Holebas put the ball into the box following a corner.
With half-time approaching, Holebas gave away a blatant handball to allow Josh King to level the scores. Early in the second half, Pereyra scored via a Dan Gosling deflection to give the Hornets the lead. It seemed like a Watford win until Jermain Defoe netted an injury-time winner.
Bournemouth Player Ratings
Asmir Begovic – 6
Was caught out for both goals which took deflections. Not the best when it came to distribution.
Ryan Fraser- 6.5
Played well, considering that he hadn’t played as a full-back before.
Steve Cook – 6
Solid defending from Cook. Gives everything for his team.
Nathan Aké – 7
Played the ball well out of defence and made several vital interceptions.
Charlie Daniels – 7
A great player for Bournemouth and he will be happy that his team came away with a draw.
Jordon Ibe – 6
Not a great performance from the former Liverpool player. Got caught in possession at times.
Lewis Cook – 7.5
Growing into a very impressive player. Never stopped trying to go forward and has a toughness in his game.
Dan Gosling – 6
Was unlucky that the second goal came off him. However, he put in a perfect away performance. Never stopped running and never gave up.
Junior Stanislas – 6
Had a good first half but was replaced at half-time due to an injury.
Josh King – 7
Took the penalty very well and kept finding pockets of space.
Callum Wilson – 6.5
Was probably the worst out of the three strikers on the pitch. Found himself offside far too much.
Marc Pugh (for Junior Stanislas 45′) – 7
Had a solid second half and ran himself into the ground for his team.
Jermain Defoe (for Ibe 67′) – 9
Came on and scored in the last minute to send the Bournemouth fans into dreamland.
Andrew Surman (for Wilson 81′) N/A
Not enough time to make an impact.