Premier League new boys Bournemouth and Watford drew 1-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday in an entertaining draw.
The Cherries of course started the game without injured top scorer Callum Wilson.
His replacement Glenn Murray had a mixed day to say the least. The deadline day signing opened the scoring on 28 minutes, scoring from a superb cross from Matt Ritchie. Murray had already looked a danger to the Watford defence.
The home side looked comfortable in defence and the Hornets offered very little threat going forward. However, on the struck of half-time the visitors got an equaliser courtesy of a terrible mistake from home ‘keeper Artur Boruc.
The Polish international took too long with a clearance and was closed down by Odion Ighalo, who the ‘keeper then proceeded to give the ball to. The Nigerian international rounded the hapless Boruc and fired into an empty net.
The Cherries had the chance to take the lead on 83 minutes from the penalty spot. Etienne Capoue was adjudged to have brought down Adam Smith in the penalty area.
However, goalscorer Murray stepped-up and saw his spot-kick saved by Hornets ‘keeper Heurelho Gomes. The Cherries may live to regret that miss with a tough run of fixtures to come after the international break.
Eddie Howe’s side are now 16th in the Premier League table, while the Hornets are 11th in the table, and will no doubt be the happier with the point.
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