March 31, 2018 / 4:14 PM / 23 days ago

Soccer: Late Defoe goal earns Bournemouth draw at Watford

Substitute Jermain Defoe’s stoppage-time equaliser helped Bournemouth come from behind to hold Watford to a 2-2 draw in an entertaining Premier League clash at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford vs AFC Bournemouth - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - March 31, 2018 Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

Watford took the lead against the run of play in the 13th minute. Jose Holebas crossed into Bournemouth’s box from a short corner and defender Kiko Femenia’s shot flew past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after a deflection off striker Joshua King.

A moment of madness from Holebas at the other end brought the visitors level. The Greek international handled the ball out of play after Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis parried Junior Stanislas’ effort and King stepped up to score from the penalty spot.

Pereyra put Watford back in front four minutes into the second half, stroking the ball in from close range after being set up by midfielder Will Hughes. Bournemouth striker Defoe then came off the bench to tuck the ball in with seconds remaining.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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