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Matchday live

6:15 PM

That's your lot...

That's it from the Vitality Stadium!


Thanks for following and a safe journey home to everyone who made the trip to the south coast.


Keep your eye out for Matchday Review coming shortly, with reaction from Man of the Match Heurelho Gomes!


6:10 PM

Good to have you back, Daryl!

6:00 PM

Fan Reaction



5:44 PM

Instagram Snapshot

5:40 PM

Mazzarri Post-match

Head Coach Walter Mazzarri spoke post-match to Sky Sports and BBC:


"The point was very well deserved. I think in the first-half we could have scored two or three so overall I am not happy that we couldn't get three points.


"We held the lead twice but committed two mistakes and paid a very high price for this.


"Slowly we are beginning to get players back, but the ones who played today gave everything for the team. 


5:13 PM

Deeney discuses Bournemouth draw

Goal scorer & captain Troy Deeney spoke post-match to the media:


On the result


"We played well in the first-half and showed character after they scored early in the second period, but we're disappointed with the goals they scored. 


"We haven't lost today but we're not losing games now. We need to get some clean sheets in and then the wins will come."


On Cleverley 


"He's got loads of energy which is a big boost for us.


"He hasn't played consistently over the last couple of years so we know his game will improve. He needs to not over-think things and just let his game come naturally.


On scoring


"I don't get too stressed about not scoring, I just keep focusing."

5:03 PM


It's 101 not out for Troy. Watford's skipper back in the goals this afternoon. 

4:51 PM

FULL-TIME: Bournemouth 2-2 Watford

The Hornets hold on for a point at the Vitality Stadium. 

Mazzarri's men led twice, through Kabasele and Deeney headers either side of Josh King's leveller. 

The hosts equalised with 10 minutes remaining, and the Golden Boys had to hold on for their lives as the home side pressed for a winner, but a hard-earned away point it is. 

4:49 PM - 90 MIN

Hand of Cook

Bournemouth have the ball in the net but Cook quite deliberately punched the ball from Gomes' hands, and is booked. 

4:47 PM - 90 MIN

Four minutes added time

Watford battling for a point now. Nervous stuff!

4:44 PM - 87 MIN


Watford FC




4:42 PM - 84 MIN


Watford FC




4:39 PM - 83 MIN

Bournemouth level again

Unfortunate. Kabasele lay stricken in the floor in the right-wing back position, Surman plays in Afobe down that side who slots past Gomes for 2-2. 

4:38 PM - 83 MIN



Bournemouth Bournemouth
2 - 2
Watford FC Watford FC
4:36 PM - 81 MIN

Substitution Bournemouth




4:33 PM - 78 MIN

Yellow card

4:29 PM - 74 MIN

Substitution Bournemouth




4:27 PM - 72 MIN

Substitution Bournemouth




4:25 PM - 69 MIN

Yellow card
Holebas (foul)

4:20 PM - 64 MIN

Back in front!

Cleverley's in-swinging corner is flicked home by Deeney and the Hornets are back ahead! Get in there! 

4:19 PM - 64 MIN



Bournemouth Bournemouth
1 - 2
Watford FC Watford FC
4:18 PM - 62 MIN


Watford FC




4:15 PM


Okaka in action, the front-man looks like he's about to be replaced... 

4:11 PM - 56 MIN

End to end

Fraser cuts in and bends a shot that looks destined for goal but Gomes' fingertips push the ball wide. What a save! 

4:09 PM - 53 MIN

Boruc saves!

Holebas comes in off the left and hits a low drive that Boruc somehow tips round the post. Close! 

4:04 PM - 48 MIN

Bournemouth level

Adam smith drives past two in Watford white and squares for King to finish from close range. Worst possible start.

4:04 PM - 48 MIN



Bournemouth Bournemouth
1 - 1
Watford FC Watford FC
4:00 PM - 46 MIN

Back underway

Bournemouth kick us off in the second half. Can the Hornets earn a vital win?

3:46 PM

HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 0-1 Watford

Kabasele's goal is the difference at the interval, and the Hornets have been much improved at the Vitality Stadium. 

Wilshere and Wilson went close for the hosts, and Cleverley almost doubled Watford's lead with a low drive, but it remains 1-0. Come on you 'Orns!

3:42 PM - 42 MIN

Gomes saves again

Prodl gives it away and Bournemouth almost capitalise, Junior Stanislas' deflected effort tipped over by a scrambling Gomes. 

3:35 PM


Heurelho enjoyed that one!

3:32 PM - 32 MIN

Tables turned

Watford now in the ascendancy. Capoue sees a shot blocked after great football from the Hornets, the Cleverley drives just wide with Boruc beaten. 

3:24 PM - 24 MIN

Watford lead!

Britos heads a corner back across goal and Kabasele glances home from no more than two yards. That's his third of the season! 

3:23 PM - 24 MIN



Bournemouth Bournemouth
0 - 1
Watford FC Watford FC
3:20 PM - 20 MIN

Bournemouth on top

Jack Wilshere stings the palms of Gomes with a drive from distance, and Josh King bends one well wide. Bournemouth in control at the moment.

3:17 PM


Okaka challenges with Steve Cook

3:12 PM - 13 MIN

Gomes with the save

Great save from the Hornets' number one. Ryan Fraser latches on to a dinked ball over the top, and Gomes needs to be alert to tip the Scotsman's loopping header over the bar. 

3:09 PM - 10 MIN

Bournemouth go close

Charlie Daniels flights one to the back-post and Callum Wilson nods it wide on the stretch. Even game thus far. 

3:05 PM

Fighting from the front

Okaka and Deeney are already proving a handful for the Bournemouth defence. It's the Watford captain dropping in to pick the ball up so far, Okaka looking to get behind the Cherries' defence. 

3:00 PM - 1 MIN


We're underway with the Hornets in their all white strip. The travelling support is in great voice here at the Vitality Stadium. Come on you 'Orns! 

2:55 PM


2:50 PM

Team reminder

Not long until kick-off. Here's a last look at your Hornets line-up this afternoon.  

2:40 PM


The Golden Boys' warm-up is underway & Troy Deeney greets a young fan inside the stadium. He'll be looking to get back in the goals today. 

2:30 PM

Match Commentary

Live audio from Bournemouth is up and running, tune in now Hornets! Just give your browser a refresh and click 'listen live'.

2:20 PM

Mazzarri on Cleverley

“When he came on [v Middlesbrough] he did very well, hitting the post from Troy's assist. He deserves his place.”

2:10 PM


The Hornets arrive at the Vitality Stadium.

2:00 PM


Tom Cleverley makes his second full debut for Watford, coming into the side in place of the injured Valon Behrami in midfield. 

Other than that, it's the same starting XI which began against Middlesbrough last weekend. On the bench, there's a welcome return for Daryl Janmaat, and youngster Brandon Mason is also named.

Harry Arter and Benik Afobe drop to the bench for the visitors, with Callum Wilson and Josh King coming in. 

HORNETS: Gomes (GK); Kaboul, Prödl, Britos; Kabasele, Cleverley, Doucouré, Capoue, Holebas; Okaka, Deeney (c). 

Subs: Pantilimon, Cathcart, Zúñiga, Sinclair, Janmaat, Ighalo, Mason.

CHERRIES: Boruc (GK); Smith, Cook, Mings, Daniels; Surman (c), Wilshere; Stanislas; Fraser, King; Wilson. 

Subs: Federici (GK), Gosling, Pugh, Arter, Afobe, Smith, Ibe.  

1:49 PM

Ten minute warning!

Not long now until the teams are in, stay tuned for your Hornets XI. 

1:40 PM

Kabasele pre-match

Christian Kabasele has spoken to the Sky Sports cameras before kick-off here at Bournemouth. 

“It was important last week not to lose, and now we need to keep going with the same spirit.

“They play good football and we need to be well organised, and not allow them any space.”

1:15 PM

Prödl on Cherries

Sebastian Prödl impressed the importance of today's game, speaking after training on Thursday. 

“We have to make sure we get back our positive ways which we had a few weeks ago and climb the table again.

“We don’t want to be near the bottom because there’s a lot of pressure in terms of relegation, so obviously Bournemouth is one of the more important games in our season so far.”

1:05 PM

Life's a beach

The Watford fan coaches have arrived early at Bournemouth, there's a few travelling Hornets milling around the Stadium. Bit cold for the beach mind!

12:55 PM

Last time we met...

Troy Deeney nets in October's 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at The Vic

12:45 PM

Welcome to the Vitality Stadium

Welcome to the Vitality Stadium as the Hornets take on Eddie Howe's AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. 

Stay tuned for live updates throughout the day, as Watford look to get back to winning ways against the Cherries.

Refresh the page from around 2.45pm for match commentary via the 'Listen Live' button at the top of the page. 

2:25 PM

Mazzarri pre-match

Head Coach Walter Mazzarri also spoke to the media ahead of kick-off:


"[Burnley] was the first game where we made many mistakes in both the offensive and defensive part of the field.


"Bournemouth are a very difficult side to play. They play good football and are strong as a team."