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Match Report: AFC Bournemouth 3-3 Watford
Deeney: “It’s Nice To Score”
Gracia: “Scoring Three Away, You Have To Win”
Mariappa: “We’ll Take The Point And Move On”
Highlights: AFC Bournemouth 3-3 Watford
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Watford captain Troy Deeney said “Sunday League” defending contributed to his side’s astonishing 3-3 draw at Bournemouth, with all six goals arriving in a frenetic first half. “It was an end-to-end game that could have been 6-6,” said Deeney, who scored two of his side’s goals.
Troy Deeney’s two goals gave Watford a commanding lead (14 & 27) before Bournemouth responded in quickfire fashion with goals from Nathan Ake (34) and Callum Wilson (37). Seconds later, Ken Sema put Watford back in front again with a fine half-volley (38) before Ryan Fraser levelled the game with a composed finish (40) in an action-packed first half.
Though bad tempered, the second half settled into a more predictable pattern.
Deeney accused Dan Gosling of trying “to do Tom Cleverley” and also claimed the referee “bottled it on a few occasions”.
At half time, a number of supporters from each team were invited on to the pitch for a “beer goggles” penalty shoot-out. I couldn’t help but wonder if the defenders had been wearing these goggles for the last 15 minutes of the half.