15th January 2022- Premier League, Newcastle United 1 Watford 1

Attendance: 52,223

BBC Sport: Watford earned a vital late point in their Premier League survival bid as Joao Pedro’s headed equaliser kept them clear of the bottom three and denied hosts Newcastle a much-needed win.

Sky Sports: The 20-year-old popped up in the 88th minute to nod home from a fine Kiko Femenia cross to cancel out Allan Saint-Maximin’s early second-half strike – the Magpies have now dropped 21 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season.

BHappy: Perhaps reflecting that we look like a side that hasn’t won in a long time.  On top of the unfamiliarity of three new senior players there’s a tentativeness borne of thinking about things rather too much.  This was evident in much of our attacking play, even in a vastly improved second half (accommodated, it must be conceded, by Newcastle’s own caution in sitting back at one goal up).  So many of those counters were just a little bit of cockiness away from bearing fruit, King and Sissoko in particular overthinking what should have been straightforward finishes.

Fran’s Watford Blog: Just when the Hornets looked to have run out of time, they grabbed an equaliser.  Femenía played a one-two with Hernandez before putting in a lovely cross, João Pedro rose to meet it and beat Dúbravka to send the travelling Hornets wild.  At that altitude, we really should have conserved our energy, but it was a goal to gladden our hearts and well worth the energetic celebration.  There was four minutes of added time and there looked to be only one winner but, despite the action mostly being in the Newcastle half, the nearest the Hornets came to a winner was from a corner that went straight to Dúbravka.