Watford twice came from behind to take a share of the points in an entertaining encounter at Vicarage Road.
Callum Wilson headed the Cherries into a half-time lead before Troy Deeney levelled shortly after the break.
Jack Wilshere rattled the post before Bournemouth’s pressure was rewarded with a second from substitute Josh King, his deflected shot leaving Heurelho Gomes stranded with his first contribution to the game.
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The lead lasted barely a minute before Watford sub Isaac Success headed Watford level as the match ended with a familiar result. Five of the last six meetings between the sides have now been drawn, including the two Premier League fixtures.
Both sides can reflect on missing chances to win it, Wilshere squandering a glorious chance with the goal at his mercy, Deeney denied a second by a fabulous Artur Boruc save and Junior Stanislas clattering the bar with a late free kick.

TALKING POINT

How did Wilshere miss? The former Arsenal midfielder looked a certainty to put Bournemouth 3-2 ahead with little over 10 minutes remaining but somehow planted Smith’s cross wide with the goal at his mercy.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Adam Smith (Bournemouth): A fantastic performance form the right-back, constantly causing problems with his runs and crosses down the right flank. On another day, could have had a goal and a couple of assists.

PLAYER RATINGS

Watford: Gomes 6; Zuniga 6, Kaboul 6, Prödl 7, Holebas 6; Amrabat 7, Behrami 6, Capoue 6; Pereyra 6; Deeney 7, Ighalo 6. Subs: Guedioura 6, Success 7.
Bournemouth: Boruc 6, Smith 8, Francis 6, Cook 6, Daniels 7, Ibe 6, Surman 6, Arter 7, Wilshere 6, Stanislas 7, Wilson 7. Subs: Gosling 6, King 7, Afobe 6.

Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere looks dejected

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KEY MOMENTS

31’ – GOAL! Watford 0-1 Bournemouth: Callum Wilson meets a near post form Stanislas to head under Gomes. The keeper should have saved that one.
40’ – DOUBLE SAVE! Boruc twice to the rescue, blocking Amrabat's shot and then tipping over from the same player.
50’ – GOAL! Watford 1-1 Bournemouth: Amrabat holds off Daniels and his cross is tapped home by Deeney.
51’ – POST! Wonderful skill from Wilshere to ship through onto his left foot before his shot comes off the post.
59’ – SAVE! A great save from Boruc, getting down quickly to stop Deeney’s header.
62’ – GOAL! Watford 1-2 Bournemouth: King holds off Holebas before his shot deflects past a stranded Gomes.
65’ – GOAL! Watford 0-1 Bournemouth: Now Watford’s sub is in on the act, Isaac Success heading past Boruc and into the far corner.
82’ – CROSSBAR! Stanislas’ free kick clatters against the bar with Gomes beaten.

KEY STATS

Troy Deeney has now scored three goals in his last four league appearances.
Isaac Success scored his first league goal for Watford. His last five league goals (for Granada and Watford) have come in home matches.

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