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Watford 1-1 Bournemouth: Chris Mepham scores stoppage-time equaliser to preserve Cherries’ unbeaten start

Report from the Sky Bet Championship clash at Vicarage Road

By Dan Long

Saturday 24 October 2020 14:50, UK

Bournemouth dramatically extended their unbeaten start to life back in the Championship as Chris Mepham scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Watford.

The Cherries – who were fortunate not to have Lloyd Kelly sent off early on – conceded the opener, when Croatian frontman Stipe Perica slid his first goal for the club since a summer move from Udinese (12).

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Watford were brilliant in defence and looked set to make it four straight wins at Vicarage Road until the fifth minute of time added on when Wales centre-back Chris Mepham hooked the ball beyond Ben Foster from close-range (90+5).

Vladimir Ivic’s Hornets are elevated to second ahead of Saturday afternoon’s action, with Bournemouth following closely behind in fourth.

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What’s next?

Watford are next in action on Tuesday October 27, when they travel to Adams Park to face Wycombe, while Bournemouth host Bristol City at the Vitality Stadium the following evening. Both fixtures are available to watch live on Sky Sports Football Red Button.

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