AFC Bournemouth continue to mix their form in the Premier League.
The lead lasted only 17 minutes however as Hornets star Odion Ighalo scored his fifth of the season when accepting a gift from Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc to slot home with ease on the stroke of half-time.
The home side really should have landed all three points when Etienne Capoue had been adjudged to have brought down Adam Smith late in the piece only for Murray to see his penalty wonderfully save by Heurelho Gomes in the 85th minute.
- Can Murray be an apt replacement for the injured Callum Wilson?
- Watford continue to pick up points. Can Sanchez Flores guide them to safety in his first season in England?
Delighted to get of the mark with a goal on my first start for @afcbournemouth#Cherriespic.twitter.com/OhwsWPtyKA
— Glenn Murray (@GM_83) October 3, 2015
Wasn't our best performance, but the boys never gave up, this is a winning team mentality ! Let's keep up the good work!
— HEURELHO GOMES (@hdgomes) October 4, 2015
Bournemouth boss Howe on the result:
"It's disappointing, we should have won the game and we feel we have dropped more points. The key moments in the game went against us."
Watford's Sanchez Flores on his side's showing:
"I am pleased as Bournemouth are a very tough opponent. I'm very happy with the response of my players and the performance of the team in the second half."
*Thanks to Opta
5 - Odion Ighalo has scored each of Watford's last five league goals. Catalyst.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2015