English Premier League

Newcastle held to a 1-all draw by Watford

Newcastle held to a 1-all draw by Watford. Eddie Howe’s side looked on course for only their second victory of the season after Allan Saint-Maximin‘s superb second-half goal.

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.

But after Josh King and Pedro wasted chances for Claudio Ranieri’s side, who always looked dangerous on the counter attack, the Brazilian forward rose above Jamaal Lascelles to nod in Kiko Femenia’s cross and send the Watford fans wild.

The goal silenced the majority of St James’ Park and led to Howe crashing a water bottle into the floor in frustration as they wasted a chance to move out of the relegation zone for the first time in 106 days.

But the victory was a reward for the visitors and Pedro, who continually caused a threat, with the Hornets remaining 17th.

Newcastle’s plight was not helped by a Norwich win over Everton, as they remained 19th and Burnley slipped to the bottom of the table.

Source – BBC News

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