Football: Afobe on target as Bournemouth battle back to draw 2-2 with Watford

Bournemouth's Benik Afobe in action with Watford's Younes Kaboul.
Bournemouth's Benik Afobe in action with Watford's Younes Kaboul.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Bournemouth's soft centre at set pieces looked like costing them dearly until substitute Benik Afobe popped up with a late goal to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Watford on Saturday (Jan 21).

The Hornets took the lead in the 24th minute as the home side failed to clear with a corner, allowing Christian Kabasele to head home from close range.

Norway international Joshua King fired home Adam Smith's pass to equalise early in the second half, but just as Bournemouth looked like taking over, up popped Deeney to bury Tom Cleverley's corner past Artur Boruc.

Substitute Benik Afobe saved the day for the home side, sprinting away with Andrew Surman's pass and shooting crisply past Gomes to snatch a point for Bournemouth.