Football: Redmond strike earns Southampton draw with Watford

Southampton's Nathan Redmond celebrates scoring their first goal.
Southampton's Nathan Redmond celebrates scoring their first goal.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Nathan Redmond scored on his Southampton debut to earn his side a 1-1 draw with Watford in their opening Premier League match on Saturday (Aug 13).

Etienne Capoue put Watford ahead after nine minutes, firing home from 12 metres following a neat knockdown by Troy Deeney.

Redmond equalised for the hosts with an angled strike after Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes punched out a corner straight to him after 58 minutes.

Watford defender Ben Watson, on the pitch for 12 minutes as a substitute, was sent off for pulling back Southampton forward Shane Long 14 minutes from time and Redmond had a late effort ruled out for offside.