Watford fought back from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw against Southampton at Vicarage Road, as Marco Silva's side left it late to complete their second-half fightback.
The Saints took the lead with a neat finish from James Ward-Prowse. The 23-year-old was in again on the edge of half-time, firing home from close-range to cap off a exhilarating counter-attack. Andre Gray's header pulled a goal back for Watford in the second half, before Adoulaye Doucouré's controversial effort earned his side a point late on - bouncing off the midfielder's hand into the back of the net.
The began at a rip-roaring tempo, and it was the visitors who had the first chance of the match. In the third minute, powerful Saints midfielder
Mauricio Pellegrino's side looked to capitalise on their advantage, and launched fresh waves of attack at the vulnerable looking home defence. In the 23rd minute,
Long missed another golden opportunity for the visitors in the 34th minute. Tadić caused more mayhem down the right wing, before finding Long at the back post. The forward tried to place his finish from five yards out, but a heroic
Southampton deservedly doubled their lead in the 44th minute, with Ward-Prowse netting his second of the afternoon. Long received a long ball from
Watford started the second half brightly, and had an early chance in the 46th minute. Janmaat's sweetly struck cross found Richarlison in the box, but teammate
GOAL! James Ward-Prowse gets his and Southampton's second of the day!#WATSOU— 90min (@90min_Football) January 13, 2018
The hosts were rewarded with a goal in the 58th minute, as their pressure finally drew dividends. Jamaat launched a long-range effort at McCarthy, who somehow stretched to palm the ball onto the crossbar. The rebound fell to Andre Gary, whose downward header bounced back up over the keeper and into the net.
The Saints sat deep and managed to absorb some of Watford's pressure, digging in as the hosts looked to push for an equaliser. In the 90th minute, the Hornets scored a last gasp equaliser. Troy Deeney nodded a ball across the face of goal, which was bundled into the back of the net by Doucouré - who used his hand to propel the ball goalwards.
| Three changes to #watfordfc's starting line-up v @SouthamptonFC today, following last weekend's FA Cup win.— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 13, 2018
Watson, Richarlison & Gray come in for Capoue, Pereyra & Deeney. pic.twitter.com/N13cUSOcvD