2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Nathan Aké (34')
  • Callum Wilson (37')
  • Ryan Fraser (40')
  • Troy Deeney (14', 27')
  • Ken Sema (38')

Bournemouth and Watford score six in crazy first half but draw 3-3

Bournemouth and Watford produced a frantic flurry of first half goals, with visiting captain Troy Deeney scoring twice, in a 3-3 Premier League draw at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday.

With the kick-off delayed by 15 minutes because of a fire alarm in the East Stand, the real sparks were produced on the pitch.

Deeney opened the scoring in the 14th minute for eighth-placed Watford with a low header into the bottom corner and made it 2-0 from just inside the area in the 27th.

The Bournemouth fans did not have long to wait for a reply, with Nathan Ake pulling one back in the 34th and Callum Wilson then equalising with a header at the near post three minutes later.

That was just the beginning, with Ken Sema making it 3-2 to Watford in the 39th and Ryan Fraser again equalising in the 40th -- four goals in the space of six minutes.

Watford at least ended an unwanted seven-year sequence of losing their opening game of the New Year while Bournemouth ended the evening in 12th place.