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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.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 12 +18 34
2 Leicester City 12 +21 26
3 Chelsea 12 +10 26
4 Manchester City 12 +22 25
5 Sheffield United 12 +4 17
6 Arsenal 12 -1 17
7 Manchester United 12 +4 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 +1 16
9 AFC Bournemouth 12 0 16
10 Burnley 12 -1 15
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 -2 15
12 Crystal Palace 12 -6 15
13 Newcastle United 12 -7 15
14 Tottenham Hotspur 12 +1 14
15 Everton 12 -5 14
16 West Ham United 12 -6 13
17 Aston Villa 12 -3 11
18 Watford 12 -15 8
19 Southampton 12 -18 8
20 Norwich City 12 -17 7