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C. Wilson
R. Fraser
0 - 4
J. King
C. Wilson
0 - 3
J. King
Penalty Goal
0 - 2
C. Kabasele
Yellow 2nd/RC
D. Brooks
0 - 1

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Shots On Target 2 7
Total Passes 374 426
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Watford are now without a win in four games and they slip down to eighth in the table. They'll be hoping to turn this run around next time out when they travel to Wolves after the international break. Meanwhile Bournemouth move up to fifth spot, after their biggest ever Premier League away victory today and they face Southampton at home in two weeks time.
Bournemouth wrap up a convincing 4-0 victory away from home, thanks to goals from Brooks, Wilson and two from King. The Cherries led 3-0 at the break and had an extra man for over an hour of the game after Kabasele was shown a second yellow for his challenge in the box, which led to the second Bournemouth goal of the afternoon. The visitors extended their lead just one minute into the second half, with Wilson flicking the ball over Foster to make it 4-0, which is how it stayed. Watford showed plenty of fight, but in the end it was a pretty comfortable victory for Bournemouth who took their chances and clinched the three points.
90' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played.
A. Doucouré
Yellow Card
89' A few tackles are starting to fly in now, with Doucoure booked for a late challenge on Lerma.
88' Smith is on the end of a nasty challenge by Pereya, deep inside the Bournemouth half and the Cherries defender appears to be in a bit of pain. However, the referee keeps his cards in his pockets on this occasion.
A. Surman
Yellow Card
87' Surman is shown a yellow card for his late tackle on Femenia.
86' A lot of Watford supporters are making their way towards the exits, much to the delight of the Bournemouth following. The Hornets fans haven't had much to cheer about this afternoon.
84' After winning their first four Premier League games of the season, Watford are now winless in their last four, one draw and three defeats, including today's game.
82' Bournemouth have slowed the pace of the game right down now, they are playing the ball around the pitch very comfortably and there are some very tired Watford players out on the pitch, who are struggling to press high to win the ball back.
80' Decent chance! King looking for the goal to wrap up his hat-trick. The striker is played through on goal and fires a shot from a tight angle, but Foster makes himself big in the Watford goal and makes a strong save.
A. Surman
L. Cook
78' Bournemouth now make their final change, with Lewis Cook replaced by Surman, a straight swap in midfield for the Cherries.
76' Good move by Bournemouth! Nice, quick football by the Cherries on the edge of the box, which almost sees Stanislas played through on goal but Mariappa manages to get across and put the ball out of play. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
R. Pereyra
74' Watford make their third and final substitution, with Pereyra replaced by Deulofeu, who is making his first Premier League appearance of the season.
72' Watford certainly haven't given up on scoring today, they are still pushing forward and getting crosses into the box but they don't really look like scoring. It's just been one of those days for the Hornets.
D. Gosling
D. Brooks
70' Bournemouth make their second change of the afternoon, with Brooks replaced by Gosling.
J. Holebas
Yellow Card
68' Holebas is the third Watford player to be shown a yellow card this afternoon.
J. Stanislas
R. Fraser
66' Here is the Bournemouth change, with Fraser the man coming off and he has been replaced by Stanislas.
65' It looks like Bournemouth are about to make their first change of the game, with Stanislas warming up on the sidelines.
63' Eddie Howe will be keen to make sure his side keep a clean sheet now, as his side have got this game well and truly wrapped up.
61' Bournemouth have scored four goals away from home in a Premier League game for only the second time, and first since August 2015 (4-3 at West Ham).
59' The away supporters are in fine voice this afternoon, it looks like their side will be picking up consecutive victories away from home, which as it stands, will take them up to fifth place in the table.
57' The Hornets are trying to get on the ball more and play some quick football, but it's all very comfortable for Bournemouth to deal with at the back. Surely they won't be able to turn this game around.
I. Success
A. Gray
55' The second Watford change sees Gray come off the pitch and he has been replaced by Success.
A. Mariappa
W. Hughes
55' Watford make a double substitution, the first sees Hughes replaced by Mariappa.
54' Free-kick to Watford in an excellent shooting position. Pereyra to take the set piece which is around 20 yards out... His effort goes straight into the Bournemouth wall and the Cherries clear the ball.
53' Decent chance! Fraser whips a ball into the box from corner, which Ake meets unmarked in the penalty area. However, he powers his header into the ground and it is well gathered by Foster. Another chance for the visitors though.
51' Should the result remain the same this afternoon, Bournemouth will have 16 points from eight Premier League games – last season, it took them 16 matches to win 16 points.
49' The Cherries are now on course for their biggest ever Premier League away win and they could still score even more goals. They are completely dominating the game.
R. Fraser
47' Great cross into the box by Fraser, picking Wilson out perfectly.
C. Wilson
47' GOOOAAALLL! IT'S FOUR! Wilson finally has his goal after being involved in all of the other three goals this afternoon. Fraser was given far too much time and space down the left, he picked out Wilson in acres of space on the box, who just casually flicks the ball over Foster and into the back of the net. Nightmare start to the second half for Watford.
47' Bournemouth are controlling the game in these early minutes of the second half, with Watford struggling to get a touch of the ball. It could be a long afternoon for the Hornets.
46' The second half is underway!
Watford surely need a miracle now to get anything out of this game, especially as they are a man down. They've dominated possession but have struggled to carve open any chances in the final third and Bournemouth have punished them. Will Gracia make any changes at the break in an attempt to turn the game around?
The referee brings an entertaining first half of football to an end, with Bournemouth leading 3-0. The first goal arguably came against the run of play, as Watford lost the ball on the edge of the Bournemouth penalty area, the Cherries then broke quickly up the pitch and Brooks scored his second goal in two games to give the visitors the lead. King then doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Kabasele brought Wilson down in the box and the referee pointed to the spot straight away, showing Kabasele a second yellow card as well, to send Watford down to 10 men. King then grabbed his second goal late on, with a header from close range.
45' + 1' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played.
C. Wilson
45' It was excellent play by Wilson to look up and spot King making the run at the far post, he then picked out his fellow striker with a great ball and King made no mistakes with the finish.
J. King
45' GOOOAAALLL! Bournemouth now lead 3-0 just moments before the break! It came from another quick counter, stretching the Watford defence and Wilson whips a terrific ball into the box, straight onto the head of King at the far post, who powered his header past Foster from close range.
43' As you'd imagine, Bournemouth look very comfortable and are still pushing forward themselves when they can, surely a third goal would wrap up the three points for the visitors.
41' The hosts have Bournemouth defending inside the own half at the moment and Watford and trying to get the ball into the box at every opportunity, but they are lacking a clinical final ball to carve open the Cherries defence.
39' Not long left to play until the break now, Watford are trying to push forward in search of a goal but they are outnumbered and are struggling to get anywhere near the Bournemouth final third.
37' Bournemouth’s only win in their last 17 visits in all competitions to Vicarage Road against Watford came in March 1997 in a third-tier match (D9 L7).
35' Will Watford be able to get back into this game? Bournemouth look full of confidence now, playing the ball nicely around the pitch and they can relax slightly on the ball, knowing that they have a two-goal advantage.
J. King
Penalty Goal
33' GOOOAAALLL! King converts from the penalty spot, sending Foster the wrong way and just sliding the ball into the bottom corner of the net. As cool as you like. Bournemouth now lead 2-0 and have the man advantage.
C. Kabasele
Yellow 2nd/RC
32' HE'S OFF! To make matters worse for Kabasele, he has also been shown a second yellow card and Watford will have to play the remaining hour of the game with just 10 men.
32' BOURNEMOUTH PENALTY! Kabasele gets on the wrong side of Wilson as he races into the penalty area and dives into the tackle, taking Wilson's legs from behind as the striker looked to square the ball across the goal. The referee shows no hesitation in awarding the penalty and the hosts can't have too many complaints with that decision.
30' The home crowd are certainly behind their side, spurred on by their dominance in the last few minutes. However, they'll be frustrated by the lack of goalscoring chances their team have failed to create. Plus, Bournemouth still look very strong on the break, the pace of King and Wilson is causing the Hornets defence problems and both centre-backs are on yellow cards, so they need to be careful.
28' This is much better by Watford, they have Bournemouth penned inside the own half and are really starting to push forward. However, they need to up the pace of their play if they are to open up this resilient Cherries defence, who look pretty comfortable so far. 
26' Cathcart goes close to scoring once again! There was a goalmouth scramble following a corner, with Cathcart fries the ball towards goal, but his shot takes a deflection before rippling the side netting. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
24' CLOSE! Wilson with a superb opportunity to double his sides lead, with a free header in the six-yard box. Brooks picks him out down the right after a long ball forward by Francis, but the striker could only power his header wide of Foster's goal. The better chances are falling Bournemouth's way.
C. Cathcart
Yellow Card
22' Cathcart catches Smith late down the left as the defender broke forward on the counter. The centre-back is the second Watford man to be shown a yellow card.
21' Watford haven’t lost consecutive home Premier League games since May 2017, when they lost against Liverpool and Man City.
19' GREAT CHANCE! Cathcart should've scored from the corner and levelled the scoreline. The centre-back was completely unmarked at the near post, he had a free header at goal but he powers it just wide of the post from just a few yards out.
18' Another Watford corner, they've had a few already this afternoon but none of them have really threatened Begovic in the Bournemouth goal.
16' The goal came just as Watford had started to put the pressure on Bournemouth, the visitors showed their pace on the counter and with their first chance of the game, they've taken the lead.
D. Brooks
14' GOOOAAALLL! Bournemouth lead 1-0! Watford lost the ball right on the edge of the Bournemouth penalty area after Hughes saw his shot at goal blocked. The Cherries broke away on the counter, with King using his pace down the left wing, he plays a lovely ball into the box for Wilson, who is superbly denied from close range by Foster. However, the rebound falls straight into the path of Brooks, who slides the ball into the back of the net.
12' Good effort! The ball cannoned around the box before eventually falling to Hughes on the edge of the area, he tries to curl the ball into the bottom corner, but Begovic gets down to make a good save.
C. Kabasele
Yellow Card
11' Kabasele is shown the first yellow card of the game, for colliding with Begovic.
11' It's a decent ball into the box, but a looping header towards the far post is well gathered in the air by Begovic. However, as he collects the ball he is clattered into by Kabasele and the referee awards a free-kick to Bournemouth.
10' Free-kick to Watford in a decent position, around 40 yards out from goal but a good opportunity to whip the ball into the box. Pereyra is going to be the man to take it...
9' Both teams are just feeling their way into the game at the moment, with Watford enjoying more possession but it's all in their own half or the middle of the pitch, so very comfortable for Bournemouth to defend against.
7' Watford have lost only once in their last 14 meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions (W6 D7).
5' There have been a few misplaced passes by Bournemouth players so far, they've struggled to string more than a few passes together and are handing the ball straight back to Watford, who look keen to attack and score an early goal.
3' Pereyra whips the ball into the box from the corner, which is well dealt with by Wilson at the near post, heading it out of play. The second corner is comfortably gathered in the air by Begovic.
2' Decent chance! Watford have started the brighter of the two sides and Deeney fires the first shot towards goal from the edge of the box, but the Bournemouth defence are quick to put him under pressure and manage to block the shot which goes out for the first corner of the game.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out here at Vicarage Road and kick-off is just moments away, stay tuned for all of the match action!
Watford have made just one change to their side, with Femenia coming into the team, he replaces Navarro. Another boost for the Hornets is the return of Gerard Deulofeu after injury as he is on the bench and could make his first appearance of the season. Meanwhile, Bournemouth stick with the same starting XI that beat Crystal Palace last time out.
BOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Artur Boruc, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Jordon Ibe, Jermain Defoe, Junior Stanislas, Diego Rico
BOURNEMOUTH (4-4-2): Asmir Begovic (GK); Simon Francis (c), Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Adam Smith; David Brooks, Jefferson Lerma, Lewis Cook, Ryan Fraser; Josh King, Callum Wilson
WATFORD SUBS: Heurelho Gomes, Adrian Mariappa, Isaac Success, Adam Masina, Ken Sema, Nathaniel Chalobah, Gerard Deulofeu
WATFORD (4-4-2): Ben Foster (GK); Kiko Femenia, Craig Cathcart, Christian Kabasele, Jose Holebas; Will Hughes, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Pereyra; Andre Gray, Troy Deeney (c)
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Meanwhile, Bournemouth travel to Vicarage Road looking to build on their victory over Crystal Palace on Monday evening. The Cherries are seventh in the table, just below Watford on goal difference, as both teams have 13 points after seven games.
Both sides made very strong starts to the season, however, Watford have faltered in recent weeks and are now seeking to end a run of four matches without a win, which has seen the Hornets slip down to sixth in the table. Javi Gracia's side could climb back into the top four with a win over the Cherries, should results elsewhere also go their way.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Watford and Bournemouth at Vicarage Road.