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Everton v Watford Live Commentary, 2018/12/10

FT
2 - 2
EVE
WAT
Richarlison (15)
L. Digne (90+6)
S. Coleman (63 og)
A. Doucouré (65)
Goodison Park

Commentary

That's all from this one, where Everton and Watford have drawn 2-2. Thanks for joining us and, until next time, goodbye!
Watford have not won since the end of October and that result will feel particularly painful. They must lift themselves again to face Cardiff City on Saturday. Everton play champions Manchester City next.
An incredible second half sees the spoils shared at Goodison. Everton led through Richarlison's early effort but were then pegged back by a Coleman own goal and Doucoure's quickfire second. Foster saved a Sigurdsson penalty, but then Digne stepped up to curl in a brilliant equaliser.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: Everton 2 Watford 2
L. Digne
Goal
Everton
90' + 6' GOAL!! Incredible! Digne saves Everton's skins at the very last! It's 2-2. He curls a glorious free-kick high past Foster, who throws his hands up in frustration. Watford thought they were there.
90' + 4' Kabasele handles on the edge of his own area and Everton, who had been pumping ball after ball up towards their forwards, have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
90' + 2' There are six minutes of added time, but Foster has the ball in his hands. He will take his time.
A. Mariappa
Domingos Quina
Watford
90' + 1' SUB: Quina has enjoyed a phenomenal full Premier League debut. He is off for Mariappa as Watford dig in.
90' + 1' Chalobah relieves the pressure again! Brilliant work. He dribbles the ball clear and then picks up a foul.
90' Richarlison goes for an acrobatic volley. A deflection takes the ball behind for another corner.
90' Mina forces a corner for Everton. Digne to delivery. Is this their last chance?
88' Simple stop for Foster! Sigurdsson goes for a very speculative header on the turn from a little way out. The Watford goalkeeper catches.
87' Chalobah has been involved in everything since he came on. He continues to make challenges on the halfway-line. Everton are being kept at bay for now.
85' Everton finally get the ball back and are on the attack with five minutes remaining...
84' Chalobah wins a free-kick and Holebas delivers, but the ball passes straight through the Everton area. Deulofeu keeps the move alive and Watford have Everton right where they want them, penned in their own area.
82' Everton get the ball clear, but Watford keep play in their attacking third. The Toffees are running out of time.
N. Chalobah
Yellow Card
Watford
81' YELLOW: Chalobah goes into the book as he remonstrates with the referee following a Watford counter-attack.
81' Watford counter and win a corner at the other end. This will eat into some time.
80' Sigurdsson miscues from the edge of the area as the ball drops... Right now, it does not look like it's going to be his night.
78' Good goalkeeping from Foster! Tosun controls Digne's cross and the onrushing Richarlison then takes the ball in his stride, but Foster is out quickly to smother.
76' Everton have been well on top since the second Watford goal. The Hornets are defending doggedly, however.
N. Chalobah
I. Success
Watford
74' SUB: Success has been very effective for Watford, but his evening is over. England international Chalobah comes on.
73' Sigurdsson has now failed to convert two of his last three Premier League penalties after scoring each of the six before that.
C. Tosun
I. Gueye
Everton
71' SUB: Silva makes a final change in this frantic second half. Gueye looks to be nursing an injury and is replaced by centre-forward Tosun.
71' How do Watford survive this one?! Richarlison slides in to meet Sigurdsson's low strike and looks certain to score when the ball gets caught up in his feet. He cannot work an angle to get a shot off and Quina clears.
G. Sigurðsson
Penalty Miss
Everton
68' Sigurdsson is made to wait by the referee before taking the spot-kick and he cannot find a way past Foster. Everton have not deserved anything from this second half and they continue to trail.
B. Foster
Penalty Save
Watford
68' SAVED!! Foster is the Watford hero! Sigurdsson hammers the ball straight down the middle and the goalkeeper's trailing leg brilliantly keeps the effort out. Watford still lead 2-1.
67' PENALTY! This is an incredible spell! Kabasele is penalised for pushing Mina in the area and Everton have a spot-kick.
D. Calvert-Lewin
Bernard
Everton
66' SUB: A second Everton change sees Calvert-Lewin on in Bernard's place.
A. Lookman
T. Walcott
Everton
66' SUB: Everton immediately respond with a change. Walcott is off for Lookman.
A. Doucouré
Goal
Watford
65' GOAL!! An incredible turnaround! Watford immediately score again and lead 2-1! Pereyra is involved again, standing a cross up to the back post, and Doucoure arrives to power a header past the helpless Pickford.
S. Coleman
Own Goal
Everton
63' GOAL!! What a remarkable equaliser! Coleman inadvertently puts the ball past his own goalkeeper. Pereyra is so unlucky as his first-time effort comes back out off the post, but Coleman is stood nearby and cannot adjust his feet to prevent the rebound bouncing in. Watford are back in this at 1-1.
61' Gomes, having left the field, is back on, but he still looks to be struggling a little. He's going to try to run off this issue.
Deulofeu
K. Sema
Watford
60' SUB: Sema's full Premier League debut comes to an end with former Everton man Deulofeu on in his place.
59' There is a short stoppage as Gomes goes down for Everton. Despite a poor start to the second half, he has impressed again today.
58' Low stop from Pickford! Deeney drills a pass into the edge of the area and surges onto the subsequent loose ball, shooting powerfully at goal. The goalkeeper parries fairly comfortably. It is all Watford early in the second half.
56' Doucoure holds his head! He thought his shot was heading on target. Mina makes a crucial if unorthodox block in front of goal to keep out a low drive. Everton cannot get out. Watford are well on top.
55' CLOSE! Just wide! The Watford fans think Pereyra has picked out the bottom-right corner with his curling 20-yard free-kick, but the ball hits the side-netting. The Everton fans enjoy that one, greeting the fading cheers with jeers.
54' Pressure is building on the home goal as Success wins a free-kick with a smart turn on the edge of the Everton box. Mina, once again, is the man in blue involved.
52' A long, patient Watford move comes to nothing as Sema fires the ball beyond Deeney. The Hornets quickly have the ball back, though.
50' Coleman is involved for Everton as they attack for the first time since the break. Gomes' pass in behind the Watford defence is too strong for the Toffees captain.
48' Everton clear but give the ball straight back to Watford. Gracia will be pleased with the visitors' performance so far, if not the scoreline. They trail 1-0.
47' Watford are straight back on the attack at the start of the second half and Success runs at Mina again, winning a corner.
46' KICK-OFF: Deeney kicks off the second half for Watford!
The Hornets have shown plenty of fight since then, though, and look as though they will push Everton all the way. Gracia was particularly frustrated with the failure to award a late foul from Mina, who has already been booked.
Richarlison's goal separates the sides at the break. His finish was clinical when picked out by Gomes, although Walcott was offside in the build-up and Watford will argue the strike should not have stood.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: Everton 1 Watford 0
45' + 1' There will be one minute of added time - and Success cannot believe he has not won another foul at the end of the half. There is a coming together with Mina on the edge of the area but nothing is given.
45' CLOSE! Controversy at Goodison! Richarlison goes down holding his head on halfway but the referee lets Watford play on. A long ball from Quina picks out Deeney, who stretches to poke just wide. That could have been very problematic for the officials.
44' Walcott has been very keen to run at Holebas so far. His latest effort sees some success before the ball is bundled through to Foster. Watford build again.
42' Big block from Cathcart! Digne finds Sigurdsson in the middle and a low curler is on target before the defender intercepts. Foster may well have otherwise saved, though.
40' Pickford and Keane combine to get the set-piece away. A long switch, aiming to keep the Watford move alive, finds Holebas offside.
39' Watford are putting Everton under real pressure now. Deeney's shot is blocked and Femenia delivers from the right. Mina knocks the ball behind for a corner.
38' CHANCE! Pereyra really should do better! He plays a role in the build-up, moving the ball wide to Sema, and then makes his way into the box to meet the cross. Pereyra is unmarked in the centre of goal as he is picked out but glances the header wide.
37' Watford go short before Femenia belatedly crosses. Pickford does well to punch clear under pressure.
36' Success is causing Everton all sorts of problems. He wins another free-kick in a dangerous position following a shove from Keane.
35' Walcott is dismayed to see a free-kick given against him on the Everton right. Holebas delivers into the area but Pickford comes off his line to take control.
33' Gomes give the ball away cheaply but then contributes to winning possession back and looking to launch a counter. Bernard overhits the pass. Sigurdsson then goes for goal from halfway and is nowhere near.
32' Another offside decision goes against Watford. Deeney feeds Success and it looks to be a very tight call. He might have been in.
31' A nervy moment for Watford... Pickford launches the ball forward and Holebas nods inside, beyond Cathcart and towards the lurking Richarlison. Cathcart recovers to send the ball out for a throw-in.
29' Everton win another corner on the right and the ball breaks to Digne just inside the box. He lashes over the top.
Y. Mina
Yellow Card
Everton
27' YELLOW: Mina goes into the book for a fairly spectacular handball. The corner is cleared, but the defender launches himself at a second delivery and succeeds only in bringing the ball down with his arm.
26' Exciting play from Walcott! He turns smartly and gets into the area, but a well-timed tackle sends the ball behind for an Everton corner.
24' Richarlison becomes the third former Watford player to score against the Hornets in the Premier League. Heidar Helguson netted for Fulham, while Ashley Young scored for Man United.
23' Both teams are giving the ball away very cheaply. Gueye has been central to the early pattern of play. His passing has been a little lax, but he is winning the ball back regularly.
22' Holebas shoots straight into the wall and Everton clear. Poor.
21' And Success then wins a free-kick 25 yards from goal in a central position...
21' Watford are really going for this in response. We could be in for a very entertaining encounter. Success gets to the byline but lacks support.
20' What a tackle! Holebas denies Richarlison a second! Digne's cross is flicked on at the near post and the forward looks destined to score until Holebas hooks clear. This game is very lively all of a sudden.
17' The flag saves Deeney's blushes at the other end! Incredible! Quina curls past Pickford from inside the area and Deeney, arriving at the far post, sidefoots over the gaping goal.
André Gomes
Assist
Everton
15' It was patient build-up from Everton, but Watford will not be happy when they see the replay. Walcott was in an offside position when he stepped back to control from Gomes before the loanee centred for Richarlison.
Richarlison
Goal
Everton
15' GOAL!! It had to be him! Richarlison opens the scoring! He meets Gomes' square ball inside the area and sidefoots first time past the wrongfooted Foster. Richarlison celebrates by pointing to the Everton badge on his chest. They lead 1-0.
14' It's Watford's turn to attack. Sema drifts in from the right and feeds Success in the area, but the angle is tight and he cannot get a shot off. A dinked cross is easily cleared.
13' Everton win a free-kick wide on the right and Sigurdsson delivers. Mina is around 15 yards out as he meets the ball and cannot direct a header on target.
11' Crucial challenge from Cathcart! Superb! Doucoure gives the ball away to Richarlison on halfway and the Brazil international turns and runs at the Watford back-line. He looks to slide a pass in to Sigurdsson, but Cathcart times his tackle well to clear the danger.
10' And Walcott is offside again! There were brief appeals for a penalty as he played a one-two with Sigurdsson before going down, but the flag is up.
8' Sigurdsson gets involved for the first time and looks to feed Walcott. The pass is overhit and Foster collects, with Walcott also straying offside. The game is a little ponderous.
6' That fast start has just given way to some untidy play in the middle third. Deeney's first real involvement sees him attempt a dash down the right before running out of pitch.
4' The Watford fans are enjoying themselves early on. Chants mocking Silva are swiftly followed by songs in support of current boss Javi Gracia.
2' And a low save from Foster now! Digne sends in a deep cross from the left and Walcott directs a header towards the bottom-right corner. From a long way out, though, it's simple for Foster.
1' An early stop for Pickford. Pereyra gets in on the left but his finish is tame and straight at the goalkeeper. Watford have started brightly.
1' A false start! Bernard strays into the Watford half and Everton try again, successfully taking the kick-off this time.
1' KICK-OFF: Everton get the game under way!
Watford have failed to win any of their last nine away league matches played on a Monday (W0 D2 L7), going back to a 2-1 victory at Scunthorpe United in the Championship in January 2011.
Richarlison starts against his former club, while Keane, Walcott and Bernard return to the Everton team. Watford bring in Quina and Sema, who both make their full Premier League debuts.
Subs: Heurelho Gomes, Adrian Mariappa, Ben Wilmot, Adam Masina, Nathaniel Chalobah, Gerard Deulofeu, Stefano Okaka.
Watford (4-2-3-1): Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele, Craig Cathcart, Jose Holebas; Abdoulaye Doucoure, Domingos Quina; Isaac Success, Roberto Pereyra, Ken Sema; Troy Deeney.
Subs: Maarten Stekelenburg, Leighton Baines, Kurt Zouma, Tom Davies, Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Cenk Tosun.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne; Andre Gomes, Idrissa Gueye; Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison.
Let's get the team news from Merseyside...
The Portuguese can now guide Everton back into the top six with victory, potentially leapfrogging Manchester United, while Watford will hope to return to the top half.
Toffees boss Marco Silva and star man Richarlison are facing the Hornets today for the first time since leaving Vicarage Road. Silva's early Watford departure last season came as the side's form nose-dived following links to the Everton job.
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