WAT 2-2 ARS: Watford fight back to secure a draw

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/09/2019

Watford fought back from two goals down to secure a draw against Arsenal at the Vicarage Road on Sunday.

Arsenal had the game under their control with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scoring the opener in the 20th minute of the match.

Arsenal had no issue moving forward whenever they had the ball on their feet with Watford looking shaky in the midfield and defence.

Ozil opened up the defence up for Maitland-Niles to connect with Aubamenyang for the second goal in the 30th minute.

Watford made some attacking moves but the defence of Arsenal did enough to hold the host in the opening 35 minutes.

Sead Kolasinac made a rough tackle on Watford player to halt an attacking move and in the process, he earned himself a yellow.

Arsenal started the second half with an attacking move but the Watford defence was at alert to wade-off the attacking move.

Watford had a chance to reduce the deficit but Darcoure shot went off target. Sokratis sloppy play from the defence was intercepted by Deulofeu and Tom Cleverly made no mistake to convert from the close range to make the scoreline 2-1 in the 53rd minute.

Watford took the game to Arsenal in the second, Dani Ceballos was withdrawn in the 59th minute as Willock was thrown in for the Spanish midfielder.

Watford looked differently from what they were in the first half, they are a bit sharper and more direct in the second half.

Ozil was substituted for Nelson with 11 minutes to end the game as Unai Emery looked to add fresh legs to the game.

David Luiz attempted to defend a Watford player resulted in a penalty and Pereya made no mistake to convert from the spot.

The game ended 2-2, up next for Arsenal is the clash against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday in Germany.