- Magpies claim 4 of 6 pts from Hornets
- Super sub Doucoure scores
- Dubravka makes several big saves
- Rondon opens scoring
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Salomon Rondon traded goals as Watford came back to draw Newcastle United 1-1 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
The point keeps Newcastle 15th with 18 points, while Watford is ninth with 28 points.
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Salomon Rondon had the ball in the goal but was defied by a tight offside call before a chance at the other end; Deulofeu found himself 1v1 with Martin Dubravka in the 16th minute, but the Newcastle keeper made a fine block to keep the match scoreless.
Rondon had another in the goal, but was offside again. He’d have a hat trick if not for the arcane rule.
Dubravka saved a Success rip from distance as the Hornets looked to get it level before the break.
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5 – Salomón Rondón has scored five goals in his last eight Premier League matches, as many strikes as in his previous 30 games in the competition. Leap. #WATNEW
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 29, 2018
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Doucoure gave the hosts a goal in the 82nd minute, as Deulofeu’s cross was headed past Dubravka.
Rondon laid the ball down for a DeAndre Yedlin shot in the final five minutes, but the American’s vicious effort was off frame.
Doucoure and Success both missed chances to win it late for the hosts, who next travel to Bournemouth. Newcastle hosts Manchester United in its next fixture.