Newcastle United 1-1 Watford: Joao Pedro snatches late equaliser for visitors

Newcastle United 1-1 Watford: Joao Pedro snatches late equaliser for visitors

Watford earned a vital late point in their Premier League survival bid as Joao Pedro's headed equaliser kept them clear of the bottom three and denied hosts Newcastle a much-needed win.

Eddie Howe's side looked on course for only their second victory of the season after Allan Saint-Maximin's superb second-half goal.

But after Josh King and Pedro wasted chances for Claudio Ranieri's side, who always looked dangerous on the counter attack, the Brazilian forward rose above Jamaal Lascelles to nod in Kiko Femenia's cross and send the Watford fans wild.

The goal silenced the majority of St James' Park and led to Howe crashing a water bottle into the floor in frustration as they wasted a chance to move out of the relegation zone for the first time in 106 days.

But the draw was a reward for the visitors and Pedro, who continually caused a threat, with the Hornets remaining 17th.

Newcastle's plight was not helped by a Norwich win over Everton, as they remained 19th and Burnley slipped to the bottom of the table.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

Squad number23Player nameKilman

Squad number16Player nameCoady

Squad number24Player nameToti

Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

Squad number11Player nameTrincão

Squad number9Player nameJiménez

Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

Squad number37Player nameTraoré

Squad number39Player nameCundle


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Formation 4-3-3



36S Longstaff8Shelvey7Joelinton


1Dúbravka15Trippier6Lascelles5Schär3DummettBooked at 71mins36S Longstaff8ShelveyBooked at 6mins7Joelinton21FraserBooked at 53minsSubstituted forMurphyat 74'minutes20Wood10Saint-MaximinSubstituted forAlmirónat 86'minutes




Formation 4-3-3




25Dennis7King10João Pedro

1Foster2NgakiaSubstituted forFemeníaat 66'minutes15Cathcart22SamirBooked at 90mins14Kamara39Kayembe19SissokoBooked at 51mins33KuckaSubstituted forCleverleyat 77'minutes25DennisSubstituted forHernándezat 84'minutes7King10João Pedro


8Cleverley12Sema18Tufan21Femenía26Bachmann27Kabasele29Hernández31Sierralta42MorrisReferee:Paul TierneyAttendance:52,223

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Watford 1.

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Watford 1.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joshua King (Watford).

Foul by Chris Wood (Newcastle United).

Samir (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

Attempt blocked. João Pedro (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua King.

Samir (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Wood (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Watford 1. João Pedro (Watford) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kiko Femenía with a cross.

Substitution, Newcastle United. Miguel Almirón replaces Allan Saint-Maximin.

Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Cleverley (Watford).

Substitution, Watford. Cucho Hernández replaces Emmanuel Dennis.

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Allan Saint-Maximin.

Attempt blocked. Kiko Femenía (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

Substitution, Watford. Tom Cleverley replaces Juraj Kucka.

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