A point is a point and when your relegation rivals lose that point is even more valuable. A single point saw the gap to the relegation zone widen to five points as Sunderland and Norwich both lost.
In a match that has a lot of recent history there were no sending offs, no penalities and more surprsiingly no goals. There were a lot of shots on goal from both sides but Gomes was in imperious form denying the returning Max Gradel, Harry Arter and Dan Gosling. Thankfully, Watford’s potent strikeforce of Ighalo and Deeney forgot their shooting boots and where the goal was.
After a drab first half the second half saw the game gradually grow into a far more competitive competion as both sides looked for a winner. Harry Arter looked to recreate his stunning goal from last season as Gomes got his hand to a goalbound long range strike. Eddie Howe was out of his seat and so were we. Max Gradel, on as a 23rd minute sub for Stanislas, also saw Gomes rescue Watford as his shot looked destined for the back of the net. Dan Gosling had a great opportunity to put the Cherries in front late on but managed a soft shot on goal. Eddie Howe was up again and so were we.
In the end a point was probably a fair result and a good point as other results went the Cherries way.