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2019-20 English Premier League

Watford's winless start to season extends to 10 games after Bournemouth draw

Watford's winless run since the start of the Premier League campaign stretched to 10 games when they played out a 0-0 draw against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road on Saturday but they had goalkeeper Ben Foster to thank for a rare clean sheet.

Watford were dealt an early blow when they were forced to substitute Tom Cleverley 10 minutes into the game after the midfielder injured his ankle while making a tackle, with Will Hughes coming on.

Foster kept Watford in the game with a string of saves as Bournemouth tested him with shots from distance. He was forced to dive low to his right twice to keep out Diego Rico's stinging shot and a well-placed curler from Philip Billing.

The visitors' best chance of the first half came on the stroke of halftime when a quick counter-attack released Callum Wilson on the right and his cross to the far post was met by Arnaut Groeneveld, whose effort was kept out by a diving Foster.

It was Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale's turn to provide the highlights in the second half, first denying Gerard Deulofeu at his near post and then flying low to his left to palm away a low drive from Hughes in the 75th minute.

The result leaves Quique Sanchez Flores's Watford bottom of the standings with five points while Bournemouth, who were held to a second consecutive 0-0 draw, are eighth with 13 points.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 16 +26 46
2 Leicester City 16 +29 38
3 Manchester City 16 +25 32
4 Chelsea 16 +7 29
5 Manchester United 16 +6 24
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 +4 24
7 Tottenham Hotspur 16 +7 23
8 Sheffield United 16 +3 22
9 Crystal Palace 16 -4 22
10 Newcastle United 16 -6 22
11 Arsenal 15 -2 19
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -4 19
13 Burnley 16 -8 18
14 Everton 16 -9 17
15 AFC Bournemouth 16 -6 16
16 West Ham United 15 -8 16
17 Aston Villa 16 -5 15
18 Southampton 16 -17 15
19 Norwich City 16 -17 11
20 Watford 16 -21 9