A dramatic Premier League clash saw Watford held to a 2-2 draw by Everton on Monday night.

After Richarlison had given the hosts a first half lead, Watford scored twice in the space of two minutes through a Seamus Coleman own-goal and Abdoulaye Doucoure header.

Gylfi Sigurdsson then had a penalty saved by Ben Foster after the struggling Christian Kabasele had conceded a spot kick.

Watford were still to be denied a much-needed win when Lucas Digne scored a free-kick in the sixth minute of stoppage-time.

Here’s how the Hornets rated at Goodison Park.

Ben Foster – 7

Watford Observer:

Looked to have done enough to keep the points in Watford’s possession when saving Gylfi Sigurdsson’s penalty with his feet.

Could perhaps have done more to get to the last minute equaliser when he was unsighted by bodies in the wall.

Kiko Femenia – 6.5

Was culpable for failing to track Richarlison for the Everton opener but made up for his defensive shortcomings with useful forays forward.

Set up Roberto Pereyra for the shot which led to Watford levelling thanks to Coleman’s own-goal.

Christian Kabasele – 4.5

A night to forget for the defender as he conceded yet another free-kick for a reckless challenge. He may have been reprieved by Foster but Kabasele would ultimately cost his side.

The centre-back handled the long ball forward which ended with Digne despatching a fine free-kick.

Crag Cathcart – 6.5

The far better of Watford’s central defensive pair and he made some vital interventions in the first period.

Jose Holebas – 6

Theo Walcott got the better of him on a number of occasions in the first half and lacked quality over dead balls.

Ken Sema – 5

A surprise inclusion and failed to make any sort of an impact on his first Premier League start. Watford looked far better when Gerard Deulofeu came on for the final half hour.

Abdoulaye Doucoure – 7

Watford Observer:

A towering header gave Watford the lead and capped a decent performance from the midfield man, despite Doucoure sometimes showing a lack of concentration in possession.

Domingos Quina – 7.5

It’s still early days, but Quina looks to have taken to Premier League life with ease.

Held his own in the centre of the park as he made his full Premier League debut and has given Javi Gracia a new option in the middle of the park.

Roberto Pereyra – 6.5 More like the player who commanded the majority of the headlines in the early part of Watford’s season and played an important role in the first Watford goal.

Troy Deeney – 7

Watford Observer:

The skipper’s energy after the break set the tempo for Watford’s improved second half showing and put his body on the line for the cause.

Wasted one good chance in the first half and forced a smart save from Jordan Pickford in the second.

Isaac Success – 6

Struggled to get into the game and often failed to keep the ball after getting into a good position.


Gerard Deulofeu – 7

Clearly had a point to prove when he came on and offered incision and direct running which had been sorely lacking under Sema.

Nathaniel Chalobah – 6

Did well to win some useful free-kicks as Watford looked to kill the game. Will be worried to have seen Quina start ahead of him nonetheless.

Adrian Mariappa – N/A

Came on to add numbers at the back with just minutes left on the clock.