Controversial Doucoure goal earns Watford a draw against Southampton

Watford 2 Southampton 2 Doucoure grabs controversial late leveller

WATCH: Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure scores equaliser against Southampton with hand

Abdoulaye Doucoure bundled home a controversial 90th-minute equaliser as Watford fought back from 2-0 down to draw with Southampton.

"From the bench it is more hard to see but the referee and the linesman are closer". VAR comes in we probably wouldn't get that but today we got it.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino was disappointed to see Watford's late equaliser not ruled out for handball after his side drew 2-2 in the Premier League.

While he bagged me points on Fantasy Premier League, his goal shouldn't have stood.

Hornets head coach Marco Silva responded at the break with striker Troy Deeney coming on for holding midfielder Ben Watson, and his positive changed yielded the desired response on the hour mark. "It's something that can happen".

It's Rafael Benitez's longest winless run on home soil in the Premier League as a manager.Chris Hughton hasn't won any of his five games against sides managed in the Premier League by Alan Pardew (drawn two, lost three) with the latest setback his Brighton side losing 2-0 at West Brom.

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Gray should have put Watford ahead but took an air shot in front of goal from Doucoure's cross, before Daryl Janmaat's drive was tipped over by Alex McCarthy.

His second one arrived just before the half-time whistle, with Long again an integral part in the set-up after chasing a loose ball and finding Dusan Tadic, who then laid it off for Ward-Prowse to score.

"We have to think that we played 45 minutes really well and after we played more or less okay".

A first-half double from James Ward-Prowse had put the Saints in the driving seat, but Andre Gray cut the deficit early in the second half and Doucoure got the leveller at the death, appearing to use his hand to do so.

The midfielder diverted the ball in with his arm a minute before full-time as Watford came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw.

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