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Summary

  1. West Ham XI: Gomes, Paredes, Cathcart, Britos, Ake, Behrami, Watson, Capoue, Amrabat, Deeney, Ighalo.
  2. Bournemouth XI: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Stanislas, King, Afobe.
  3. Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    I'll have to sacrifice my chicken dinner having earlier stated there would be a goal in this match. 

    It's finished 0-0 - I'd say the Cherries will be pleased with that.

  2. STOPPAGE TIME

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    It's the last minute of stoppage time. Watford on the attack...

  3. CLOSE!

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Cherries substitute Max Gradel turns and shoots from 12 yards. His effort appears to take a little nick and loops towards goal. Heurelho Gomes is equal to the shot and tips the ball on to the top netting.

    Exciting end - will there be a winner?

    Heurelho Gomes
  4. YELLOW CARD

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Watford's Valon Behrami goes into the book for an arm on Matt Ritchie during an aerial challenge.

  5. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    A mistake by Troy Deeney almost costs his side a goal. 

    A Bournemouth free-kick is swung into the area. Deeney tries to clear but instead inadvertently plays it square to sub Dan Gosling, who is caught by surprise as the ball runs through to Heurelho Gomes.

    Moments later, Joshua King's header from a Harry Arter's cross is pushed to his right by Gomes - he could have clung on to it to be fair. But you know Gomes....

  6. CLOSE-ISH!

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Another miss by Odion Ighalo. Team-mate Ben Watson plays a quick free-kick along the ground. Ighalo tuns his man inside the area but fires his shot over the bar.

    About 13 minutes of normal time remaining.

  7. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    The goalscoring form Watford striker Odion Ighalo may have courted interest from overseas but with a miss like that, he might be staying put at the Hornets. He last scored in the Premier League on 23 January. 

    Odion Ighalo miss
  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Cherries midfielder Dan Gosling comes on for striker Benik Afobe. Interesting change by Eddie Howe.

  9. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Watford striker Odion Ighalo looks spent. But as I have mentioned during the season, and as you know, this is a striker that goes on and on. 

    He'd be the perfect smartphone - never runs out of juice.

  10. 'Great movement, poor finish'

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Final Score

    "Odion Ighalo misses a fantastic chance. His movement is really good and he hasn't got to jump or challenge, but he mistimes the header. 

    "That came from good movement, but he tries to hit it too hard and it goes over the bar."

  11. OH DEAR!

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Odion! Odion! Odion!

    The Nigeria striker should have scored. Nordin Amrabat beats his man and delivers the perfect cross from the right, but Ighalo heads over from 12 yards - he was unmarked.

    Odion Ighalo
  12. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Watford's Ben Watson swings in a cross into the area area from the left, but Troy Deeney's flick-on header just eludes Odion Ighalo.

    The game is opening up, as they say.

  13. GREAT SHOT AND SAVE!

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth's Harry Arter hits a beauty with the outside of his boot from 25 yards which Heurelho Gomes does brilliantly to push away.

    A few moments later Watford's Valon Behrami appears to handle in the area from a corner ball from the right - it was deemed accidental. Hmmm....

    Harry Arter
  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Watford's Etienne Capoue is replaced by defensive midfielder Mario Suarez. 

  15. CLOSE!

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    A lovely one-two between Andrew Surman and Max Gradel, results in the Ivory Coast substitute firing over, under pressure, from 12 yards.

    Much better football in this second half.

    Watford's Mario Suarez is about to come on.

    Max Gradel
  16. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Not half a chance, but a third of a chance. A cross comes in from Matt Ritchie which Joshua King latches on to, but his volley soars high over the bar from eight yards.

  17. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    It was a lovely moment. Blissett paraded the trophy around the pitch. What a player he was!

    Luther Blissett
  18. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Joshua King raises his hand to the throat of Miguel Britos, but only after the Watford man had grabbed his in a tussle.

    Ref Anthony Taylor has a word, but that is all.

    Joshua King
  19. KICK-OFF

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    Watford get us back under way.

  20. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Bournemouth

    The players are coming out for the second half. Hope they watched the highlights of the first Newcastle and Liverpool thriller that finished 4-3 - inspiration needed.