Brighton 1-1 Watford: Adrian Mariappa own goal hands hosts draw

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A second half own goal from Adrian Mariappa handed Brighton a deserved point against Watford, with the relegation-threatened sides playing out a 1-1 draw.

Neither side went into the game in good form, but Watford struck first with a fine solo goal from Abdoulaye Doucoure (19), putting some demons to rest after also scoring an own goal in the 3-0 loss to Brighton on the opening weekend.

Brighton pushed for the equaliser in the second half and it was another Watford slip that sealed a vital point for the hosts as Etienne Capoue hammered Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s cross into his own net.

But the Seagulls remain winless in 2020, now three points outside the relegation places, while Watford remain 19th and have now gone five games without a victory.

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