Senegal's Sarr scores equalizer as Newcastle remain winless

AP , Saturday 25 Sep 2021

NEW Watford s Ismaila Sarr, center left, celebrates scoring. AP
Watford s Ismaila Sarr, center left, celebrates scoring. AP

Newcastle was still waiting for its first Premier League win of the season after Ismaila Sarr's equalizer grabbed a 1-1 draw for Watford on Saturday.

The Magpies, who went into the game with just two points, saw Sean Longstaff's curling 20-meter strike give them a 23rd-minute lead at Vicarage Road.

However, Watford leveled the contest when Sarr found himself unmarked to nod home at the far post in the 72nd.

The Hornets thought they had a winner three minutes from time when Joshua King slotted the ball past goalkeeper Karl Darlow but VAR ruled the goal out for offside.

``Pretty painful, huge frustration,`` Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said. ``We've played well again.``

Newcastle had 19 shots, five of which were on target.

Australian referee Jarred Gillett awarded seven yellow cards - four for Watford, three for Newcastle - on his first game in charge in the Premier League.

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