Lewis Grabban celebrated signing a new contract by scoring the equaliser as Bournemouth drew with 10-man Watford.
The striker, who
signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal
with the Cherries in the hours before kick-off, scored a second-half penalty after Gabriele Angella had been sent off.
Angella had put Watford ahead in the first-half with a header, but the visitors struggled after his dismissal.
The hosts were denied a winner when Manuel Almunia saved Grabban's penalty.
It was a pleasing display for Bournemouth, especially against a side who
defeated them 6-1
earlier in the season.
Initially, Watford were in control as Lewis McGugan shot wide, before Cristian Battocchio's thunderous strike forced Cherries keeper Lee Camp to tip the ball around his post.
Marc Pugh shot over the bar for the Cherries before the visitors deservedly took the lead in first-half stoppage time as Angella's powerful header flew past Camp.
Hornets lacking sting
Watford have won only one of their last 14 league games. Their only win in the Championship since early October was 4-0 at home against Millwall on Boxing Day
But the complexion of the game changed when Bournemouth were awarded a penalty just after the hour as Grabban tumbled in the area when under pressure from Fitz Hall and Joel Ekstrand.
Goalscorer Angella was given a straight red card and Grabban scored from the spot, with Almunia diving the wrong way.
But Almunia prevented the home side from taking all three points when he kept out Grabban's second penalty of the game after the Spanish goalkeeper had brought down Pugh.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe:
"We got dealt with a sucker-punch right on half-time, which was a killer blow for us, but the response of the players was superb - our second-half performance was brilliant.
"You can go into half-time on a downer but credit to the players, they came back really well."
Watford head coach Beppe Sannino:
"If you have to give ratings as a journalist, I think you should give 10, eight or nine.
"I think it was not only Almunia but the whole team who played well today.
"I think it is very strange to concede two penalties in 45 minutes, for me, that has never happened before - especially with 10 men. It is too far for me to judge from the touchline."
AFC Bournemouth 42 Camp 02 Francis 11 Daniels 32 O'Kane 05 Elphick 22 Ward 30 Ritchie Booked 08 Arter 09 Grabban 04 Surman (Rantie - 78' ) 07 Pugh (Pitman - 78' Booked ) Substitutes 01 Allsop 03 Cook 10 Pitman 14 Harte 16 MacDonald 20 Fraser 28 Rantie Watford 01 Almunia 19 Faraoni 18 Pudil 06 Ekstrand 04 Angella Dismissed 17 Hall Booked 23 Iriney (Abdi - 26' ) 07 Battocchio 20 Fabbrini (Anya - 78' ) 09 Deeney 10 McGugan (Murray - 50' ) Substitutes 03 Bellerín 11 Forestieri 12 Doyley 16 Murray 21 Anya 22 Abdi 30 Bond
Ref: Carl Boyeson