Ismaila Sarr was Watford’s hero and villain, picking up an impressive 60-yard chip before missing a penalty in a 1-1 championship draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Searle gave Rob Edwards’ side a 12-minute lead with a goal reminiscent of David Beckham’s memorable goal at Wimbledon in 1996, before Karlan Grant equalized in stoppage time.
But in a game controlled by Albion, Sir missed a 73rd-minute penalty.
A hard-hitting volley from Darnell Furlong tumbled over the crossbar after goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann failed to score a header for Watford from Francisco Sieralta and Cristian Kabasele after a corner from Jed Wallace. .
Bachmann then saved Watford again. This time, the striker blocked Grant’s shot with his foot after being allowed to control a freakish shot from John Swift.
But the Hawthorns audience was silenced by Sir’s sublime attack.
After picking up the ball inside his own half from a Craig Cathcart header, Sir looked up to spot goalkeeper David Button on the edge of the penalty area and shot over him into the empty net. rice field.
It was ambitious, but entirely on purpose, and Button left the stadium stunned and all he could do was shake his head in disbelief.
However, goal-shocked West Brom picked up where they left off.
Wallace’s cross led Grant toeing wide, and the striker’s angled goalbound shot went wide off Kabasele.
Backman showed great reflexes to keep Swift out before Grant headed for a follow-up from Wallace’s chip.
West Brom’s pressure was finally spoken with two minutes of extra time at the end of the first half.
Grant controlled Grady Dyangana’s diagonal pass before sending the ball into the upper corner with a side foot.
West Brom threatened to take the lead shortly after the restart when Conor Townshend saw his diagonal drive tamed by Backman.
The onslaught continued, with Grant blazing over the bar from eight yards after everyone missed Wallace’s corner.
However, Sir missed his chance to lead Watford for the second time when his poor spot kick was saved by Button’s foot after Semi Ajayi pushed Watford’s striker.
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