Ayew recovers draw for West Ham at Watford in EPL

WATFORD, England (AP) " Andre Ayew climbed off the bench to rescue a point for West Ham in a 1-1 draw at Watford in the English Premier League on Saturday.

West Ham was trailing to Troy Deeney's third-minute penalty until Ayew netted in the 73rd, side-footing in a rebound after Michail Antonio's shot hit both posts.

Antonio was issued a red card in the 86th after handling the ball and receiving a second yellow card, but 10-man West Ham survived a late onslaught to hold on for a point.

Former West Ham winger Mauro Zarate, who won Watford's penalty, departed on a stretcher with a serious-looking knee injury before halftime. Zarate twisted his knee awkwardly as he collapsed and required lengthy treatment and oxygen before he was carried off.

West Ham is ninth in the standings, while Watford is two points further back in 12th.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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