Jamie Vardy continued his superb goal-scoring form to help Leicester produce one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Joao Pedro opened the scoring in the sixth minute before James Madison equalized in the 18th minute. Vardy put the visitors ahead in the 22nd minute before Harvey Barnes doubled their advantage in the 46th minute. Vardy scored his second in the 70th minute before Barnes added his second in the 86th minute.
Watford: Foster (5), Ngakia (6), Cathcart (4), Kabasele (5), Masina (6), Sissoko (6), Kayembe (6), Gosling (6), Kalu (5), Pedro (7), Sema 6).
Subs: Kamara (6), Etebo (n/a).
Leicester: Ward (8), Justin (6), Fofana (7), Evans (6), Castagne (6), Mendy (6), Dewsbury-Hall (8), Maddison (8), Tielemans (7), Barnes (8), Vardy (8).
Subs: Albrighton (7), Amartey (6), Daka (n/a).
Man of the match: Jamie Vardy
Watford boss Roy Hodgson: “We were architects of our own downfall. Bad mistakes led to the goals. When you analyze the goals we conceded, there isn’t a lot good you could say. Crass individual errors and we find ourselves on the end of a very bad defeat. We’ve had the worst home record in all the leagues. You need your wins at home. The fans are entitled to be frustrated and upset with us and to make their opinions heard.”
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “It was a fantastic win. It’s never easy at this stage of the season when people think you have nothing to play for. I’m proud of the players. They turned up. They were hungry right to the end, and it was a good win for us. It was another unfortunate deflection from the corner which saw us concede. Our response was outstanding. The hunger and momentum and feel of the game were good for us. It’s how we want to play. We want to be difficult to play against with or without the ball. We did both today.”
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