Leicester Too Good For Watford

Leicester City beat Watford 2-1 to continue on its winning ways in an entertaining English Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.  The Foxes joined Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table following a victory over the Hornets.  Claudio Ranieri’s side was beaming with confidence coming into this one having started the campaign on a high. The visitors on the other hand were looking to elevate themselves into seventh spot, however things did not go as planned as they were pressured from the onset.

In the 20th minute, Odion Ighalo rattled the far post as he looked to give his side a lead and shortly after Etienne Capoue saw his spectacular effort going wide of goal.  Ighalo produced a superb cross in the 43rd minute but Troy Deeney was denied before he could pounce on it.  Neither side managed to break the deadlock at the break.

Leicester saw its persistence paying off in the 52nd minute as Ibrahim Kante saw his shot piercing through the defence for the first goal of the match.  The hosts continued to come at their opponents with chance after chance and in the 65th minute Heurelho Gomes brought down Jamie Vardy inside the area and the referee pointed to the spot and up stepped the 28-year old to double the lead for his side.  In the 75th minute, Deneey saw his hard work paying off as he pulled one back for Quique Sanchez Flores’ side with with 15 minutes left to play.

The match took a turn for the worst as it slowed down and both teams failed to penetrate each other as fiercely as in the early exchanges.  In the 78th minute Riyad Mahrez came close to putting the game to bed as he ghosted in at the back post but sliced his effort over the bar.