Watford 1 – Leicester 5: Home side humiliated by travelling Vicarage Road

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Leicester City snatched all three points from Watford in a 5-1 victory on Sunday, at Vicarage Road. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Watford were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Crystal Palace. Leicester were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Everton. As it stands, Watford are in 19th place on the table and has 23 points while Leicester sit in 9th with 48 points after 37 matches.

The Hornets started strongly in the first half, with a goal from Joao Pedro after only 6 minutes. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from James Maddison at the 18 minute mark brought Leicester level. The momentum was now with The Foxes, who then scored again through a goal from Jamie Vardy, at 22 minutes to establish a 2-1. Leicester then scored once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Harvey Barnes just before half-time, finishing the first half 1-3.

Leicester continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Jamie Vardy finding the net again in the 70th minute. Leicester then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a second effort from Harvey Barnes just before the final whistle to make it 5-1.

For Watford, Hassane Kamara and Oghenekaro Etebo, came on for Dan Gosling and Ken Sema. Leicester replaced Marc Albrighton, Daniel Amartey and Patson Daka with Nampalys Mendy, Jonny Evans and Jamie Vardy.

The referee booked one player from Leicester, Youri Tielemans.

Watford will next travel to Chelsea, while Leicester will face Southampton at home.

Technical card:
Watford:Ben Foster, Jeremy Ngakia, Christian Kabasele, Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina, Edo Kayembe, Moussa Sissoko, Dan Gosling (Hassane Kamara, min.46), Ken Sema (Oghenekaro Etebo, min.81), Joao Pedro and Samuel Kalu
Leicester City:Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans (Daniel Amartey, min.57), Wesley Fofana, James Michael Justin, James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Nampalys Mendy (Marc Albrighton, min.46), Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy (Patson Daka, min.81)
Stadium:Vicarage Road
Goals:Joao Pedro (1-0, min. 6), James Maddison (1-1, min. 18), Jamie Vardy (1-2, min. 22), Harvey Barnes (1-3, min. 46), Jamie Vardy (1-4, min. 70) and Harvey Barnes (1-5, min. 86)