Leicester City vs Watford

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Leicester Metropolis supervisor Claude Puel in contrast James Maddison to Glenn Hoddle after the midfielder's excellent objective ensured a snug victory over Watford.
The England Beneath-21 midfielder made the factors safe after juggling Marc Albrighton's looking out cross on his foot and knee earlier than dispatching a luxurious effort previous Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.
The Foxes are actually unbeaten in 5 Premier League matches, whereas for Maddison it represented an opportunity to atone for his purple card at Brighton final week.
And Puel - who performed with Hoddle at Monaco - recommended the 22-year-old's expertise is paying homage to the previous Tottenham and England midfielder.
Hoddle, who performed for Spurs, Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea between 1975 and 1995, and in addition managed his nation within the 90s, is thought to be one of many best midfielders of his era.
He's at present recovering from a heart attack he suffered in October.
"There is a comparability there as a result of he [Maddison] can invent some completely different strikes," Puel stated.
When requested if he had seen a objective like Maddison's, Puel replied: "Sure, with Glenn Hoddle - and I wish to want Glenn all the most effective on this second.
"After his sending-off he [Maddison] needed to provide a superb reward for his staff mates, to come back again. He was very upset with himself final week."
Jamie Vardy's first-half penalty had put Leicester forward, with the ahead changing from the spot for the second week operating after being introduced down by Foster.
Whereas the guests created a collection of probabilities, their day went from dangerous to worse within the second half with midfielder Etienne Capoue dismissed for a two-footed sort out on Kelechi Iheanacho late on - a choice the Hornets say they are going to enchantment.
The end result leaves Watford, who've gained simply twice of their previous 10 fixtures, in 10th whereas Leicester transfer as much as eighth.

Incisive Leicester minimize by

Whereas Watford dominated possession with 62% it was the hosts who demonstrated the larger attacking thrust, largely due to the tempo and motion of their entrance 4.
Whereas Nampalys Mendy and Wilfred Ndidi laid the platform in midfield, the quartet of Vardy, Maddison, Albrighton and Demarai Grey prospered on the counter-attack.


Vardy's run off the shoulder of Watford defenders Craig Cathcart and Adrian Mariappa resulted in Foster clattering in to him for the Leicester penalty - the 13th the previous England ahead has transformed out of 15 makes an attempt within the high flight.

And a sweeping riposte initiated by Maddison from a Watford assault then introduced the second objective, with Vardy turning Mariappa and Albrighton choosing out the midfielder, who had raced 50 yards to obtain his cross.

Leicester continued in the identical vein after the break.Content material to absorb strain, Ricardo Pereira's surge ahead from full-back then launched Grey, who smashed his shot towards the submit.

Watford fail to fireplace
Watford supervisor Javi Gracia had recommended his staff wanted to rediscover their leading edge within the build-up to this recreation.
However having managed only one objective of their earlier three matches, there have been few indicators his gamers are near recovering their goal-scoring instincts on the King Energy Stadium.
As an alternative it was extra of the identical for the Hornets, who even have a query mark over their type on the highway, with this defeat their 14th of their previous 19 matches away from Vicarage Street.
High scorer Roberto Pereyra's type is symptomatic of these troubles.4 of the 5 targets scored by the Argentine this season have been at house and he handed up a wonderful likelihood to cut back the hole early within the second half.

However
he was not the one one responsible of losing alternatives.Isaac Success fired over when by on objective and substitute Andre Grey missed three wonderful probabilities as Gracia's staff battled in useless to retrieve the two-goal deficit.

"We created the probabilities however we did not shoot on track. We have to enhance these conditions. We're dropping factors as a result of we aren't environment friendly," stated Gracia.

Man of the match - James Maddison (Leicester Metropolis)

Penalty-winner Vardy - the stats



  • Leicester Metropolis have gained all 5 of their house Premier League matches towards Watford, scoring 10 targets and conceding simply as soon as.
  • Watford have gained simply considered one of their previous 12 away matches on the King Energy Stadium towards Leicester in all competitions (D2 L9), a 2-1 victory in April 2013 within the Championship.
  • For the reason that begin of the 2014-15 season, Jamie Vardy has gained extra penalties within the Premier League than another participant (14).
  • All three of Vardy's Premier League targets towards Watford have been on the King Energy Stadium.
  • James Maddison has been straight concerned in 4 targets in his six Premier League house video games for Leicester this season, scoring three and aiding one.
  • Watford's Etienne Capoue was despatched off in a league recreation in Europe's high 5 divisions for the primary time since Could 2013 for Toulouse versus Sochaux.

    What's
    subsequent?
Leicester journey to Fulham on Wednesday 5 December (19:45 GMT) for his or her subsequent Premier League fixture whereas Watford host leaders Manchester Metropolis on Tuesday four December (20:000 GMT).
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