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Key Events

90' + 1'
Adrien Silva
Assist
90' + 1'
R. Mahrez
Goal
89'
Adrien Silva
J. Vardy
81'
S. Okaka
D. Janmaat
65'
D. Gray
S. Okazaki
61'
S. Prödl
M. Wagué
60'
A. Gray
R. Pereyra
39'
J. Vardy
Penalty Goal
2
0
3
0

Stats

Possession
% %
3
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 422 356

Commentary

The woes continue for Watford, who have now won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches. It's a massive slide for Marco Silva's side, who sat fourth in the table back in October. A challenging FA Cup test awaits next weekend against Southampton, before hosting Stoke City in what will be a massive game.
Leicester's upturn in form continues and they're up to seventh in the Premier League table. They have a crucial end to the month now as they seek to continue their run, clashing with Peterborough United in the FA Cup next week before travelling to face Sam Allardyce's Everton at Goodison Park.
FULL TIME! Leicester City get the three points after scoring one in each half, Jamie Vardy netting from the penalty spot before Riyad Mahrez sealed the victory right at the death. They had too much for a Watford side that failed to offer much in the attacking third and the pressure heaps upon Marco Silva's side.
90' + 3' That should be that, Leicester have fought hard and certainly deserve their win.
Adrien Silva
Assist
Leicester City
90' + 1' Decent weight on the pass from Adrien Silva, unleashing the counter, but the hard work was all Mahrez.
R. Mahrez
Goal
Leicester City
90' + 1' GOAL! Leicester seal it at the death! Silva, with probably his first touch since coming on, feeds Mahrez and he has acres to work with. Slick skill sees him beat Kabasele and he fires a low shot into the far corner. The fifth game in a row he's scored against Watford!
90' + 1' THREE minutes of added time to play!
90' CLOSE! Ndidi strikes a fierce effort wide of the right side. A decent strike but his accuracy was off by a few yards.
Adrien Silva
J. Vardy
Leicester City
89' Change for Leicester, as Adrien Silva gets a late cameo. Vardy gets a standing ovation as he makes way.
87' SAVE! Leicester force Karnezis into late action, as Mahrez cuts a ball back to Ndidi. It's a decent strike but the Greek keeper is equal to it.
85' Leicester doing well to keep the majority of play in the opposing half and they look set to secure three points that, as it stands, would see them draw level with Burnley.
83' Marco Silva has shown his hand then and goes for broke. Watford desperately need a result and it's going to take something of magic to turn this around.
S. Okaka
D. Janmaat
Watford
81' Final change for Watford and it suggests a change in formation, as Janmaat is replaced by Okaka.
80' Edging into the final ten minutes and Leicester still have the edge, both in the scoreline and in the flow of the game.
78' Vardy continues to pester the Watford defence, constantly putting them under pressure and forcing errors. He's just tried to take a long ball from Ndidi down but his touch gets away from him.
76' Signs of life from Watford then and it's about time. They've definitely been better since pairing Gray with Deeney and the partnership showed it's benefit there.
74' SAVE! Almost something from nothing for Watford! Deeney clips the ball over the top to Gray, who bursts through on goal but sees his shot blocked superbly by Maguire.
72' POST! Mahrez pokes a pass through to Vardy and he hits the post. However, the offside flag is raised on the far side. It's very close but it's the correct decision.
70' Replays of the penalty shout show there was contact from Doucoure but I still stand firm with my belief that it would have been extremely soft.
68' PENALTY SHOUT! Well, half of one at least. Mahrez skips past two Watford men and bursts into the area, where he takes a tumble under some pressure. Certainly not enough in that for there to be another penalty.
67' Rare chance for Watford going forward after Richarlison wins a free-kick just inside the Leicester half, which Watson pumps into the area but it's punched away by Schmeichel.
D. Gray
S. Okazaki
Leicester City
65' Leicester make their first change of the game as they replace the ever excellent Okazaki with Demarai Gray.
63' Watford should have more about them in the attacking third with Gray now partnering Deeney but the creativity from midfield has been lacklustre, so it may now just be two strikers feeding on scraps.
S. Prödl
M. Wagué
Watford
61' Watford's other change isn't tactical and is instead forced by injury. Wague is the latest man to suffer from Watford's curse and Prodl takes his place in defence.
A. Gray
R. Pereyra
Watford
60' First change of the game is a Watford one and it's not surprising to see Gray introduced. Pereyra is the man replaced and it's probably the right call considering I forgot he was even playing. He's barely had a sniff.
59' CLOSE! Leicester are electric down the left. Maguire does superbly and feeds through Chilwell on the overlap, who zips a low ball across the turf that Zeegelaar manages to intercept before Vardy could poke home.
57' Corner for Leicester, with Vardy once again surging forward before Kabasele put it behind. The set piece comes to nothing though.
55' Certainly seems like there's more goals in this game and it certainly appears that Leicester will be the side to benefit.
53' Watford continue to look very vulnerable defensively and that's a big concern when you're up against a player like Jamie Vardy.
51' SAVE! Vardy and Okazaki shining once again, as Chilwell feeds the former down the left and it's cut back to the Japanese striker but he can't quite connect with his shot.
49' Watford are at least moving the ball around better since the restart and there's space to exploit as the game starts to become stretched.
47' Same old tune playing at Leicester, where the hosts continue to run the game.
45' KICK OFF! Back underway at the King Power, with Leicester now kicking to the left and defending their one goal lead.
Watford have been woeful in the final third, which has been a regular occurence for the Hornets. Andre Carrillo and Richarlison have both been passengers, whilst Troy Deeney has been feeding on scraps. Marco Silva may make changes and utilising a front two would perhaps be more beneficial, partnering Deeney with Andre Gray.
Leicester have dominated throughout but have struggled to create opportunities in open play, shown by the fact that Vardy's goal came from the spot. Riyad Mahrez has been coming quite deep to get the ball, which has limited the width the Foxes have down the right, and Claude Puel would benefit from getting the Algerian to push further forward.
HALF TIME! That's the first period complete and Leicester lead through Jamie Vardy's penalty. They've been by far the better side here this afternoon and Watford show no signs of ending their concerning run of form. They've been here before though!
45' Just the minute to go until the break. Marco Silva will need to provide words of wisdom at the break if Watford are to show any signs of improvement in the second half.
43' Carrillo and Richarlison need to get into the game more, I can't recall them having any moments of note so far. Deeney hasn't had the support he requires.
41' Pressure on Watford now then, they held firm for a while but have finally been broken down. The Hornets do have experience in coming from behind though having overturned a deficit on Boxing Day to beat the Foxes and fighting to secure a 2-2 draw after trailing Southampton 2-0 last weekend.
J. Vardy
Penalty Goal
Leicester City
39' GOAL! Vardy makes no mistake from the spot, passing into the bottom right-hand corner and sending Karnezis the wrong way. Leicester finally have the lead!
38' PENALTY! Leicester slowly build the tempo and Vardy's pace provides another key impact, as he's brought down in the box by Wague after a superb pass from James.
36' Watson makes a crucial intervention to bring an end to another Leicester attack, after Chilwell burst into the box with intent.
34' OFFSIDE! Doucoure heads it on to Deeney, who smashes home a fine finish. Unfortunately the offside flag is raised and it won't count. 
33' Vardy's pace again causes problems for Watford's defence and Kabasele concedes a foul. It's another opportunity for Mahrez to whip a dangerous cross into the middle but he instead goes for goal. An easy save for Karnezis.
31' Mahrez has been roaming around the midfield in the opening 30 minutes but he seems to be coming too deep to get the ball. Leicester need his impact further forward and, so far, they haven't got that from the Algerian.
29' I'm running out of ways to say that it's all Leicester, they're having such an easy time. Not quite firing in attack yet though as Okazaki's high cross is grabbed out of the air by Karnezis.
27' It's no surprise that Watford have only won one of their last 10 matches playing like this, though I recall them being poor in attack in their Boxing Day win over Leicester before turning things around after the break.
25' Watford do at least force Schmeichel into a save but it's almost a pass back from Deeney. Not good enough from the visitors!
23' It's all Leicester. Time and time again the Foxes fly forward but they're yet to truly penetrate the Watford defence. You get the feeling that an opening goal is coming though.
21' Watford get an attacking free-kick but it's wasted, with Watson seeing a shot blocked and Pereyra then firing well over the bar.
19' SAVE! Right on cue, Watford force Schmeichel into action as Carrillo stings a low effort goalwards from outside the area. 
18' It's all one way traffic at the King Power as Leicester continue to pile on the pressure, though they do show signs of weakness defensively.
16' Yet to see anything in attack from Carrillo or Richarlison for Watford and the attacking pair will need to be brought into the game more if the Hornets are to secure a victory.
14' Short break in play after Deeney gets a knock after a tackle from Maguire. Fortunately he's able to continue, which is crucial due to their vast array of injury problems.
12' After a bright start, Watford have faded and it's Leicester running the tempo of the game. The Hornets are putting them under pressure when they don't have the ball, which is something to keep an eye on as the game progresses.
10' An entertaining start here with both sides showing plenty of attacking intent. Leicester have had the better opportunities in the final third and Vardy's pace, as usual, is a real asset.
8' CLOSE! Leicester banging on the door! Mahrez whips a dangerous free-kick and Maguire heads it across goal. Ndidi is lurking but Karnezis gets a crucial touch.
6' SAVE! Leicester get the game's first moment of note, as Vardy easily beats the defender for pace and forces a strong save from Karnezis.
4' Watford's flurry of early corners continues, though Schmeichel easily snatches it from the air and the Foxes are unable to hit their opponents on the counter.
2' Watford start on the front foot, winning two early corners, but Carrillo fires high and wide after the ball drops to the edge of the area.
1' KICK OFF! We're underway at the King Power Stadium, where Watford get us started after a minute's applause following the recent passing of Cyrille Regis. The Hornets kick to the left in the first half.
Watford make three changes to the side that fought from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Southampton last weekend, restoring Pereyra and Deeney to the line-up. Gray drops to the bench as a result and Tom Cleverley is unavailable after being taken off with an injury last week, adding further injury issues to the Hornets' ranks. Karnezis plays in goal due to the absence of Heurelho Gomes.
Leicester named an unchanged line-up to the side that drew 0-0 with Chelsea last week, though Iheanacho may be disappointed by only making the bench after hitting both goals in the 2-0 win against Fleetwood. Silva is joined on the bench by fellow January recruit Diabate, who joined from French side Gazelec Ajaccio seven days ago.
Watford subs: Daniel Bachmann, Stefano Okaka, Etienne Capoue, Jerome Sinclair, Sebastian Prodl, Andre Gray, Adrian Mariappa. 
Leicester subs: Ben Hamer, Adrien Silva, Kelechi Iheanacho, Fousseni Diabate, Christian Fuchs, Yohan Benaloune, Demarai Gray.
Watford XI: Orestis Karnezis; Daryl Janmaat, Molla Wague, Christian Kabasele, Marvin Zeegelaar; Ben Watson, Abdoulaye Doucoure; Andre Carrillo, Roberto Pereyra, Richarlison; Troy Deeney.
Leicester XI: Kasper Schmeichel; Daniel Amartey, Aleksandar Dragovic, Harry Maguire, Ben Chilwell; Riyad Mahrez, Wilfred Ndidi, Matty James, Marc Albrighton; Shinji Okazaki; Jamie Vardy.
It wasn't that long ago when Watford where one of the sides in the Premier League pushing for a potential spot in Europe but the fortunes for Marco Silva's side have swiftly turned. They enter this match five points behind Leicester and just six ahead of the relegation zone, having not won since their victory over the Foxes on Boxing Day.
Fresh from a goalless draw against Chelsea last weekend, and beating Fleetwood Town in an FA Cup replay, Leicester are looking to continue a decent run of form. Defeat to Watford on Boxing Day was a blow and they'll look for redemption today, as they seek to put pressure on Burnley ahead of them.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Watford, where the hosts will be looking to close the gap on the European spots ahead of them.
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