Watford 1, Leicester 5, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Danny Ward given his league debutant and the rest of the team looking solid as a unit with Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes up front and also pushing James Maddison up on the flank.

The start could have been better but over all and in every area Leicester just kept their momentum and it ended on a massive high as Leicester put five behind Roy Hodgson’s Watford.

Joao Pedro gave Watford the lead after just six minutes and again Leicester were behind and to see Danny Ward getting his worst possible start to his league debut. But after 18 minutes Leicester were level with a nice goal from Jamie Maddison after a great Youri Tielemans assist.

After 22 minutes James Maddison makes a crucial pick up and his curle of the ball finds Jamie Vardy who just puts his head on it and it flies in to the net.

Leicester made a change for 2nd half bringing on Marc Albrighton for an injured Papy Mendy and Mr. Marc makes a perfect assists to blitzering shot from Harvey Barnes who on his first touch just makes it look easy as he hammers the ball into the net.

Danny Ward makes a number of good saves on Watford attempts as they try to get back into the action but with Jamie Vardy on the field you are never safe and him being assisted by James Maddison you have a deadly duo in place. Vardy scores a nice 4-1 goal after 70 minutes getting his 2nd of the day.

With just a few minutes left Harvey Barnes is assisted by Maddison who is clearly man of the match in our view as he scores and also makes crucial assists during a game that is a bit shaky at times.

Lovely to see Leicester back in a winning way though the last two are against allready relegated opponents, but still the job must be done and surely Brendan Rodgers is on to something.

With all of his best players available and those key men doing what they are paid to do you get results like this. Today James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy shows what they are made of, followed up by Youri Tielemans and Wesley Fofana as they best players in the Leicester team.

Credit to all players for making a full shift and really showing hunger and belief that could see Leicester end in the top half of the table which for fans is a satisfaction.

  • Positives
    • Scoring five goals away
    • Danny Ward getting his debut and doing good
    • Jamie Vardy with his third and fourth goal in his last two games
    • A great calmness and steady performance
    • Harvey Barnes also very positive
    • Maddison being the player we love him to be
  • Negatives:
    • Mendy injury, hopefully not any problems with Evans
    • Tielemans yellow card

Player Ratings: Ward 7, Castagne 6, Fofana 7, Evans 6, Justin 6, Mendy 6, Tielemans 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Maddison 9, Vardy 8, Barnes 8, Subs: Albrighton 7, Daka, Amartey

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 40 / 60
  • Corners: 7 / 3
  • Shots on target: 5 / 7
  • Fouls: 4 / 6

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