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Vardy and Mahrez on target as Leicester see off Watford | Match Report

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Jamie Vardy scored his tenth Premier League goal of the season to set Leicester on their way to victory


Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both scored as Leicester beat Watford to continue the visitors' poor run.

Watford have now won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches, while Leicester improve to two wins from seven in the league and move up to seventh place in the table.

Vardy scored from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area by Watford defender Molla Wague.

The England striker got to his feet and rifled the ball into the bottom right corner of the goal.

Mahrez then made sure of victory with a goal in the closing stages.


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Substitute Adrien Silva played it to him on the left-hand side and Mahrez finished with his left foot from a tight angle.

The Algerian could have gone down looking for a penalty under a challenge from Christian Kabasele but he stayed on his feet to score his fifth goal in his last five appearances against Watford.

Watford thought they had gone ahead in the first half but Troy Deeney's goal was ruled out for offside.

Vardy plays key role in Watford's downfall

Leicester manager Claude Puel had complained ahead of the game that he has too many strikers to choose from but there is no doubt who remains his number one.

Vardy broke the deadlock and his pace was a constant threat to Watford's defence.

Wague, who brought Vardy down for the penalty, was substituted in the second half after he appeared to pull his hamstring when chasing the England striker.

Prior to scoring his goal, Vardy had the best chance of the first half when Shinji Okazaki played him through and he was too strong for Wague, forcing a good save from Orestis Karnezis.

Vardy was nudged in the area by Kabasele in the second half as Watford struggled to cope with him and he also hit the post after being flagged for offside.


By BBC Sport
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