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Watford and Leicester share points after a thrilling end



Watford’s last home game was back in February when they shocked the world and ended Liverpool’s 18 game winning streak. Now, Leicester arrived at Vicarage road hoping Watford’s momentum doesn’t carry on. 

After the 90 minutes, you would think Leicester have dropped points, but Watford looked more impressive in the first half with chances from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Ismaila Sarr. In fact, three of Watford’s last six wins have come at home and against teams in the top seven of the Premier League.  

Doucoure’s side-footed effort was saved from Kasper Schmeichel after Troy Deeney pounced on Wilfred Ndidi’s poor touch on the edge of his own penalty area. 

Just after the second half had started, Etienne Capoue played in Sarr one-on-one with Schmeichel and could not squeeze the ball past. Leicester are now only in the game thanks to Schmeichal’s double save.  

Deeny looked sharp and missed a header just before the late attacking flurry from Leicester. First, Marc Albrighton smacked the upright with a great strike and then James Maddison’s low shot was brilliantly saved from Ben Foster. 

Demarai Gray’s introduction early in the second half had given Leicester a boost and it was Gray’s ball who set up for Ben Chilwell to unleash a thunderbolt into the top corner of the net in the last minute of regular time. 

Leicester had controlled much of the game, so you would think three points were in the bag, but back come Watford to grab a well-deserved point with a 96th minute, let’s say half overhead kick from centre back Craig Dawson. If Vicarage Road were packed full of fans, it would have erupted with elation, similar to a scene back in 2014 when Deeny scored in the last minute of a play-off semi-final. 

Watford travel to Burnley on the 25th June next and Leicester at home to Brighton on the 23rd June.

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