The Hornets achieved a great 2-1 win in the Watford vs Leicester City Premier League match this Sunday. And with that victory, they secured the eighth place in the Premier League, having tied with the Wolves. Both the clubs are now having 43 points each in 29 matches, although Wolves are a bit ahead on goal difference.
Just five minutes after the starting whistle, Troy Deeney scored the opening goal for Watford. After a goalless first half, Jamie Vardy scored the equalizer for Leicester City in the 75th minute. Finally, Andre Gray scored the winning goal for Watford in the added time to finally seal the 2-1 victory for the Hornets.
Watford vs Leicester City Full Highlights
Even after the tragic defeat against Watford, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers openheartedly praised Jamie Vardy. While talking about the forward, he said, “He is so natural at scoring,” and then added, “When I see the team we need to get players closer to him.” He also said, “The team has come deeper, the ball goes up to him and he’s fighting on his own.”
The boss then talked about the added pressure on Jamie Vardy after Leicester City won the Premier League during their golden Run. He said, “Because of the title win and everything around the threat of Jamie, space is no longer there all the time, especially at home. So when teams are banked up you have to find a way and a method that still exploits his qualities.”
Watford vs Leicester City Final Score
Brendan Rodgers said, “It was something I spoke to him about at length on Friday morning before training, where we could get him into areas and how we were going to play against teams that just sit deep.” He then further added, “I will certainly give him other ideas and just simplify the game.”
The boss then said, “But you saw the other night (against Brighton) what he is – pass, makes the run and gets his finish,” and added, “Away at Chelsea he comes in, [James] Maddison plays the pass, he makes a little blindside run and finishes.” He finally stated, “My teams have always been dominant about having the ball but having the ball to create opportunities. That’s always been the clear way of my work.”