Watford 1-1 Leicester: 3 things we learned from the game

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Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell (Photo by ANDY RAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City were two minutes away from beginning project restart with a win, only for Craig Dawson to snatch a point for Watford in injury time.

Ben Chilwell’s 90th-minute thunder-strike looked set to reward Leicester City with all three points. However, an unlikely source, in Craig Dawson, delivered a dramatic overhead kick to deny the Foxes of their first victory at Watford since March 2016.

In a game that lacked much intensity until the second-half, a draw could be seen as a fair result for both parties after not playing since March.

With the draw between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, City are now eight points safe in the Champions League places with eight games remaining.

This article looks at three things we have learnt from the 1-1 draw against the Hornets.

Demarai Gray changed the game for Leicester City

Gray was introduced to the contest on 65 minutes, replacing Harvey Barnes. Despite only playing 31 minutes, the winger created the most chances out of any other player.

After not appearing in a league game since the 2-1 home defeat to Southampton in January, Gray contributed to Chilwell’s goal with an assist and came close himself in a positive performance for the out-of-favour man.

The winger is currently in his fourth full season at the club and has failed to live up to his potential. Since his move to the East Midlands, Gray has made 126 league appearances, 74 of them coming from the bench.

With Barnes struggling to keep up with the tempo and get into the game, Brendan Rodgers’s decision to put Gray on certainly helped the Birmingham-born man’s wish for first-team football.

Completing 85% of his passes, Gray created three chances for his team-mates and also made four ball recoveries. After his arrival, Gray did something that Barnes struggled to do all game, take a shot on Ben Foster’s goal.

With the mass amount of games the Foxes will face in the coming weeks, the performance from Gray will have City fans excited about the 23-year-old… once again.

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