Leicester City returned to winning ways with a dominant 2-0 victory against Watford. Of course, the Foxes did not make it easy for themselves. Leicester City started slowly and then proceeded to pass up chance after chance, making fans wonder if it was one of those days. Fortunately, Jamie Vardy finally managed to put the ball into the back of the net, sparking joyous celebrations amongst Enzo Maresca and his coaching team.
LCFC wrapped up the game in added time after Daniel Bachmann fouled Vardy earning him his second yellow card. This preceded an amusing set of events, Watford had used up all their substitutes so could not sub on another goalkeeper. Ryan Porteous was the player nominated to step in but was unable to stop Vardy from gleefully slamming home a second to seal a deserved win for the Foxes. Here is how the players rated:
Mads Hermansen- 7/10
Relatively untroubled such was Leicester City’s dominance. When Watford did shoot, their shots were of poor quality except for one comfortable save near the end from Porteous. His distribution was good as usual.
Ricardo Pereira- 7/10
Quality performance from the Portuguese full-back who was defensively strong and positionally sound, often in the right place to cut out Watford attacks before they could pose any danger. On the ball, he was composed and helped Leicester to pin Watford back in their own half.
Jannik Vestergaard- 8/10
Very good once again from the Great Dane who kept the Watford striker Mileta Rajovic extremely quiet. His excellent reading of the game meant he was first to most 50/50s and he also won most of his aerial duels as well. Passing was composed as usual with few faults.
Wout Faes- 8/10
A dominant display from a player who is becoming a cult hero for Foxes fans. Strong in the tackle and in duels, he also nearly scored after a mazy run from his own half which would have been a goal-of-the-season contender, had it gone in.
James Justin- 6/10
A typical James Justin performance. He was solid defensively and linked up well with Stephy Mavididi, holding width as the winger came inside. On the ball, however, he still needs to refine his game.