James Maddison lifts Leicester with wonder goal to sink Watford

Rex Christensen
December 6, 2018

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring early with a penalty after he was brought down by Ben Foster, before James Maddison netted a typical Leicester counter-attack, sweeping the ball past the helpless 'keeper.

Harry Maguire has returned to training after a knee injury but is unlikely to feature while Wes Morgan appeared to be struggling with a problem against Watford.

The entire football fraternity came together to mourn the death of Vichai, who bought the unheralded central England side in 2010 and went on to stun the football world by beating odds of 5,000/1 to win the Premier League title in 2016, which is now a folklore.

Disappointingly for Vardy, the former England worldwide is set to miss the match, with Claude Puel hinting that he could require an operation to cure the niggling injury that has bothered the striker since last month.

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If Leicester continue at this rate, they may end up breaking the record for sending offs in a Premier League season. I don't know (if he needs surgery). He felt something and we will discuss with the medical staff. It is a balance to know his feeling.

The hosts are unbeaten in five league games, their best run for a year, while Watford have only collected one point from four games - not a sequence that will please Javi Gracia, who signed a new long-term contract earlier this week.

"It's an important game and I hope the other players will be ready in their minds to play and replace another team-mate". "We needed to be strong and deeper than the last game but we needed to have the game to play counter-attack to adapt to the opponent's style", Puel said.

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