JAMIE VARDY and Riyad Mahrez discovered the online to heap extra distress on Watford.
The Hornets have now notched up only one win in 11 Premier League matches – that sole victory coming in opposition to the Foxes on Boxing Day.
However on this return fixture they had been unable to drag off a repeat of the comeback that day once they went from a aim all the way down to profitable 2-1.
For the Foxes it was additionally a welcome return to profitable methods, having secured only one victory from their final six league matches earlier than kick-off.
Watford have seemed out of kinds ever since supervisor Marco Silva was linked to the Everton job in November.
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Silva was compelled to draft in quantity two keeper Orestis Karneis after Heurelho Gomes suffered a again spasm damage. However he did decide to begin with skipper Troy Deeney, whose look off the bench in opposition to Southampton final weekend had made such an impression on the staff, as an alternative of Andre Grey.
Andre Carillo shot over the bar as early because the third minute earlier than Varsy had an excellent probability. He held off former Fox Molla Wague to run onto a by ball from Shinji Okazaki, forcing a save from Karnezis.
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Deeney had already tried a shot from 25 yards out – simply pounced on by Leicester shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel when he thought he had discovered the online on the 33rd minute just for referee Lee Probert to rule offside.
Then on the 38th minute Wague fouled England hit-man Vardy within the field and Probert had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot.
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Vardy coolly transformed previous Karnezis with a shot into the underside left hand nook to place the Foxes forward. For the reason that begin of the 2014 season he has now gained extra penalties – 13 – in the Premier League than some other participant.
The Hornets did have the proper probability to stage on the 75th minute just for some nice defending from Harry Maguire to disclaim Grey who was arrange by Deeney. Maguire’s last-ditch block was despatched out for a nook.
Brazilian attacker Richarlison, who was a pressure to reckon with at first of the season, made little impression caught on the left wing, and has not scored since November.
And to make issues worse for Silva – already with out 9 first-team gamers injured – Wague was changed late on with a suspected hamstring damage. It summed up Watford’s afternoon.
The Foxes then sealed all three factors on the 90th minute. Substitute Adrien Silva, who changed Vardy, had been on the pitch for simply two minutes when he arrange Riyad Mahrez for the second aim who scored with a left-foot shot.