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FT: Watford 0 Leicester 3. Impressive from the visitors. Knockaert grabs the headlines for the right reasons as his second helps Leicester comfortably earn victory over a lacklustre Watford.Five added minutes.King almost nets a fourth, but his shot is deflected into the side netting. Poor defending again from the home side.Brilliant hold up play from Taylor-Fletcher, waits for the right moment, and plays a superb throughball into the path of Dyer, whose shot spins off Almunia into the net.GOAL! Watford 0 Leicester 3 (Dyer 86).Forestieri does brilliantly to keep a long ball in play, picking out Deeney, but the hitman scuffs his shot straight at Schmeichel.King almost picks out Taylor-Fletcher, but the big man can't quite get on the end of the throughball.David Nugent the man to be replaced, with veteran Gary Taylor-Fletcher the man to come on and replace him.Leicester still counter attacking, and not content with just the two goal lead. More to come from them it seems.Danger free-kick is just cleared by the visitors as time seems to be running out for the Hornets.Knockaert goes off to a standing ovation from the visiting supporters, and is replaced by Dean Hammond.Play is halted as Drinkwater gets treatment after a late challenge from McEachran earlier in a Leicester counter.Third and final change for Watford, with Pudil making way for Faraoni.CHANCE! Another great chance for Watford. Anya is in behind, Schmeichel comes out, the winger squares for Deeney, but the hitman cannot direct the ball into the empty net. More good football from the home side.Forestieri looks much more of a threat this half. Once again he gets in behind out wide, but his cross is deflected into the path of a grateful Schmeichel.Defensive change for Leicester as Matty James comes on for Chris Wood.CHANCE! Another superb Watford move puts Anya in, on the right, in space, but the Scotland international blazes wide. Should have hit the target at least.Morgan once again is the man in the way, clearing Cassetti's low cross. Looking very resolute so far.Marco Cassetti comes on in place of Lloyd Doyley. What influence can he have on the match?CHANCE! After a great move involving Anya and substitute Fabbrini, Forestieri really should put his side back in the match, but Schmeichel sticks out a hand to block well.SAVE! Fingertips from Schmeichel tipping a low, fizzing effort just wide. May have been going wide, but the Dane wasn't to know that.Forestieri does well to stay on his feet, and gets his shot away, but once again there is a blue shirt in its path.It's that man once again, having been picked out by Schlupp after excellent strength and power got him to the byline, Knockaert lashes the ball past Almunia, with the aid of a slight deflection, for his first of the season.GOAL! Watford 0 Leicester 2 (Knockaert 53).CHANCE! Great link-up play between Knockaert and Wood sees the former in space, in the penalty area, but his touch is a little heavy, and he can't quite get enough purchase on the ball, slicing wide.Morgan's near-post run from a long throw causes all sorts of problems, with the bouncing ball almost dropping to Wood.Fabbrini in the thick of the action straight away, but chooses the wrong option, opting not to release the ball wide to Anya in space.One change for Watford. Another Udinese loanee Diego Fabbrini comes on in place of Sean Murray.Try out HT Price Boosts:

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How do you think this match to turn out? Tweet me: @Pistolpeteh86HT: Watford 0 Leicester 1. Comfortable for the visitors after Chris Wood's bizarre goal had given them an early lead. Home side not really threatened. Zola's men must do more if they are to get back into this.Two minutes of stoppage time to go...CHANCE! Wasilewski gets up really well, gets on the end of a right wing corner, and only six-yards out he heads over. Really should have scored.Drinkwater lines up a shot from the edge of the area, but gets it all wrong, slicing the ball well wide.Pudil is flagged offside running onto an excellent pass from McEachran. Better from the home side in the middle of the park.Schlupp goes flying into the challenge on Anya. Fair, as he won the ball, but certainly left his foot in there as he followed through.Forestieri is the first man into the book, pulling down Andy King as he attacked. Cynical really.Strong Penalty appeals waved away by the referee and Wood goes down easily in the box. Watford defenders don't take kindly to the strikers conduct.DOUBLE SAVE! McGugan, who has been quiet so far, turns the corner well, and fires a rasping effort at goal, which Schmeichel does well to block, and then punch McGugan's second effort well clear.Two dangerous attacks from the home side. Schmeichel gets himself in all sorts of trouble, coming way out of his goal to try clear the ball. Then Wasilewski once again has to come to the rescue to clear in the six-yard box.We have a delay as McEachran receives treatment after hurting himself aerially for the ball.Wood has the ball in the net again, but he is adjudged to be offside as he reeled off to celebrate heading his side further in front.Murray has an effort blocked by the impressive frame of Wasilewski as the home side attempt to get back into the match. Very lacklustre so far from them.Drinkwater almost puts Wood through on goal, but overhits the pass, and it runs harmlessly out for a goal kick.Anya, who hasn't featured so far this afternoon, is fouled, halting the home side's pacey counter attack.Visitors furious with referee Roger East for not playing advantage with Dyer breaking at pace. Brought the play back for an offside.Hornets starting to get hold of the ball and provide a threat, but the Foxes look more than up to dealing with anything the home side have to offer so far.Wes Morgan looks like he will be a tough nut to crack today. Shows his strength and power to shield the ball out for a goal kick.The visiting supporters thought they had gone two up, with Lloyd Dyer rounding Almunia and tapping in, but he is ruled to be offside.EXTRAORDINARY GOAL! Almunia looks to have everything under control, lining up a clearence, but he fires straight at Wood, hits the New Zealander in the face, and flies straight in!GOAL! Watford 0 Leicester 1 (Wood 10).Home side starting to grow into the match. Deeney almost gets a header in at goal, but it is well intercepted.CHANCE! Great play from the visitors again, with the ball coming across the box from Dyer, but Knockaert hits his own man and it is cleared. Great work down the left.All the visitors at the moment. Wasilewski once again with the header into the box, but Schlupp can't control and it is cleared.Free-kick to Leicester early on in a very dangerous position. Knockaert delivers, but Wasilewski can't keep his header down.The visitors kick-off, with the noise reverberating around Vicarage Road already.We are about to get underway...Two changes for Leicester from their last league game. Wood and Schlupp come in.Just one change for Watford with Anya returning.Check out all our Price Boosts as the players come out onto the pitch. Andy King to score first and Leicester to win 2‐1? http://www.skybet.com/football/sky-bet-championship/event/15821528Subs: Logan (GK), Hammond, James, Hopper, Bakayogo, Taylor-Fletcher, Miquel.Leicester XI: Schmeichel (GK); Moore, Wasilewski, Morgan (c), Schlupp; Knockaert, Drinkwater, King, Dyer; Nugent, Wood.Subs: Bond (GK), Cassetti, Faraoni, Iriney, Battocchio, Acuna, FabbriniWatford XI: Almunia (c); Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand; Anya, McGugan, McEachran, Murray, Pudil; Deeney, Forestieri.The teams are in...One win in their last four has seen Watford slip out of the play-off positions, but victory today will be a huge boost for their promotion ambitions.Consistency has been the Hornets' biggest problem so far this season.The visitors travel to Watford in good form. They have lost only one of their last nine Sky Bet Championship clashes, and are fresh from disposing of Premier League Fulham in the midweek Capital One Cup encounter.I want to hear your opinions throughout the match, and your pre-match predictions. Tweet me: @Pistolpeteh86.Results elsewhere meant the Hornets missed out on that spot, but the drama will last long in the memory.Watford hit the Foxes on the break, with Troy Deeney sending Vicarage Road into raptures thanks to a late winner which could have grabbed the home side the final automatic promotion spot.However, Manuel Almunia's double save denied the tricky winger, but the drama wasn't finished yet.With a play-off place up for grabs, all Anthony Knockaert had to do was to convert the penalty he had controversially won himself, and Leicester would have grabbed the final play-off spot.The last time these two sides met in Hertfordshire we saw one of the most dramatic scenes the Championship has ever produced.I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!Hello and welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary of Watford's clash with Leicester in the Sky Bet Championship at Vicarage Road.Live updates will appear here...

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