Match statistics:

Leicester:
Shots: 9
On target: 4
Possession: 46%
Corners: 9
Fouls: 12

Watford:
Shots: 10
On target: 6
Possession: 54%
Corners: 7
Fouls: 8

Leicester’s performance

Nigel Pearson can be proud of his side’s spirited fightback despite a hugely disappointing defeat. The home side probed without creating before the break, but showed character to rally in the second half at 2-0 down. David Nugent and Kane had a huge impact and put an experienced Watford backline under huge pressure late on, but it was too little too late for the Foxes.

 

Watford’s performance

The Hornets demonstrated exactly why they have the Championship’s best away record with a clinical, effective display. Chalobah, Ikechi Anya and Almen Abdi helped the visitors control the match early on, with Watford happy to commit men forward at breakneck speed on the counter. A stuttering finish threatened to undermine their impressive passing approach, but Joel Ekstrand and Daniel Pudli kept their cool with some spirited rearguard action late on.
Was the result fair?

On reflection Watford probably just about edged a tight affair and deserved to triumph after a devastating display on the counter before half time. Leicester were physical and effective for long spells but ultimately all their hard work was undone by two minutes of madness before the break.