Leicester 2 – Watford 0
Leicester picked up maximum points at the King Power Stadium against Watford on Saturday.
The Foxes took control of the match in the first half with two goals.
Jamie Vardy opened the scoring from the penalty spot after the striker was felled in the box by Watford keeper Ben Foster.
James Maddison, who was sent off last weekend for diving, made amends this weekend with a beautiful second.
The England midfielder juggled the ball into the Watford box before scoring with a volley.
Etienne Capoue sent off vs Wilfried Ndidi
Watford finished the match with 10-men.
In the final minutes of the game, Etienne Capoue was sent off after a challenge with Wilfried Ndidi.
Capoue laid two feet on the ball in a crunching tackle in the middle of the pitch.
There’s no doubt that Capoue made contact with the ball before Ndidi.
However the Hornets midfielder did end up going into the Leicester midfielder as his momentum took over.
Referee Graham Scott sent off Capoue for his coming together with Ndidi.
But was a red card deserved?
— James Hitchins (@JamesWFC_) December 1, 2018
What Kelechi Iheanacho said to Isaac Success
Watford will be hoping to have Capoue’s red card overturned.
After the match, Watford forward Isaac Success claimed that even Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho knew the ref got the decision wrong.
As posted on Watford’s official Twitter account, Success claimed that Capoue didn’t even touch Ndidi. Moreover, he claimed Iheanacho agreed the red card was undeserved. He said:
I spoke to Iheanacho and he said there was no contact by Capoue. I feel sorry for him because he has been one of our best players. Let’s see what the FA will do because it was never a red card.
💬 | @SuccessIsaac on Capoue red card:
“I spoke to Iheanacho and he said there was no contact by Capoue. I feel sorry for him because he has been one of our best players. Let's see what the FA will do because it was never a red card.”#watfordfc pic.twitter.com/DSdkgkw5PG
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) December 1, 2018