Week after week, Leicester are defying the odds to continue their march towards the Premier League title this season. After the drawn North London Derby, it was Leicester’s title to lose. However, Riyad Mahrez was in no mood to entertain those thoughts as he struck a wonder goal to hand Leicester a 5-point gap at the top.
Leicester’s perseverance against Watford was worthy of a Champion. It never looked like, they will not win the game. Jamie Vardy looked back to his best after pressing Watford’s central defenders while Danny Drinkwater and Riyad Mahrez ensured Leicester spend most of the time in Watford’s penalty area.
The breakthrough came on 58th minute, and from that point, it was about Leicester’s doggedness in defensing well and evading any Watford attack. On the full-time whistle, Ranieri looked the calmest man at Vicarage Road, but deep down, he must be buzzing with the possibility of the first league win in his and Leicester’s history.
On the wake of a dramatic 1-0 Leicester win, we take a look at things learned and key talking points from the game at Vicarage Road.
Leicester – 2015/16 EPL Champions?
Fans around the world should get a hang of seeing Leicester at the top of league table. They are not bottling under pressure and are chopping away with points. With 9 games left, no one will be concerned with how they play, it is all about results, and getting points on the board, which they are doing consistently.
Watford have lost their goal-scoring form
Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney looked way out of their touch and failed to muster any real goal-scoring chance against Leicester. Watford are safe from relegation, so whatever they do from now and till end of the season, will be about finishing as high as possible in the league table.
Leicester’s defense deserves honorable mention
Mahrez will steal all the headlines tonight, and so he should, but Leicester’s defense was one of the real reasons for Claudio Ranieri’s men to come away with Vicarage Road with all three points. After failing to create chances, Watford began to ping balls to their towering attackers, but Robert Huth and Wes Morgan seemed in control of everything they did.
Their clearing headers, interceptions were so well-timed that one could see the look of resignation on Watford players’ faces of not scoring against the well-drilled Leicester defense.
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