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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Jamie Vardy (12' PEN)
  • James Maddison (23')
  • √Čtienne Capoue (90')

James Maddison stunner helps get Leicester back to winning ways

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Leicester 2-0 Watford: Maddison on the mark (1:45)

A Jamie Vardy penalty followed by a volleyed finish from James Maddison was enough for Leicester City to seal a home win against Watford. (1:45)

Leicester City gave their home fans some timely festive cheer by securing their first Premier League win at the King Power Stadium since September with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Watford on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring with a penalty after 12 minutes. The striker had won the spot kick after being brought down by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster when running on to a through ball.

The home side doubled the lead 11 minutes later after a quick counter-attack ended with James Maddison excellently controlling a crossfield pass from Marc Albrighton on his knee before volleying into the bottom corner.

Watford struggled to contain Leicester's pacey attack and had Etienne Capoue sent off late on for a reckless challenge on Kelechi Iheanacho.

The result meant Leicester moved up to seventh in the standings, briefly ahead of Manchester United, who were playing later on Saturday, on goal difference.

Watford slipped down to 10th, and have now not won in the league, home or away, since October.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 31 +52 76
2 Manchester City 30 +58 74
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +25 61
4 Arsenal 30 +24 60
5 Manchester United 30 +18 58
6 Chelsea 30 +17 57
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 +2 44
8 Watford 30 -2 43
9 West Ham United 31 -5 42
10 Leicester City 31 -3 41
11 Everton 31 +1 40
12 AFC Bournemouth 31 -13 38
13 Newcastle United 31 -9 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 -5 33
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
16 Southampton 30 -16 30
17 Burnley 31 -24 30
18 Cardiff City 30 -30 28
19 Fulham 31 -41 17
20 Huddersfield Town 31 -39 14