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Monday, April 19, 2010

Big Match Review - Leicester 4 Watford 1

Leicester City 4-1 Watford
Saturday April 17, Walkers Stadium, (Att: 24,765)

Ten-man Leicester comfortably saw off struggling Watford to further boost their hopes of a top six finish and increase their opponent's relegation worries.

The hosts took the lead just after the half hour mark from the penalty spot. Martyn Waghorn sending Scott Loach the wrong way after Jay DeMerit was adjudged to have fouled Richie Wellens.

That advantage was doubled before the break - Paul Gallagher with a stunning volley from the edge of the box after a shot had been blocked.

However, in first half injury time a clattering challenge from behind on Ross Jenkins by Steve Howard saw the City frontman red carded.

Watford were unable to make their numerical advantage count though, and it was Nigel Pearson's men who found the game's all important next goal.

On-loan Jay Spearing volleying in from close range after sustained City pressure on the Watford goal.

Three soon became four midway through the second half when James Vaughan latched onto a through-ball to slot low past Loach.

Malky Mackay's visitors did pull a goal back with 12 minutes remaining. Defender Martin Taylor capitalising on poor defending to convert a Watford corner.

It would only prove to be a consolation for the Hornets though - who remain dangerously hovering above the drop zone - Leicester know one more win will seal their top six place.

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