Leicester City v Watford, 06 May 2017

Score3-0 to Leicester City
RefereeRoger East
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance31,628
Kick-off: 3.00pm Watford had now failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 16 meetings in all competitions.

Goals:

Wilfred Ndidi 38 G
Riyad Mahrez 58 G
Marc Albrighton 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender/Right back Danny Simpson
Defender Yohan Benalouane
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Robert Huth
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Forward Shinji Okazaki
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender Sebastian Prödl
Defender/Centre back Adrian Mariappa
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Tom Cleverley
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder/Forward Nordin Amrabat
Forward M'Baye Niang
Forward Stefano Okaka

Substitutions:

Islam Slimani for Shinji Okazaki 63
Andy King for Danny Drinkwater 67
Demarai Gray for Riyad Mahrez 78

Substitutions:

Troy Deeney for Etienne Capoue 67
Juan Zúñiga for Christian Kabasele 72
Dion Pereira for M'Baye Niang 83

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Amartey
Midfielder Andy King
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Forward Ahmed Musa
Forward Islam Slimani

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender/Midfielder Valon Behrami
Defender/Midfielder Juan Zúñiga
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Dion Pereira
Forward Isaac Success

Comments:

League position: 9th Leicester City had now won five consecutive home games in the top division for the first time since April 1984. Craig Shakespeare became the fourth manager to win his first five home games in charge in the Premier League after Manuel Pellegrini (11), Sven Goran Eriksson (nine) and Carlo Ancelotti (seven). Riyad Mahrez scored on his 100th Premier League appearance Marc Albrighton scored in the third minute of added time in the second-half. Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare said: "When I took over, the most important thing was to be competitive, climb the table and never set a points target. Now mathematically we are safe. In football you have to try and win every game, of course it is difficult, but we have to be pleased with what we have achieved."

Comments:

League position: 15th Watford had still yet to win a Premier League game when they had been losing at half-time (lost 48 and drawn seven). The Hornets had now failed to score in five consecutive away league games for the first time since December 1979. This was their 50th away defeat in the Premier League (played 74). Watford manager Walter Mazzarri said: "We are disappointed and am sorry for our fans. I am not thinking about my future. We managed to get to 40 points with six matches left, that was our objective, maybe the players were a bit tired."