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  • Waghorn (36 pen), Gallagher (41), Spearing (51), Vaughan (67)
  • Taylor (78)
  • Date:2010-04-17
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Walkers Stadium
  • Attendance:24765
  • Referee:Miller, N

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

87mins

James Vaughan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

78mins

Goal!! Watford have scored with Martin Taylor putting it in the back of the net.

69mins

Watford are replacing Don Cowie with Michael Bryan.

67mins

Goal!! Leicester have scored with James Vaughan putting it in the back of the net.

65mins

Martyn Waghorn is replaced by Yann Kermorgant.

58mins

Leicester are replacing Richie Wellens with Nicky Adams.

56mins

Jay DeMerit is being taken off, Martin Taylor has come on in his place.

51mins

Goal!! Jay Spearing scores for Leicester.

50mins

Watford are replacing Lee Hodson with Heidar Helguson.

46mins

Paul Gallagher is replaced by James Vaughan.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by N Miller

45mins

It's red. He's off. Steven Howard has been sent off.

41mins

Goal!! Paul Gallagher scores for Leicester.

36mins

Martyn Waghorn takes a penalty for Leicester and scores!.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Leicester face Watford at 3pm on Saturday, April 17th.


Match Report

Leicester City's play-off band wagon hit top gear on Saturday afternoon as they crushed relegation haunted Watford 4-1 despite having to play the second-half with ten-men.

The home side were depleted when Steven Howard was ordered off for a reckless challenge on Watford's Ross Jenkins, which will see the big striker miss the next three games, including the first leg of the play-offs should City qualify.

The Foxes found some early rhythm with Jay Spearing just failing to connect with Paul Gallagher's curling cross to the far post.

Howard and Andy King then combined to set up Martyn Waghorn who shot tamely at the keeper from 12-yards before Watford went close midway through the first-half when Danny Graham curled a shot just over from outside the area.

Chris Weale rescued Leicester on the half hour when he denied Henri Lansbury after the Arsenal loanee had found himself clean through on goal.

Leicester hit back with Howard setting up Waghorn who fired over from 14 yards and the home side took a 36th minute lead when Jay DeMerit was ruled to have tripped Richie Wellens inside the box.

Waghorn waited for the Watford protests to subside before stroking home the penalty with the keeper diving the wrong way.

Leicester raced into a two-goal lead on 42 minutes when a Howard pass spun off a defender into the path of Gallagher who cracked home a superb left-foot volley from 18-yards.

But the opening period ended on a sour note when Howard was shown a straight red for needlessly hacking down Jenkins inside the Watford penalty area.

But the Foxes went three up on 51 minutes when Adrian Mariappa made a hash of his attempted clearance to allow Jay Spearing the time and space to smash the loose ball home from ten-yards.

City found themselves four to the good on 67 minutes when Yann Kermorgant released fellow substitute James Vaughan who held off Mariappa before sliding the ball beyond the keeper from inside the area.

Watford pulled a goal back on 78 minutes when substitute Martin Taylor rose unmarked at the far post to head home a Jon Harley corner.

In time added on substitute Nicky Adams squandered a great chance to make it five for City when he dragged a shot wide from eight-yards after good work from King.

Leicester City

Watford

Corners

414

Fouls

94

Goal attempts

115

Shots off target

31

Offsides

22

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