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  • Date:25 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Walkers Stadium
  • Attendance:21,473
  • Bruma (38)
    Yakubu (61)
    Bruma (72) Yakubu (74)
  • Sordell (27) Sordell (40)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Graham misses to the right of the goal. Jeffrey Bruma goes off and Aleksandar Tunchev comes on.

89mins

Lloyd Dyer on for Darius Vassell.

88mins

Dale Bennett on for Martin Taylor.

85mins

Foul by Lloyd Doyley on Darius Vassell, free kick awarded. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.

83mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, save made by Scott Loach.

83mins

Darius Vassell takes a shot. Blocked by Lloyd Doyley.

82mins

Daniel Drinkwater on for Piero Mingoia.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie, Ben Mee manages to make a clearance.

80mins

Danny Graham takes a shot. Ben Mee gets a block in.

75mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 4-2 Watford.

73mins

Goal scored by Jeffrey Bruma from 35 yards. Leicester 3-2 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Ben Mee.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Kyle Naughton, save made by Scott Loach.

70mins

Paul Gallagher takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by John Eustace.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Don Cowie. Ben Mee takes the direct free kick.

68mins

Yuki Abe challenges John Eustace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Yuki Abe. Free kick taken by Don Cowie.

66mins

Foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

62mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu grabs a goal from just outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 2-2 Watford.

61mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Martin Taylor.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Angelo Miguel Vitor takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

59mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher to the near post, Scott Loach makes a save.

58mins

Andy King crosses the ball, John Eustace makes a clearance.

58mins

The referee blows for offside against Troy Deeney. Jeffrey Bruma takes the free kick.

56mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

56mins

The ball is swung over by Kyle Naughton, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Centre by Lee Hodson, Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

55mins

Corner taken short by Lee Hodson.

54mins

Shot from inside the area by Andy King clears the bar.

50mins

Yuki Abe produces a cross.

49mins

Shot from just outside the box by Andy King misses to the right of the target.

49mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

49mins

The ball is sent over by Darius Vassell, blocked by Lloyd Doyley.

47mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher to the near post, Troy Deeney makes a clearance.

47mins

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Shot by Ben Mee from 12 yards.

46mins

Darius Vassell takes a shot. Blocked by Lloyd Doyley.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Mee by Troy Deeney. Ayegbeni Yakubu is brought on as a substitute for Richie Wellens. Free kick taken by Angelo Miguel Vitor.

41mins

Marvin Sordell gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-2 Watford.

39mins

Jeffrey Bruma finds the back of the net with a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Watford.Assist by Yuki Abe.

37mins

A cross is delivered by Danny Graham, Header from deep inside the area by Troy Deeney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

36mins

Darius Vassell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

35mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Sordell. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.

35mins

Darius Vassell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeffrey Bruma by Troy Deeney. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

30mins

Richie Wellens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Piero Mingoia. Troy Deeney takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Don Cowie concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Van Aanholt. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

28mins

Marvin Sordell finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Watford.

27mins

Foul by Danny Graham on Ben Mee, free kick awarded. Ben Mee restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

25mins

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Ben Mee goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

24mins

Yuki Abe produces a cross, blocked by Martin Taylor.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Paul Gallagher, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.

20mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Troy Deeney. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.

18mins

Patrick Van Aanholt sends in a cross, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Outswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Martin Taylor.

15mins

Unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher by John Eustace results in a free kick. Marvin Sordell comes on in place of Andreas Weimann. Paul Gallagher has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Scott Loach.

13mins

Patrick Van Aanholt takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

13mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher.

12mins

Darius Vassell delivers the ball, Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

11mins

Richie Wellens sends in a cross.

6mins

Paul Gallagher takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Angelo Miguel Vitor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

6mins

The ball is swung over by Andy King, blocked by John Eustace.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy King on John Eustace. John Eustace takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Oakley missing for Foxes Leicester captain Matt Oakley is set to miss the home game with Watford. Oakley scored a fine goal during the 3-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Good Friday, but lasted just a few minutes of the second half before coming off with a groin injury. Japanese midfielder Yuki Abe replaced Oakley at the City Ground and could start in his place. Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson must decide whether to keep faith with goalkeeper Chris Weale after his howler handed Forest victory or recall his Portuguese number two Ricardo. Defender Sol Bamba faces a fortnight on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury during the defeat to Reading. Bamba and striker Martyn Waghorn, who also has a hamstring problem, are the only other absentees. Watford midfielder Ross Jenkins is hoping to return to contention. Jenkins injured his ankle in the recent 2-2 draw with Leeds and missed Saturday's home win over Barnsley, but could provide manager Malky Mackay with a boost. Piero Mingoia was recalled to the starting line-up against Barnsley before being replaced in the second half by on-loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater, so Mackay is not short of alternative options. Winger Matty Whichelow is nursing an ankle problem and defender Tom Aldred sustained a head injury in the same game. Both players could be added to the squad along with Michael Bryan, who has recovered from an ankle injury of his own. Midfielder Stephen McGinn (knee) remains a long-term absentee. The Hornets must win and hope other results go their way if they are to keep their outside play-off hopes alive.

Formation:442Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

  • Chris Weale
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Jeffrey Bruma
  • Angelo Miguel Vitor
  • Ben Mee
  • Paul Gallagher
  • Yuki Abe
  • Richie Wellens
  • Patrick Van Aanholt
  • Darius Vassell
  • Andy King
  • SUBS
  • Adam Smith
  • Aleksandar Tunchev
  • Joao Teixeira
  • Steve Howard
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • Bruno Berner
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu

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Match Report

Faint hopes alive for Foxes Ayegbeni Yakubu and Jeffrey Bruma bagged a brace as Leicester kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a 4-2 win over Watford. The on-loan Everton striker made an instant impact as he netted twice in 13 second-half minutes to fire Leicester to a vital three points. Bruma equalised and then put City ahead with superb strikes while Marvin Sordell twice fired Watford into surprise leads. The win gives Leicester an outside chance of reaching the top six and ends any hope of a play-off spot for Malky Mackay's side. Leicester had a great chance to open the scoring as early as the fifth minute but Angelo Miguel Vitor failed to direct Paul Gallagher's corner on target. Darius Vassell, recalled by Sven-Goran Eriksson at the expense of Yakubu, hassled the Hornets defence before Patrick Van Aanholt smashed a 30-yard strike over the crossbar. Watford suffered an early blow when Andreas Weimann hobbled off and was replaced by Sordell as the Foxes started to dominate. Leicester almost broke the deadlock but Scott Loach brilliantly parried away a long range Gallagher free kick. However, after all the home side's early pressure, it was the Hornets who opened the scoring against the run of play after 27 minutes as substitute Sordell drilled the ball into the top corner from 20 yards. Watford could have doubled their advantage after 36 minutes but Troy Deeney headed over from 12 yards after good work from Danny Graham. Leicester equalised just a minute later as Chelsea loanee Bruma spectacularly fired into the bottom corner from 30 yards. As the game sparked into life, Watford regained their one-goal advantage after 40 minutes when Sordell, who took advantage of poor City defending, drilled in his second goal of the half from 18 yards. Leicester started the second half much like the first and almost equalised but Ben Mee saw his header crash against the crossbar. The Foxes were aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty on 52 minutes as Vassell went down in the area before Andy King fired over the bar after a neat cutback from Van Aanholt. Graham went up the other end and almost put the game to bed but his header was well saved by Chris Weale before Loach denied Vitor as Leicester upped the ante. Substitute Yakubu, who came on for the injured Ritchie Wellens, took advantage of a horrible error from Loach to level things up at 2-2 after 62 minutes. The home side looked the more livelier of the two teams and went in front for the first time as Bruma smashed a spectacular 35-yard strike into the top corner after 72 minutes before Yakubu added a fourth a minute later. The Nigerian lobbed the ball into the net after Loach parried an Andy King's strike.

Form Guide

    LDWDLL
  • Leicester
  • VS
  • Watford
  • LLLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 3 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 04/12/2010
  • Leicester
  • 4 - 1
  • Watford
  • 17/04/2010
  • Watford
  • 3 - 3
  • Leicester
  • 19/09/2009
  • Watford
  • 1 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 12/02/2008
  • Leicester
  • 4 - 1
  • Watford
  • 25/08/2007
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 2
  • Watford
  • 22/11/2005

Top Scorers

Leicester

  • A King 14
  • A Yakubu 7
  • P Gallagher 6
  • K Naughton 5
  • D Vassell 4
  • M Waghorn 4
  • L Dyer 3
  • AL Miguel Vitor 3
  • S Howard 2
  • M Oakley 2
  • R Wellens 2
  • S Bamba 2
  • B Berner 1
  • D Kamara 1
  • P Van Aanholt 1

Watford

  • D Graham 23
  • M Sordell 10
  • J Eustace 6
  • M Taylor 6
  • D Cowie 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • A Weimann 3
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • A Mariappa 1
  • R Jenkins 1
  • L Hodson 1
  • A Thompson 1

Goals

Leicester

    • Total goals 133
    • Goals per game 67
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 13 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 140
    • Goals per game 74
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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