Watford 1-1 Leicester City: Live Stream TV Updates and How To Watch Premier League Match 2020
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14:32a year ago

Goodbye and thank you!

That's it for VAVEL UK's coverage of this Premier League match between Watford and Leicester City - we hope you enjoyed it.

Stay tuned on the site for more live coverage and further analysis and reaction to all top-flight matches this weekend.

14:30a year ago
The draw sees Watford climb into 16th but still just one point above the relegation places.

Leicester, meanwhile, remain in 3rd as strong contenders for Champions League football next season.

14:28a year ago

FULL-TIME STATS

Possession: 32%-68%

Shots: 9-15

On target: 4-2

Corners: 2-7

Fouls: 15-12

14:28a year ago

FULL-TIME

On its return to our screens, this was. Premier League football at its very best... as far as the last five minutes went, at least.

A game of chances few and far between livened up in the closing stages, as two impressive goals from Ben Chilwell and Craig Dawson respectively see the honours shared at full-time.

On reflection, this will probably be considered a fair result by both sides.

14:24a year ago

GOAL - WATFORD - 1-1 - DAWSON

93' It's an equaliser! The ball bounces in the Leicester area following a corner, and centre-back Craig Dawson produces a spectacular overhead kick past the flailing Schmeichel.

An enthralling end to the match here.

14:21a year ago
91' Have I spoken too soon? There will be five minutes of added time, and Watford have the ball in the attacking third.
14:20a year ago

GOAL - LEICESTER CITY - 0-1 - CHILWELL

90' The deadlock is broken in the final minute!
Gray switches play to Chilwell on the left, and the full-back smashes the ball past a helpless Foster to give his side the three points.

What a goal, and what a way to win the match for the visitors.

14:17a year ago

SUBSTITUTION - WATFORD

88' Watford's final substitution sees Adam Masina make way for José Holebas.
14:12a year ago

SUBSTITUTION - LEICESTER CITY

83' Marc Albrighton's afternoon of action comes to an end as he is replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho.
14:09a year ago
80' We're into the final ten minutes now. Which side will be made to pay for their profligacy?
14:07a year ago

SUBSTITUTION - WATFORD

77' The hosts make three changes as Étienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucouré and Kiko Femenía are replaced by Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Cleverley and Adrian Mariappa.
14:06a year ago

SUBSTITUTION - LEICESTER CITY

76' Youri Tielemans makes way for Hamza Choudhury.
14:05a year ago
75' How have Leicester not scored!?

Firstly, Gray sets Albrighton free for a shot at goal. The latter sees his effort cannon off the post before the ball drops kindly for Maddison, who in turn forces a fine save from Foster.

The hosts are on the ropes here.

13:59a year ago
69' A drinks break is now taking place mid-way through this second half.
13:59a year ago

SUBSTITUTION - WATFORD

69' Danny Welbeck comes on for Roberto Pereyra.
13:58a year ago
68' Leicester are given plenty of time to work the ball around the box free of pressure, before Gray's arrowed shot misses its target of the far top corner.
13:55a year ago

SUBSTITUTION - LEICESTER CITY

65' Demarai Gray replaces winger Harvey Barnes for the visitors.
13:51a year ago
61' Maddison supplies an inch-perfect free-kick onto the head of Soyuncu - the defender was probably offside anyway, but he really should have converted that chance.
13:41a year ago
50' Brilliant teamwork between Sarr and Kiko earns the latter space to clip a ball to the back post where Deeney was lurking, but the skipper directs his header just wide of goal.

Watford have started this half very brightly indeed.

13:39a year ago
48' Capoue unleashes Sarr behind the Leicester defence, and the Senegalese forward forces Schmeichel into a fabulous save on his left.
13:35a year ago

KICK-OFF

46' Étienne Capoue gets the second half underway.
13:34a year ago
The teams are back out on the pitch, and the restart is just moments away.
13:22a year ago

HALF-TIME STATS

Possession: 31%-69%

Shots: 3-6

On target: 1-0

Corners: 1-4

Fouls: 5-5

13:21a year ago

HALF-TIME

Referee Craig Pawson brings an end to the first half of action at Vicarage Road.
13:20a year ago
48' What an opportunity for Watford in the closing stages of the opening 45 minutes here. Sarr puts a sumptuous cross into the box, but Pereyra and Kabasele, going for the same ball, get in each other's way. A real let-off for Leicester.
13:17a year ago
46' There will be three minutes of added time at the end of this half.
13:12a year ago

YELLOW CARD

40' Tielemans is booked for leaving a trailing leg on Doucouré.
13:06a year ago
35' Another gilt-edged opportunity! Deeney does well to intercept a sloppy pass from Leicester, but Schmeichel is equal to Doucouré's powerful driven shot from inside the area.

Watford are in the ascendency here.

13:05a year ago
34' A huge chance for Watford goes begging as a lofted pass into the box bounces kindly for Doucouré who skewed his shot.
13:01a year ago
29' Ndidi lines up a shot from around 25 yards out, but it's well wide of the post.

Both sides struggling to create any meaningful chances here.

12:55a year ago
23' The game pauses for a drinks break, and no doubt a chance for the coaches to fine-tune the tactical set-up of their respective sides.
12:47a year ago
16' Vardy pounces on an error from Kabasele, shifts the ball onto his stronger right foot, but fizzes the shot just wide of the far post. Best chance of the game so far.
12:42a year ago
10' A clever pass frees Chilwell to bomb down the left flank, but his cross for Vardy is cleared in the nick of time by Dawson.
12:39a year ago
8' Good build-up play on the right from Watford, but the visitors manage to clear.
12:36a year ago
4' Set-pieces for either side have produced nothing thus far, but there's a good tempo to this game.
12:31a year ago

KICK-OFF

1' Jamie Vardy gets proceedings underway.
12:30a year ago
There will be a minute of recognition for the victims of COVID-19.
12:26a year ago
The teams are being led out onto the pitch by their respective captains. Kick-off is imminent.
12:25a year ago

Leicester City line-up

Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Albrighton, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.

Substitutes: Morgan, Gray, Ward, Iheanacho, Pérez, Choudhury, Mendy, Fuchs, Bennett.

12:25a year ago

Watford line-up

Foster; Femenía, Kabasele, Dawson, Masina; Capoue, Hughes; Sarr, Doucouré, Pereyra; Deeney.

Substitutes: Gomes, Mariappa, Cleverley, Welbeck, Chalobah, Cathcart, Gray, Holebas, Pussetto.

23:09a year ago

Stay tuned

That’s it for now, but the live text commentary will resume around one hour before kick-off as we bring you the team news.
23:09a year ago

Brendan Rodgers quotes

“We still anticipate and prepare for a tough game. The game might have changed in the stands, but it won’t on the pitch.


“They’ve got good players, and they, like ourselves, are fighting for every result. It will be a tough game and that’s what we’re preparing for.


“I don’t think ant team will be at their top level in the first game, purely because of fitness and the length of time we’ve had to prepare.”

23:09a year ago

Nigel Pearson quotes

“They’ve had a very, very good season so far. They have a good squad of players, they’re a very stable football club with a manager with an awful lot of ambition and ability.


“We know what they’re about, we know they are talented individuals but they are a very effective team as well and the very fact they are where they are in the league at the moment speaks volumes.


“It’s a tough game, but the emphasis for us at the moment is our own situation, our own circumstances and that’s what it’s about, concentrating on how we can best prepare ourselves to try and win this game.”

23:08a year ago

Leicester team news

Ayoze Pérez and Ryan Bennett both passed late fitness tests, but Dennis Praet will be assessed having struggled with a tight calf.


Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Harvey Barnes will be fit to play following a knee injury, though the Foxes remain without Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey.

23:08a year ago

Watford team news

Captain Troy Deeney should feature in some capacity on Saturday in spite of a later return to training.


Gerard Deulofeu, Daryl Janmaat and Isaac Success all remain confirmed absentees for the rest of 2019/20, but Pearson otherwise has a fit squad to pick from.

23:08a year ago

Match facts

The last three league meetings at Vicarage Road all ended in a 2-1 victory for Watford.


All of the 10 Premier League points picked up by the Hornets against Leicester have been won on home turf.


The Foxes have scored in all of the 19 top-flight meetings between the two sides.

23:08a year ago

Last meeting

The most recent encounter between the two sides took place in October, when the King Power Stadium oversaw a 2-0 win for Leicester.


To their credit, Watford — who had just parted ways with Quique Sánchez Flores and were under the temporary management of Hayden Mullins — put in a valiant performance, but whimpered to their 9th defeat of the season at the hands of the ruthless Foxes, with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison claiming the goals.

23:08a year ago

Leicester's form

Rekindling some of the spirit which guided them to the title in 2016, the Foxes have so far proven to be the underdogs constantly refusing to back down, and the chances of Champions League football being held at the King Power Stadium next season grow ever more strong.


Leicester struggled in February, winning none of their games and losing two — including a 1-0 defeat to bottom-of-the-table Norwich City — but they got back on track with a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in their last Premier League outing, and will hope to replicate the form shown in said game here.


Leicester currently sit 3rd in the Premier League table.

23:07a year ago

Watford's form

Prior to the break, the Hornets had been enjoying a resurgence under the guidance of head coach Nigel Pearson who, since taking over in December, has worked something of a miracle to give the club a fighting chance of survival.


The highlight of Watford’s season was also one of the moments of the entire league campaign thus far; the 3-0 cruise past champions-elect Liverpool at the end of February could well prove to be the difference between that hazardous dotted line above the bottom three, though defeat to Crystal Palace in their most recent league fixture was an unwanted setback.


Watford currently sit 17th in the Premier League table.

23:07a year ago

The Premier League returns

Following a three-month hiatus courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, England’s top-flight is back in action.

 

The evenings of Wednesday and Friday produced enthralling matches, the results of which could bear significance for the two sides here, but what will come of Saturday afternoon’s tie between Watford and Leicester at Vicarage Road?

23:07a year ago

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK’s live text commentary of this matchday 30 fixture in the Premier League, Watford vs Leicester City. Stay tuned for a comprehensive preview followed by live updates from when the match kicks off at 12:30 BST.
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