Brendan Rodgers believes the 'luck went against' his Leicester side after frantic final five minutes
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to his team during an organised water break | Photo: Getty/ Plumb Images

Leicester City drew 1-1 with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday after two stunning late goals meant that the points were shared.

The Foxes began the game strongly and looked sharp in the early stages, but Watford worked their way into the match and could’ve had the lead. Both Abdoulaye Doucoure and Troy Deeney had great chances to grab a goal before the break but they couldn’t convert past Kasper Schmeichel.

The second half was very tightly contested and it wasn’t until the last few minutes that the game burst into action. Substitute Demarai Gray found Ben Chilwell on the left hand side of the box and the England international fired a thunderous strike into the top corner to give Leicester the lead with on a minute of normal time to go.

However, in the third minute of stoppage time, centre back Craig Dawson levelled for Watford with a superb bicycle kick, claiming a point for the relegation-threatened Hornets.

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‘We should’ve had three, but we’ll take the point’

Speaking to LCFCTV, Brendan Rodgers revealed his disappointment at conceding the last minute equaliser. He said: “It was just unfortunate that the luck went against us because if you analyse it back, the ball hits the centre-half’s foot.

“He doesn’t know and it pops up and the guy gets the finish. So, from that perspective, it was disappointing. To come here, it was always going to be difficult, especially with the position that they’re in, so we should’ve had three, but we’ll take a point and then we’ll move on.”

‘I’m pleased for the players’

Rodgers revealed his thoughts on his players’ performance after almost four month without a competitive game. Speaking to BBC Radio Leicester, he said: “It's different but there's still an edge in the game. I'm pleased for the players who showed really good fitness levels at this stage, having just come back.

“The first ten minutes was frantic for both teams but then the game settled down. It opened up in the second half, we scored a brilliant goal towards the end and were so unfortunate to concede. We had chances to win but it’s a good point for us.”

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‘There’s a lot of positives to take’

Midfielder James Maddison also believes his side were unlucky to concede the equaliser but was happy with how the team played. He spoke to LCFCTV: “I think over the 90 minutes, we were definitely the fitter, more dominant team and created the better chances.

“There's a lot of positives to take. I think there's some good performances in there. We've scored a great goal, we could have had more. But we're a tad unlucky with the set piece, to be honest, we actually defended well.”

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