Sky Sports: The former Leicester boss, who led the club to the Premier League title in 2016, was given a hero’s welcome by the home fans before the game, but his side were behind in the 16th minute after James Maddison capitalised on an error from William Ekong.
BHappy: Our response to this setback, and to the start of the second half, and the fact that we were still pushing at the end of the game are big positives. If, from the point at which Maddison scored, it rarely felt that we were quite on the edge of turning Leicester over it was never quite out of reach either. Compare and contrast with any number of our preceding defeats when a goal might not have arrived if offered infinite hours, a written invitation and an armed escort.
Fran’s Watford Blog: The Hornets had another chance to draw level when a Cleverley free kick to the back post was met by the head of Masina but his effort was wide of the target. At the other end, the home side had a chance to increase their lead when Castagne crossed for Vardy who headed over the bar. The Hornets should have been level after a brilliant strike from Hernández, but it was deflected off the inside of the post and Schmeichel gathered. The equaliser had been coming and it came from the penalty spot. Dennis had received a ball from King and broke into the box where he was tripped by Ndidi and the referee pointed to the spot. Schmeichel employed considerable gamesmanship in questioning the referee and delaying the spot kick. We speculated on who would take it. The consensus was King, who took penalties at Bournemouth and is from Norway so not fazed by snow. Sure enough, he stepped up and took a lovely penalty into the corner to beat Schmeichel.