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Leicester City guaranteed their Premier League survival with a deserved home victory over struggling Watford.
Leicester maintained their perfect home record under Craig Shakespeare in the Premier League as they beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday.
Walter Mazzarri’s future as Watford manager appears increasingly precarious and it is Craig Shakespeare who looks far more likely to be in the technical area next season. A fifth successive away defeat without scoring will pile more pressure on Mazzarri, while his decision to drop Troy Deeney is unlikely to generate support with the majority of supporters.
Leicester cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Watford to all-but seal Premier League safety.
A year can be a long time in football. Twelve months after the 5,000-1 shots were crowned Premier League champions here, goals from Wilfred Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton secured a victory for Leicester that moved them into the top half of the table for the first time since September.
There are days when it’s just a bad idea all round. The great empty swathes of seats in the away end for what should be a popular trip – local-ish, easy to get to, against the League Champions to boot – suggested that plenty had had the same thought. Dad nearly didn’t make it, Daughter 1 pondered whether she should forego the afternoon in favour of preparation for her forthcoming SATs. Meanwhile the pre-match pub turned out to be closed; we opted for an alternative next to the station, but beat a disorientated path from the pub in entirely the wrong direction until we sorted ourselves out. Sometimes the world is trying to tell you something.
Well then… Another away game and another defeat without the ‘Orns scoring a goal. We now haven’t scored away from home since we beat Arsenal, back in January.