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Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

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  1. The end

    Thanks for joining me for some Boxing Day football. I'm going to leave you here for the day.

    Follow reaction to this and the rest of today's games over here.

    And read my match report (which I'm still working on) here.


    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    It's all over. Watford have their first victory in over a month. Leicester are now four games without a win.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Marc Albrighton's cross is caught by Heurelho Gomes under pressure from Harry Maguire. The Brazilian claims he was fouled by Maguire. A lot of moaning. Textbook injury time while you're winning material.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Tick tock, tick tock. Seconds left.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Watford have a three on two scenario, but instead of scoring they win a corner to kill some more time.


    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Three minutes added on.


    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Jerome Sinclair on, Andre Carrillo off as Watford look to eat up some time.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester are playing a 1-0-9 formation now I think, and Islam Slimani is caught offside as the Foxes put the ball into the mixer.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Watford defender Marvin Zeegelaar gets a late booking as there's all kinds of shenanigans while Leicester try to take a throw-in.


    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Watford are shoring things up now, defender Sebastian Prodl replaces midfielder Ben Watson.

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    Leicester have a couple of big chances to equalise but are denied by two excellent Heurelho Gomes saves.

    First he keeps out Wes Morgan's six-yard effort and moments later dives to keep out a header from Leonardo Ulloa with probably his first touch.


    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Leonardo Ulloa on, Andy King off for Leicester.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Watford have a chance to win this game. Ben Chilwell switches off and Tom Cleverley nips the ball off him, runs towards goal and fires just wide of the far post.


    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Andy King brings down Richarlison. Yellow card for the Leicester midfielder.

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    Demarai Gray spends about 30 seconds waiting for a team-mate to find some space from his throw-in. Poor from Leicester.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Watford have a corner - it feels like they're the most likely to score again - but it's cleared by Andy King.


    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester make a couple of switches. Striker Islam Slimani makes his first appearance in a month, and Demarai Gray also comes on.

    Aleksandar Dragovic and Shinji Okazaki come off.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    It's a corner to Watford, who are definitely on top now. This game is not going by the form book whatsoever.

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    Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Tom Cleverely clips the ball over the top to Stefano Okaka, who is offside and shoots at Kasper Schmeichel anyway.

    Are the Hornets going to end a six-game winless run?

  20. GOAL - Watford 2-1 Leicester

    Kasper Schmeichel own goal

    Just after I was criticising his performance, Abdoulaye Doucoure has helped put Watford into the lead.

    Tom Cleverley's deep free-kick finds Doucoure, who somehow squeezes it past Kasper Schmeichel from the tightest of angles. In fact on second viewing, Schmeichel actually gets a touch.

    Ben Chilwell clears off the line, or so he thinks/hopes. But it had crossed the line and the referee's watch buzzes to tell him it's a goal.

    And it's an own goal from the Leicester keeper, not Doucoure's strike as we initially thought.