Leicester boss Puel delighted with Watford win: Fantastic counter-attacks

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2018

Jamie Vardy's penalty and Maddison's magnificent volley, which capped a trademark Leicester counter-attack, had the hosts 2-0 up inside 23 minutes on Saturday, and there were no further goals in the match.

The forward spun and fed the galloping Marc Albrighton and his pinpoint cross found Maddison, who had continued his run.

Watford struggled as an attacking force - failing to register a single shot on target - and Demarai Gray hit the post for Leicester in the closest either side came to a goal after the break, the day getting worse for the visitors when Etienne Capoue was sent off in the last minute. "I want to see good progress after Southampton and Chelsea". I'm really chuffed with that one.

"It was a very successful afternoon".

"I don't know (if he will need surgery)". To get three points and a goal after last week, I'm really happy.

The Foxes leapfrogged them in the table and now sit seventh with Watford - who have won just two of their last 10 games - slipping to 10th.

"When you score goals you feel more confident and maybe you finish better but when you don't score you lose the confidence you need".

They were well beaten and their misery was compounded when Capoue was dismissed a minute from time after a two-footed tackle on Kelechi Iheanacho.

Boss Javi Gracia confirmed the club will appeal the red and also refused to criticise referee Graham Scott following the penalty. It was in front of me but I prefer not to say anything apart from what Iheanacho said.

"He said Capoue didn't touch him. I know he felt something but we will see with him and my medical staff".

"I will see tomorrow", Puel told reporters on Monday.

I wouldn't be surprised if the travelling support did so again, as he will be in the opposition dugout for the first time since he was sacked nine months after famously steering Leicester to the Premier League title.

Fulham are the only side yet to keep a clean sheet in English league football this season - but they have not conceded against Leicester in four previous Premier League meetings. "In the last games we have been a bit unlucky with these decisions".

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