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Nov 7, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
2-1
Watford
Kante (52'), Vardy (65' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)
Deeney (75' pen.)

Result: Jamie Vardy scores for ninth game running as Leicester City edge out Watford

Jamie Vardy scores for the ninth game running as Leicester City beat Watford 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy scored for the ninth successive Premier League game as Leicester City beat Watford 2-1 at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City scores his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford at The King Power Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Leicester, England.© Getty Images

Kasper Schmeichel was left sprawling in the 20th minute as he was beaten by Odion Ighalo's 20th-minute half-volley, but his strike came back off the post. Almen Abdi charged onto the rebound, but Schmeichel recovered to tip the midfielder's follow-up attempt over the bar.

Leicester's best chance of the first half fell the way of Vardy, but the forward couldn't beat Heurelho Gomes, who got down low to push his strike from the edge of the box away to safety.

Heurelho Gomes of Watford watches the ball scored by Ngolo Kante of Leicester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford at The King Power Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Leicester, England.© Getty Images

Marc Albrighton fired at the Brazilian stopper four minutes into the second half, but the Watford goalkeeper gifted Leicester the lead in the 53rd minute when he allowed N'Golo Kante's toe-poke to squirm through his grasp and into the back of the net.

Vardy saw a shot blocked by Miguel Britos, but the England forward was then felled by Gomes inside the area and he picked himself up to slam the resulting penalty straight down the middle of the goal.

However, Watford were handed a lifeline when substitute Juan Carlos Paredes was brought down by Kante with 15 minutes remaining and captain Troy Deeney kept his composure to beat Schmeichel from the penalty spot.

Riyad Mahrez came close twice in quick succession as Leicester immediately looked to restore their two-goal lead, but the Foxes comfortably saw out the remaining quarter of an hour to move level on points with league leaders Manchester City.

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2Leicester CityLeicester1511223592635
3Manchester CityMan City15102343172632
4Chelsea159243021929
5Wolverhampton WanderersWolves155822117423
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd155642318521
7Crystal Palace156361418-421
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs155552523220
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd154741715219
10Arsenal154742123-219
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle155461522-719
12Burnley155372124-318
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton155371822-418
14Bournemouth154471821-316
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham154471725-816
16Aston Villa154382224-215
17Southampton154381733-1615
18Everton154291627-1114
19Norwich CityNorwich1532101632-1611
20Watford15159930-218

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