Nov 2, 2013 at 12.15pm UK at ‚ÄčVicarage Road
Watford
0-3
LeicesterLeicester City

Forestieri (36'), Ekstrand (77')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Wood (10'), Knockaert (53'), Dyer (86')
Knockaert (54')

Result: Leicester go joint-top with 3-0 win at Watford

Chris Wood, Anthony Knockaert and Lloyd Dyer all score as Leicester City beat Watford 3-0 to go level with Burnley at the top of the Championship table.

Leicester City beat Watford 3-0 this afternoon to go level with Burnley at the top of the Championship table.

Chris Wood gave the Foxes a 10th-minute 1-0 lead in bizarre fashion when he charged down a Manuel Almunia clearance and the ball ricocheted off the 21-year-old and into the net.

Leicester's Chris Wood is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal against Watford on November 2, 2013© Getty Images

The New Zealand international thought he had doubled his tally in the 28th minute when he converted from Knockaert's deflected shot, but the striker had strayed into an offside position.

Watford struggled to create many chances in the opening period, but Lewis McGugan did manage to test Kasper Schmeichel twice in quick succession as the home side looked for a way back into the game.

Wood continued to cause problems throughout the first half and had an appeal for a penalty turned down in the 34th minute after being bundled over by Gabriele Angella.

Polish defender Marcin Wasilewski headed narrowly over the bar in the 43rd minute as Leicester continued to dominate proceedings.

Knockaert doubled Leicester's lead eight minutes after the break. Jeff Schlupp drove at the Watford defence and wriggled past the challenge of Lloyd Doyley before pulling the ball back to the midfielder, who rifled the ball in at the near post.

Leicester's celebrates moments after scoring his team's second goal against Watford on November 2, 2013© Getty Images

David Nugent could have sealed the game for the away side just two minutes later, but he headed well over the bar from 12 yards.

Watford started playing their best football after falling two goals behind, and Diego Fabbrini and Ikechi Anya combined well to set up Fernando Forestieri, but the Argentine fired his 12-yard shot straight at Schmeichel on the hour mark.

The trio combined once more two minutes later, but Anya was the guilty party this time as the Scottish international blazed his shot over the bar from close range.

The home side continued to waste good chances as Troy Deeney couldn't stretch enough to convert Anya's right-wing cross and the striker's effort flew inches wide of the post.

In contrast, the visitors were clinical and Lloyd Dyer wrapped up all three points in the 86th minute when his shot bounced into the net despite Almunia getting a strong hand onto the winger's shot.

Leicester's celebrates moments after scoring his team's second goal against Watford on November 2, 2013
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