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Leicester City 2-0 Watford

Leicester City 2-0 Watford

LEICESTER CRUISED to victory at the King Power Stadium as they brushed aside a lacklusture Watford side in the first half.

Goals from Jermaine Beckford and David Nugent handed Sven Goran Eriksson`s side the win inside the first 35 minutes.

Following Saturday's disappointment at home to Crystal Palace, Sean Dyche made three changes to the side with one of those forced.
The injured Martin Taylor dropped out for David Mirfin whilst Troy Deeney and Chris Iwelumo came in for Craig Forsyth and the benched Marvin Sordell.

Leicester took the lead with the game`s first real chance. Paul Konchesky was allowed to bomb on from left-back before slipping in Nugent who controlled well before coolly slipping past Scott Loach.

Ten minutes before half-time Beckford doubled the Foxes lead planting a header past Loach following Yuki Abe`s right-wing cross. A first strike in Leicester colours for the former Everton forward.

The closest thing to resembling a Watford chance came when Iwelumo saw a header blocked following a corner.

Half-time: 2-0

John Eustace`s lobbed header onto the roof of the net was as close as the Hornet`s came after half-time, though Deeney was unlucky to see Lee Peltier intercept an inch-perfect through-ball into him shortly after.

Iwelumo saw a good chance wasted when he ballooned wide when well-placed with 20 minutes to go.

Watford continued their improved second-half showing when a corner was only half-cleared as far as Jonathan Hogg who saw his thumping volley well saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Peltier, Bamba, St. Ledger, Konchesky; King , Johnson, Wellens, Abe (Fernandes); Beckford (Vassell) & Nugent.

Subs: Pantsil, Dyer & Weale (GK).

Watford: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, Mirfin, Dickinson; Deeney, Eustace (c), Hogg, Kightly (Buaben); Iwelumo (Yeates) & Garner (Sordell).

Subs: Gilmartin (GK) & Bennett.

Attendance:20 304

Referee: Mr C Sarginson.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Wednesday October 19 2011
Time: 9:44PM


It's NOT too late.. S D please go NOW...
20/10/2011 14:04:00
He needs longer. I concede it's not been good but we aren't far off where one would hope to finish this season.
20/10/2011 19:32:00
Hold your nerve, but what I do like, is that people can voice their opinions on here with out being insulted, like other forums. What do you reckon Chris?
20/10/2011 23:30:00
I dont understand this animosity towards me because of one ill-put-together post where i unintententionally knocked someone's right to an opinion. That being said if i dont agree with someones opinion i will say so (though hopefully in a politer manner). I've had the odd person knock my opinion down on this website before over various things, sometimes it happens especially because you can only read text on websites and things can come across in a way in which they weren't intended.
21/10/2011 18:59:00
I think that Dyche needs more time. We had a massive overhaul of the squad in the summer and things take time to settle down. By i am worried for him. IMO his tactics dont match his team selection in the sense that until Wednesday we played long ball with our two shortest strikers up front. And he also seems to have brushed aside some youth players like Whichelow who in my opinion we ready to make the step up in favour of more experienced players who have so far lack the pace and quality to be successful in the Championship on a regular basis. We seem to be building a team of slow, plodding hard men but what we need is youthful endevour with some pace and a touch of quality.
21/10/2011 19:04:00
Chris, I'm sorry if you thought I was knocking you, if you read my earlier post, you will see that I said it was quiet on here, I was merely asking for input, because your view is different to others, not that dissimilar to mine. I have had to stop reading the comments on the observer, just so stupid on there
21/10/2011 20:09:00
I agree completely with your comments... 1881 is adamant that he should go, the rest of us, say more time, but all the comments suggest that Dyche is wrong with tactics, team selection, youth... So I do ask myself why am I saying more time, because if he isn't listening, there has to be a change. Confused!?
21/10/2011 20:14:00
Andy - my mistake that i misread your comments. I aplogize. I see myself saying give Dyche more time because i think he has it within him to get it right. He was part of 2 good seasons under Malky particularly last season. The players are playing for him. Maybe Wednesday's inclusion of Iwelumo was a step towards picking a team consistent with his tactics. Althoughi it can be slightly boring i dont mind watching long ball as such as long as we use it to our advantage which hopefully now with Iwelumo up front we will. Dyche is inexperienced and IMO he has set out on the wrong foot. The next 4-6 weeks will tell how well he is able to learn on the job and adapt. I hope he is able to.Could do with a point tomorrow at least. Hull have scored as few as us. Anyone for a 0-0?
21/10/2011 20:44:00
Glad we've all kissed and made up chaps! There does seem to be a clear lack of plan A. or B. from Dyche which worries me. The strategy and team selection don't correlate and I don't believe he knows his best 11.
21/10/2011 22:41:00
I would snatch with both hands a point at Hull. The thing that worries me, is that we all agree that there are no tactics, strategy etc and yet Dyche has still our backing, except 1881 of course.
21/10/2011 23:26:00
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