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Vicarage Road Stadium (ATT 12,954) 3rd November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A D'Urso

Watford Watford vs Leicester City Leicester

Watford 2

A Abdi (14)
F Forestieri (68)

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Leicester 1

D Nugent (71)
Z Whitbread (S/O 83)

Leicester suffer second straight defeat as Watford recorded a 2-1 win

Last Updated: 03/11/12 8:39pm

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Almen Abdi: Opened the scoring for Watford

Almen Abdi: Opened the scoring for Watford

Leicester were handed a second consecutive defeat as Watford recorded a 2-1 Championship victory at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Foxes slipped out of the promotion spots after their fourth defeat of the campaign, as Gianfranco Zola's side completed a deserved win.

Watford started the brighter side and had the first sight of goal after 11 minutes but Troy Deeney blazed his effort from the edge of the area high over the bar.

But the Hornets opened the scoring three minutes later. A clever pass from Fernando Forestieri released Almen Abdi on the right and the midfielder advanced towards Kasper Schmeichel before slotting a low effort into the bottom corner.

Nigel Pearson replaced Danny Drinkwater with Lloyd Dyer at half-time, as he looked for more width from his side, but the change did not have an immediate impact as the second half got off to a quiet start.

And it was Watford who eventually had the first opening as Deeney forced a stop out of Schmeichel with a header just before the hour mark.

Pearson responded by bringing on Martyn Waghorn and Marko Futacs, but his side were soon two goals down.

Schmeichel pulled off a terrific save to prevent Daniel Pudil's effort, but Forestieri pounced on the rebound and tucked away the loose ball.

The visitors replied three minutes later as David Nugent controlled Paul Konchesky's cross and fired a low effort into the corner of the net.

But any hopes of a comeback were scuppered as Zak Whitbread brought down substitute Matej Vydra and was shown his second yellow card of the game.

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2 Derby County 35 65
3 Watford 35 65
4 Bournemouth 35 63
5 Norwich City 34 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 34 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Cardiff City 35 44
14 Birmingham City 34 42
15 Huddersfield Town 35 42
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 35 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Millwall 35 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22