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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 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23