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Vicarage Road Stadium (ATT 16,142) 12th May 2013 - Kick off 12:30 Ref: M Oliver

Watford Watford vs Leicester City Leicester

Watford (3) 3

M Vydra (15, 65)
T Deeney (90+7)


Leicester (2) 1

D Nugent (19)

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  1. 101

    FULL-TIME: What a finish at Vicarage Road. Watford reach Wembley after a stunning 3-1 win thanks to Troy Deeney's late late winner to send Watford through 3-2 on aggregate after Anthony Knockaert missed a penalty to send Leicester through.

  2. 100

    Almunia gathers a long punt into the box and he is down after being caught, but he is ok to continue.

  3. 100

    Big delay in the restart as stewards try to clear the fans off the pitch.

  4. 90+9

    Deeney is booked for his celebrations.

  5. 90+8

    GOAL: Play switches straight to the other end and Deeney slams home after Hogg heads down into the path of the striker. What a finish at Vicarage Road. Fans are on the pitch and Deeney is in the crowd celebrating.

  6. 90+7

    PENALY MISSED: Almunia saves from Knockaert and he produces a fine save to save from his rebound.

  7. 90+6

    PENALTY: Leicester win a penalty as Knockaert goes down in the box under a challenge from Cassetti.

  8. 90+5

    Late chance for Leicester as Nugent sends in a great cross from the right, but Kane is just unable to direct his effort on target.

  9. 90+2

    Ekstrand is now back on his feet and after lengthy treatment he will be ok to continue.

  10. 90

    There will be four minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes but we are already into the 91st minute and Ekstrand is still down and receiving treatment.

  11. 89

    Ekstrand being bandaged up now after taking a knock to his head and that will mean there will be plenty of injury-time added on at the end of 90 minutes.

  12. 89

    Great tackle from Ekstrand on Knockaert on the edge of the box, but both playerds are down and in need of treatment.

  13. 88

    It looks like we are heading to extra-time here with the game becoming a little bit scrappy.

  14. 80

    Anya gets down the right again, but his cross is picked up by Schmechiel at full stretch.

  15. 79

    Watford make another change as Hogg comes on for Battocchio.

  16. 78

    Great tackle from King to deny Forestieri getting his shot in on goal after he being sent clear.

  17. 78

    Deeney has the ball in the net from Vydra's pass, but his celebrations are cut short by an offside flag.

  18. 77

    The ball drops to Forestieri inside the box, but he drills his half-volley just wide of the target.

  19. 74

    Kane has a sight of goal for Leicester, but his effort is straight at Almunia. It has been a good response from Leicester to Watford's second goal.

  20. 74

    Nugent takes the free-kick, but he hits his effort over the crossbar.

  21. 73

    Nugent wins a free-kick right on the edge of the box after being felled by Ekstrand. Big chance for Leicester here.

  22. 72

    Battocchio fires in a shot from the edge of the box, which Schmeichel spills, but collects at the second attempt.

  23. 71

    Deeney gets his head on a cross from Chalobah, but on the stretch he is unable to direct his effort on target.

  24. 69

    Kane steps up to take the resulting free-kick but he skies it well over the crossbar much to the annoyance of Nigel Pearson on the sidelines.

  25. 69

    Cassetti is booked for a lunging tackle on Kane.

  26. 68

    Great strength from Morgan to hold off Deeney as he tries to get in on goal.

  27. 67

    Leicester make another change as Danny Drinkwater comes on for Dyer.

  28. 65

    GOAL; Watford take the lead to level things up on aggregate. Vydra works a brilliant one-two with Deeney before slotting his shot low past Schmeichel. Game on.

  29. 64

    Attacking change from Watford as Forestieri replaces Doyley.

  30. 63

    Leicester defending well from crosses coming into the box as Watford look to step up the pressure.

  31. 61

    Leicester make the first change of the game as Harry Kane replaces Chris Wood.

  32. 57

    Lovely build-up play from Watford involving Briggs and Vydra who tees up Abdi who sees his shot deflected just wide of the target. Big chance goes abegging for Watford.

  33. 54

    Chalobah tries his luck from long-range, but he slices his shot well wide of the target.

  34. 52

    De Laet gets to the byline and hangs up a cross to the far post to Wood, but he can't get enough power on his header to trouble Almunia.

  35. 52

    Leicester prepared to play on the break with Watford having throw numbers forward in search of a second goal.

  36. 50

    Lovely skill from Battocchio on the edge of the box and he fires in a shot which deflects just wide of the target for a corner.

  37. 49

    Knockaert takes the free-kick, but he curls his shot over the crossbar.

  38. 48

    Leicester win a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box after Wood is caught in the face of Ekstrand.

  39. 47

    Cassetti has a sight of goal 30 yards out, but he blazes his effort wildly over the top.

  40. 46

    RESTART: Watford get the second half underway with no changes from either side.

  41. 45+2

    HALF-TIME: The teams go in level at the break as David Nugent's goal cancels out Vydra's stunning opener for Watford. It means Leicester are just 45 minutes way from the Championship Play-Off final as they lead 2-1 on aggregate.

  42. 45+1

    Leicester win another corner, but Morgan is adjudged to have fouled Almunia as he tries to get on the end of Knockaert's delivery giving Watford a free-kick.

  43. 45

    There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes.

  44. 45

    Abdi appears to be struggling with a knock for Watford which will be a real worry for Gianfranco Zola.

  45. 43

    Deeney has a sight of goal from Anya's cross, but he hits his half-volley over the top.

  46. 40

    Good defending from Morgan to stop Deeney getting on the end of Anya's inviting cross from the right.

  47. 38

    Vydra tries to play in Deeney on goal, but his pass is just overhit and the ball runs through to Schmeichel.

  48. 36

    Good skill from Knockaert inside the box, but he then tries too much and Watford manage to get back to clear the danger.

  49. 35

    Play switches straight up to the other end and Deeney tries an acrobatic overhead kick from Anya's cross, but he fails to direct his effort on target.

  50. 35

    Good defending from Ekstrand as he makes a vital interception to deny Wood getting on the end of Dyer's pass.

  51. 34

    Wood is then booked for kicking the ball away after being called back for offside.

  52. 34

    Dyer almost sends Wood clear on goal, but the striker is flagged offside.

  53. 33

    Leicester are defending in numbers with Nugent dropping into midfield every time they lose the ball.

  54. 30

    Deeney tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort is straight down the throat of Schmeichel.

  55. 29

    Chalobah is ok to continue and that is a big boost for Watford.

  56. 28

    Watford players not happy as Leicester refuse to kick the ball out as Chalobah is in need of treatment after being caught by King.

  57. 24

    Chance for Knockaert as Dyer picks him out on the edge of the box, but he flashes his left-footed over the crossbar.

  58. 23

    Good defending from De Laet to stop Briggs getting on the end of Anya's deep cross from the right.

  59. 20

    Watford go close to restoring their lead, but Schmeichel is quickly off his line to steal the ball off Deeney before he get a shot away.

  60. 19

    GOAL: Leicester draw level and it is that man again Nugent as he rises highest to head home from a corner from James. Leicester back in front on aggregate.

  61. 16

    Worry for Leicester as De Laet lands awkwardly from an aerial challenge and the full-back needs some treatment.

  62. 15

    GOAL: Watford break the deadlock and what a stunning goal from Vydra. Vydra shows brilliant technique as he volleys an unstoppable left-footed shot from an acute angle into the far corner past a stranded Schmeichel. A goal of the season contender from Vydra.

  63. 13

    Leicester win another corner as they continue to bring the game to Watford. Knockaert's delivery is cleared by Ekstrand.

  64. 10

    Great effort from Deeney from 25 yards out as he forces Schmeichel into a fine save low down to his left. Deeney looks like he is in the mood today.

  65. 7

    Great chance for Watford as Deeney slips in Vydra in on goal, but the striker drags his shot wide of the target. Big missed opportunity that for the home side.

  66. 6

    From the corner Leicester have claims for a penalty as De Laet's effort comes off the body of Ekstrand, but referee Michael Oliver waves away their appeals for handball.

  67. 5

    First opening as Nugent plays in Knockaert inside the box, but Briggs gets back to clear the danger for a corner. Ekstrand clears the corner before Leicester win another corner.

  68. 3

    As expected a fast and frentic start to the game with both sides unable to gain control early on.

  69. 1

    KICK-OFF: Leicester get the game underway at an expectant Vicarage Road.

  70. The teams are out on the pitch as we approach kick-off.

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  73. Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has make three changes from the 1-0 first leg defeat at Leicester on Thursday. Striker Troy Deeney returns after suspension while full-back Matthew Briggs and midfielder Cristian Battocchio all start with Alex Geijo, Daniel Pudil and Jonathan Hogg dropping to the bench.Leicester boss Nigel Pearson keeps faith with his players and sticks with the same side which won 1-0 at the King Power Stadium thanks to David Nugent's goal

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  75. Leicester XI: Schmeichel; De Laet, Morgan, Keane, Schlupp; Knockaert, James, King, Dyer; Wood, Nugent.

  76. Watford XI: Almunia; Doyley, Ekstrand, Cassetti; Anya, Abdi, Chalobah, Battocchio, Briggs; Deeney, Vydra.

  77. The teams are in...

  78. Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Watford's Championship Play-Off semi-final second leg against Leicester City from Vicarage Road.



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