James Maddison and Jamie Vardy

Maddison Underlines Collectivity After Watford Win

James Maddison believes Saturday’s victory over Watford carried added importance after Leicester City recorded their first home win in the Premier League since September.
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- James Maddison reflects on a ‘successful afternoon’ for Leicester City
- The City No.10 was on target in a 2-0 victory over Watford at King Power Stadium
- Gerry Taggart and Matt Elliott will analyse the win on Monday’s Extra-Time show at 6pm GMT

Jamie Vardy won and converted a penalty on 11 minutes before Maddison’s special volley put the Foxes into a comfortable 2-0 first-half lead at King Power Stadium.

Kasper Schmeichel was relatively untested after the break, while Demarai Gray came just inches away from making it 3-0 after hammering the Watford upright.

“It was a very successful afternoon,” Maddison told LCFC TV. “We haven’t won here since September I’m told. That’s quite a long time. To get three points and a goal after last week, I’m really happy.

“That winning feeling, you never get bored of that. In the changing room after, everyone’s buzzing. You never lose that, no matter what competition, what you win or what the score is. A 2-0 win at home today, everyone’s really happy and we’ll prepare for Fulham.”

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Maddison Delighted With Strike

Foxes midfielder James Maddison talks to LCFC TV after his wonder goal helped City to a 2-0 victory over Watford...

Maddison’s fourth goal of the Premier League season came in brilliant fashion, as he collected Marc Albrighton’s pin-point pass before taking a touch and slamming the ball into the bottom of the net past Ben Foster.

Reflecting on his effort, Maddison said: “It’s right up there! It’s a different sort of goal, it’s not like an individual strike from distance or a free-kick. It was a really good counter attack, a good team goal.

“I picked it up from deep, I found Vards (Jamie Vardy), who was in a good bit of space and he got it out to Marc [Albrighton].

“The quality Marc has got from wide areas, he put it on my toe, didn’t he? I had a good touch and thankfully I stuck it away. I’m really chuffed with that one.”

The quality Marc Albrighton has got from wide areas, he put it on my toe, didn’t he? I had a good touch and thankfully I stuck it away. I’m really chuffed with that one.

James Maddison LCFC TV

The City No.10 acknowledged that his side also produced a stellar defensive performance, as Leicester successfully dealt with the advances of several talented Hornets attackers including Roberto Pereyra, Gerard Deulofeu, Isaac Success, Troy Deeney and Andre Gray.

“The three at the back, I’m talking about Kasper [Schmeichel], Jonny [Evans] and Wes [Morgan], them three in particular were brilliant,” said the attacking midfielder.

“At 2-0, it can be a dangerous score line sometimes, they get one and they’re back in it with our backs against the fence and we end up defending deep.

“You see Wes throwing his body at everything at the end and Kasper’s got the surest hands in the Premier League.”

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