Leicester City handled the physicality of Watford much better in the latest fixture than they did when they met a few weeks ago. Despite some missed opportunities and a few mild scares, the Foxes were in control throughout, and eventually dispatched the Hornets 2-0.
With the win came three important points for Leicester, as they now sit 7th in the Premier League table. This climb up the table has attracted a fair amount of attention:
“Drinky come back, you can blame it all on me.”
ON THIS TRANSFER DAY: In 2012, Leicester signed Danny Drinkwater from Man Utd for just £630,000.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 19, 2018
An absolute steal. pic.twitter.com/qxPS53rbrV
Very nice. A milestone for the club accomplished by its modern hero.
Vardy’s penalty is Leicester’s 300th home goal in the Premier League.— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) January 20, 2018
So that’s nice.
He’s a nuisance, but he's our nuisance.
13 - Since the start of 2014-15, Jamie Vardy has won more penalties in the Premier League than any other player (13). Nuisance.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 20, 2018
Talk about efficiency. Jamie Vardy might by a cyborg, but there’s no way to be sure.
Jamie Vardy has now scored 10 goals from just 17 shots on target in the Premier League this season pic.twitter.com/Uhvfgg5UBV— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 20, 2018
And so, the legend of the Hamstring Destroyer was born. Somebody give Jamie a cape and some tights.
Wague is the second defender in a week to pull a hamstring chasing Vardy after Cahill limped off at Chelsea. #LCFC— Rob Tanner (@RobTannerMerc) January 20, 2018
What did Watford ever do to Riyad Mahrez. Maybe he’s just a bully.
Riyad Mahrez has now scored in each of his last 5 games against Watford.— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) January 20, 2018
You tell ‘em, Gary.
NOT. FOR. SALE.
Magical goal from Mahrez. Not For Sale.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 20, 2018
That he is. Don’t worry, we’ll do our best to throw off interested parties.
“Top-six clubs, don’t read this!
.....Leicester fans, hello.”
Riyad Mahrez is really good at football.— James Sharpe (@TheSharpeEnd) January 20, 2018
Don't pass it on, whatever you do.
Claude Puel is a warlock. Or just a great manager. Same thing, really.
Nothing better than succeeding while those who scorned you fail, is there?
That’s the magic of Leicester. Nathan Dyer, forever a Premier League champion.
Always laugh when I hear Nathan Dyer's name mentioned. Got loaned out to Leicester one season expecting a relegation battle and he came back to Swansea with a Premier League winners medal.— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) January 22, 2018
Oh no, you didn’t have to do him like that, Harry! This might be the most ruthless banter I’ve seen since that time Leicester fans ended Tottenham.
Happy belated birthday to Captain Morgan! There may not be a more iconic scene than him lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in LCFC’s history.
The growth of this club is remarkable. Little Leicester is sandwiched amongst the giants of Europe on a list of the richest clubs in the sport. Incredible.
Half of the richest 20 football clubs in the world by income are in the Premier League. Including Leicester (14th) and Southampton (18th). From @Deloitte's Rich List, out today pic.twitter.com/K91KJjjHEC— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) January 23, 2018
Danny Simpson: right-back, entrepreneur, fashion icon, Leicester’s Head of Recruiting?
Just seeing these words induces chills.
"HAZAAAAAAARD. He has done it.. he has won the title for Chelsea a year ago and he may have just won the title for Leicester City tonight."— Jamie (Was @Jamiefarty) (@VardyParties) January 21, 2018