Wilfred Ndidi scored his second Premier League goal to help Leicester beat Watford 3-0 at the King Power Stadium as the champions moved into the top half of the table.
Despite a miserable start to the season, Leicester can still finish as high as eighth under Craig Sheakespeare – who replaced sacked title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri – and victory at the King Power Stadium leaves them ninth and also mathematically ensures they cannot be relegated.
Leicester went in front seven minutes before the break when Wilfred Ndidi lashed home his second goal since he joined the club for £17 million from Belgian side Genk in January.
Mahrez then doubled Leicester’s advantage in the second half, while Marc Albrighton added a third in second-half injury time as the Foxes condemned the struggling Hornets to a fourth defeat in their last five games.
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Walter Mazzarri’s side had chances to score in either half, but Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made a pair of vital saves before defensive errors allowed Ndidi and Mahrez easy opportunities to score.
With the win, Leicester move into ninth, although they face a tough task to stay there with matches against Manchester City and Tottenham to come in their last three games, while Watford are 14th but eight points above the drop and all but certain to stay up.
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