🦁 PL roundup: Leicester hit five past Watford, Leeds hold Brighton

🦁 PL roundup: Leicester hit five past Watford, Leeds hold Brighton

Leicester City came from a goal down to stun Watford 5-1 in a Premier League clash at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon. 

The Hornets took a sixth-minute lead through Joao Pedro, but the visitors pulled one back in the 18th-minute before Jamie Vardy made it 2-1 two minutes later. 

Harvey Barnes made it 3-1 a minute after the restart after he found some space deep inside the box to fire a volley into the back of the net, leaving the keeper helpless.

Barnes turned provider in the 70th minute when he released Vardy with a clever pass, with the striker surging into the box before smashing a great shot into the top corner after a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Pedro came close to adding a for Watford in the 78th minute, but his effort was well kept out. 

The Foxes made it 5-1 four minutes from time when Barnes unleashed a shot straight into the bottom right corner. 

The win lifted Leicester into the top half of the table on 48 points and could scale up if they win their match at hand against Chelsea, set for Tuesday night. 

In another match, Leeds United boosted their hopes of survival with a hard-earned 1-1 draw at home to Brighton. 

Danny Welbeck gave the Seagulls the lead after just 21 minutes, and the goal seemed enough to give the visitors until the hosts equalised late on through Pascal Struijk who burst into the box to get on the end of a whipped in cross from Joe Gelhardt. 

The draw keeps Leeds out of the relegation zone, a point above Burnley, and could survive the cut if they win their next match, against Brentford, or draw and hope the Clarets lose. 

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