Premier League: Watford and Leicester City play out draw after late drama

Two goals in final three minutes at Vicarage Road

Watford's Craig Dawson, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester City at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, POOL)
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Watford and Leicester City played out a dramatic draw at Vicarage Road on Saturday as both sides took steps closer to their respective Premier League ambitions.

Ben Chilwell looked to have secured Leicester a late win in the 90th minute when the England full-back broke the deadlock with a stunning strike.

However, defender Craig Dawson then scored his first Watford goal with an overhead kick in the third minute of injury time to earn the hosts a share of the spoils.

"It's something you practise in training and it probably doesn't go in very often," Dawson told BT Sport. "I'm delighted with my first goal. It was obviously a very important goal and it was good to get a point in the end."

The result moves Watford up to 16th, one point above the relegation zone, while third-placed Leicester now hold a five-point lead over Manchester United in third.

"Second half we were pretty dominant," Chilwell said. "The last five minutes we knew their strengths and they would try to get the ball in the box. We looked the fitter of the two teams. We are disappointed with the goal at the end."

Played inside an empty stadium, it was the first game back for both teams after the three-month lockdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic

"We spoke about the impact of no atmosphere," Chilwell added. "We are professionals and all fighting for things. Fans or not fans, we need to be up for every game. Take the point and move on."

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