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Craig Dawson scores with stunning overhead kick against Leicester

Watford’s Craig Dawson scores with a stunning late overhead kick against Leicester City in Saturday’s lunchtime kick off.

It came after Ben Chilwell initially impressed fans on social media after he made it 1-0 on the 90th minute which looked to seal the Foxes all three points.

Demarai Gray managed to ping the ball over to Chilwell on the left and he smashed it into the top right corner to see his side snatch all three points.

Two of the five minutes of stoppage time had been played, and then with what had to be the last kick off the game, Watford found one back.

Centre-back Craig Dawson. got his first goal for Watford in empathic fashion with an overhead kick.

A corner wasn’t dealt with by Leicester, it deflected off a Watford teammate and Dawson improvised, hooking it past Kasper Schmeichel and into the top corner.

It took a while to get going but that second half was entertaining and the ending was superb!

Crucial point for Watford too. They move up to 16th in the Premier League table.

Leicester are eight points ahead of fifth in a Champions League spot. They should be comfortable shouldn’t they?

Leicester defender Ben Chilwell: “Second half we were pretty dominant. Last five minutes we knew their strengths and they’d 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.

“The gaffer and players are always telling me to shoot in those positions, I just concentrated on a clean strike and getting it on target.

“We are trying for Champions League. Watford to their credit played to their strengths but we were the better team and more dominant.

“Both keepers made some great saves. Kasper (Schmeichel) made some ones that kept us in the game at times. At the other end we can score goals.

“We spoke about the impact of no atmosphere. 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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Watford goalscorer Craig Dawson speaking to BT Sport: “It’s something you practise in training and it probably doesn’t go in very often. 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.

“We were disappointed to concede but great spirit from the lads to go and get the equaliser.

“There was tiredness in the second half. But credit to the lads. You can hear the lads who are not playing and the noise they made when the goal went in.

“It is different to what we are used to and we missed the fans but hopefully we can continue. We will keep working hard. Tough game next.”

Fans reacted not just on Ben Chilwell’s screamer, but after Craig Dawson scores with a stunning overhead kick against Leicester…

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