English Premiership

Watford come from behind to beat Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel (Getty Images)
Kasper Schmeichel (Getty Images)

Watford - Watford came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 and seal a first English Premier League win in seven games on Tuesday.

A tap-in from Molla Wague in his first league start, and against his former club, plus an own goal from Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel cancelled out Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez's opener.

The victory was a first for Marco Silva's side since November 25 when they beat Newcastle 3-0.

Leicester's winless run extended to four games.

Mahrez headed in his sixth goal of the season for Leicester's lead, but former player Wague, who appeared just once for Leicester last season in the FA Cup, equalised after the visitors failed to clear a corner.

The winner was a Schmeichel own goal after Abdoulaye Doucoure squeezed the ball past the goalie from a tight angle.

Schmeichel's decisive touch on the ball saw it officially credited as an own goal.

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