Records came raining in for Walter Mazzarri’s men this weekend as Etienne Capoue volleyed in Watford’s fastest Premier League goal in history against a lacklustre Leicester side. It was also the first time the local outfit had beaten a reigning champion.
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra proved a wise summer signing yet again with a Man of the Match display and second goal of the season that ultimately proved the winner. Riyad Mahrez’s penalty was not enough to inspire a fightback as the Hornets gained another three points which keep them in the top half of the table.
The loss will be of huge concern to Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri. Sitting 14th in the table, this is his side’s sixth defeat this season and they have yet to win on the road. The only other reigning champions to not win in six away games were Blackburn in 1995 and Leeds in 1992. There are more problems as Jamie Vardy’s goal drought continued to 13 league games.
Their next game is against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday, where the midlands club seem to be having more luck, whilst Watford face Stoke next Sunday.