Craig Dawson scores stunning overhead kick to cancel out Ben Chilwell rocket in dramatic finale

BEN CHILWELL and Craig Dawson BOTH scored late stunners in a dramatic finale at Vicarage Road.

Leicester’s left-back thought he had sealed all three points for the visitors with a rocket drive into the top corner in the 90th minute.

Craig Dawson equalised for Watford in injury time with an acrobatic overhead kick
Craig Dawson equalised for Watford in injury time with an acrobatic overhead kick
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But deep into injury time, centre-back Dawson produced an acrobatic overhead kick to cancel it out and rescue a draw.

And that point could prove critical at both ends of the table as Watford took a big step towards Premier League safety and Leicester fight for a Champions League spot.

Jamie Vardy, making his 300th Leicester appearance, knew a goal at Vicarage Road would propel him into the famous Premier League 100 Club.

But in a largely-sloppy encounter, he barely had a sighter at all as Abdoulaye Doucoure wasted the one good chance of the opening 45 minutes.

Wilfred Ndidi’s heavy touch on the edge of the area was punished but the Frenchman shot straight at Kasper Schmeichel.

At it was Nigel Pearson’s side who made a bright start to the second half and twice went close to breaking the deadlock.

Ismaila Sarr ran clear but saw his effort saved in trademark starfish Schmeichel fashion before Troy Deeney headed narrowly wide.

At the other end, Caglar Soyuncu squandered a header from close range at the back post, failing to test Foster.

Brendan Rodgers thought his side had taken the lead when sub Demarai Gray found Albrighton in the box and the ex-Aston Villa wideman thumped the post.

Seconds later, Gray squared for James Maddison whose low drive was expertly turned behind by Foster.

Then came the drama at the end as Chilwell fired an unstoppable strike off the post and into the back of the net.

But there was time for one final twist.

From a corner, the ball fell to Dawson and he acrobatically turned it past Schmeichel for his first Watford goal.


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