Leicester 2 Watford 0: Vardy scores for seventh match in row as Foxes leapfrog Man City into second before Maddison goal.

JAMIE VARDY scored for the seventh Premier League game in a row as Leicester jumped back into second in the table.

The Foxes frontman was denied a first-half penalty when he appeared to be caught by Adrian Mariappa in the box.

 Ben Foster did not move as Jamie Vardy blasted in from the penalty spot to open the scoring for Leicester

Ben Foster did not move as Jamie Vardy blasted in from the penalty spot to open the scoring for LeicesterCredit: Reuters

 It was the seventh Premier League game in a row that Vardy had scored in as he helped the Foxes to win No7 on the bounce

It was the seventh Premier League game in a row that Vardy had scored in as he helped the Foxes to win No7 on the bounceCredit: Reuters

Craig Pawson gave a free-kick and booked Vardy - and the VAR decided not to overturn the decision.

But Vardy would not be denied and was later helped out by Adam Masina's moment of madness, catching Jonny Evans at the back post with a stray elbow.

The former England striker stepped up and smashed the ball past Ben Foster, who did not even move - ensuring he made it seven league wins on the bounce for Brendan Rodgers' side, equalling the club's all-time top-flight record.

And James Maddison struck deep into injury time to make sure of all three points.

More to follow...

 The striker appeared to be caught on the foot by Adrian Mariappa inside the Watford box

The striker appeared to be caught on the foot by Adrian Mariappa inside the Watford boxCredit: Getty Images - Getty

 He was shown a yellow card by Craig Pawson and the VAR did not overturn the decision

He was shown a yellow card by Craig Pawson and the VAR did not overturn the decisionCredit: PA:Press Association

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