Dawson rescues point for Watford after Leicester's late Chilwell cracker

They were into stoppage time when Christian Kabasele knocked on a corner and Craig Dawson swivelled brilliantly before hooking a volley past Kasper Schmeichel in theLeicester goal, rescuing a draw for Watford just when all looked lost. It could be a precious moment in Watford’s survival bid, even though a draw keeps them firmly in the relegation mire, and it was hard to argue that they did not deserve a point after competing well in their first game back. Five years have passed since he defied the odds by saving Leicester from relegation and there have been glimpses of his ability to inspire an improbable escape act since pitching up at Vicarage Road in November, not least when Watford pulled off the most surprising resultof the season just before lockdown, ending Liverpool’s unbeaten run in stunning style. The 22-year-old spread unease in the Leicester back four whenever he charged down the right and was entitled to ask why none of his teammates were able to seize on any of his invitingcrosses during a tight first half, though anyone searching for the answer was able to find clues in Pearson’s constant shouts of “Shape” from the touchline. It was pragmatic but necessary from Watford, who might have been carved open had they given James Maddison and YouriTielemans the space to spring Vardy clear, and it was hard to remember Ben Foster making a save of note before the interval. Yet Leicester were not quite at their sharpest in the final third and the bestchance of the half fell to Watford, who could have snatched the lead when a risky touch from Ndidi allowed Abdoulaye Doucour√© to test Kasper Schmeichel. Rodgers shook his side up by bringing on Demarai Gray for the disappointing Harvey Barnes, while the introduction of Hamza Choudhury allowed Leicester to reassert themselves in midfield.