Maddison ‘can be new Hoddle’
HOPE you all enjoyed it on telly last night. It’s worth watching again and again because James Maddison scored the goal of this season.
Gazza’s up-over-and-volley for England against Scotland 22 years ago is a contender for one of the best of all time.
Paul Gascoigne took a Darren Anderton pass lifted the ball over Colin Hendry and smashed in his shot. Sensational.
There were three Watford players around Maddison, who cost Leicester £20million from Norwich in the summer, when he collected it in the 23rd minute yesterday. He took the ball on the outside of his right foot, off his chest, off his knee and then volleyed the ball in.
At no point did the ball touch the ground. It was like a showbiz trick you’d see on stage – but this was for real.
City boss Claude Puel, who played with Glenn Hoddle at Monaco, said: “I think with Hoddle it was fantastic goals all the time.
“He is a young player and if he continues to listen and to improve he will have a fantastic future. There is a comparison between Hoddle and Maddison but Maddy has only been playing at this level since the beginning of this season. He can improve to score more.”
Vardy had put
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Leicester ahead 11 minutes earlier with a penalty. By coming out the way he did and sliding into Vardy, Watford keeper Ben Foster helped ref Graham Scott make his decision.
Vardy might have been looking for the call as he took Ben Chilwell’s pass, but when Foster came out, didn’t get the ball and took Vardy’s legs, it was obvious what was going to happen.
It just needed Vardy to take advantage and he blasted past Foster.
Watford’s Etienne Capoue was sent off for his lunging tackle on Kelechi Iheanacho in the final minutes.
His manager, Javi Gracia is appealing against the red card, claiming Iheanacho said Capoue didn’t touch him.
He also disputed the penalty, adding: “I won’t talk about the penalty decision because it will sound like an excuse.
“What we must do is score more from all the possession and chances we have.
“We are not efficient.”
HIT: James Maddison lashes home a superb volley