Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Puel backs Maddison to improve discipline

Puel backs Maddison to improve discipline

Watford were already a goal down after a 12th-minute penalty by Jamie Vardy, who was brought down by Ben Foster in the box, when they were struck by a classic Leicester City break.

Leicester City beat Watford 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday and fans were delighted with the performance of one man on social media.

The Foxes go to Fulham on Wednesday and face 2016 title victor Ranieri for the first time since he was sacked in February 2017.

Wes Morgan appeared to pick up an injury against Watford, with manager Claude Puel admitting several unnamed players are fitness concerns.

He said: "We will see". "I can not say which players have a problem but I do not know at the moment my starting players in two days". He felt something and we will discuss with the medical staff.

"I can not say the player with the problem but I can not know my starting players in two days".

"I will see tomorrow", Puel told reporters on Monday.

Asked if Vardy may need an operation, Puel said: "I don't know". It is a balance to know his feeling. I don't know who will be available for this important game. "Other players must be ready in their minds to play and replace another team-mate".

Leicester City manager Claude Puel on Ranieri: "We can not forget what he brought to the club".

"We can not forget what he bring to the club", he said.

Maddison, meanwhile, got his season back on track in style - scoring for the first time since September 22 in a game he was fortunate to play in having been sent off against Brighton and serving his suspension in a rearranged EFL Cup tie with Southampton.

They are the top of the pile for red cards this season and have had twice as many players sent off as any other team in the league.

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