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Deeney reveals Watford trying to finish as high as possible after 2-1 Leicester win

Watford striker Troy Deeney revealed his side are aiming to finish as high up the Premier League table as possible after the Hornets beat Leicester 2-1 at home earlier today.

It was a tale of the two teams talismanic strikers today at Vicarage Road, with Hornets skipper Deeney heading the home side in front after just five minutes, but Foxes frontman Jamie Vardy would hit back for the visitors via a trademark finish with 15 minutes to play.

Deeney would then turn provider in stoppage time, when he played through substitute Andre Gray to score the winner, and condemn Brendan Rodgers to defeat in his first game as Leicester boss.

Speaking after the game Deeney revealed everybody in the Watford squad is fighting to finish the campaign strongly.

“Based on possession and keeping the ball Leicester deserve it, but we were more potent especially in the first half. We are a threat going forward we always look like we will score,” Deeney told Sky Sports.

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“I gave referee Jon Moss a bit of stick as he didn’t give me one foul out of about 400! But it is a tough job and the referee had a decent game. I don’t care as long as we win.

“We aren’t happy to win just one and lose three, we want to finish as high as we can. We want to make sure we finish as high as we can. The media have said after January there will be a Watford meltdown.

“Egos are out of the window, everyone is trying, look at the depth of the squad, everyone is willing to fight.”

Watford remain in eight place in the league after today’s win, level on points with seventh place Wolves, but with a lesser goal difference.