The floodlights go out during Leicester’s FA Cup tie with Watford, causing embarrassment.


The floodlights go out during Leicester’s FA Cup tie with Watford, causing them embarrassment.

Everything was going well for Leicester until the floodlights went out during their FA Cup tie against Watford, but Brendan Rodgers’ side went on to beat their Premier League opponents.

Although Leicester City swept aside Watford 4-1 in the FA Cup third round, it wasn’t all plain sailing at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester eased into the fourth round with a comfortable win over fellow Premier League side Watford, but the lights went out in the stadium shortly after Harvey Barnes put the Foxes up 3-1.

The game was brought to a halt as visibility was severely limited, which was somewhat embarrassing for Leicester, though the lights were quickly restored.

However, it elicited a humorous reaction, and the stadium temporarily resembled a concert rather than a football match.

Leicester had a fantastic Saturday afternoon, racing into a 2-0 lead against Watford, only for Joao Pedro’s response to halve the deficit and keep the tie alive.

Barnes gave the audience some breathing room, but then the lights went out and fans turned on their phone flashlights, creating a completely different atmosphere.

Fans waved their lights around until the power was restored and the game resumed, and Marc Albrighton added a fourth Leicester goal late on.

The FA Cup is currently held by Leicester City after Youri Tielemans’ wondergoal in the final last season stunned Chelsea and gave the Foxes their first ever title in the competition.

Brendan Rodgers’ team will be able to defend it as well, and a cup run could be just what they need to turn around a disappointing season.

They’ve progressed to the fourth round, and the draw for the next round will take place on Sunday, following the conclusion of West Ham United’s match against Leeds United.


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