Leicester suffer embarrassment as floodlights go out during Watford FA Cup tie

It may have been a wonderful afternoon for Leicester City as they swept aside Watford to win 4-1 in the FA Cup third round, but it wasn't all plain sailing at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester eased into the fourth round with a comfortable victory against fellow Premier League side Watford, bit shortly after Harvey Barnes fired the Foxes into a 3-1 lead, the lights went out in the stadium.

This brought the game to a halt as visibility was majorly restricted, and it was slightly embarrassing from Leicester's perspective, although the lights were restored rather speedily.

But it did cause a humorous reaction, and the venue looked like a concert temporarily rather than a football match.

It was a brilliant Saturday afternoon for Leicester, who raced into a 2-0 lead against Watford, although Joao Pedro's response halved the deficit to create tension in the tie.

Barnes gave the holders breathing room once more, but then the lights went out, and fans switched on their phone torches to create a very different atmosphere.

The King Power quickly turned into a concert-like venue, as fans waved their lights around until the power was restored and the game resumed, and Marc Albrighton added a fourth Leicester goal late on.

Leicester are the current holders of the FA Cup after Youri Tielemans' wondergoal stunned Chelsea in the final last season, earning the Foxes their first ever crown in the competition.

Brendan Rodgers' side will be ken to defend it too, and a cup run could be exactly what they need to revive a disappointing season so far.

They've sailed into the fourth round, and Leicester find out who awaits them in the next round when the draw takes place on Sunday, following the completion of West Ham v Leeds United.

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