Ben Foster believes Jamie Vardy manufactured the contact which led to the Watford keeper conceding a penalty in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Foster was adjudged to have brought the Foxes striker down after racing from his goal line with the game still in its infancy.

The 35-year-old felt Vardy, who duly dusted himself down to score from the spot, had used all his knowhow to win the the penalty.

“I tried to pull my arms out of the way and Jamie Vardy’s leg comes out at an unnatural angle to clip me considering he was running in a straight line,” Foster told the club website.

“That is Jamie Vardy for you, he is very clever at it and fair play to him. I feel a little aggrieved for the first goal.”

Saturday’s game also saw Etienne Capoue shown a straight red card in the 90th minute after a studs up challenge on Kelechi Iheanacho.

Foster was quick to defend Capoue after the game and felt there was no intent in the foul.

He said: “The red card was a hard one for me and I know Capoue is not a violent player. I think he has just slipped a bit.”

Watford were in many ways their own worst enemies at the King Power Stadium as they wasted a host of chances to get back in the game after falling two behind early on.

Profligacy has been a running narrative in recent weeks for the Hornets and they could easily have taken more than the 20 Premier League points they have so far.

Their wastefulness has put the buffers on what still remains a positive start to the season and Watford have failed to win any of their last four outings.

While results may not have been going the way of the Hornets, Foster believes confidence remains high in the Watford squad and fortune has not favoured the Vicarage Road club.

“It is a similar story to what has been happening recently to be honest. We are creating chances, but we are not putting them in the back of the net,” the former Manchester United man said.

“If you were playing in these games, not having chances and not having possession then you start to worry.

“We know we are in the game at any given time and are just not putting the chances away.

“I do not think it is a confidence thing and the lads look sharp on the training pitch and are ruthless in front of goal. Maybe on Saturday’s we are just not getting the rub of the green.”