Leicester pushed back again and came close twice through James Maddison before, in the dying moments, the deadlock was broken, and match seemingly won, when Chilwell fired a shot sweetly into the top corner.
Even without a roaring crowd to cheer them on, the Hornets know how important these final nine matches are and would not lay down and take the loss. Pushing forward deep into injury time, Dawson pounced upon a loose ball in the box and acrobatically fired a shot at goal which Schmeichel could not stop, despite getting a hand to it.
Rarely has a game which meant so much been played out in front of so few and no doubt Dawson and the team would have loved to celebrate with 20,000 supporters filling the stadium. But, as we all know, these circumstances will become the norm over the coming weeks. It’s definitely better than nothing.