Brighton 5-2 Leicester: The Seagulls show slumping Foxes no mercy

Brighton vs Leicester City
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Brighton & Hove Albion cruises against Leicester City on a home win at the Amex Stadium on Sunday. Both Brighton and Leicester arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Brighton were looking to get back to winning ways after losing 2-1 to Fulham in their last match. Leicester had lost their previous match against Manchester United. Brighton are now in 4th place on the table and have 13 points while Leicester sit in 20th with 1 point after 6 matches.

Leicester didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, with an early goal from Kelechi Iheanacho in the 1st minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Luke Thomas producing an equaliser, 10 minutes in, bringing The Seagulls level. The momentum was again with Brighton, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Moisés Caicedo on the 15 minute mark to establish a 2-1 result. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Patson Daka equalised for The Foxes on the 33 minute mark to see out the first half 2-2.

Brighton continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Leandro Trossard found the net, at 64 minutes. Brighton looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Alexis MacAllister, at 71 minutes to establish a 4-2. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a 2nd effort from Alexis MacAllister just before the final whistle to give a final score of 5-2.

Substitutions for Brighton included Deniz Undav, Pervis Estupinan, Tariq Lamptey and Billy Gilmour for Enock Mwepu, Leandro Trossard, Moisés Caicedo and Solly March, respectively. Leicester brought on Timothy Castagne, Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Daniel Amartey, to replace Harvey Barnes, Kelechi Iheanacho, Boubakary Soumare and Youri Tielemans.

There were bookings for Alexis MacAllister from Brighton, and Luke Thomas, for Leicester.

Brighton will next travel to Bournemouth, while Leicester will face Aston Villa at home.

Technical card:
Brighton & Hove Albion:Robert Sanchez, Lewis Dunk, Joel Veltman, Adam Webster, Solly March (Billy Gilmour, min.90), Moisés Caicedo (Tariq Lamptey, min.90), Alexis MacAllister, Enock Mwepu (Deniz Undav, min.84), Leandro Trossard (Pervis Estupinan, min.89), Danny Welbeck and Pascal Gross
Leicester City:Danny Ward, James Michael Justin, Wilfred Ndidi, Jonny Evans, Luke Thomas, Patson Daka, James Maddison, Youri Tielemans (Daniel Amartey, min.73), Boubakary Soumare (Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, min.72), Harvey Barnes (Timothy Castagne, min.46) and Kelechi Iheanacho (Jamie Vardy, min.72)
Stadium:the Amex Stadium
Goals:Kelechi Iheanacho (0-1, min. 1), Luke Thomas (1-1, min. 10), Moisés Caicedo (2-1, min. 15), Patson Daka (2-2, min. 33), Leandro Trossard (3-2, min. 64), Alexis MacAllister (4-2, min. 71) and Alexis MacAllister (5-2, min. 90)