Brighton 2, Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, FA Premier League fixture

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Soumare getting the chance from start and based on his performance v. Napoli it came as no surprise, pushing James Maddison further up the field and giving him a new role, was also exciting to see, and it all started well from start, but after the first few minutes Brighton took over the show.

Nothing to say about Brendan Rodgers approach to the game, but in some way Brighton had done their homework well and managed to silence James Maddison and Youri Tielemans, both almost gone first half.

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Then when Brighton wrongly is rewarded an early penalty. Maupay holding on to Vestergaards arm and twisting it, without the ref noticing it and instead blows for a penalty, VAR also missing the vital happening before the big Dane raising his arms, looking at it all in the back mirror you can of course react to why Vestergaard raise his arm as he would know he would be in a situation touching the ball, so it all looked a bit bizarre.

Maupay does nothing wrong from the spot at Brighton goes 1-0 up and suddenly the situation looks a bit difficult as Leicester have not been able to put much pressure on The Seagulls.

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Coming out second half sadly things does not work well for James Maddison at the moment and certainly not adaptable to the role he had today, out with the England international after first half and with loan man Ademola Lookman a more natural wide man and to understand.

But as we did see a bit of improvement, Danny Welbeck makes the day even darker with a clear header outjumping everyone and his perfect placed header makes the stadium explode, Brighton are 2-0 up.

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But from that point the game changed in nature, Youri Tielemans got more space in midfielder with Lookman making the space more difficult to cover and his quick movement makes it more difficult for Brighton to stop the Leicester pressure and nice play that start to occur.

When Jamie Vardy scores after 61 minutes with one of the best goals seen build up with nice one two touches and played fantastic forward in the end by Tielemans for Vardy just to push the ball over the line as he finds that pocket to run into to place the ball perfectly in the net.

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Brendan Rodgers found his starting line-up against Napoli, when things worked great from start and faded as the game went on with strange changes, this time it was the opposite introducing Lookman which helped and also made that injection putting on an extra forward in Kelechi Iheanacho.

Leicester pushed for more and everyone thought it would have stood 2-2 when Ademola Lookman scored from close range, but the man with the whistle had other thoughts and disallowed the goal seeing Harvey Barnes in offside.

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Leicester were not finished and from a later corner kick everyone this time thought that the goal was clearly correct when Wilfred Ndidi perfectly hit the ball with a great header and in it went, but again Harvey Barnes was in there and a new goal disallowed also an offside based on the fact that Barnes had interfered and disturbed the goalkeeper.

Brighton put on some real height in the end with both Moder and Burn coming in from the bench and they managed to keep the ball away from goal and bringing home yet another three points, their fourth of the season with a brilliant start to their campaign.

Leicester will take on Millwall in the EFL Cup next and maybe see a new structure and set up as changes are the new normal for Brendan Rodgers, but hopefully everything will be in balance when Burnley comes to visit next weekend.

  • Positives
    • Putting on Lookman, that was a clever act
    • Vardy scoring again, a great goal and finish
    • Soumare getting a chance to start
    • Playing well second half
  • Negatives:
    • Letting in two goals, poor defensive performances
    • James Maddison, not in the game, not functioning as he should
    • No energy first half
    • Referee with two major errors that cost Leicester at least one point, maybe three
    • Vestergaard putting his hand in the air, no need, not even if he is held down
    • A new defeat, three more points lost
    • Ndidi a new yellow
    • The third kit looks awful, just ugly

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Pereira 6, Vestergaard 4, Soyuncu 5, Bertrand 5, Soumare 5, Ndidi 6, Tielemans 6, Barnes 6, Vardy 6, Maddison 3 Subs: Lookman 7, Castagne, Iheanacho

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Ademola Lookman

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 37 / 63
  • Corners: 4 / 9
  • Shots on target: 5 / 3
  • Fouls: 8 / 10

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