Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion, 19 August 2017

Score2-0 to Leicester City
RefereeLee Probert
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance31,902
Kick-off: 3.00pm Brighton and Hove Albion had won the only two previous meetings in the top division (League Division One) in 1980-81.

Goals:

Shinji Okazaki 1 G
Harry Maguire 54 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender/Right back Danny Simpson
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Matty James
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Forward Shinji Okazaki
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan
Defender Bruno Saltor
Defender Markus Suttner
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward Jamie Murphy
Forward Glenn Murray

Substitutions:

Islam Slimani for Shinji Okazaki 76
Demarai Gray for Jamie Vardy 90

Substitutions:

Anthony Knockaert for Pascal Gross 62
Tomer Hemed for Glenn Murray 66

Cards:

Wes Morgan 50 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Amartey
Midfielder Andy King
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Forward Islam Slimani
Forward Leonardo Ulloa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Niki Mäenpää
Defender Gaëtan Bong
Defender Uwe Hünemeier
Defender/Midfielder Liam Rosenior
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Midfielder/Forward Jiří Skalák
Forward Tomer Hemed

Comments:

League position: 9th Leicester City were now unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League home games against newly-promoted teams (won eight). Shinji Okazaki had now scored in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time, and both goals came in the first five minutes of the games. His opener in this game was timed at 52 seconds. Harry Maguire had now netted three goals in his last eight Premier League appearances, after failing to score in his 26 games in the competition before this run. Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare said: "When you get a start like that it's very pleasing. It was hard to break them down today but it was a professional performance to the end. It didn't feel as comfortable as the stats suggest."

Comments:

League position: 18th This was Brighton and Hove Albion's first-ever away game in the Premier League and their first away game in the top division since a 2-1 defeat at Norwich City on 14 May 1983 in League Division One. Albion had now failed to score in four of their last five league games. The Seagulls were now without a win in their last five league games (lost four). Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton: "We've got to keep possession, we need to get into shape but we had ample opportunity over the 90 minutes to do better. They aren't a side who really opened us up, but where they needed to be sharper and keep possession they did. That's what we need to learn."