Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion, 26 February 2019

Score2-1 to Leicester City
RefereeLee Probert
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance30,558
Kick-off: 7.45pm Brighton and Hove Albion had now lost on four of their last seven league visits to Leicester City (won one). Premier League Head to Head Played: 4 Leicester City won: 3 Drawn: 1 Brighton and Hove Albion won: 0 Leicester City scored: 7 Brighton and Hove Albion scored: 2

2 Leicester City

Manager: Mike Stowell

1 Brighton and Hove Albion

Manager: Chris Hughton

Goals:

Demarai Gray 10 G
Jamie Vardy 63 G

Goals:

Davy Pröpper 66 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Pereira
Midfielder Harvey Barnes
Midfielder James Maddison
Midfielder Youri Tielemans
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Gaëtan Bong
Defender Martín Montoya
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Forward Glenn Murray

Substitutions:

Nampalys Mendy for Youri Tielemans 69
Shinji Okazaki for James Maddison 90
Kelechi Iheanacho for Jamie Vardy 90

Substitutions:

Yves Bissouma for Pascal Gross 51
Jürgen Locadia for Solly March 67
José Izquierdo for Dale Stephens 81

Cards:

Jamie Vardy 84 Y

Cards:

Martín Montoya 23 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Wes Morgan
Midfielder Rachid Ghezzal
Midfielder Nampalys Mendy
Forward Shinji Okazaki

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Button
Defender Dan Burn
Defender/Midfielder Bernardo
Midfielder Yves Bissouma
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder/Forward José Izquierdo
Forward Jürgen Locadia

Comments:

League position: 11th Following the sacking of Claude Puel, Brendan Rodgers was confirmed as Leicester City's new manager shortly before kick-off on this day. Mike Stowell took caretaker charge for this game only. This was the first time that the Foxes had led in a home game since the 2-1 win against Manchester City on Boxing Day 2018. City avoided losing five consecutive home games in the top division for the second time in their history (January to March 1959 in League Division One). They had now conceded 3,500 goals in the top division.

Comments:

League position: 16th Brighton and Hove Albion had now taken six points from their last 12 games in the Premier League (won one, lost eight). The Seagulls had now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine away games in the Premier League (conceded 19 goals). They had now failed to win any of their first seven league games of a year for the first time since 1998 in League Division 3.