Foxes Pounce as Seagulls Disappoint


Leicester City grabbed all three points at home to Brighton, with Shinji Okazaki and Harry Maguire getting the all-important goals on the day.

The Seagulls are finding it tough so far in the top flight, with a loss to Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season, and now a defeat to the foxes.

Leicester striker Okazaki scored the opening goal in the first minute of the game. Brighton’s challenge had just got a bit tougher from the 52nd second onwards.

The foxes got their second goal in the second half when recent summer signing and centre back Harry Maguire headed in his first goal for the club.

Leicester’s quick start was all down to Mahrez who ran all too easily down the wing past Brighton defender Markus Suttner. The Algerian’s shot was saved and then spilt by Brighton keeper Mathew Ryan, parrying the ball into Okazaki’s path who tapped in from six yards.

It was a dominant display from the home side who kept up the pressure, testing the Seagulls defence at every opportunity. Brighton’s closest effort coming from winger Jamie Murphy who saw his shot blocked.

Maguire’s goal came on the 54th minute when he beat centre back partner Wes Morgan to the ball at the far stick from a Mahrez corner.

The win for Craig Shakespeare’s men puts them back on track after defeat to Arsenal last weekend. While Brighton have yet to win a game in the league and score a goal.

Both clubs are playing midweek in the Carabao Cup second round, Leicester make the trip to Sheffield United, while Brighton host league two Barnet at home.


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