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Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City Live Commentary, 9/4/22

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5 - 2
BHA
LEI
L. Thomas (10 og)
M. Caicedo (15)
L. Trossard (64)
A. Mac Allister (71 pen)
A. Mac Allister (90+7)
K. Ịheanachọ (1)
P. Daka (33)
The American Express Community Stadium

Commentary

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Brighton remain unbeaten at home this season and sit fourth in the table, with Bournemouth up next for the Seagulls. Meanwhile, Leicester are bottom and they'll face Aston Villa next time out.
Leicester’s wait for their first win of the season continues as they are beaten 5-2 by Brighton in a thrilling game at the Amex. It was 2-2 at the break, with Brighton coming from behind to take the lead, before being pegged back by Daka before half-time. The hosts thought they had re-taken the lead straight from the restart, when Mac Allister fired home a superb strike, but it was ruled out for offside by VAR. However, they finally got their third through Trossard just past the hour, before Mac Allister converted from the penalty spot and then scored a superb free-kick in stoppage time to add a fifth.
90' + 8' FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON 5-2 LEICESTER
A. Mac Allister
Goal
Brighton & Hove Albion
90' + 7' WHAT A GOAL! IT’S 5-2! Mac Allister has his second of the game and Brighton’s fifth in stoppage time! The midfielder stepped up to take a free-kick around 25 yards out, he gets it up and over the wall and straight into the top-left corner of the net. Great strike.
90' + 5' The home supporters are loving this performance from their side, with the Brighton players really putting on a show now with some excellent football.
T. Lamptey
S. March
Brighton & Hove Albion
90' + 3' March is the other to depart and on comes Lamptey.
B. Gilmour
M. Caicedo
Brighton & Hove Albion
90' + 3' Double Brighton substitution now, with Caicedo heading off and on comes Gilmour.
90' + 1' The VAR review on Mac Allister's strike straight from the restart has led to the seven minutes of added time being played. However, it doesn't look like Leicester will be able to get back into this anyway.
90' There will be a minimum of seven minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
P. Estupiñán
L. Trossard
Brighton & Hove Albion
89' Another Brighton change coming up, with Trossard heading off and on comes Estupinan.
88' Another quick Brighton counter, with the opportunity this time falling to March, who turns and fires a low strike towards Ward, but the keeper makes an easy save.
87' The home side break quickly and Mac Allister fires an effort towards goal, but it's too close to Ward, who makes a comfortable save.
86' Brighton are still pushing forward in search of a fifth goal and the gaps are starting to open up in the Leicester defence as there are a few tired legs out there.
D. Undav
E. Mwepu
Brighton & Hove Albion
84' Brighton change coming up now, with Mwepu replaced by Undav.
82' Brighton win a few back-to-back corners, with Leicester just unable to get out of their own penalty area. The latest has to be tipped over the crossbar by Ward for yet another set piece.
80' We're into the final 10 minutes of the game now and it doesn't look like Leicester are going to be able to get anything out of this one as Brighton look well on top.
78' SAVE! Gross is allowed far too much time and space on the edge of the penalty area and he fires an effort towards goal, but Ward reads it well and makes a strong diving stop.
76' Brighton look in control now, they are forcing Leicester back and the visitors are struggling to get any possession in their opponents' half of the pitch.
74' Pascal Gross has been involved in five of Brighton’s 10 Premier League goals so far this season, with three goals and two assists. He’s now one involvement shy of becoming the first player to register 50 Premier League goals or assists for the Seagulls (20 goals, 29 assists).
J. Vardy
K. Ịheanachọ
Leicester City
72' Iheanachọ is another to depart and Vardy is his replacement.
K. Dewsbury-Hall
B. Soumaré
Leicester City
72' Soumare makes way for Dewsbury-Hall.
D. Amartey
Y. Tielemans
Leicester City
72' Leicester now make a few substitutions, the first sees Tielemans replaced by Amartey.
A. Mac Allister
Penalty Goal
Brighton & Hove Albion
71' GOAL! BRIGHTON LEAD 4-2! Mac Allister coolly converts from the penalty spot, sending the ball straight down the middle of the goal as Ward dived to his right. Brighton now have a two-goal cushion.
70' BRIGHTON PENALTY! Trossard takes on Ndidi deep down the left wing, gets to the byline and then the Leicester defender leans in and trips Trossard up, sending him to the floor. The referee immediately points to the spot.
68' SAVE! March forces Ward into making a fine stop at his near post after a quick counter by Brighton, with the ball finding the winger in space and he tries to send it into the top left corner of the net. However, the keeper does well and tips it behind for a corner.
67' It looks like Leicester are getting ready to make some more changes, with Vardy one of those receiving some instructions on the sidelines.
66' Not too far away! Daka gets ahead of his marker at the near post as a low cross comes into the box and he flicks it towards goal, but sends it just wide of the post.
P. Groß
Assist
Brighton & Hove Albion
64' Gross quickly adjusted his feet and played the pass through to Trossard on the overlap, who stays onside and slots the ball past Ward to make it 3-2.
L. Trossard
Goal
Brighton & Hove Albion
64' GOAL! BRIGHTON MAKE IT 3-2! Trossard fires Brighton back into the lead and lifts the roof off the Amex! Mac Allister lays the ball off quickly to Gross, who then sends Trossard through on goal to his left and the Belgian only has Ward to beat, which he does by firing the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.
63' We're past the hour mark now and it remains 2-2 between Brighton and Leicester, but the Seagulls did have a superb goal by Mac Allister ruled out for offside right at the start of the half.
61' CHANCE! Lovely move down the left wing by Brighton, with Mwepu receiving the ball deep inside the box from Trossard and he goes for goal from a tight angle. However, Ward makes himself as big as possible and makes a good stop.
59' Good possession in the middle of the pitch by Brighton, keeping it nicely, but Leicester look better at the back now as they are keeping their shape and not allowing the home side much space in the final third.
57' Brighton have won three of their last four Premier League home games (D1), more than they had in their previous 16 at the Amex Stadium (W2 D7 L7).
55' This game could go either way at the moment, as it's being played at a frantic pace and it end-to-end as both teams go for the winner.
53' Brighton need to put the disallowed goal behind them now and carry on as they had been on top from the restart and look dangerous in the final third.
51' NO GOAL! We finally have a decision on the Brighton goal and it's ruled out for offside! What a terrific strike it was as well, but it won't count and it remains 2-2.
50' The home supporters are very frustrated by the VAR check, it's taking a long time to be resolved, with the referee now going over to the pitchside monitor to take a look.
48' There is going to a be a VAR check on the goal as it appears that Welbeck may be in an offside position as the free-kick comes in. The striker tries an overhead kick, but misses and a Leicester defender heads it clear.
47' BRIGHTON GOAL? Mac Allister with a superb strike and it appears to have made it 3-2. Brighton whip a free-kick into the box from the left and it’s only headed out to the edge of the penalty area to Mac Allister. The midfielder unleashes a powerful strike and sends the ball straight into the top left corner of the net!
46' The seocond half is under way!
T. Castagne
H. Barnes
Leicester City
46' Leicester have made a change ahead of the second half, with Barnes replaced by Castagne.
Both teams have had chances to score a few more, with Welbeck going closest for Brighton after an error at the back by Ward, before the home side then presented Leicester with an opportunity, but Barnes fired straight at Sanchez.
The referee blows time on a thrilling first half, with Leicester taking the lead in the first minute through Iheanacho, but it took Brighton just nine minutes to equalise, with March forcing Thomas to turn the ball into the back of his own net. The home side then went ahead just five minutes later, after Maddison lost possession and Brighton broke forward, with Caicedo firing past Ward. However, just when it looked like Brighton would lead at the break, Daka popped up to make it 2-2 after a long ball over the top caught out the hosts' defence.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON 2-2 LEICESTER
45' + 2' Decent effort! Caicedo has a go from distance after some nice build-up play by the home side in the final third, but his strike doesn't trouble Ward and flies over the bar.
45' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
44' Leicester are on top as we approach the final couple of minutes of the half, they have every Brighton player back behind the ball defending and soaking up the pressure.
42' SAVE! Brighton lose the ball deep inside their own half and Leicester counter quickly and after a couple of lucky bounces, it falls to Barnes just inside the box. The winger powers an effort towards goal, but it's too close to Sanchez and the keeper makes a good save.
41' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can either side score another goal before the half-time whistle?
39' Ward has to be alert as a deep corner is whipped into the box from the left and the keeper has to get up and tip it behind for another set piece. However, this comes to nothing.
37' Brighton have won six of their last nine Premier League games played on Sunday (D3), just one fewer than they had in their first 24 such matches (W7 D7 L10).
35' We've had four goals in this game already and by the looks of some of the Leicester defending, we could see a few more. The visitors don't look at all comfortable at the back.
Y. Tielemans
Assist
Leicester City
33' Tielemans showed great vision to spot the run of Daka in behind the Brighton defence and it just had the right amount of pace on it to find his team-mate, who coolly finished.
P. Daka
Goal
Leicester City
33' GOAL! LEICESTER ARE LEVEL! Daka sprints onto the end of a superb long ball over the top of the Brighton defence by Tielemans, with Dunk unable to reach it and Daka only has Sanchez to beat in goal. The Leicester man produces a fine finish to slot it past the keeper and into the back of the net to make it 2-2.
31' CHANCE! Gross is played through on goal by Welbeck and he only has Ward to beat, but the keeper makes a superb save to deny him. However, it wouldn't have counted anyway as the flag goes up for offside.
29' CLOSE! Ndidi plays the ball back to Ward in his box and the keeper takes a poor touch and his clearance is chased down by Welbeck, who then has an open goal to aim at, but from a very tight angle. The striker can't keep the ball down and it flies just inches over the crossbar.
28' Decent effort! March cuts inside from the right wing and fires a shot at goal from the edge of the box, but it flies well wide of the Leicester goal.
25' Good move! Barnes almost sneaks in behind the Brighton defence, but Veltman does brilliantly to read it and cut out the pass, otherwise the winger was through on goal.
23' Stoppage in play here as there has been a clash of heads between Evans and Caicedo in the penalty area and both players are receiving some treatment, but they should be fine to continue.
21' Leicester are struggling to get a touch on the ball now, with the Brighton pressure relentless in the visitor's half of the pitch. The Leicester bench need to react and make some changes.
19' Brighton took four points from Leicester last season (W1 D1), double the amount they had from their first eight Premier League meetings with the Foxes (W0 D2 L6).
17' Brighton are all over Leicester at the moment, they look shocked at the home side's response and are struggling to cope with the quick football they are playing in the final third.
E. Mwepu
Assist
Brighton & Hove Albion
15' Mwepu did brilliantly to read the pass from Maddison and intercept, then sprinting forward and picking out Caicedo, before making himself free in the box. However, his team-mate went for it alone and produced a fine finish.
M. Caicedo
Goal
Brighton & Hove Albion
15' GOAL! BRIGHTON ARE AHEAD! Maddison loses the ball on the halfway line and Mwepu races forward into the final third, before laying it off to Caicedo to his right in the box and Caicedo keeps calm and drills his effort into the bottom left corner of the net. Brighton lead 2-1.
14' There's an excellent pace to the game so far, with Brighton looking dangerous on the attack in the final third and it looks like we could see a few goals today.
A. Mac Allister
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
12' Mac Allister is booked after he slides in and catches Maddison late as the Leicester man tried to break forward on the counter.
L. Thomas
Own Goal
Leicester City
10' GOAL! BRIGHTON ARE LEVEL! It hasn’t taken long for the hosts to get back into the game and it’s an own goal by Thomas to make it 1-1. Gross plays a deep cross into the box from the right, which falls to Trossard at the back post, who then delivers another chipped ball into the six-yard box and March gets above Thomas and powers a header towards goal. The header strikes the defender and flies into the back of the net.
8' Good chance! Iheanacho cuts inside from the left, skips past a couple of Brighton defenders and drills a low strike towards the bottom right corner, but it takes a big deflection and goes wide for a corner.
6' Brighton have seen more of the ball since going behind, they are controlling possession and Leicester are sitting deep and soaking up the pressure.
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
Leicester City
4' Thomas receives a poor pass from a team-mate and March just sneaks in ahead of him, with Thomas sliding in and bringing him down right on the edge of the penalty area. Free-kick and yellow card.
4' Decent effort! Brighton take a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area short in order to work a better shooting angle. However, March drills his effort wide of the Leicester goal.
P. Daka
Assist
Leicester City
1' It’s a lovely move by Leicester, they work it quickly after winning the ball back, with one-two touches and Daka sends it straight into the path of Iheanacho, who makes no mistakes with the finish.
K. Ịheanachọ
Goal
Leicester City
1' GOAL! LEICESTER LEAD FROM THE OFF! The visitors take the lead within seconds of kick-off! Brighton lose to ball in the final third and Tielemans flicks it to Barnes on the edge of the box, who lays it through to Daka on the overlap and he then pulls a cross back into the box, which Iheanacho coolly converts from close range. Great start for Leicester, they lead 1-0!
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Rodgers has made two changes to his Leicester starting line-up, with Dewsbury-Hall and Vardy the two who drop to the bench and they have been replaced by Daka and Iheanacho.
Graham Potter makes just one change to his Brighton side, with Estupinan dropping to the bench and he has been replaced by Welbeck, who will play up front alongside Gross, with Trossard moved out to the left wing.
LEICESTER SUBS: Daniel Iversen, Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, Timothy Castagne, Nampalys Mendy, Keirnan Dewsbury-Hall, Daniel Amartey.
LEICESTER (4-1-4-1): Danny Ward; James Justin, Jonny Evans, Wilfred Ndidi, Luke Thomas; Boubakary Soumare; Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Patson Daka, Harvey Barnes; Kelechi Iheanacho.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Jason Steele, Tariq Lamptey, Levi Colwill, Steven Alzate, Deniz Undav, Kaoru Mitoma, Jan Paul Van Hecke, Pervis Estupinan, Billy Gilmour.
BRIGHTON (3-5-2): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Aaron Webster; Solly March, Enock Mwepu, Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Leandro Trossard; Pascal Gross, Danny Welbeck.
Meanwhile Leicester are bottom having failed to win any of their opening five games, losing four and picking up one point in a draw. They were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United on Thursday to pile the pressure on Brendan Rodgers.
Brighton suffered their first defeat of the season in midweek, losing 2-1 away at Fulham, but they still sit fourth in the table after a strong start to the campaign. Prior to this loss, they’ve won three and drawn one, including a 1-0 win over Leeds United at home last weekend.
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