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J. Evans
Yellow Card
72'
D. Burn
Yellow Card
44'
J. Maddison
J. Vardy
3 - 0
41'
J. Vardy
J. Justin
2 - 0
27'
J. Maddison
J. Vardy
1 - 0

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Possession
54% 45%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 4
Total Passes 539 455
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Commentary

Thank you for following our coverage of tonight’s Premier League match-up between Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion. Until next time, stay safe!
Next up for Leicester is the visit of Everton on Wednesday night as the Premier League enjoys an extra mid-week matchday. Brighton travel to Fulham on Wednesday evening as well in a potential relegation showdown.  
The damage was done in the first half by the hosts who take all three points on offer tonight thanks to two goals from Maddison and another from Vardy. Brighton played relatively well but again, lacked that vital end product when in promising positions on the field. This result moves Leicester up to third in the table whilst Brighton stay 16th and just two points above the dreaded relegation positions as it stands.
90' + 2' FULL-TIME: LECIESTER CITY 3-0 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION.
90' There'll be a minimun of two minutes of additional time played here at the King Power Stadium. 
89' Time is ticking away for Brighton to get a late consolation. In truth, the Seagulls have been the better side in this second half, but they just haven’t created enough chances for their forward line.
87' Brighton are pushing for a goal but Gross’ delivery from the right is too deep and Schmeichel collects with ease. Leicester look set to take all three points tonight and move up the third in the Premier League standings.
85' Fofana has again been immense all night for Leicester. His positioning is second to none and his technique on the ball is fantastic for a young defender. His arrival from Saint-Etienne is continuing to be proved as very shrewd business for the Foxes despite the relatively large price tag.
83' Gross delivers a Brighton corner and Dunk rises highest to meet it. The defender’s header is poor though and is going well wide before been cleared by Evans.
N. Mendy
W. Ndidi
80' Rodgers opts for a fresh pair of legs in central midfield as Mendy enters the game in place of Ndidi. 
80' Gross plays a free kick short to March who dances past a defender before firing goalward from just outside the Leicester penalty area. His effort is blocked which results in a corner for the away side, but nothing comes of the resulting set piece.
J. Evans
Yellow Card
78' Evans goes into the book as he blocks off Maupay's run after the French forward had played the ball around him. 
77' Leicester grab another corner and play it short once more. The ball is eventually delivered, it bobbles around the Brighton box a bit and then falls to Ndidi but the Nigerian midfielder scoops his shot well over Ryan’s goal.
D. Praet
J. Maddison
74' Maddison - who has scored twice tonight - leaves the field and is replaced by Praet. It's been an outstanding performance from the midfielder! 
A. Mac Allister
Y. Bissouma
73' Mac Allister comes on for Bissouma in the heart of midfield for the away side. 
D. Burn
Yellow Card
72' Burn is booked for dragging back a Leicester man looking to counter-attack against the visitors. 
72' Veltman skips past Fuchs on the right wing before looping a ball to the back post but Justin does well to clear the danger.
70' It’s all just got a bit scrappy here in the past few minutes as Leicester look to take the sting out of this Premier League match. The hosts are just knocking it around the back and patiently waiting for the right opportunity to attack the Brighton defence.
67' Alzate dishes out a late tackle on Maddison on the halfway line. The substitute is lucky that he didn’t go into Martin Atkinson’s book then.
65' Since Brendan Rodgers’ first Premier League match in charge of Leicester in March 2019, Jamie Vardy has scored 42 Premier League goals, eight more than any other player in the division in this time. Only Luis Suarez (54) has scored more goals in the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers than Vardy.
A. Connolly
D. Welbeck
62' Meanwhile, the visitors also make a change as Welbeck departs the action and Connolly takes his place. The Irish forward's pace could cause Leicester's defence some problems. 
H. Barnes
Ayoze Pérez
62' A first change of the match for the hosts as Barnes replaces Perez. 
61' CHANCE! Maupay goes close for Brighton. A cross is whipped into the feet of the French forward by Burn from the right wing. His control isn’t the best, but he fashions an overhead kick out of the opportunity and Schmeichel has to get down quickly to turn it away.
60' Bissouma mugs Perez of possession and shoots from distance but his shot is blocked, and the ball goes out for a corner. Gross delivers the resulting set piece but Evans gets up to clear the danger for the home side.
58' Leicester move forward and Maddison shoots from range. The midfielder dribbled past two defenders before shooting from the edge of the Brighton box but his effort was weak, and Ryan collected with ease.
S. Alzate
A. Jahanbakhsh
55' Brighton make the first substitution of the night as Alzate replaces Jahanbakhsh. The Iranian international played well and his departure is more a casualty of the current scoreline rather than a reflection on his personal performance. 
55' Barnes is currently completing a warm-up and looks set to come on for the hosts in the very near future. His pace out wide could trouble Brighton who have controlled the start of this second half at the King Power Stadium.
53' With their lead, Leicester currently sit third in the Premier League table - just a point behind joint leaders Tottenham and Liverpool  - and previously, have also won their Europa League group. Brendan Rodgers and his side continue to overachieve.
50' Brighton have started the better side in this second half. The away side have very much dominated the early possession and have thrown a few balls into the opposing box that the Leicester defence have dealt with well.
48' James Maddison has scored his first ever Premier League brace this evening, in what is his 78th appearance in the competition. Could he convert it into a hat-trick in this second half?
46' Both sets of players are back on the field and the second half begins!
Brighton boss Graham Potter will have to make changes either at half-time or very early in the second half if Brighton are to get anything from this Premier League match.
The hosts head into the break three goals to the good thanks to two strikes from Maddison – the second an absolute beauty - and one from Vardy. Leicester have dominated and look good for their lead, but Brighton will be kicking themselves. The away side haven’t been at their best so far, but the 3-0 score line reflects harshly on them.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: LEICESTER CITY 3-0 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION.
45' + 1' There'll be a minimum of three minutes of aditional time played. Potter looks like he'd rather hear the whistle right now! 
J. Vardy
Assist
44' Another assist for Vardy who played the ball to Maddison but this goal was all about the finish!
J. Maddison
Goal
44' GOOOOAAALLLLL!!! 3-0 TO LEICESTER. WHAT A BEAUTY FROM MADDISON!!!!! This is turning into a demolition job. Leicester work the ball into the box and Vardy plays the ball back to Maddison. The midfielder produces a step over to make space for himself before wrapping a phenomenal left-footed shot into the far top corner from 20 yards out.
J. Justin
Assist
41' A fantastic assist from Justin who has arguably been Leicester's man-of-the-match in the first half. 
J. Vardy
Goal
41' GOOOAAALLLLL!!! 2-0 TO LEICESTER. VARDY!!!!! Justin gets the ball on the right wing before playing a first-timed cross into the feet of Vardy just ten yards from goal. The forward arrives and pokes his left-footed effort past the onrushing Ryan. The goal is finally awarded after a lengthy VAR check.
39' James Maddison registered his first Premier League assist of 2020 against Sheffield United, setting up Leicester’s winning goal with the 46th chance he had created this year. He's gone one better tonight though by opening the scoring against Brighton. 
37' Brighton have moved into a 4-2-3-1 formation in response to that Leicester breakthrough as Graham Potter tries to bring his side back into this one. Burn has moved to left-back whilst March has pushed forward into midfield. Maupay has moved into the 'number ten' role behind Welbeck.
35' Veltman drags back Albrighton out on the left wing and Leicester get a dangerous freekick of their own.
33' It’s been all Leicester City in the last ten minutes with Vardy also hitting the post just a minute before the Foxes got their opener. Brighton just need to steady the ship and see out the next five minutes and then build from there.
30' HUGE SAVE! Leicester are in the mood now. Justin again gets the ball down the right and cuts it back to Perez on the edge of the box. The Spaniard tries a first-time shot into the far bottom corner that looks destined to double Leicester’s lead, but Ryan gets down and palms away for a corner.
J. Vardy
Assist
27' Vardy gets a fortunate assist on the goal as White's clearance hits him on the way out.  
J. Maddison
Goal
27' GOOOAAALLLLLL!!! 1-0 TO LEICESTER. MADDISON!!!! The home side get the early breakthrough. Justin crosses from the right and White clears the original danger but the ball falls to Maddison just inside the Brighton box who sweeps home with his left foot from 20 yards. A lovely finish into the far bottom corner. 
25' BLOCK! Vardy gets his first real sniff at goal as Justin threads a lovely ball down the channel to Leicester talisman. The forward shoots first time from 20 yards out but White does brilliantly to get across and block the effort.  
23' The delivery from the resulting set piece is poor and Leicester clear the danger with relative ease. 
C. Fuchs
Yellow Card
22' The Austrian international goes into the book for cynically bringing down Veltman. 
22' Fuchs fouls Veltman just outside the Leicester box and Brighton have a free-kick in a very dangerous position.
21' Albrighton tries to release Vardy with a lofted through ball over the Brighton defence but the forward had just strayed into an offside position.
19' It’s definitely the visitors that have looked the brighter over the past five or six minutes. The away side are currently winning that vital midfield battle and are using the width of the pitch through Veltman and March to their advantage.
17' Brighton play some lovely football but can lack that vital cutting edge in front of goal when they need it most. Gross down well down the right wing before finding Jahanbakhsh on the edge of the Leicester penalty box but the forward fires well over with his first-time shot.
15' The match has just settled down in the last few minutes as both sides look to control the ball in midfield. The head-to-head battle between Tielemans and Ndidi against Bissouma and Gross in the centre of the park will be a fascinating one to watch on this wet Sunday evening. 
12' Brighton have picked up 14 points in their last eight away Premier League games (W4 D2 L2), as many as in their previous 20 on the road (W2 D8 L10). The Seagulls will prove tough opposition for Leicester tonight who have struggled when playing at home of late. 
10' BIG CHANCE! Brighton should be ahead through Welbeck. It’s lovely play in midfield from Gross who takes on two men before spreading the ball out wide to Jahanbakhsh on the left. The Iranian international then feeds Welbeck through on goal but Schmeichel saves his effort from 15 yards out with his left foot. That’s a big save from the Dane!
8' This has been a wide-open start to proceedings at the King Power stadium. Jahanbakhsh sees a shot from distance turned away by Schmeichel before Albrighton plays a pass across the face of the Brighton goal with White doing well to clear under pressure.
6' SAVE! Perez and Maddison link up before the later plays the ball out wide for Albrighton on the right. The Leicester wing-back strikes first time but his shot from 20 yards out is right down the throat of Ryan who deals with the shot.
5' As expected, it’s the home side that have dominated the early possession here. The hosts get another corner that is played short again but Maddison’s shot from just inside the Brighton penalty area is sliced well wide.
3' Leicester force an early corner as White clears the ball behind from an Albrighton cross. The corner is taken short to Maddison who whips in a delivery but Ndidi fires high and wide from 20 yards out on the volley. 
1' Referee Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and we’re underway here in the Midlands!
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick-off is just moments away.
Leicester are unbeaten in all six of their Premier League meetings with Brighton (W4 D2), keeping a clean sheet in four of those six matches.
Brighton manager Graham Potter makes several changes to his side after their 2-1 loss to Southampton last time out in the Premier League. White, Dunk and Burn start in the back three as Gross drops deeper to central midfield alongside Bissouma due to Adam Lallana’s recent injury woes. There’s a rare start for Jahanbakhsh who joins Welbeck and Maupay upfront for the visitors.  
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers opts for his strongest available XI - in the wake of a lengthy list of injuries - for the visit of Brighton this evening as defensive trio Timothy Castagne, Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu all miss out. As a result, Fofana, Evans and Fuchs continue to make up the back three whilst Albrighton and Justin operate as the wing-backs. Perez enjoys another start out on the right whilst the in-form Vardy plays through the middle. Rodgers elects to start this evening’s match with Maddison operating from the left flank.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION SUBS: Jason Steele, Adam Webster, Steven Alzate, Alexis Mac Allister, Davy Propper, Aaron Connolly, Leandro Trossard.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (3-4-3): Mat Ryan; Ben White, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn; Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Solly March; Danny Welbeck, Neal Maupay, Alireza Jahanbakhsh.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Danny Ward, Wes Morgan, Harvey Barnes, Nampalys Mendy, Dennis Praet, Cengiz Under, Kelechi Iheanacho.
LEICESTER CITY: (3-4-2-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Christian Fuchs; Marc Albrighton, Wilfried Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, James Justin; Ayoze Perez, James Maddison; Jamie Vardy.
Two teams in very different form clash at the King Power Stadium this evening as the hosts look to boost their Champions League qualification ambitions with another home win. The visitors arrive in the Midlands though in search of only their third Premier League win of the season as they look to pull away from the dreaded relegation battle ensuing just below them in the current standings.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Premier League fixture between Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion.