Brighton 1-2 Leicester: Amartey’s late winner takes the Foxes up to second place in the table

Kelechi Iheanacho-Leicester City

Leicester City did well to come back from 1-0 down to secure a massive win over Brighton in the Premier League earlier tonight.

The second spot in the Premier League table is still up for grabs and tonight’s could prove to be vital for the Foxes.

Adam Lallana gave the Seagulls a well-deserved lead 10 minutes into the game after latching onto Neal Maupay’s through ball and slotting past the Leicester keeper.

Brighton did well to stay in the contest after that and Robert Sanchez produced a sensational save to deny Sidney Tavares a long-range goal on his first Leicester City start.

Goalscorer Adam Lallana could have easily doubled Brighton’s advantage shortly before half time but his header hit the post.

Meanwhile, the visitors had the chance to go on level terms early on in the second half but former Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho managed to find the side netting with his chance. 

The striker made amends a few minutes later with a chipped finish on the 62nd minute.

The Leicester City shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel produced an impressive save from Adam Lallana in the second half to keep Brighton at bay.

Daniel Amartey snatched the three points for the away side with a header on the 87th minute after a goalkeeping mistake from Robert Sanchez.

The Brighton keeper did not deal with Marc Albrighton’s cross properly and it allowed Amartey to find the back of the net with a looping header.

Leicester City are now unbeaten away from home in the Premier League in 10 matches and they have picked up 53 points so far.

The Foxes are in second place, two points ahead of Manchester United, who will take on the League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

As for Brighton, this was their third straight defeat in the League and they are 16th in the table just three points above the drop zone.