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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Demarai Gray (10')
  • Jamie Vardy (63')
  • Davy Propper (66')

Leicester beat Brighton with Gray, Vardy goals as Rodgers watches on

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Leicester 2-1 Brighton: Rodgers delight with Foxes win (1:30)

With new manager Brendan Rodgers in attendance, Leicester City prevailed 2-1 past Brighton courtesy of Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy. (1:30)

Newly-appointed Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers watched from the stands as the Foxes returned to form with a 2-1 defeat of Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday.

Leicester needed only 10 minutes to take the lead as Demarai Gray was played in by Youri Tielemans and finished in style past Brighton keeper Mathew Ryan.

Gray was denied a second by Ryan as Leicester, who sacked manager Claude Puel at the weekend after a run of five defeats and a draw, began at a fast tempo but the visitors reached halftime with no further damage.

Glenn Murray wasted a great chance to equalise before Jamie Vardy made it 2-0. An assist from James Maddison found Vardy and the England striker lashed a low shot past Ryan to double Leicester's lead just past the hour.

Brighton responded quickly though and reduced the deficit three minutes later as Davy Propper rifled a shot past Kasper Schmeichel after wrong-footing Tielemans.

Leicester hung on to claim the win to leave Brighton peering anxiously over their shoulders near the bottom.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 31 +52 76
2 Manchester City 30 +58 74
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +25 61
4 Arsenal 30 +24 60
5 Manchester United 30 +18 58
6 Chelsea 30 +17 57
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 +2 44
8 Watford 30 -2 43
9 West Ham United 31 -5 42
10 Leicester City 31 -3 41
11 Everton 31 +1 40
12 AFC Bournemouth 31 -13 38
13 Newcastle United 31 -9 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 -5 33
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -10 33
16 Southampton 30 -16 30
17 Burnley 31 -24 30
18 Cardiff City 30 -30 28
19 Fulham 31 -41 17
20 Huddersfield Town 31 -39 14