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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 Manchester City 35 +67 89
2 Liverpool 35 +59 88
3 Tottenham Hotspur 35 +30 70
4 Chelsea 35 +21 67
5 Arsenal 35 +23 66
6 Manchester United 35 +13 64
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 +1 51
8 Watford 35 0 50
9 Everton 35 +6 49
10 Leicester City 35 +1 48
11 West Ham United 35 -10 43
12 Crystal Palace 35 -5 42
13 Newcastle United 35 -9 41
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 -13 41
15 Burnley 35 -18 40
16 Southampton 35 -17 37
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 35 -22 34
18 Cardiff City 35 -35 31
19 Fulham 35 -43 23
20 Huddersfield Town 35 -49 14