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Summary

  1. Leicester unchanged from opening 4-3 defeat at Arsenal
  2. Brighton also lost their opening game 2-0 against Man City
  3. Seagulls bring in Murray and Murphy
  4. Watch Final Score at the top of the page

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By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

And that will be that. Leicester City have their first win of the season, Brighton perhaps pick up another key lesson at this early stage of their first Premier League campaign. They were decent enough without offering a great deal and in gifting Leicester a goal in the first minute, they had a race to run which always looked beyond them.

Shinji Okazaki continued his fine start to the season with a goal and Harry Maguire opened his Leicester account. On the flip side, Jamie Vardy could now be an injury concern for Craig Shakespeare after hobbling off.

Brighton will come again, Leicester can enjoy their Sunday.

You can read the full match report by clicking here. Thanks for being with me today.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

And Jamie Vardy is going to have to hobble off. Not for the first time in the last 10 minutes he has needed treatment but he seems to have picked up a knock in that 50-50 challenge with Mar Ryan. That's a blow maybe for the home side.

Jamie Vardy
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Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Steve Wilson

Match of the Day commentator at King Power Stadium

He'd chase a stick if you threw him one Jamie Vardy.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Jamie Vardy wins a corner as he chases a through ball into a 50-50 with Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Solly March cuts in to hit one from range, held by Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Interestingly, for all their lack of creativity Brighton have seen more of the ball. They have been more accurate than their hosts, completing 83% of their passes compared to 78% by the home side.

But all that matters is the scoreline and that hash in the opening minute by goalkeeper Mat Ryan has proven to be a killer.

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Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Jamie Vardy is down and needs some treatment. He looks a little dazed. The England striker shaped to shoot 18 yards out but ended up running into a heavy challenge and he's down on the deck. There was nothing bad in the challenge and I think Vardy will be fine, if a little sore tomorrow.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Anthony Knockaert arrows a diagonal ball into the box from a free-kick towards Lewis Dunk but that delivery has too much pace on it, goal kick.

It's hard to assess this game. Leicester have been solid enough but they've not really looked like they have had to get out of third gear. The away side have had just one shot on target.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton
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Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Wes Morgan is hobbling after a collision with Shane Duffy but like any true captain he looks intent on shaking it off. Islam Slimani - on for Shinji Okazaki - is lurking as Brighton make a pig's ear of clearing their lines. This is timid, timid stuff. Leicester's players could probably all walk off the pitch now and still end up with the result.

GREAT SAVE!

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

That's more like it Seagulls. Tomer Hemed - off the bench - lets fly from 25 yards and forces a low diving save.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Harry Maguire
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Harry Maguire looks a good bit of business for Leicester. He has his goal and has more touches and more passes than anyone else on the pitch. Craig Shakespeare's side have taken their foot off the gas a bit and are sitting in. Bruno swings a cross in which Danny Simpson heads clear.

'Brighton must take their chances'

Trevor Sinclair

Ex-England winger on Final Score

In the first-half Brighton were a bit awestruck; Leicester started the game really well and Chris Hughton's side couldn't get out of the traps.

But they've grown into this game and they are putting dangerous balls into the box, so Anthony Knockaert - fantastic talent that he is - could play a part if fatigue starts to set into Leicester.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Anthony Knockaert had a cracking reception given he performed well here as a Leicester player. "He's too good for you," sing the Leicester fans.

If he gets his side back into this I'll put him forward for the Balon d'Or. Brighton look as blunt as a balloon.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Anthony Knockaert is on for Pascal Gross just seconds after Brighton's best moment. A near-post cross picked out Glenn Murray but under pressure he could not connect.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Davy Propper takes an age on the ball in Leicester's midfield and is robbed by Jamie Vardy. An attack launches through the striker but he cannot ever fashion shooting space.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

As Brighton win a corner down the right, Glenn Murray falls in the area in an off the ball incident. There is no one around him but it just seems he tripped painfully when making a run. In comes the Pascal Gross corner... the ball is headed into the air and it ends up in the arms of Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester 2-0 Brighton

A stunning inswinging ball into the box from Riyad Mahrez and Shane Duffy has to be on top form to clear with a diving header in his six-yard box. If Mahrez does want a move away from the King Power, he's looking the part for any suitors today.

GOAL - Leicester 2-0 Brighton

Harry Maguire

Leicester 2-0 Brighton
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The corner kick won courtsey of that clever free-kick pays dividends as Harry Magurie rises highest at the back post to meet a Riyad Mahrez delivery. Simple stuff and that is surely curtains.

It appears Maguire headed the ball onto his forearm before it went into the net but to disallow it would have been harsh. Job done?

Harry Maguire
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Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Leicester perform a free-kick off the training ground. A dummy runner touches the ball so that Riyad Mahrez can advance. He shapes to cross but plays the ball back for Marc Albrighton to put in... cleared for a corner.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Steve Wilson

Match of the Day commentator at King Power Stadium

Kasper Schmeichel has had virtually nothing to do.

YELLOW CARD

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

A first booking of the day as Wes Morgan brings Jamie Murphy down. Murphy got the better of the Leicester captain who clipped him. In comes the free-kick and it's a poor one, not beating the first man.

Jamie Vardy chases the clearance and wins a free-kick in his own half. Good play by the striker there, taking the pressure off his side. I say pressure, it was hardly intense.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

A reminder of the teams if you are just joining us. So far we have had no changes...

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Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Interestingly we have two teams here kind of using a 4-4-1-1 formation. I thought it was vogue to use three at the back these days?

Brighton start a touch more settled than in the opening period and construct an attack which leads to Bruno crossing for Glenn Murray but his touch gets away from him 12 yards out.

Shinji Okazaki and Shane Duffy
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KICK-OFF

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Brighton will hope for better things but their kick-off routine is dire. Passed back to a man who lobs the ball wide and straight into touch. Right out of the Sunday league manual that one!

Brighton fans, Anthony Knockaert is warming up. I know some of you are wondering how he is not in the side. This of course would be an outing against one of his former clubs.

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As you can see from the touch map above, Leicester (left) have had a lot more touches in the opposition area than their visitors (right). Brighton have had just three touches in the box.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

That decision to make Jamie Vardy captain in my fantasy football team is not really looking all too good right now. This was one of two openings he had in that first half but the keeper was out to thwart him.

Jamie Vardy
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HALF-TIME

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

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HALF-TIME

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

A half which started well with a goal inside a minute but to be honest, it was downhill from there in terms of quality.

Not that Leicester will care all too much. They have looked comfortable if unspectacular. I'll bring you stats next...

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Ooofff. I felt that. Shane Duffy has eyes on the ball and runs before jumping straight through the back of Shinji Okazaki. The Leicester striker was just stood there waiting for the ball to drop when Duffy's knees crashed through the back of his shoulders.

Up they get and oddly, Okazaki is the man done for a foul. That is a strange one.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

It's a mechanical display from Brighton. A lot of throw-ins, a bit of territory but nothing of any quality or spark where it matters. When they keep the ball they are pressed and in truth, it only looks like a matter of time before they lose it. Leicester let them have it deep in their half as time ticks away...

Steve Wilson

Match of the Day commentator at King Power Stadium

Very little threat from Brighton throughout this 42 minutes. The reality is coming home as to what the Premier League is out. They look organised and hard working but not yet a threat.

CLOSE!

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Jamie Vardy pulls the ball down 18 yards out, right side of the area. He has little on so pauses briefly and looks up. With a dummy followed by a low cross he's made a great chance for Shinji Okazaki at the near post but his effort is wide. In fairness to Okazaki, he threw himself at it.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

The home side have a free-kick in a dangerous area, just to the left of the Brighton box. Riyad Mahrez sends in an outswinger which is headed clear to Matty James. Chest, volley, over.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

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Shinji Okazaki has the goal and has completed nine out of nine passes. He's a beacon of productivity in an otherwise scrappy game.

Leicester are using the right flank a lot, as you may expect with Riyad Mahrez out there. Craig Shakespeare is up off his bench and pointing a lot.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Brighton not trying anything fancy. A free-kick on the halfway line will be pumped at the area by Pascal Gross. They don't commit too many bodies though and Leicester clear and break. Marc Albrighton has the ball and clearly wants space to shoot. He drops the shoulder a couple of times and hits... deflected... corner.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Harry Maguire and Glenn Murray
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Harry Maguire has seen more of the ball than anyone on the pitch so far with 31 touches.

Looking at that Brighton penalty appeal again they have a case but it's not a strong one. Wes Morgan was falling to his right as Jamie Murphy's shot hit him. It was a mixture of chest and his right arm. Seen them given - but not too often.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Brighton want a penalty, claiming handball. They attack through a long ball aimed at Glenn Murray which is headed down into the path of Jamie Murphy. His shot is stinging and hits a Leicester body. The claim goes up but is ignored. It looked like it hit the chest to me.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Steve Wilson

Match of the Day commentator at King Power Stadium

Good to see Referee Lee Probert back on the Premier League list. He had a lengthy injury and returned to the top flight at the end of last season.

Leicester 1-0 Brighton

Wilfred Ndidi has a leggy frame and wins the ball in midfield. Riyad Mahrez on the ball, picks out Christian Fuchs who advances from left-back. His cross is deflected for a corner which is whipped in with pace but headed clear.