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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 38 +72 98
2 Liverpool 38 +67 97
3 Chelsea 38 +24 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +28 71
5 Arsenal 38 +22 70
6 Manchester United 38 +11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 +1 57
8 Everton 38 +8 54
9 Leicester City 38 +3 52
10 West Ham United 38 -3 52
11 Watford 38 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 -20 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 -54 16