EPL: Iheanacho, Amartey net as Leicester pip Brighton at the Annex

Daniel Amartey’s late header from a Robert Sanchez error gave Leicester a vital comeback victory as they beat Brighton 2-1 at the Amex.

Leicester struggled for rhythm in the first half, going behind through Adam Lallana’s first goal for Brighton (10), composing himself to tuck past Kasper Schmeichel from Neal Maupay’s slipped pass.

But Leicester improved in the second half as Kelechi Iheanacho’s cool finish from a brilliant Youri Tielemans through ball levelled things up (62), before Amartey capitalised on Sanchez’s error, reacting to convert from a corner after the goalkeeper had missed his punch (87).

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It was a much-needed win for Leicester in their quest for the top four, giving them a seven-point cushion ahead of Everton in fifth, though the Toffees do have two games in hand. Brighton stay 16th, three points above the drop zone.

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