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Past Encounters: Leicester

8 April 2014


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Brighton & Hove Albion head to the King Power Stadium tonight looking for their first away win over Leicester City for ten years.
 
Last season, Andy King’s 10th minute strike gave the Foxes a 1-0 win with Kasper Schmeichel’s second-half penalty save from Ashley Barnes denying Albion a point.
 
Yuki Abe’s goal was enough to give City victory by the same scoreline a year earlier but the Seagulls did leave the East Midlands with a point in the 2009 0-0 draw.
That was the second consecutive goalless encounter at the home of the Foxes after the stalemate in 2005 but Brighton’s last win came in a shock 1-0 triumph in 2004.
 
Adam Virgo’s change from defender to striker paid dividends for Mark McGhee as the centre-back by trade beat Ian Walker to give Albion the win.
 
Leicester will be celebrating promotion to the Premier League tonight and in 2003 it was a similar story as former Albion boss Micky Adams led City to promotion, clinching it with a 2-0 win over the Seagulls. Muzzy Izzet and Jordan Stewart firing the Foxes back to the top flight.
 
Brighton pulled off a cup shock when they overcame Leicester in a two-legged League Cup tie in 1994, securing progression with a 2-0 win at Filbert Street.
 
In total Albion have managed to leave Leicester with four wins out of 14 trips plus two draws. 

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

Albion v Charlton Athletic:
Saturday 12th April, kick-off 3.07pm

Albion v Blackpool:
Monday 21st April, kick-off 3.00pm

Albion v Yeovil Town:
Friday 25th April, kick-off 7.45pm

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