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U23 REPORT: LEICESTER 0 ALBION 1

4 January 2017

Albion maintained their 100 per cent record in the Premier League Cup.


LEICESTER 0
 

ALBION 1
Tighe 64

  • Albion make it three wins from three games in the Premier League Cup
  • Connor Tighe’s goal secures all three points
  • Simon Rusk’s side secure their fifth victory in the last six games
  • Brighton remain top of Group E

 

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s recorded an impressive 1-0 victory over Leicester City today to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Premier League Cup.
 
Connor Tighe’s close-range finish midway through the second half was enough to secure a third victory in as many games, after a battling performance at St George’s Park.
 
Leicester had a chance to break the deadlock inside the first few minutes, as Bartosz Kapustka fired a free kick just inches wide of the post.
 
Albion created their first chance of the game when Joe Ward was played through on goal by George Cox, but the winger was thwarted by Daniel Iversen’s fine save.
 
Seagulls shot-stopper Bailey Vose was then called into action to keep out a shot from Harvey Barnes, following his good link-up play with Kapustka.
 
Admiral Muskwe was next to come close for the Foxes, but his first-time shot went narrowly wide of the post.
 
Tighe could’ have broken the deadlock for Albion in the first half from Ward’s cross, but just failed to get a touch on the ball into the box.
 
Jayson Molumby and Kapustka both had chances to give their sides the lead just before half-time, but the match remained goalless at the break.

Max Sanders had a golden opportunity to give Albion the lead shortly after the re-start, but headed wide of the target from his position deep inside the area.

Leicester came forward again through Muskwe, who saw his shot rattle the crossbar before Vose made a superb save to keep out Raul Uche’s follow-up strike.
 
But the Seagulls scored the only decisive goal of the game with 64 minutes on the clock, as Tighe coolly slotted the ball home from Cox’s pass.
 
Cox could have added his name to the scoresheet with a speculative strike from distance that was met with a strong stop by Iversen.
 
City came close to earning a share of the spoils late in the game through Muskwe, but he shot wide and Albion claimed all three points.

ALBION: Vose; Cox, Hall (Barclay 45), Dallison, Adekugbe; Ward, Molumby, Sanders; Tighe (Ayunga 78), Tilley, Bjordal (Davies 89).

SUBS NOT USED: McGill (GK), Cadman.

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