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FIVE KEY MOMENTS: LEICESTER CITY

1 April 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Pascal Gross in action against Leicester City.

Despite controlling the game for long periods, Brighton & Hove Albion succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon at the Amex.

Here are the match’s five key moments.

First chance
It was a first half of limited chances and offsides aplenty. But it was when the linesman’s flag surprisingly didn’t go up, that Albion had the game’s first chance.
Pascal Gross threaded a through ball to Glenn Murray, who was kept onside by Danny Simpson, but the striker fired wide when one-on-one against Kasper Schmeichel.  

Piling on pressure
Just five minutes after the restart Albion should’ve led. Jose Izquierdo drove into the Foxes box and saw his effort blocked.

Penalty pain
Solly March’s introduction as a substitute breathed new life into Brighton, and his mazy run and pass to Izquierdo drew a foul on the Colombian.
Murray struck the penalty to Schmeichel’s left, but the Dane produced an impressive full-length save.

Sucker punch
Despite Albion’s dominance, the Foxes took the lead through a Vicente Iborra header, 83 minutes in. His third this season, the Spaniard planted his downward header past Maty Ryan in goal.

When opportunity knocks
Deep into added time, with Leicester down to ten men, Albion had earned a corner. Solly March whipped in a menacing in-swinger and the ball fell to Bong, who couldn't quite add the finishing touch.
Not long after, Demarai Gray raced up the other end and drilled a low cross into Jamie Vardy’s path, the England forward tapping in from two yards to seal the visitors’ win. 


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