10-man Leicester battle for point at Brighton

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  • 10-man Leicester City fought back to draw 1-1 with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

    Glenn Murray gave Brighton the lead with a flicked header, but Jamie Vardy’s late penalty kick secured a point for Leicester.

    The Foxes now have 18 points for the season and sit in 10th, while Brighton are in 12th on 15.

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    Leicester had a penalty shout early on as Shinji Okazaki went down in the box but nothing was given.

    Brighton almost took the lead after nicking the ball back in a dangerous area, then Beram Kayal‘s shot was tipped wide by Kasper Schmeichel.

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    Soon after the Seagulls were ahead as veteran striker Murray flicked home a near post header from a corner into the net to continue his fine start to the season.

    It got worse for Leicester before half time as James Maddison was shown a red card after two yellows in quick succession. First he was booked for fouling Anthony Knockaert, then he went down in the box and was shown a second yellow for simulation.

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    In the second half Leicester battled their way back into the game and they were handed a perfect opportunity to grab a point.

    Kayal lunged into a tackle in the box on Kelechi Iheanacho and Vardy stepped up to slam the spot kick home.

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    That equalizer led to wild celebrations in the away end, as Leicester’s players battled until the final whistle for a point.