Leicester City were still searching for their first win in the Premier League since the winter break, after losing 2-0 to East Midland rivals Nottingham Forest last Saturday at the City Ground. This time their opponents were high-flying Brighton & Hove Albion, who have enjoyed a good season so far and had beaten Liverpool 3-0 in their last Premier League game. Here are Foxes of Leicester’s player ratings for the match.
Brendan Rodgers made two changes to his Leicester side that lost 2-0 to Nottingham Forest last weekend: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall replaces Wilfred Ndidi and Dennis Praet for Marc Albrighton. Palms were on LCFC fans faces when Brighton went 1-0 up as Leicester haven’t won a game when the opposition scores first.
However, hope was restored when super-sub Albrighton slotted home for the Foxes with fans commenting they’d forgotten what the ‘goal-music sounded like’, City haven’t scored a goal at home since the 20th October against Leeds United. It all started to look like the east Midlands team would take all three points when Harvey Barnes slotted in at the back post from a corner to put the Foxes 2-1 up, but in true Leicester fashion the Seagulls scored with just two minutes to go and managed to snatch a point. It ended 2-2 on a cold Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium.