The Nigeria and Ghana internationals helped the Foxes safe a comeback victory towards the Seagulls on Saturday evening
Targets from Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey powered Leicester Metropolis to a 2-1 overcome Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
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The Seagulls had taken a first-half lead on the Falmer Stadium, nonetheless, the African duo discovered the online within the second half to encourage the Foxes to victory.
Graham Potter’s males got here into the English Premier League tie with the ambition of ending their poor streak, whereas guests had been aiming to brighten their Champions League ambitions.
Ten minutes into the sport, Adam Lallana put Brighton forward after making the most of an help from Neal Maupay. Having gained the ball again from a Leicester throw-in, Maupay did nicely by holding off the problem of a few defenders, flicked the ball by means of to an unmarked Lallana, who slotted the ball previous Kasper Schmeichel.
👌 @officialAL20 provides us a deserved early lead together with his first Albion purpose!
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That purpose was a actuality test for Brendan Rodgers’ males who bounced again from their slumber, albeit, had been unable to place the ball previous Robert Sanchez.
Earlier than the interval, the hosts had two possibilities to double their benefit, with Lallana first glancing a header towards the submit after which Maupay’s effort was dominated out for offside.
The King Energy Stadium giants obtained the second half off to a promising begin with Iheanacho smashing into the side-netting after getting a move from Timothy Castagne.
Their doggedness paid off within the 62nd minute after the Nigerian managed a Youri Tielemans move earlier than lifting the ball previous goalkeeper Sanchez.
Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho has scored in every of his final two Premier League appearances, having netted in simply one in every of his earlier 17 within the competitors. pic.twitter.com/o7mpQWykiB
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With that strike, the previous Manchester Metropolis wonderkid has now scored in every of his final two English top-flight appearances, having netted in simply one in every of his earlier 17 within the match.
Three minutes from full-time, Ghanaian star Amartey sealed the win from Marc Albrighton’s help for his second ever Premier League purpose, and first in 1540 days since netting towards Stoke in December 2016.
1540 – Daniel Amartey’s purpose for Leicester was his first within the Premier League since December 2016 towards Stoke – 1540 days in the past. Hole. #BHALEI
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After a notable shift, man-of-the-match Iheanacho was substituted for Hamza Choudhury within the ninetieth minute, whereas his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi and Amartey performed from begin to end.
Saturday’s consequence takes Rodgers’ group as much as second on the log, whereas Brighton are in a battle on the backside, as they continue to be simply three factors above the relegation zone.