LiveRECAP Leicester City 0-0 Brighton: Maupay misses penalty but Lamptey shines on debut

Brighton and Hove Albion will hope to build on their excellent victory against Arsenal as they take on Leicester at the King Power Stadium tonight (6pm)

Brighton will take on Leicester at the King Power Stadium tonight at 6pm
Brighton will take on Leicester at the King Power Stadium tonight at 6pm

Graham Potter's men resumed their Premier League campaign in stunning fashion at the Amex Stadium last Saturday thanks to a late winner from Neal Maupay. The French striker was involved in his share of controversy during and after the match but Potter insists he will be fine and fully focused for the job in hand tonight.

Brighton are now five points above the drop zone with eight matches remaining while Leicester, who drew 1-1 at Watford last Saturday, are third in the table and continue their push for a Champions League spot.

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Brendan Rodgers' men have been excellent this season and were comfortable 2-0 winners when the two sides met at the Amex earlier this season.

Aaron Connolly is hauled down for the penalty, which was missed by Neal Maupay

Follow our live blog below to see if the Albion can pull-off another surprise victory and move further away from relegation trouble.

Leicester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Last updated: Tuesday, 23 June, 2020, 19:25

  • Neal Maupay is Brighton's top league scorer with nine goals
  • Brighton are five points above the drop with eight matches remaining
  • Leicciesteare third and pushinggfor Champions League football
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The cavalry have arrived

Bissouma, Maupay and Mac Allister are off

A triple substitution from Potter.  Propper is on for Bissouma who played well once again for Brighton. Mac Allister can feel pleased with his first start under his belt as he was replaced by Solly March. Leandro Trossard is on for Neal Maupay. One substitute remaining for Albion as Duffy came on for Webster in the first half. Duffy has performed well and slotted in alongside Dunk without fuss. Leicester playing slightly better this half.

Halftime: Good 45 from the Albion

Good first half from Albion and encouraging full debuts from Alexis Mac Allister and Tariq Lamptey. Mac Allister has worked extremely hard and clever and composed with the ball. Lamptey has taken a few hefty whacks but and has kept going and looks lively down the right hand side. Albion are on top and should have taken the lead but Neal Maupay saw his penalty saved by Schmeichel after Connolly was fouled. Leicester have been disappointing so far and their key players such as Maddison and Vardy have hardly featured. 

Bruising introduction for Lamptey

Tariq Lamptey has just been wiped out by Leicester midfielder Ndidi. The young right had only just recovered after taking a hefty blow to the head. He will have a few bumps and bruises to show for his Albion Premier League debut

Jamie Vardy has scored in his last four games against Brighton but has had just one touch so far today

Connolly causing problems

Aaron Connolly was brought down in the box by Leicester’s James Justin. Justin was booked but Maupay missed the spot kick. 0-0 after 27 minutes

When Connolly is fit, defenders really struggle to cope with him. His pace drew the foul from Justin . VAR check and agree it’s a penalty but Neal Maupay’s spot kick is saved well by Schmeichel. Not to be for Maupay thi time and he remains on nine goals for the season. Still a very good start from Albion. It’s their youngest ever team in the Premier League with an average age of 25.

Bright start from Mac Allister

Alexis Mac Allister has made a confident start for Albion.  Started on the left side of the midfield and already caused problems for the home defence. Had the confidence to take an early freekick ahead of Aaron Mooy and then whipped in a dangerous ball with his left.  Quite an open first five minutes and shaping up to be a good contest

Zamora on Mac Allister

"He was a No 10 for Bocca Juniors and you are not a No 10 for Bocca unless you've really got something special. Looking forward to watching him play." Well said Bobby!

The latest from Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers: "It's a really important game for us, we made a good start at the weekend but the home games are something you look towards.

"The players played well in the second half and the fitness levels were really good. It is about closing the game out and unfortunately we conceded the corner. We are playing a good team, especially with the weather we will have to suffer and we will do everything we can to get the three points.

"Graham Potter has been excellent since he came into the job and you can see how they work, like us they want to play as well. It is a hot evening.

"The players are used to changes in the shape but the style will be the same, we did not want to make too many changes but just to freshen it up after a quick turnaround."

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