Brighton secured one of the eye-opening football results of the Premier League with a home victory over Leicester City. Maupay scored a controversial penalty in the 35th minute when Jannik Vestegaard was adjudged to have handled the ball after he was held back by the Brighton striker. The home side dominated the game and were duly rewarded when Danny Welbeck headed home to put the Seagulls two ahead in the 50th minute. Jamie Vardy gave Leicester some home when he scored on his 250th Premier League appearance. Brighton move up to fourth on the table after five games.
Brighton: Sanchez (7), Cucurella (8), Dunk (7), Duffy (8), Veltman (7), March (7), Bissouma (7), Trossard (7), Lallana (6), Maupay (7), Welbeck (7).
Subs: Mwepu (6), Burn (6), Moder (n/a).
Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Pereira (7), Soyuncu (5), Vestergaard (5), Bertrand (5), Ndidi (6), Tielemans (6), Soumare (6), Maddison (4), Barnes (5), Vardy (6).
Subs: Lookman (8), Castagne (6), Iheanacho (6).
Man of the Match: Marc Cucurella
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “It’s not a penalty but even more disappointing is the collaboration between the officials; all four of them. [Vestergaard] is being pulled down. One arm is pulled down and the other goes up; he’s not seeing [the ball], the header goes straight onto his arm and they’ve given that as a penalty? It’s incredible.”
Brighton boss Graham Potter: “I haven’t watched them back but the offside ones felt tight to me. That’s life sometimes. There were times when margins didn’t go our way last season. It’s part of football unfortunately but we know we’ve had a bit of luck to get the three points.”
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